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About Ki's Restaurant

Ki's is a perfect fit for its local beach community culture. We provide food options that serve the needs of people who actively 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 on-the-go, families looking for a home-cooked meal or friends hanging out enjoying some tasty eats.

We invite you to be part of our community.

2591 S Coast Highway 101
Cardiff-By-The-Sea, CA 92007
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Californian, Organic, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Friday- Saturday:8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sunday-Thursday: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Cross Street:
Chesterfield

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(760) 436-5236

Website:
http://www.kisrestaurant.com/

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.

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

Ki's Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.2

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Casual (8)
Healthy (8)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Authentic (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Organic (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Vegan (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Fun (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
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Hot Spot (2)
Live Music (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Cozy (1)
Seasonal (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Romantic (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

We had a very nice dinner at Ki's and we would definitely go back.
The food is excellent. We split the Mushroom Bruschetta, Cauliflower Mac and Cheese and the Lamb Chops. All three were amazing and and with some wine made for a wonderful dining experience.
My recommendation would be to get a table on the balcony as the interior portion of the restaurant is very loud and I think it might detract if you were looking for intimate dining .

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined 7 days ago

The food was delicious and expertly prepared. The special Valentine's Day fixed-price menu was creative and bold. Our server Melody was very courteous and attentive. Beautiful end to a wonderful day!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great food. They have a most diverse menu and something for everyone. But LOUD! Huh? I can’t hear you. Should we go out to the “patio”? Huh? What? Please try to soften the loud a little. Your food is so good and solid. Lamb chops and steak were excellent. Fish was a little over done. But service was superb. Very understanding, patient and friendly.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Great Sunset Dinner. Delicious soup!
Beautiful view!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 13, 2018

KI's is one of my faves. I know I will be getting fresh, yummy dishes from a selection of dishes that are above average in taste and quality. I like the patio dining and the friendly staff. Thank you KI's!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Healthy, Waterfront, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Authentic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Always love Ki's for healthy food, a menu full of options, a nice wine list, and a relaxing atmosphere. They have live music on Friday nights, which adds to the fun. The best thing about Ki's is the view!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 4, 2018

One of my fav' restaurants - especially at sunset:]

Tags: Organic, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 27, 2017

I’ll be going there again.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great meal and Charlie was terrific server as always!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Healthy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Ki’s is a low key secret. Wonderful family restaurant.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We celebrated Christmas Eve with your wonderful staff. Delicious food, great wine, excellent service and wonderful conversation. We'll be back soon!

Tags: Live Music, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Casual, People Watching, Authentic, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Romantic, Fun, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Cozy, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Too loud, service with Brianna was great. Halibut did not have a lot of flavor. Handicap Access was a struggle.

Tags: Waterfront, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Excellant. Very good service. Jessica was very nice, relaxing and proffesional.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Organic, Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Scenic View, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 1, 2017

First time there and I will frequent many more times!
Thank you👍

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Late-night Find, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Waterfront, Bar Seating
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Our family wanted an ocean view, but we were dining as a party of 12 with little kids. Ki's was perfect. The table was set for us, complete with high chairs and an ocean view. The menu, while seemingly eclectic, proved to be a crowd pleaser. Fresh, healthy, fun. Our server Alex was great with our large party as well.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Waterfront
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great location to catch a sunset at the beach. Small parking lot but we were able to find a space. Prices were reasonable and the cod special of the day was outstanding.

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Waterfront, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 4, 2017

A long climb up a narrow stairway is required to reach the dining room. No elevator. Handicapped or wheelchairs? Forget it. Very courteous and attentive service. Small menu but excellent food including a surprising selection of sushi (Wednesday thru Saturday only). This was especially welcome as there are few good sushi options in Cardiff/Encinitas/Leucadia. Nice beach and ocean views from dining room. Unfortunately the noise level is very high in this restaurant even when it's half empty and if there are kids nearby, it is intolerable. TVs in the bar are annoying too. Dinner for two including one cocktail and one beer was $90.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Healthy, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great music, great food.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I chose Ki's on open table after reviewing the dinner menu. I had selected filters for Scenic, Healthy, and North County. There were 6 of us-each with different dietary wants- and I was able to find something on the menu that everyone would love. Ki's has a great Sushi menu, Vegan and Gluten Free options, as well as Traditional Dinner Menu items. We visited Ki's at sunset and a few of us ordered off the special priced sunset menu. Everyone was happy with their selections. Service was well timed and very friendly!

