Kali

4.8
968 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 968 people are saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDeniseT
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First class experience. Every dish was amazing. Four of us shared 4 first courses, two main courses and two desserts. My husband and I shared the duck entree which was lean and succulent. The charred avocado, agnolotti, and barley risotto are standouts. The meringue gelato is the perfect dessert. The outdoor dining is very nice and they have opened indoors as well.

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Maxie
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Keeps getting better ! Love the tomatoe appetizer and green pea agnolotti !! Definitely delicious everything !

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vipNancyK
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OUTSTANDING! Exceptional service, delicious food and just an amazing dining experience all around. We can't wait to go back.

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EmreB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It's been a long time since I've been to a restaurant for the "experience" rather than easing my hunger. Since I'm a tasting menu freak I didn't have a lot of options during the pandemic. And I personally want to see servers, runners, and all FOH staffs face during a 2 hrs+ dining experience. This is extremely important to me because when you dine at restaurants like these all the dishes will be explained to you in detail and its been extremely hard to understand FOH staff since last year June 15. So I was actually waiting masks and 90 minute dining limit rule lifted off to finally dine properly.
With all these emotions got there a bit early. Jeremy, who was going to lead the way throughout my culinary journey greeted and seated me and mentioned for today Chef had a special 8 Course Tasting Menu; he had me at "8 co"
I'm not going to details about every dish but the live uni, steak tartare and the duck were outstanding. Service was casual impeccable. Especially the runners who all had English as a second language described those complicated dishes in a fashionably manner.
Great Experience.

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CarlosC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing place! Beyond happy with how dinner turned out. Chef Kevin is the man! Can’t wait to come back for more! :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Patrick was fantastic. The food as always was sensational and the bone in ribeye was worth every pennyZ
Everything there last night was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding. Each bite was traveling to the chef’s mind and I wish I could see more.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love Jess!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly the staff at Kali made the night perfect. I can’t dream of any better experience. I was celebrating a very important date of recovery and they went above and beyond to make the night special.

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Eh2trends
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual.

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MarleneB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Exceptional service, creative an d delicious food. Knowledgeable and outstanding staff.

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vipVisittoLA
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Was rated as 1 star Michelin but not at that standard. Did tasting menu. Overall OK but not at that level and was relatively expensive. If at a 1 star level it would have been OK on pricing but for the cost was disappointing. Could be COVID restarting issues, so can't judge pre-pandemic quality.

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viptammyw
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable food and service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor patio is super cute. Staff and service was great and the meal and wine list were spot on!

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vipSiyunZ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The tasting menu is not worth the hyoe

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stellar service and the tastiest food in LA! A true underrated gem.

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vipSarapopo
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great night out on the patio.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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vipPaulO
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hadn’t been since COVID and forgotten how delicious the food is. The outdoor patio is charming and the staff were incredibly attentive. Will definitely plan to go back soon.

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JiannaL
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Such a great experience. The food was wonderful as usual and service was great even though it was busy. Only thing that was not great was how cold it was in the restaurant

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jorjeed
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible the service was awesome. Our server was friendly and helpful!
It was such a special treat!

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JonL
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Excellent dishes and drinks. I liked the layout of the restaurant as well.

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vipChiTown
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience3

A really off night I hope but whole experience was very poor.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just perfect

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JuneG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered the Seasonal Tasting Menu it was INCREDIBLY DELICIOUS, service was AMAZING as always ...... I couldn’t have imagined a more BEAUTIFUL INCREDIBLE night out!!!
Thank you Chef Kevin, Drew and Kali staff for an AMAZING dining experience!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was just a pretty bad experience top to bottom. Wouldn’t return.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Creative cuisine for tasting menu, but not meet expectation for the value

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, friendly and attentive waitstaff. Food was very good, farm to table style menu. Would come back

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vipCelticTiger
Cleveland
27 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great experience with fantastic food and excellent service. I thoroughly enjoyed all courses and the beverages chosen. I opted for the pea and ricotta agnolotti, sourdough, dry-aged Sonoma duck, and meringue gelato. All tasted superb and I chose a slightly unconventional but delightful cider Sur La Mer to accompany the food. The only diasppointment was the Californian weather - could have been a few degrees warmer. Will definitely return. Thanks Chef Meehan and the team.

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TinaC
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Great service & great ambiance! We’ll be back soon!

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EdelisaU
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would highly recommend Kali. Food was a 2 thumbs up for us. Service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This will be our second time here. I am so glad to have been back. Great food - we had the chef tasting menu and the kids had the entree. Will be back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience.

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JohnZ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is exceptionally good, and fresh. Our party had the tasting menu, which was a perfect amount of food. Our server, Jessica was absolutely fantastic!

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vipHowardG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is the best! I have been going here since they opened. Kevin and Drew treat us like family. The Michelin star is well deserved. Best place in LA.

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vipWineAndManchego
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the restaurant pre-pandemic, and even more so now. Nice little set up for the outdoor dining. Food was impeccable as always. Splurge for the wine pairing. You won't be disappointed.

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vipNelsonH
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favorite restaurant in LA. Definitely coming back soon! Thanks for the great meal and experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

I don’t ever write review...this restaurant experience was so awful that I don’t want anyone else to go through. The food was awful. We asked for bread cause we were starving (food came out late) they brought us two pieces of slice toast. When we got the bill they had charged us $18. Our waiter removed the charge when we complained. We paid over $600 for six people and was hungry when we left. The duck breast was disgusting...the porter house was not great....and very small. Save yourself and skip this place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff is fantastic and the food is fresh and innovative. Drinks are on point as well as the wines

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Jenna
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grateful to make a reservation the day before and enjoyed the outdoor patio - it was quiet and our group of 5 with an infant could enjoy our conversation easily. Servers are friendly and gracious in response to our requests and questions regarding the menu.
We loved the ability to enjoy the best food any of us have had, at a price we could afford. Kalie is a wonderful place to enjoy a special evening out and we can't stop telling others about Kali!

FAQs

Kali offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (323) 871-4160.

Kali is rated 4.8 stars by 968 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.