K'ya Bistro - Laguna Beach

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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
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4.3based on all time ratings
4.4
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4.2
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3.9
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michellew
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time as always

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LagunaGirl
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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vipgrooveysue
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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Maverick
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall5food5service3ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall3food4service3ambience3

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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vipSammy
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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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vipTK22
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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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Charlotte
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2017
Overall3food4service5ambience2

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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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner with girlfriend

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KMcD
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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Fuzzy
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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!

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vipEdwardE
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipChrisPurer
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipRiley
Tulsa
14 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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!

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vipRich
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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bitab
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Scott949
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipLarSher
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Don't love the new menu!

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Elizabeth
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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lori
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2017
Overall4food3service3ambience3

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

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Bokie
Boise
14 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great late night happy hour!

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vipgoldharv
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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!

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WhatTheJules
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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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Blondstar
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best happy hour in the county!

Great food, great drinks, great service

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vipgagan
Orange County
36 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience

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vipnancys
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2016
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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.

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vipafinboca
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place. My families favorite, great for sharing.

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BS56
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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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K'ya Bistro - Laguna Beach is rated 4.3 stars by 1434 OpenTable diners.

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