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Ki's Restaurant

4.6
4.6
797 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian
During these trying times, we are trying to adjust our service so that customers feel safe but still have a great Ki's experience. Daytime service is as it always has been: order at the counter and the food will be brought to you in the seating area we have created outside under the tents. Night-time is full service. Sunday through Thursday is upstairs. The tables are spaced far apart and there is an option of being out on the front deck for parties of two. On Friday and Saturday, we will be offering full service in both seating areas of upstairs and under the tents outside.
Ki's is a perfect fit for its local beach community culture. We provide food options that serve the needs of people who enjoy the outdoors and have a high degree of awareness for their health, fitness and well being. And Ki's is more than just a 'health food' option for many. It is simply great food for anyone-professionals, families looking for a home-cooked meal or friends hanging out enjoying some tasty eats.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Organic, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 8:00 am–8:00 pm Friday & Saturday Fri, Sat 8:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (760) 436-5236

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Our caterer can customize a catering specifically to your needs, whether it is casual or formal, on site or off site. Please visit our website for more ideas and contact information.

  • Private party facilities

    Ki's is able to host a variety of private events. We have an enclosed room that can comfortably host 40-50. Guests are also able to "buy-out" entire restaurant for large parties.

  • Private party contact

    Jennifer Amavisca: (844) 673-3188

  • Neighborhood

    Cardiff By The Sea

  • Cross street

    Chesterfield

  • Parking details

    Parking is limited space. Ki's HIGHLY recommends car pooling. Public off site parking across the street at the beach.

  • Public transit

    Bus stop in front of restaurant.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 797 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • North San Diego

    Healthy

  • North San Diego

    Californian

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  1. EC

    ElizabethC

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was attentive, helpful and friendly. It was Friday evening so there was live music starting at 7 - it was great, not too loud so we could still have a conversation. The food was quite good - started with autumn salad and cup of veggie soup - both excellent. Miso Salmon entree was cooked perfectly and oh so yummy. The beef filet was cooked to order and with the sauce, mushrooms and potatoes the taste was wonderful, but carrots and tomatoes served with the filet were basically raw - I was so hoping for nice braised carrots and roasted tomatoes. But overall it was excellent and will definitely return.
  2. CA

    CABistro

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always!
  3. TR

    TerriR

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience5
    Food is pricey but generally delicious The pasta primavera had pork in it which was too salty to eat.
  4. VL

    ValentinaL

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our family favorite restaurants. We had a delicious Christmas Eve dinner. It was perfect for a group that included vegetarians, vegans, and seafood lovers.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Christmas Eve, and the fastest service we have ever had at Ki’s! Always our family’s favorite place.
  6. K

    Kiki

    Anchorage

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Perfect as always. Only the hot beverage was forgotten. Brought up later after we had to ask for it. Also, I go there often & always on my birthday yet no employees have ever mentioned their loyalty program. My friends told me about it so I will now look into it.
  7. LM

    LarryM

    San Diego

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Ki’s make a quality, health conscious and tasty lunch. Ocean views add to an excellent, informal experience.
  8. SW

    StewartW

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always outstanding and so is the service. The best salad dressing and soups
  9. HS

    HelenaSD

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Beautiful views, delicious food and great place to meet up with old friends. I will definitely be back!
  10. G

    Groooooooose

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Wow I live next door, and this place has drastically gone downhill fast. So bummed. Like anywhere staffing is tough since Covid, but not only has the service gone bad, but the food quality is pretty bad now as well. Sad to say I won’t be going back.
  11. AM

    AlexM

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience2
    There was no reason for a reservation here. Counter ordering, no wait staff, rude staff when available, food came out cold
  12. PA

    PARIS

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We decided that we do not have to spend a fortune every time we go out, so we elected to try Ki's because most of the menu items seemed very healthy and the pricing seems so fair for the VIEW. We were pleased, my Salmon was amazing and my friend was very happy with her Chicken Dinner. It was a great night, the last Saturday night with Day Light Savings time, so after dinner off we were to a concert to see Alicia Keys...perfect night. We will go back for sure.
  13. SW

    StewartW

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kis is always fresh and healthy not to mention the great service and view.
  14. LS

    LaurieS

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have been coming here for > 20 years. Food is fantastic. Great options, healthy and delicious menu. Charlie our waiter was so attentive, friendly, knowledgeable and enjoyable ! Sunset view was spectacular
  15. EE

    ElandEl

    San Diego

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Wonderful menu, varied selection of food, wine and cocktails. Wait staff are friendly, service is efficient and professional. Have been Ki's diners for years and never disappointed.
  16. R

    Ross

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent view and good food at a reasonable mid-level price.
  17. B

    Bulror

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Great food, but service was slow. If you have patience, this is a great place to go for casual conversation, libations and great scenery.
  18. D

    Davethediner

    San Diego

    266 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    266 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Birthday dinner at Ki's - Great that they are still sending out coupons for birthdays! Pork Chop was really good, along with a world class sunset it was a great night. Waitperson was great - they could use more than one however!
  19. M

