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Ki's Restaurant, Cardiff-By-The-Sea, CA

Ki's Restaurant

4.7
4.7
968 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 9 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Californian, Organic, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Wed, Sun 8:00 am–8:00 pm Friday & Saturday Thu–Sat 8:00 am–8:30 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: (760) 586-8289
  • 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

What 968 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Great for scenic views

  • San Diego

    Californian

  • North San Diego

    Best Value

  • North San Diego

    Great for brunch

  • North San Diego

    Kid-friendly

  • North San Diego

    Healthy

  • North San Diego

    Great for scenic views

  • North San Diego

    Californian

968 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Delish, I really enjoyed our dinner. Service was a little spotty as we were left waiting for one order and then afterwards one dessert.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ki’s is one of my very favorite places! Ocean view, delicious food at a very fair price and always excellent service provided by a friendly staff!

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  3. Brock

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely place. Family owned. Great views and quality food.

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  4. Kimmer

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were at Ki’s for dinner. The food was very good and it was beautifully presented. We found the value to be surprisingly good. I definitely recommend Ki’s for dinner and will be back again

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  5. AngieF

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    For Mother’s Day we went to Ki’s for the first time for lunch. Not knowing what to expect, we were greeted with an unfriendly attitude when we were confused on how to order. I was under the impression we would be waited on and serviced at our own table. We made a reservation for 2 o’clock. And there was no table ready. The upstairs dining room was very noisy and chaotic. We had to self serve our drinks self serve our napkins and utensils. We ordered chips and salsa as an appetizer and received them last. Half of our group got their food and almost finished before we got the second half for our table. I had to send back the fries because they were cold as well. Ordering from the counter you also had to provide a tip amount before receiving service so that didn’t make sense when I had to self serve everything. It just did not seem very ambient for a nice lunch on Mother’s Day. I am hearing that the dinner service is much better, but not sure if I will be returning.
    Ki's RestaurantResponded on May 15, 2024
    Hi Angie, My name is Jennifer and I am the General Manager at Ki's Restaurant and wanted to reach out in regards to your experience and review. I see that the reservation was made through Opentable and when you book through Opentable it informs the customers of how the restaurant operates during breakfast and lunch vs dinner service. We are counter service for breakfast and lunch and full service for dinner. We have been operating this way for 40 plus years. Mother's Day is the busiest day in the restaurant business with food times hitting the 45 minute-1 hour wait. If customers dine with other parties, order and pay separate then the food will come out at different times. Our dinner menu is just as amazing as lunh and I would like to invite you back on me in hopes of changing your review.

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  6. Bren

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This spot has an amazing view of the ocean on the 2nd floor. Food was great and reasonably priced. We arrived early for our reservation before 1 and they still sat us. We ordered downstairs and staff brought us our food. They said there was no wait staff but there were runners at least which was great. It was a busy Mother's Day brunch time and our reservation held up great. Yummy smoothies and carne asada benedict. Basic coffee options but I was already caffeinated so it was all good. Will definitely go back again!

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  7. LL13230

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy dining at Ki’s. Excellent food, thoughtful service. Great views and feels like family. We have going for almost 30 Years and have taken all Out out of town friends.

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  8. Michelle

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Portion size for salads were small for the cost. Food was good and views were great.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous views. Love the menu selections. Be sure to attend Fridays from 7-9pm for wonderful live music.

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  10. kittylover1

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for the first time for dinner last night (usually I go for breakfast or lunch), service, food and relaxed pace was wonderful!! The manager at the front podium was so nice (sorry forgot to ask your name). Ava was our server and she was attentive, friendly, gave great advice as to what to order and was just super!! And I have to mention the great view too!!! They had a band last night that was good too. We had a couple drinks (top notch bartender!!), 2 appetizers, the seasonal flatbread (yum!) and the crispy cauliflower (yum yum!) after that we split the catch of the day which was an amazing halibut! We of course couldn't leave the meal without dessert and we had the amazing lemon olive oil cake! WOW!!! Thank you all for making our birthdays so special!!

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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 4.7 stars by 968 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 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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–Wed, Sun 8:00 am–8:00 pm Friday & Saturday Thu–Sat 8:00 am–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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: (760) 586-8289
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