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Kali

4.7
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846 Reviews
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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.

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 846 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.4
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4.3
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Kali, they did such a good job with the outdoor set up. Delicious as alwaya

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TerryO
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was amazing but the rib eye was a bit fatty/chewy. Our server was awesome! Pre made drinks... interesting.

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Will
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and very affordable for a Michelin starred restaurant. Fine dining without the pretentious atmosphere. I was impressed by each course meal and the drinks. The servers are super knowledgeable about the menu and wines. The owner was also very friendly and helpful as well. I could see him assisting his staff whenever possible and he treated us very kindly. Definitely will be coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been dining here since it opened and the deliciousness of the food has never ceased to amaze me. The food is full of flavor and are always on point. Chef Meehan always brings it and if you get to chit chat with him he makes your dining experience so much funner.

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Katy
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Holy cow the meringue gelato is everything. Best dessert I’ve ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Pasta is a bit undercooked....

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ‘ve dined at Kali twice, both times during dineLA and the food was amazing each time. Our favorite is the gelato dessert with the cured egg yolks on top! Please keep it on the menu :) The service was wonderful, we even paired our dinner with fabulous wines on the recommendation of the sommelier/ owner. They upheld safety standards and reminded people to wear masks when not at the table. Overall, I’d say Kali is one of my favorite restaurants in LA.

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paulinecow
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DineLA was a great deal for items that's usually on their menu! Loved the tomato & berries burrata, sea urchin pasta, and black cod. All the desserts were amazing too.

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Welly
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and the wait staff were excellent! Definitely will go again when it is safe to dine inside.

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vipVeteranFoodie
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another outstanding dinner at Kali. They keep their guests safe while offering their traditional Michelin Star dining.

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vipToniC
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and wine were excellent! Ambience was really nice too!

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RebeccaC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolute delicious and flavor was consistent. My 3 other friends were wow'd as well, especially the birthday girl! You gave her a cake with a candle and we sang happy birthday to her. It was really special for her.

Thank you for the delicious food, the ambiance, and the service was impeccable! Super grateful and satisfied!

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MelM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are outstanding. The outside patio created to accommodate the COVID-19 indoor restaurant closures was lovely and the tables were appropriately spaced to meet the guidelines. This was one of the best dining experiences I've had in a long time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere !

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vipVuNguyen
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. They kept the social distance and all safety requirements with COVID-19.

This was an incredible dining experience.

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vipnewby
Orange County
163 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Kali's. The food was excellent and the service was quite good as well. We will definitely return on another occasion since this is one of our favorite restaurants. The black cod is exquisite as well as the risotto. Definitely recommend these two dishes.

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Wayne
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The servers were great and attentive. They also had their masks on the whole time. DineLA was a great deal.

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StephanieT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

My boyfriend and I had been wanting to try Kali for a while now and DineLA seemed like the perfect chance to do so. The outdoor patio/dining area was nice and the waitstaff were all so attentive and followed covid regulations. I had heard so many good things about Kali but unfortunately the food fell short. The Garlic risotto lacked flavor and was very heavy, the Uni pasta had the same issue where it just needed salt and the pasta to uni ratio was off. The hangar steak was tender and flavorful but there was nothing overly special about it. The best part of the dinela meal was the pana cotta and the gelato for dessert. definitely expected more for a Michelin Star restaurant and hoping it was just the Dinela menu that fell short this time.

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WillA
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I rarely treat myself to such a meal but I wanted a place to celebrate a promotion with my friends. Kali was absolutely the right choice!

The host was extremely polite and knowledgeable, the wait staff were professional, courteous and great at anticipating our needs.

Dining in the outdoor patio felt very safe and distanced from other tables. The staff took every precaution to make sure they followed every health guideline.

The 3 course meal was beautiful and delicious. They even made an alteration for my Vegan friend.

I will absolutely be back in the future. Thank you for making it such a special night.

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Georgio
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent value DineLA menu with delicious options for carnivores, pescatarians and vegetarians. The barley appetizer option was a wonderful earthy touch, and the desserts were right on tune: not too sweet with wonderful textures. They've set up a simple but nice Covid patio. Will definitely be going back to try the regular menu and check out the indoor space.

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vipMammothLover
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor space with more than 6 feet spaced out seating in a newly created area in the parking area, shaded with umbrellas, with some heaters available. Great food and service as always!

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vipCarol
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Kali! The food is delicious and the people there are friendly and fun!

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vipJustMe
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The food was great and so was our server. The ambience lacked because of the alley service due to covid.

