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About K'ya Bistro - Laguna Beach

Coined by locals as the top favorite restaurant in Laguna Beach, K'ya Bistro Bar boasts signature small plate dishes that keep them coming back for more. Located inside the Historic Hotel La Casa del Camino, K'ya offers a diverse menu with a European-Style cuisine, reminiscent of simple Bistro and mediterranean dining. This bustling bistro is a stone's throw from the beach and reflects a lively San Francisco-esque atmosphere. Steak, Seafood, Chicken, Pasta, Burgers, Snacks, Desserts - all small plates with over 60 menu items making this the “ultimate Laguna dining experience!”. Come visit us during Happy Hour Daily 4:30-5:30pm $5 Food and drink specials and Bonus Happy Hour Buy Any Cocktail, Mojitos, Beer or Wine and receive Half Off on Any Food item on the dinner menu. For California casual fare, Hand Muddled Mojitos and the best sunsets in Laguna Beach, with amazing ocean and coastal views visit The Rooftop Lounge located atop La Casa del Camino-rooftoplagunabeach.com

1287 South Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Tapas / Small Plates, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:

Lunch 11:30am to 2:30pm at The Rooftop Lounge

Dinner 4:30pm to Close at K'ya Bistro Bar

Rooftop 11:30am to 9pm (Sun-Thurs)- 10pm (Fri & Sat)

Cross Street:
Cress Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(949) 376-9718

Website:
http://kyabistro.com/

Entertainment:
Live Entertainment weekends from 6-10pm/Sun 5pm-9pm in the lobby lounge of Hotel La Casa del Camino.

Catering:
Outside Catering available

Executive Chef:
Craig Connole

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Weddings, Private Parties and Corporate Events

K'ya Bistro - Laguna Beach Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

3.9

value

4.5

Noise

Energetic

95% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (1892)
Neighborhood Gem (1607)
Hot Spot (1402)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (930)
Special Occasion (868)
Good for Groups (832)
Romantic (718)
Scenic View (603)
Great for Outdoor Dining (410)
Late-night Find (365)
Notable Wine List (340)
Great for Lunch (245)
Kid-friendly (121)
Great for Brunch (98)
Tapas (33)
Happy Hour (31)
Creative Cuisine (30)
Good for a Date (30)
Casual (27)
Cozy (22)
Fun (21)
Worth the Drive (21)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Outstanding Value (19)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Tasting Menu (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Authentic (11)
Comfort Food (11)
Quick Bite (9)
Healthy (8)
People Watching (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Bar Seating (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Waterfront (5)
Live Music (4)
Seasonal (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Business Meals (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Organic (2)
Quiet Conversation (1)
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 (Orange County)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Had a great time as always

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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food5
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service5
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 20, 2017

Always have a great time at Kya Bistro. Especially love their Small Plates menu and wonderful
Martinis! I have never been disappointed with the Food, Ambiance or Service there. Thrilled that they now offer $1. Bites for Dessert!

Tags: Quick Bite, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Casual
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food5
ambience4
service5
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Excellent Valentine's Day Prix Fixed menu, nicely prepared, very nice ambience, very attentive and pleasant waitstaff (Kelsey was sooo sweet and did a fab job), and incredible value. Never been before but we'll be back.

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food5
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Resturant was really small and cozy, yet it was bustling with people. I had no issue with the food even though it was a fixed menu for Valentines Day. There is a bar on the top of the resturant that I had the opportunity to check out while waiting to be seated. The service was something to improve on, but I believe they were running a skeleton crew on one of the most busiest nights during the year, so there's that. Overall, I have already recommended this place to others and hope to return again.

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Authentic, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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food5
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service3
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on February 14, 2017

The food and service was excellent. This restaurant is known for serving small portions that are shared, allowing a greater experience of their exceptional food. Prices are reasonable considering the quality.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Paleo Friendly, Romantic
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food5
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 14, 2017

My wife and I went for Valentines dinner tonight. The food ranged from good to very good. They had a package deal for the occasion which included wine or champagne. The re d wine was marginal. The service was good for most all of the me. In fact.my wife told the manager how great our server was; big mistake. the main entrees we waited an hour for the deser

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food4
ambience3
service3
value3

vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 13, 2017

We tried this place for a night out. What a big disappointment. Their idea of tapas food is putting some ingredients on 2 toasted pieces of bread. If they would called them cristini then would make sense. But even that was done very poorly. Don't think they have a trained chef, only cooks, even that, someone should tell them chopped raw onions is not the right topping for anything except maybe salad. We will never go back. Thinks for ruining our night:-(

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 12, 2017

The food is good and is priced well. The menu is a by all over the place but some favorites were the Brie tapas plate, the beef tartare and the banana bread bread pudding. Really delicious drinks too!

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food4
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value4

 
 (Orange County)·Dined on February 11, 2017

The fire alarm went off twice while we were eating. We were assured, "this just happens sometimes, nothing to worry about." Uhhhh...? Really? It was really noisy and all of the tables were packed so closely to other tables I felt like I was eating with strangers rather than on an intimate date. The food here used to be really good but they keep changing it and it's just not the same. I get tired of having to figure out the menu all over again each time I go and seeing favorite dishes disappear. Or ordering them and finding it's different. This place was just disappointing. It used to be one of our favorites but we probably won't be coming back.