Overall -Delicious, Healthy, Great Service, Beautiful view! We will definitely be back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Waterfront, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Vegan, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Gluten Free Options, Scenic View
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 21, 2017

A wonderful find with great food, incredible views and reasonable prices. Highly recommend!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Fantastic dinner, great view. Vegan friendly. Really outstanding in all respects.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Vegan, Afternoon Coffee, Live Music, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We had a lovely sunset dinner for a birthday celebration- the macadamia encrusted Mahi-Mahi is delicious. The sunset dining menu is a nice value too.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Great Beer, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 13, 2017

For the first time, we had very slow service .... however, Ki's rose to the occasion! The manager came to our table to apologize, and our round of drinks was comp'd. We've always had excellent service at Ki's. We totally understand that sometimes "things" happen. Ki's handled the situation very well. We will definitely be back!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Had a great meal on Saturday night at Ki's with an excellent service. Loved the vegan options available!

Tags: Organic, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Dinner has gotten much better at Ki's! We go there often for breakfast but were disappointed in the past at the dinner menu and service. This time, both were great. Loved the Udon Sea Bass dish!

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Afternoon Coffee
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Kristin was amazing! Not only did she give us great menu guidance when we mentioned we were headed to Maui next weekend she went out of her way to provide us with some of her favorite things to see and do on our trip.

We found Ki's through Open Table looking for a spot with a sunset view and we were not disappointed. I think your view is better than the Chart House across the street.

Almost the entire menu can be made gluten free (with most dishes already Gluten free as prepared). Could not have asked for a better date night

Tags: Healthy, Happy Hour, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Waterfront
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Took my mom here as she's from Texas. I got the black cod with veggies instead of the udon noodles and my husband and mom were both jealous of my plate. It was delicious!! The only complaint I have is the bathroom smell... not sure if that's fixable, but I would give 5 stars if it was fixed!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Ki's is the best.Quality, delicious food, fairly priced. Nice wine selection and terrific view. Come in flip flops or a dress and feel right at home. Laid back attitude, My favorite spot - for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

Tags: Waterfront, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Enjoy listening to Peter Pupping and other musical guests throughout the year. Appetizers are great. Good ambiance.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Excellent sushi rolls, always fresh. Good salads. Excellent fish. Worth the view.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We are SO happy that Ki's is available on Open Table! Ki's is our all-time favorite restaurant to bring friends and family. Can't wait to come back again and again and again ....!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 30, 2017

We had wonderful food and great service. Thank you Jessica.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Fun, Worth the Drive
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 27, 2017

I hadn't been to Ki's for many years as I wasn't on the eat healthy train for a long time. Since my son recently became a Vegan, I thought of Ki's as the perfect place for us to go. They have gotten so much better, the menu was wonderful and the salmon in parchment paper was delicious. My son had a good curry dish that he liked very much.

Tags: Organic, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Paella & salmon in parchment both flavorful & uniquely done also champagne $20 was good sat on outdoor balcony with ocean view beautiful good service great night!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Vegan, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Unfortunately, I feel the quality of food has declined quite a bit in the past few years. I hope they can improve it because I would love to see Ki's stay around. The service was just the right degree of attentiveness. The setting, as always, was lovely.

Tags: Vegan
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 18, 2017

We had two large separate parties with separate reservations and we requested to have adjoining tables. Ki's was wonderful about taking care of our request on a busy night. Thanks for the wonderful service.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Went there to listen to music and eat dinner.
Food was excellent, but the room was very loud, people talking over the music, trio set up in a corner of the lounge, and they were hard to hear over the noise of conversations. Would not recommend going there for the purpose of listening to the music.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Went to celebrate an accomplishment. Food options where good and the view was awesome.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on August 5, 2017

We had high expectations for the food but it was pretty mediocre. The view is beautiful and the service was fantastic but the appetizers and entrees were very bland.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 5, 2017

I have been here before and enjoyed th food and atmosphere. Service is always good but on this last occasion the noise level was exceptionally high from several kids running around. Don't understand why parents allow their children to act as if they're at a play ground when dining out. What happened to learning manners?

Tags: Waterfront
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