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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Sea Urchin Pasta
spaghetti / bread crumbs / ricotta whey
candied yolk shavings / strauss cream
Black Barley "Risotto"
wheatgrass oil / fermented black garlic tea / fiscalini cheese crisp
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 .
As usual, it was an outstanding experience. Giulio did good job serving our table.
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
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!
Jessica was the best.
My favorite place!
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.
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
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.
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!
Great service! The uni pasta is to die for!
We went for my boyfriends birthday. The food was amazing everything was cooked perfectly. We are now obsessed with the Sea Urchin Pasta!
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.
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.
Food and service was incredible, thank you all so much!
One of my top five favorite restaurants in LA!
Food, service, everything is great. People who work there are down-to-earth and cool.
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.
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.
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!!!
From food, drinks and service, all incredible!! We will definitely return.
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.
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.
We had an outstanding dinner! Food and service spectacular!
Amazing service and food
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!
service was great, knowledgeable staff. food was delicious. a great experience and highly recommend. thanks.
The service was attentive, tables spaced well for COVID precautions and as expected- the flavors of each dish were outstanding!
Superb food and wine pairings, loved our experience!
Excellent! The food was delicious. Ambiance perfect. Definitely will be back again soon.
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.
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.
It was fabulous! I absolutely love Kali and it’s always a treat. Everyone that works there is great, too. Friendly and fun!
Such a great experience to be back at Kali. We love their outdoor seating and safety approach.
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.
It is ALWAYS superb, excellent and AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS!!!!
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!!!
One of the best meals I’ve had in a long time! It was nice to forget about the pandemic for a while
Beautiful all around...food, craft cocktails, Somm wine suggestion, and ambiance. A perfect night out.
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.
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.
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.