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South Coast Kitchen

31105 Rancho Viejo Rd #7, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
949-481-9596
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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- Sep 15, 2014
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English first
SO CAL
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150 reviews 150 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Based on reviews we decided to visit for dinner. Upon entering I wasn't pleased with the look. It's a single room that holds about 30 people. It's fine, not unattractive but I just like other types of décor. It was also HOT. I asked them to please turn up the air because we were seated back by the kitchen dividing... More

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Sacramento CA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Upon making plans with our mother in law down in South Orange County, we were destined to find a nice tasty restaurant that was special. After reading up on the reviews for the SCK, we determined this place was definitely a place to try. Thus we grabbed Mom and said, "Let's go to South Coast Kitchen in San Juan Capistrano."... More

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I live very close by and never thought of going. The name isn't appealing to me nor the location. I went a few weeks ago and was pleasantly surprised that I couldn't wait to go back, and we did! Both times we only ordered appetizers. The tempura soft shell crab is delicious, and we couldn't get out of our mind... More

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The food is delicious and the service is excellent. And even better, you can hear conversation with the other people in your group. We love the bruchetta, the cheese soufle, the salmon, the chicken caesar salad and the sliders. Cannot stop eating the french fries. Specials are divine. Plenty of food with great taste. The desserts look divine but I... More

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Dana Point, CA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Wow! Where to start service or food?? Kyle was just a delight, friendly but not hovering. He made excellent suggestions such as the mochi dessert he had made and then took the initiative to save us one without being asked. Sure enough, they were gone in a flash and my friend and i were lucky he had snagged one for... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Had a great lunch at SCK today. Highly recommend ordering a handful of 'smalls' to share across the group as a starter. The rilletes came with great homemade pickles and wonderful roasted garlic; the cheese soufflé was top class and the pretzel bites great fun. From the 'large' list the Copper River Salmon was firm yet delicate with lovely lemony... More

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

My husband & I were lucky to enjoy an early impromptu New Year's Eve dinner here. We were looking for high quality food without the fuss of an expensive restaurant. This is the place. Atmosphere is intimate, low-key, unpretentious with less than a dozen tables. Started with the bruschetta, husband had the flank steak, I had the shrimp salad. Quality... More

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Del Mar, California
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7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Our son suggested that we meet him at south Coast Kitchen for dinner. It is a small restaurant with modern decor. The menu is limited but we were surprised at how wonderful the food was. We shared two appetizers-chanterelle mushrooms lightly breaded in panko crumbs and soft shell crab in a tamarind sauce. Both were out of this world! We... More

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