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Ki's Restaurant

4.5
282 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Healthy
  • Waterfront
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Californian, Organic, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Friday- Saturday:8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sunday-Thursday: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Phone number
(760) 436-5236
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Chesterfield
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Parking details
Parking is limited space. Ki's HIGHLY recommends car pooling. Public off site parking across the street at the beach.
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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
What 282 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great food, wonderful ambience, good service with a terrific view of the ocean!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We just keep coming back! The food is prepared healthfully, the view is amazing and we really enjoyed listening to Fred & Peter! We'll be back!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great food, great wine and excellent service, all with a terrific view of sunset over the Pacific.

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We had to get our own drinks at the bar after waiting a long time. Waiter didn’t even notice. Live music was nice and view nice. Food just ok. The sushi I had was better sounding on paper and quite boring once I got it. I’ll likely not return to this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great service and delicious meal from appetizers to entrees to desserts!

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Food was excellent. Quality is always excellent. Had a party of 7 and everyone was very happy with their selection. I ordered the special which was a Halibut with Puttanesca sauce and fresh steamed vegetables. The Puttanesca sauce was more mild than I am accustomed to but honestly that was the correct way to make the sauce as the halibut was so extraordinarily exquisite and buttery that anything more spicy would have overwhelmed the dish. It was the best halibut I have ever had. The waitress said it just arrived fresh that morning and no doubt that was true! Service was also very good. This place is super noisy so if you want to go and have a quiet, mellow romantic dinner this is not the place. There were many large groups there which is typical on a weekend night and many times the kitchen area had calamitous dropping of dishes which sounded like explosions throughout the dining area. Don’t quite know what the clumsiness was about but it definitely added to the noise level. On a nice note they brought a dessert entree to our table for a group share that was superb. I do recommend this place and will continue to eat here in the future but just don’t go at dinner if you want a more quiet intimate evening. Breakfast and lunch are more quiet and a better time to have a conversation plus you get to watch the waves and beautiful beach scenery.

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4.0Dined on February 20, 2018

I love this special spot. I’ll continue to go back again and again because it’s so unique and special.

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4.0Dined on February 20, 2018

The food was delicious...enjoyed every bite. The view great. It was noisy, but will go back.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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 .

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 22, 2018

Great Sunset Dinner. Delicious soup!
Beautiful view!

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5.0Dined 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!!

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on January 4, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on December 27, 2017

I’ll be going there again.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Great meal and Charlie was terrific server as always!

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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!

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3.0Dined on December 23, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on December 20, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Nice location and flavorful menu

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on October 27, 2017

Great music, great food.

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4.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on October 21, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on October 20, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on September 30, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined on September 7, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on September 2, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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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