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Restaurante Kalu

Calle 31 Ave 5, Barrio Escalante | 50 Mts Al Este Del Parque de Francia, San Jose 10110, Costa Rica
+506 2253 8426
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (3 reviews)
“fish tacos” (5 reviews)
“salmon” (6 reviews)
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Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Calle 31 Ave 5, Barrio Escalante | 50 Mts Al Este Del Parque de Francia, San Jose 10110, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 102 reviews

Reviewed May 6, 2017

I went for dinner with friends and I was favorably surprised by the menu that offers salads,main courses and several interesting options to share. We enjoyed the food and I also really liked the garden. One other interesting thing is that they have a display...More

Thank selvaggiabaggi
Reviewed April 17, 2017

This place is gorgeous. I love the boutique shop with local jewelery, art, and clothing. The coffee shop looked amazing, although we didn't try it, but we did have drinks. And this was among the only places we visited that had such a wide variety...More

Thank rwr_3
Reviewed April 17, 2017

I left my credit card at this restaurant and they made a false charge on my credit card 4 days later.More

Thank azpages
Camille R, Director General at Restaurante Kalu, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2017

Hi! we received your email 2 days ago (04/17) with the complaint, I responded it in less than 20 minutes but I told you that we where closed for business that day (mondays) and we could not check our system or our cameras. You wrote...More

Reviewed March 29, 2017 via mobile

Been here many times... I could summarize that the menu is not that good either the quality. The service is terriblem..

Thank MRodriguezcr
Reviewed March 5, 2017 via mobile

Great place. Easy to tell that the chef and decorator know what they are doing. Set in a nice old house in a nice neighborhood, it is an excellent place to relax, enjoy food and spend a nice time with friends.

1  Thank Am M
Reviewed March 5, 2017

We had researched and choose Kalu based on reviews we read. It was a very busy unique restaurant with families as well as couples dining. My husband ordered a hamburger which came very pink inside. He asked for it to be cooked well done and...More

Thank ckbadiou
Reviewed February 26, 2017

The restaurant is very nice. It is in an old remodeled home with a modern hip look. It has great food and pastries.

Thank Alberto O
Reviewed February 21, 2017 via mobile

Coffee is amazing. I had a large black coffee in French Press and an assortment or desserts. You can tell right away that these were made by one of Costa Rica's top chefs (as the waitress mentioned to us later). The coffee blend they use...More

Thank Jose M
Reviewed February 1, 2017

We had a great meal. The service was nice and the outdoor dining was refreshingly beautiful for an urban setting.

Thank haney321
Reviewed January 21, 2017

I ordered the warm octopus and potato salad. It came with three small bland boiled potatoes, a couple baby octopus, which were overcooked and tasted slightly off, after a couple of them I just couldn't eat more. The dressing was really sour, which was pretty...More

Thank Fernando F
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hi I was there once and saw a beautiful photograph of a water landscape- do you have a listing of the artists who have their work shown there? Thanks
July 13, 2015|
Response from Karen C | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I do not have a listing of the artists, but you can contact them directly, and ask. Their contact info is on their website. (google restaurant Kalu) Good Luck!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $25
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 31 Ave 5, Barrio Escalante | 50 Mts Al Este Del Parque de Francia, San Jose 10110, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2253 8426
  • E-mail
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