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“Excellent food with dazzling rooftop views of the Pacific” 4 of 5 stars
Review of K'ya Bistro

K'ya Bistro
1287 S. Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949-376-9718
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Ranked #21 of 131 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $40
Cuisines: Californian
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Cress Street
Description: K'ya Bistro Bar is located in the historic, coastal La Casa del Camino hotel in the heart of Laguna Beach. With small plates and an emphasis on sharing, K'ya Bistro Bar offers a diverse menu with flavors from the Mediterranean and a local bistro appeal. This bustling bistro is a stone's throw from the beach and reflects a lively San Francisco-esque atmosphere. Guests can enjoy a private table, or have a drink by the fireplace before or after dinner in the comfortable lobby lounge featuring live entertainment.
Boston, Massachusetts
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54 reviews 54 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Excellent food with dazzling rooftop views of the Pacific”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

The food at Kya is unique and delicious. I had a tofu dish that was excellent. Their appetizers and drinks are a "must". If you're in SoCal, be sure to swing by Kya - the views and atmosphere are worth a trip in itself.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“upstair bar is amazing gem for the views and friendly staff, downstairs restaurant is good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

We've been to the upstair bar and restaurant (lunch and drinks for nites) multiple times.. GREAT LOCAL GEM for laguna, lot of locals go here.. we usually go for sunset drinks in summer before dinner or late nite hangout post dinner... bartenders are all friendly.. Upstairs lunch is good with wonderful views of laguna.. Downstairs restaurant, food is good but some good some ok, We've been to the restaurant downstairs a few times and mixed reviews on the food.. After that we usually go for dinner elsewhere now and go to upstairs bar for pre/post dinner drinks and the view

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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San Jose, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“good eats”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The food was great lots of small plates. only problem it was so loud it was hard to have a hear.I would still go back

Visited November 2012
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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Went back two nights in a row because the food was that good.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

The entrance to the restaurant started our visit off on the right foot- with a fire in the stone fireplace and a musician playing acoustic guitar. The restaurant itself is pretty small with tiny cramped tables and a high volume level. If you are looking for a quite intimate setting, this is not it on a Friday night. If you are looking for a vibrant setting to go out with friends, make reservations and this is it. The star of the evening was the food. We ordered 6 different dishes which was too much food for the 2 of us even though they are tapas but everything sounded so interesting we had to try it. Every dish was more amazing than the one before. The flavors were extraordinary, it really blew us away. We returned the next day for more! The prices were reasonable and expected. The only thing not recommended are the mixed drinks- they were very weak.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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St. Louis, MO
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Fun and tasty tapas in boisterous spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

tapas sizes were generous; food taste and variety was great-excellent at the kya restaurant. service was also excellent. the decor was typical. my only complaint was that tables were uncomfortably close and the volume was way too loud precluding lengthy conversation.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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