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Ki's Restaurant

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2591 South Coast Hwy 101, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007 (Chesterfield)
760 436-5236
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good eating ,fast Good service Near the sea,best view Orders first near the entry Good parking,free in front of restaurant

Thank Chandrakant S
Oceanside, California
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You just can't beat an ocean view with soup, sandwich and a beer! This is my third time at Ki's with my friend, and it is always a delicious meal and a fab view. Their homemade chicken rice soup is the perfect accompaniment to half a chicken salad sandwich. The vegetables in the soup almost make it a meal in... More 

Thank DrConni
san diego
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been eating at Ki's for years when I am in Cardiff and they are constantly great with healthy,tasty food and a great view. I like it best for lunch when you can take advantage of the view. You can also just stop in to grab a smoothy. Seams like I always find parking in their lot so it... More 

Thank bestefar
San Diego
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Sunset value dinner menu and a membership with a free birthday month dinner are just 2 of the amazing things about this place. Add in the views, mojitos, street tacos, and attentive Staff...and you can settle in for the nights music! Last but not least, Jennifer coordinates incredible birthday parties and special events, so try it soon.

Thank Sunrise2moonrise
Solana Beach, California
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139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There is better food at other spots nearby but at least they have healthy options. The food is expensive for what you get and there is no table service. You are paying for the beautiful view of the ocean. It's a great place to grab coffee, oj, and a muffin and watch the waves.

Thank beachmamaesq
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My food was just somewhat above average. My daughter had the Marakesh bowl and loved it. The view was very lovely. Not crazy about having to order at counter and go upstairs to eat.

Thank Jean Y
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177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 317 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived about 4 PM on a Monday and ordered the Poke Salad and Curry Dish. There were only a few folks in the bar area, and we sat in the dining room, enjoying the ocean views while waiting for our food. I forgot to take pix because we were talking, but both dishes were fresh, well prepared and delicious......as... More 

Thank Bchgrl9
South Bend, Indiana
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On the east side of the Pacific Coast Highway in Cardiff by the Sea, California, sits a long established eatery - Ki's. It's a clean cross between utilitarian and beachfront diner. A two story configuration where you order at the front register and then await your order at any vacant level; any vacant table The second floor has the best... More 

Thank carloscalvo2015
Chandler, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to hear Peter Sprague on Friday nite and had a great time. The view is fantastic, great service too. We add the mango, Brie and avocado quesadilla which was very good, topped it off with great mud pie!

Thank DebDeane
San Diego, California
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32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're in Cardiff you should try Ki's. It has a reputation for great organic and gluten-free food. Their steaks and seafood are amazing. Located across the street from Chart House and Pacific Coast Grill, it has a great oceanview too.

Thank SDquilter

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Vegetarian, Gluten Free
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view
Open Hours
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2591 South Coast Hwy 101, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas  >  Cardiff-by-the-Sea
  • Phone Number: 760 436-5236

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?