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Kali

4.8
912 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 912 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Nance
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service was outstanding!!!!! We had the tasting menu and all the ingredients used together is absolutely amazing!!!
The owners came to our table, gave us details about different courses, and even my drink was made with special care! Is it inexpensive? No it’s not, but definitely worth it .

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Carlos
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, it was an outstanding experience. Giulio did good job serving our table.

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vipGeorgeJ
Los Angeles
71 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time eating at Kali. They have done a nice job accommodating Covid precautions. Very attentive service. We had some of their most popular dishes a la carte - barley risotto, sea urchin pasta, duck breast and cod. Everything was exceptional

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our dinner at Kali. We ordered the tasting menu replaced 2 dishes out of 5. Staff was very helpful choosing dishes and wines. We are coming back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jessica was the best.

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vipSquirtina
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place!

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LauraP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hamachi crudo is amazing. And the tomato and berry salad is so perfectly composed and balanced that it ends up taking what sounds boring into the next level. It's phenomenal.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal of 2021 so far!!!! At Kali it’s obvious that consistency is as significant key to their success. To continue, for years, to put out Michelin food at level they can is what separates them from the rest of LA. Truly a special place

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vipAmazing
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great meal back inside a beautiful restaurant. The dishes were all well crafted and delicious. The wine was outstanding and the atmosphere was festive without being too much.

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ShannonS
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at Kali was very good! My son is allergic to shellfish, so we couldn't do the tasting menu, but we made our own from the ala carte menu, with everyone at our table sharing. It was all delicious, from oysters to chilled pea soup, steaks, duck, and pork chops! Kali's outdoor seating was lovely, with lots of greenery around it, away from the traffic noise. It was my birthday, and they treated me with great service. Our cocktails were good as well!

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DerekW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service! The uni pasta is to die for!

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NinaD
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my boyfriends birthday. The food was amazing everything was cooked perfectly. We are now obsessed with the Sea Urchin Pasta!

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ShelleyW
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the 5 course tasting and will for sure be one of the most memorable meals of my life. Service was fantastic and food was perfection. I only knocked a star off the ambience because we had a $1000 meal in a parking lot (thanks, COVID) and it was a tad chilly. Highly recommend.

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vipVIVI8N
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is phenomenal and the wine list is truly well curated and go with all the dishes. The service is always on point as well.

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Devon
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was incredible, thank you all so much!

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vipCarol
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my top five favorite restaurants in LA!

Food, service, everything is great. People who work there are down-to-earth and cool.

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AnnaT
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food taste was ranging from disgusting to bland. The pinot noir tasted like vinegar, the Grenache was tolerable. Forcing the customers to put on that ridiculous mask stickers on their clothing was an absolute circus: why do you need to put on a sticker on your chest if you already have a mask on your face? We barely touched the food, payed $600 for 4 people and left hungry.

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vipAndyS
Los Angeles
472 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at Kali is like spending quality time with an old friend. The dishes are consistently exceptional, yet there's always something new and surprising to keep things fresh. The latest version of the Kanpachi Crudo with a spiced buttermilk was a hit. The sea urchin pasta, with housemade spaghetti and Santa Barbara uni was rich and satisfying. I also loved the new version of Pannacotta for dessert. Service was friendly, attentive and knowledgeable as always. I was particularly excited to see the new wine list by Drew Langley. Each selection paired well with the cuisine and offered a great value. I look forward to returning soon.

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LilyC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was so excited to be able to go back and dine at Kali! I hadn't been there since early summer last year and just to take to go food. The seating outdoors was very comfortable and the food absolutely delicious as always!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From food, drinks and service, all incredible!! We will definitely return.

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vipJamieM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely. The Beetroot tartare was insanely delicious, as well as items from the meat locker. Service was gracious and adhered to COVID safety protocols. The team went above and beyond with wine service.

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LaMuseBlue
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kali surpassed our expectations of LA dining. We dine at the best restaurants in the world, demand the highest quality of ingredients, competent and friendly service. The back patio was so beautifully designed to accommodate safely a limited number of diners. The sunset view of the church cupola transferred us back to Europe. On top of everything, the food was as Cali as it can get, and we cannot wait to be back for superb fingerling potatoes with an outstanding inhouse-aged steak.

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Kenyab
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an outstanding dinner! Food and service spectacular!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing service and food

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Melibu
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was so great. Friendly staff. The quality of the food and the wine we got, just excellent. Happy I went with a buddy and we could split a handful of things off the menu. The tasting menu looked wonderful as well. Next time!

