Kali

4.7
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$31 to $50
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Californian
Kali is a small neighborhood restaurant tucked in between Hollywood and Larchmont village. Created by lifelong friends/co-workers chef Kevin Meehan and Drew Langley, the two have had always dreamed about creating a high-end restaurant without pretension. Stripping away all facades of what fine dining should be, Kali focuses strictly on the ingredient, technique, and service creating a casual environment everyone can enjoy.
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was unreal. Cannot wait to go back.

J
Dallas
38 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the food and the service (Jessica) was outstanding. We had the beet root tartare, the amazing charred avocado and the yellowtail crudo to fue for. Then we had the black cod and it was exquisite very soft light citrus creamy sauce was the perfect pairing. The service was professional and friendly. It was a great, chic and vibrating atmosphere. Bravo!

NC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been coming here for years. Never been disappointed. Glad they received a Michelin star!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good. Yellowtail crudo changed my life.

JH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really love the food there. Service is great. Pricing is reasonable. Highly recommended!

SC
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff with their souls in their food. They clearly lie what they do.

LO
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and Chef Meehan was present to oversee the meals.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We could not have had a better experience. The food was some of the best we have had all year. We also had our children with us and both the server and chef could not have been kinder to them. Thank you so much for treating us so well!

DC
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kali was an incredible dining experience. All of our dishes were beautifully presented and tasted great! The agnolotti, duck breast, and meringue gelato were excellent! Great friendly staff!

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

food and service was excellent

CJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It is a good neighborhood restaurant and a new experience for us from west LA. We tried the chef's menu for three people. Over all the eight course were good, one could see that the chef put some thoughts into the progression and presentation. We were asking ourselves which one really sticked out and memorable. Perhaps the pork lion? Some dishes need to be a little warmer or sizzling.

The service was attentive, but felt somewhat rushed. The servers did not take much time to explain the dishes, since they were rushing it through. It would be better to have the same server taking charge of a given table instead of of all of them bring out dishes. One should feel like being taking care of....

Without the wine paring, $170 per person (including tips) was more expensive than it should be. The room and deco were just OK, and can be a little more comfy and upscale. Some of the serving vessels/plates were fine, but the utensils should be upgraded, they looked inexpensive and did not feel hefty and comfortable to handle.

F
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Celebrating the holidays with friends

MK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

We had the $115 tasting menu. 5 courses. WAY TOO SMALL PORTIONS!! Basically pay $30 for an oyster, $20 for a butter roll, etc, etc. DO NOT RECOMMEND UNLESS YOU ARE ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO ENJOY GETTING RIPPED OFF SOAKING UP TO LA DINING SCENE HYPE AND PAYING EXORBITANT PRICES FOR TINY FOODS. Our son had to go to In and Out Burger afterwards.

DK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always! Service is outstanding. Cant wait to go back.

LY
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly service and yummy food! Favorites for the table were the black barley risotto and the meringue ice cream.

y
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Overall experience was good. The risotto was slightly salty and our waiter was nice, but slightly overenthusiastic .

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Top notch service. The food was truly wonderful and the wine recommendations were perfect with each course. I’ll be coming back and soon.

TC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food, service and ambience were good. But we were seated at the table next to the bathroom and I don’t understand why when the restaurant was empty. Kind of ruined my meal and I probably won’t be back because of this.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The tasting menu was hit or miss. Most things were served room temperature and we felt it should have been hot/ or even warm. A few standout dishes, but overall a little too expensive for what we got.

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall1food3service2ambience1

So disappointed by this place for all of its hype was just so average with really the slowest service. It took 30 minutes just to get a cocktail. We were seated by a window so cold we had to wear our jackets during the meal. The tasting menu was so so and the first portions so small that the 15-20 minutes it took between the courses just left us really hungry and asking for bread. The steak course was both chewy and so salty as to be inedible. They did refund us the cocktails when we complained, so I guess there’s that. Confused how this one got its Michelin start when you compare it to others like Hayato that are a totally next level experience.

CC
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Service was unbearably slow. I noted in my reservation that the dinner was for a birthday celebration, but there was no acknowledgement of this throughout our meal.

JP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic! First time dining here couldn’t have been more impressed. We will definitely be back.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! We ordered the Chef’s Menu and it catered to vegetarian as well. We will definitely be back.

N
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to Kali for a dining experience after following them for 2 years on Instagram. I left full, happy and satisfied. I would recommend this place to any and everyone who wants to feel special.

GU
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I had wanted to visit Kali for a long time so I was glad to finally be in the neighborhood. Lunch was terrific and I hope to go again soon for dinner.

OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable experience. Best restaurant in Los Angeles. A MUST try. Unparalleled hospitality and unforgettable food.

B
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Incredible all around! The food was out of this world. Our favorites were the black barley risotto, the hangar steak, and the egg white gelato with candied egg yolk shavings. Highly recommended!

LW
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was impeccable, food delicious and it was the best way to celebrate our one year anniversary. Perfect for a romantic dinner.

S
London
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience1

FOOD AND SERVICE EXCELLENT .. UNFORTUNATELY, KALI LOOKS LIKE A TIRE OLD COFFEE SHOP

JD
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The yellow tail had gristle and tendon on it for one of the dishes, which ruined the dish. Hard to believe its a one start Michelin do the inconsistencies with dishes. Majority of the dishes were excellent.

JL
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Modern California cuisine with really good quality ingredients. The 8 course tasting menu was a great value and we loved every dish along with its presentation.

r
Los Angeles
111 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really good food. Decent prices. Not too loud. Not too precious. Good service. And did I say really really good food?

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love this place!!

RK
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious with amazing service. We sat at the chef’s table and ordered practically everything on the menu. Everything we ate was phenomenal. Flavors were spot on and presentation was perfect. Thank you to all the chefs including Alexis for all the recommendations and laughs!

RV
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, hidden, romantic and delicious food to boot! I can't wait to go AGAIN.

KS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great wine, quality/ owners are smart, great taste in wine..outstanding food...

m
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous hosts, chef, service and unusual food - something different and fabulous!

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely excellent as usual.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food with great service.

CB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service, will definitely go back again!