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Ki's Restaurant

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2591 S Coast Highway 101, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007-2110 (Chesterfield)
+1 760-436-5236
8:00 am - 9:00 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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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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8 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here for our Thanksgiving. They had 2 separate lines: Vegan and traditional. We ate traditional. I can't say enough about how good the food was. We had never visited before. Next time we'd ask to sit on the patio instead of inside AND to book at sunset. We arrived after sunset. But sunset would have been amazing. The... More 

Thank Michele P
Fallbrook, California
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108 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The menu is quite healthy here. Prices range from the low-teens to the mid-twenties. Large appetizer menu. Fair amount of dinner plate/salad options. Try the fresh spring rolls, Organic Baby Kale and Green Apple salad, and the Petite Filet with a Cabernet Mushroom Demi--they're all delicious! Our server, Jessica, was very professional and friendly.

Thank Frank O
Laguna Woods, California
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

Ki is located on the East side of PCH, with no obstruction of the view on the ocean side. Dining room is upstairs, which enhances the view of the ocean. During breakfast and lunch, you place your order as you enter on the first floor. It is delivered to your table on the second floor. Dinner is full service upstairs.... More 

Thank ZCAlady
Del Mar, California
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131 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

I tried this restaurant today since I had not been in years. I have to say I enjoyed it since I was looking for something casual while on a walk with a friend. It was easy to order when you walk in at the counter and then you can pick a table upstairs while the servers bring your food to... More 

Thank ErinP27
Tucson, Arizona
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301 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

The varied menu will please anyone and the service is great. The veggie tacos were outstanding! Sit outside and watch the surf too!

Thank Carol R
San Diego, California
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64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

Very good food, with a lot of healthy/organic options. From upstairs, you have a nice view of the road...and the ocean on the other side of it. This is a nice spot for a relaxing lunch, but certainly on the expensive side!

Thank DRVT
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

Ki's is consistent in offering healthy food at reasonable prices in a relaxed setting. The food is always tasty and satisfying, whether you are grabbing a juice or smoothie to go, or dining in for supper. They have a solid reputation in the community for over 20 years that is well deserved. Always love to stop in when in the... More 

Thank partnersonpurpose
Encinitas, CA
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231 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

We've loved Ki's for over 25 years and it has just gotten better with time. The location is great with terrific ocean and lagoon views. There is also plenty of parking. Breakfast and lunch are ordered downstairs and will be brought up to you in the dining area upstairs. Dinner is full service, upstairs. There are wonderful menu choices for... More 

Thank motherHEncinitas
Solana Beach, California
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94 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

Fresh salads and sandwiches made from local ingredients. A great view of the ocean from its 2nd floor dining room. Reasonable prices and good variety of healthy dishes.

Thank sdphil
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Ki's is an institution in Cardiff and has excellent food. They cater to those who prefer locally sourced foods. It can be noisy inside, but the deck is delightful and has a full view of the Pacific, which is just across the street. One of my favorite places

Thank sandyaqh

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Scenic view, Dining on a budget
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 S Coast Highway 101, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007-2110
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas  >  Cardiff-by-the-Sea
  • Phone Number: +1 760-436-5236

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?