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JulianO
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

service was great, knowledgeable staff. food was delicious. a great experience and highly recommend. thanks.

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vipKate
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was attentive, tables spaced well for COVID precautions and as expected- the flavors of each dish were outstanding!

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FoodLy123
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and wine pairings, loved our experience!

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vipSquirtina
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! The food was delicious. Ambiance perfect. Definitely will be back again soon.

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vipJguemes
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The good was good. They changed a couple of my favorite dishes like charred avocado and now is a salad not as good as the previous version. The beets tartare also is different abs not a good as it was before. I order the bank cod abs it was fantastic.
The service was great but the hostess was so annoying, bossy abs it was rush us all night.

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vipMarkkenn
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience4

Went on Friday, March 12th 2021. Four in our party. 3 of us got sick off the steak. We had mentioned it to the waiter at the time it tasted ‘gamey’ and off. He said dry aged steaks can have a ‘gamey’ taste. I’ve eaten at Michelin Star and 5 star steakhouses throughout the world and consumed ‘dry aged’ before and NEVER had this issue. First time at this restaurant. Based on the owner’s response to me when I called today, won’t be returning. I had horrible gas and stomach pains which turned into severe diharrea that evening and the next day. My husband and our friend had the exact same symptoms. His husband traded in his steak from the beginning and ended up with the duck, which he didn’t get sick on, thank goodness. The bill was $520 before tip for the 4 of us. The steaks are more expensive than Mastros, Morton’s, Ruth’s Chris or Larsens! When I just called and spoke to the owner, instead of offering a partial credit card refund or a free meal next time, he just said ‘that’s never happened before, thanks for calling. I’ll note your guest profile and we’ll do something special next time you come’. Next time? I was considering giving this place a 2nd try, but based on his response, won’t be going back. Hope he enjoyed the one time $520 revenue. It’s customary after the overpriced food makes 3 people sick to offer more than just ‘noting our guest profile’ and offering something ‘special’ next time.

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vipCarol
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fabulous! I absolutely love Kali and it’s always a treat. Everyone that works there is great, too. Friendly and fun!

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vipSandraS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great experience to be back at Kali. We love their outdoor seating and safety approach.

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vipMichalG
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our dinner at Kali. From the moment we walked in to the last bite we were so impressed. Best food, best owners, just makes you feel like you're family.

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viplondonfoodie
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is ALWAYS superb, excellent and AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to celebrate my partners 40th bday and on the side his marriage proposal he sprung on me 2 days ago. We couldn’t have pictured any other place to celery two wonderful life experiences in my hometown,Los Angeles, than an Kali! They bring such class, comfortable, sweet, down to earth, delicious... and every thing you could want wrapped up in such a wonderful mean and people who you could tell take pride and family in a restaurant. Thank you Kali family!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I’ve had in a long time! It was nice to forget about the pandemic for a while

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vipFayG
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful all around...food, craft cocktails, Somm wine suggestion, and ambiance. A perfect night out.

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vipAndyS
Los Angeles
473 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kali is back, and strong as ever! I returned for their dine in opening night. While a new staff and menu can be a challenge, the team delivered their always exceptional dining experience. I tried some of the new menu offerings, which highlighted the creativity of Chef Kevin Meehan. The "Everything Avocado," with pickled radish, mustard frills and coated with toasted sesame and caraway seeds reminded me of a creamy bagel. The contrasting textures and flavors really elevated the dish. The spring pea agniolotti were rich, savory pillows garnished with perfectly al dente green peas. One of the constants at Kali is the use of the freshest and high quality ingredients. The main course was a bone in Berkshire pork chop from Peads & Barnetts served with parsnips, apple compote, and preserved Mandarin. It was tender, juicy, and at the right temperature. The signature meringue gelato was a familiar and satisfying way to end the meal. The Kali team have created a safe and comfortable outdoor dining environment to enjoy. It was great to be back and I'm already looking forward to my next dinner there.

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vipBillC
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Because of last minute edicts from our betters, we were unable to dine OUTSIDE at Kali's for our Thanksgiving Repast. But, we did pick up our dinners from the restaurant and enjoyed the meal at our home. It was, as always, wonderful, delicious, innovative, and satisfying for everyone.

FAQs

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

Kali is rated 4.8 stars by 912 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.