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“Reasonable Portions and Prices”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of K'ya Bistro

K'ya Bistro
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Ranked #23 of 169 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $30
Cuisines: American, Spanish, Pub
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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.
Hillsboro, Oregon
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99 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Reasonable Portions and Prices”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2012

One of the biggest problems I have with restaurants is that they give too large of portions. Kya's does not do that. It has a great variety of entrees running from $10-18. One example is the lamb chops of which there was four! The dessert menu also has some variety and the portions are small enough for one. The drink and wine list is very good.
There are three seating areas: the upstair bar/restaurant which can be quite loud; the bar area which has music but limited seat; and the down stairs which has an outdoor and indoor area.

  • Visited December 2012
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Orange County, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great Oceanside Atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

A perfect place to go for delicious food, great atmosphere, and people watching! Love the smaller plates for sharing. The dishes are very creative and reasonably priced. Can't wait to go again! The rooftop is fun too.

  • Visited November 2012
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Berkeley, California
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Good food, good atmosphere... liked it a lot”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012

After reading the Laguna Beach restaurant reviews, we settled on K'ya for our Saturday night dinner. We arrived about 6:45 and could not be seated in the restaurant. So we settled for the bar, which was fortunate. Sitting on a comfortable sofa, we got to enjoy live music from a guitar/harmonica player/singer that was right out of the 70's. Very enjoyable. The tuna was very good, and the wine was tasty and well priced. We liked K'ya a lot. It's a do-over for us.

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank On-the-road-again79
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Boston, Massachusetts
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Excellent food with dazzling rooftop views of the Pacific”
4 of 5 bubbles 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
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1 Thank jcasstrip
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Irvine
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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“upstair bar is amazing gem for the views and friendly staff, downstairs restaurant is good”
4 of 5 bubbles 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
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Thank Saradelmar
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