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vipmakd
Los Angeles
66 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful cuisine. We are in a converted parking lot into a patio. Social distancing and masking are observed. The front was friendly and gracious and the service professional and California.
Of course the food - wonderful, a feast for eyes and the palate and well paced.
We would suggest the berry salad, cod and crudo.
The desserts taste as good as they look.
The pims cocktail was tasty and the wine by the glass hit the spot.
Once the sun goes down it gets chilly so I would suggest bringing a sweater or wrap.
Happy dining - keep this place open to get through these difficult times.
A real treat and we will be back FOR SURE! Michael

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vipadam
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Hit/miss food

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LenaH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Kali does it again! I picked the perfect place for my first outdoor dining experience during this pandemic. The menu is more limited than usual but that is to be expected. The ribeye was cooked perfectly. The friend chicken sandwich was also delicious. What a treat. I can't wait to go back.

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vipChristopherK
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great visit to Kali on the patio that they have built on the back parking area. Lighting is nice, service and food as great as ever, and truly appreciate such a warm, welcoming crew in a challenging new restaurant environment. Highly recommend it!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary. Cucumber gazpacho is a must! As well as the sea urchin pasta! A wonderful way to celebrate.

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vipFayG
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening. Celebrated our anniversary. Delicious food and drinks. Perfect service. So happy the’ve opened the patio.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality al fresco dining experience at Kali. Dishes were plated with detail and server and floor manager were on point with service.

will be back again

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The signage for Kali vs the other restaurant sharing the outdoor space wasn’t super clear. We almost ended up having dinner at the other restaurant. The menu has shrunken but I’m ecstatic that my favorite, sea urchin pasta is still on the menu! I introduced my friend to the sea urchin pasta and she’s a convert. While I enjoyed being able to dine out, there were a couple of flies that were trying to enjoy my Kali experience as well.

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vipAndyS
Los Angeles
462 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first (and much awaited) return visit since Kali reopened for alfresco dining. True to their innovative spirit, Chef Kevin Meehan and Drew Langley quickly created a cozy outdoor oasis which sets the mood for their Michelin starred service and cuisine. I tried a variety of dishes - some new and others old favorites. Each plate starts with the highest quality locally sourced product, which is brought to its full potential in the highly skilled kitchen. The cucumber gazpacho was a perfect entree on a hot summer night. It was crisp and refreshing, with a delicate balance of flavors. Each year, I dream about the return of the classic Berries and Burrata salad. The sweet Pudwell Farms berries offset the savory tomato and creamy burrata, with the added crunch from granola. The local black cod is a menu staple, and was accompanied by a seasonal Brentwood Farms corn fondue and pepper confit. Kali features dry aged Flannery Beef, and the main course hangar steak with tomato salad and crispy Weiser Farm potatoes was a hearty and delicious treat. To finish, a smooth and gorgeous berry sorbet was sweet and refreshing. Kali features a notable wine list and cocktail program which brings out the best in the cuisine. Service, as always was attentive, warm and knowledgable. Despite the immense challenges in the COVID era, Kali is operating at a safe, and meticulous level, reminding us why they are one of the finest restaurants in Southern California. I really enjoyed this much needed dining experience and look forward to returning as soon as possible.

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JonathanP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch! The food, the service, and the outdoor seating were superb. It’s no wonder they have a Michelin Star.

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vipJoeyG709
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and won’t be the last time. Such an awesome meal.

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viptammy
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing and they continue to outdo themselves. Their new patio seating is cute and inviting. Definitely worth a night out there for an intimate date or a get together with friends.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The restaurant was NOT crowded. Servers were still in a rush to clear the plates and drinks. NOT the relaxing atmosphere we were looking for

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Suzie123
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful first evening out since isolation I felt everything was safe and clean.

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vipFoodieFanatic
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kali is the best fit for foodies restaurant. Reasonably priced for the quality and gastronomical pleasure they provide! They have a Michelin star!

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vipSamM
Cambridge
13 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

JESSICA is a FIRST CLASS server.

I’ve been to multiple 3 Michelin restaurants and she was really up there on the list of best servers I’ve ever had!

The food was surprising. I was expecting light, airy, fresh, ie. your typical California cuisine.

But I was surprised at how deep, rich, and complex everything was. In a good way!
The Barley risotto was so good! Sometimes restaurant fare, especially in California, has this fear of a dish tasting “home cooked” but it tasted like a dish you would expect from a grandmother who has been making for 50 years!

Candies egg yolk meringue gelato tasted about as good as it looked! Spectacular! Couldn’t be more satisfied with my little dinner for 1.

Appreciate the great service and food! Thank you so much!

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KasiaS
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! We will be back! Much needed these days.

FAQs

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

Kali is rated 4.7 stars by 846 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.