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food4
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service5
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Birthday dinner with girlfriend

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food5
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value3

 
 (Orange County)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Had not been there for several years. The menu has been expanded. Thai calamari, lobster mac and cheese, Jidori chicken were some of our favorites.

Tags: Scenic View, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 3, 2017

I love this place!!! Great value and very diverse and delicious food!!

Tags: Outstanding Value, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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food5
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 31, 2017

Took our friends here for dinner. Since we came for an early 4:30 dinner, we were introduced to the Happy Hour menu. It was fun picking and choosing various items to try. We had a wonderful time and the food and wine was very good. We will definitely be back again!

Tags: Fun, Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Outstanding Value
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food5
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Love the tapas and gluten free options. Service is as very good.

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food5
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 27, 2017

We had a fantastic evening. Chef Craig is amazing.
One of our favorite places to go to.
Great service as well. Thank you

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food5
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service5
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Our new favorite place to enjoy a great array of delish foods and a cocktail.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Late-night Find, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Outstanding Value, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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 (Tulsa)·Dined on January 24, 2017

It was a lovely dinner with my daughter. Beautiful presentation and food good. First filet wasn't as done as we would have liked and they immediately redid it perfectly. Lots of options for small plates or plates to share. I'd definitely go back!

Tags: Tasting Menu
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food4
ambience5
service5
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 23, 2017

First visit was not our last for a meal at this gem of a dining spot.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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food5
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service5
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Excellent experience. Delicious food. Great live band at the bar

Tags: Tasting Menu, Cozy
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 16, 2017

Kya bistro was a great place for the celebration of my son and daughter inlaws 1st year anniversary. They are vegetarians and the menu was great for us all.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Quick Bite, Cozy, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, People Watching, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Tapas
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food5
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Every experience I've had at K'ya has been outstanding. Impeccable food and service. You can tell that their good service is genuine. and that there e is nothing more important to the staff than your experience. Must try the bacon wrapped shrimp!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Outstanding Value, Authentic, Romantic, Tapas, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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food5
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Lobster mac, bacon wrapped dates, and kale salad were all excellent and a good value. Bar staff was very engaging and made for a fun experience.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Live Music, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Tapas
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food5
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 10, 2017

Don't love the new menu!

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food4
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2017

Wow! We went here to cap off a great holiday break and we were very impressed. The food is creative, delicious and downright fun! My 9 year old got to eat a "real" heathy meal to boot and he gobbled it up. The cocktails were great too, and did not skimp on the alcohol (be careful you have a DD in you plan on having more than 1!! ). We were very impressed and will be back again.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy
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food5
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 1, 2017

Good food and the good value. Excellent price on the desserts!

Tags: Tapas, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Boise)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Wonderful place if you love food and want a taste of it all! The foie gras was unbelievably good. We shared our little plates and loved it all. A perfect place to taste a lot of foods without overeating. Would definitely go back once back in Laguna

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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food5
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Great late night happy hour!

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food5
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2016

We went for an early dinner on New Years Eve. I was amazed that K'ya had their standard menu and prices for New Years. Wow! What a value.

We've gone to K'ya many times over the years, especially for the Happy Hour meals.

The food is consistently great and the prices are inexpensive.

Tags: Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Outstanding Value, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 30, 2016

The food was amazing! It was my second time there, my first time was many years ago and I had hyped up the food to my husband and was hoping it was the same quality as the first time I had gone. IT WAS! We were so happy with our food and drinks, will definitely go again!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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food5
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2016

Excellent food. Tapas and small plates were all good. We didn't try the family style.
Every item we tried was excellent. The Brie was heavy on bread and light on Brie.
The atmosphere is loud, hard for conversation, parking might be difficult so arrive with enough time. We got very close parking.
I would recommend happy hour, or dinner for 2. It is a bit too loud for larger parties.
Just get a get things and share! The items will start to add up so if you are on a budget keep an eye on your total.
Wine, prosecco, g&t, tea, 4 tapas, 3 small plates: 145. Plus tip.

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food5
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 30, 2016

The best happy hour in the county!

Great food, great drinks, great service

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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food5
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 29, 2016

Excellent setup of table before we arrived, great server, great food served hot, great pace for small plates, everything was great!!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2016

Awesome experience

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 25, 2016

I love this restaurant-it is always fabulous!
The food is exceptional and so is the service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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food5
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 24, 2016

We were just there for Christmas Eve 2016 - it was the perfect casual dining great ambiance and great food !! Loved it !

Tags: Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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food5
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 17, 2016

We took my daughter for her birthday. The food was great. Our favorites were risotto with scallops, filet mignon, crime brûlée! We were able to order serval items and have some of everything.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 14, 2016

Great tapas and share plates. Interesting menu items. Great friendly service at fair prices.

Tags: Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 11, 2016

Awesome place. My families favorite, great for sharing.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2016

Excellent. Fresh tasty food. Friendly efficient device. Very loud in the dining room, though.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 3, 2016

This is especially great for those who loves to eat small plates. And if you don't, you get to taste a bunch of things that taste amazing for the same price as a large plate. Food has always been spot on and there is a large variety. Drinks are better than average.

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