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OpenTable took my reservation but the restaurant was closed. When we got there they were not even open. We were looking forward to experiencing the new restaurant but it will have to be another time.
They weren’t even open. They could ensure they update open table and website
Service was great - food was good. Nice neighborhood restaurant.
We took my daughter and her husband to dinner and everyone had a great meal! My daughter is Vegan and she ordered the Butternut squash noodles with a cashew cream sauce deliciously decorated with cashews and fresh mint on top. She raved about her dish. My husband and I had the Korean Bbq wings- they were amazing! Crispy on the outside with perfectly cooked chicken inside. We are still talking about the delectable sauce. He ordered the Sea Bass and said it was tender, moist, and loaded with flavor. We will definitely go back!!!
Excellent service! Happy hour deals are incredible. We ordered a bunch of happy hour small plates and made it a tasting meal. Great live music on the patio Friday night. Highly recommend for good food and a chill setting.
Split the Cali Burger with friend . Was pretty good... sweet potato fries and regular fries were pretty good too. Other friend had Lamb gyros dish, was just ok as allot of the meat was fatty.
The service was good however for not being extremely busy seemed like allot of time to get pour and get served our wine. Unfortunately 2 gals were seated right behind me in the patio and one of the gals was very loud. Louder than the three of us. With allot of eating venues in the area would think this restaurant will have to be more competitive with all around better food and service. Would try again.
Easy to get there. Outside patio is much more inviting than indoor seating. Portions are very small for the cost. I ordered the lobster mac-n-cheese. It wasn't baked as the menu said, there were 2 tiny claws on top and the cheese sauce was as thin a water. However, my guests has the breakfast tacos and the fried tomato po boy and both said it was adequate. Would we go back...probably not.
Very pleasant. Service and food were excellent. Nice,casual, atmosphere.
Food was excellent, atmosphere inviting & loved the tv’s. The drinks were delicious as well...
Fun atmosphere, good food, reasonable prices. I'll be back.
I really, really want to like this place. This food is good, the ambiance is nice, but man, the service is atrocious. We've been there four times, and each successive time we ask, "it can't possibly be bad again, can it?" Wrong. The first time they had just opened. Ok, that's fine, I can understand you are still working out the kinks. The second time, we ordered drinks, appetizers, and food, and the appetizers took 25-30 mins to arrive, which was BEFORE the drinks came. The drinks arrived only moments before the food, some 45 mins in. This was a Sunday. The third time we decided to grab dinner/drinks before going to a movie across the way. We though 90 mins would be plenty of time...but not so much. Ended up having to rush out of there given how long the drinks and (now cold) food took to arrive. And the staff couldn't figure out how to award my open table points. Most recently we visited before having to attend a b-day party across the street. "There's no way we can be 0-4," we thought. Wrong. At least the first round of drinks came out at a reasonable time, but the food order was so slow, and arrived luke warm at best. Upon delivery the waitress asked if we would like another round of drinks, to which we said yes. My 2nd drink arrived totally different than the first. Different glass, different shade, different flavor, even though it was the same drink. We asked for the check, considering we had the b-day party, and needed them to remove my wife's second drink from the bill, because it never arrived. Again, I really want to like this place. The food is good, bordering on really good. The Spicy Wok Shrimp appetizer is amazing. The ambiance is very pleasant. Carmel Valley need a place like this. It's a nice bump up from the Rimel's that used to be there. But c'mon guys, you have to fix your service problem. You have a willing-to-be-loyal customer, but you keep screwing it up.
California Native offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 280-8055.
California Native is rated 3 stars by 11 OpenTable diners.