    Mara

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Ki’s. We ate dinner there which is full service upstairs.They have a great menu with food for a variety of tastes and can accommodate food sensitivities.I tried a cocktail and it was superb. My husband enjoyed the wine of the week which was also very good. There were four of us and we all chose different entrees that were all really good. I love the Cardiff beach vibe and will return soon. Service was good too.
  20. l

    luckylouise

    San Diego

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Had a birthday coupon for a free entree with the purchase of an entree. I'm beginning to think this 'free' deal isn't so special after all. There were three of us. Two ordered entrees, so that fulfilled the "get one free' deal. Third person ordered a salad and asked for a 'sprinkle of Feta' and it turns out she was charged extra for the Feta. My friend who ordered the entree asked for extra bread, and, again, was charged for the bread! He also asked for Stolys vodka straight up and could he please have a couple of onions. Again an upcharge for the onions. So, the freebie comes with all kinds of additional charges. Maybe if we go back we'll bring our own onions and Feta! I don't appreciate being nickeled and died! Our server was very nice and the food was pretty good. Loved the Ahi appetizer on the Happy Hour menu!
  21. L

    Lucky2dine

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food and nice view of the ocean!
  22. LG

    LaurenG

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a wonderful, tasty and healthy meal with a view of the ocean!
  23. T

    Terri

    San Diego

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love Kis, Charlie is such a fun and attentive server.
  24. AS

    AlanS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We're fans of Ki's since it was first located on Birmingham Dr
  25. SF

    SheriF

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience2
    We ate on the patio which was very noisy because it was next to the main street. Otherwise it is a typical beach city type restaurant however the food was very tasty and we would return.
  26. D

    Davethediner

    San Diego

    266 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    266 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food overall was excellent - Very good filet - the best I have had in a while - salad was also excellent. For only one waitperson service was prompt and friendly - overall a great experience
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is fantastic, the appetizer, main menu, the desert, the coffee
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    21 reviews

    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    TOO LOUD. We had to text each other sitting at our table.
  29. CS

    ChelleS

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely sunset dinner on the enclosed patio. The restaurant was busy, but our server could not have been more accomodating and helpful. We love coming here!
  30. M

    Mara

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Ki’s is a Cardiff classic. Food was fresh and really tasty. Presentation was beautiful. The servers were attentive and kind. We loved our dinner and the wine.
  31. BN

    BarbaraN

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    We learned prior to 430 that you order downstairs and then they bring you the food. The line was long. Then after we ordered the wait time was fairly lengthy. My food was delicious. Definitely pricey. If you’re lucky you get a parking spot in the parking lot. We all had to park down the street.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Amazing view The appetizers were amazing
  33. JG

    JaneG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server Charlie was so nice to us. He’s. Keeper😁
  34. N

    Nadi

    San Diego

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been to this place many times for breakfast. But, dinner proved to be an excellent idea too.
  35. C

    Cathie

    San Diego

    274 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    274 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite restaurant along the coast! We'll be back!
  36. PA

    PaulaA

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely evening sitting at a corner table with glass on two sides watching the sunset. Everyone loved their meal and we had a delicious Chocolate Decadence cake to share at the end. Wonderful!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Went to hear the live music and to get out of the inland heat wave. Lovely evening. Only downside for us… because we’re seniors…is the noise level is too high to carry on a conversation…even on the balcony. Nevertheless, one of our very favorite spots for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Great sunset viewing, too.
  38. SB

    SuzyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food was flavorful and perfect for the occasion of listening to The amazing Bendetti Trio. We are very sad that circumstances will cause your restaurant to end having live entertainment. Service was kind and efficient. We will return.
  39. SB

    SheilaB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Loved having live music during dinner. Server was the best. I believe the food was much better than in the past.
  40. GR

    GraceR

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating a birthday. The Benedetti Trio was performing...the night was perfectly gorgeous - the food was fabulous! The perfect night!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Ki's Restaurant using the Order Online button. Ki's Restaurant also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Ki's Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 436-5236.

Ki's Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 797 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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Google Map for Ki's Restaurant

2591 S Coast Highway 101, Cardiff-By-The-Sea, CA 92007

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Chesterfield

  • Neighborhood

    Cardiff By The Sea

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 8:00 am–8:00 pm Friday & Saturday Fri, Sat 8:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Organic, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking is limited space. Ki's HIGHLY recommends car pooling. Public off site parking across the street at the beach.

  • Public transit

    Bus stop in front of restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (760) 436-5236

  • Catering

    Our caterer can customize a catering specifically to your needs, whether it is casual or formal, on site or off site. Please visit our website for more ideas and contact information.

  • Private party facilities

    Ki's is able to host a variety of private events. We have an enclosed room that can comfortably host 40-50. Guests are also able to "buy-out" entire restaurant for large parties.

  • Private party contact

    Jennifer Amavisca: (844) 673-3188

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