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Kairoa Brewing Company, San Diego, CA

Kairoa Brewing Company

4.5
4.5
103 Reviews
$30 and under
Brewery
Kairoa is the culmination of our passion for food, beer and our original home country of New Zealand. The food is New Zealand comfort food mixed with southern Californian favorites. Nothing beats our New Zealand style smoked lamb fries and a crisp pilsner.

Our mission is to create delicious beer and food that makes people feel at home in our modern farmhouse designed space, a nod to our family past. Enjoy our rooftop bar with friends while enjoying the sunset over the San Diego urban scenery.

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2 people

7:00 PM


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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Brewery, New Zealand, American
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Sat 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Wed–Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–7:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (619) 295-1355
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    LGBTQ+, Women
  • Executive chef
    Steve Martinez
  • Private party facilities
    Contact us at events@kairoa.com to book an event with us!
  • Neighborhood
    University Heights
  • Cross street
    Madison
  • Parking details
    Parking lot in back and street parking available.
  • Public transit
    There is a bus stop right out front, and we have bike racks next to the building.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 103 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

103 Reviews
  1. TypSD

    San Diego

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service. We sat at the rooftop on a beautiful, sunny day. It was really nice and thoroughly enjoyed our time. We took our 4 year old daughter. It’s very family and dog friendly.
    Kairoa Brewing CompanyResponded on August 25, 2020
    Thanks so much for the kind review :)

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  2. AndyE

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing and customer service was outstanding. Will definitely come back again.
    Kairoa Brewing CompanyResponded on August 25, 2020
    Thanks Andy! Hopefully we'll see you soon!

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  3. Mackenzie

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We go for trivia on Wednesday’s. The salmon salad is amazing, but make sure to order the salmon well done. The NZ sauv blanc goes very well with it. Drink selection is great. Other food options are hit or miss. The servers are very good, but there is usually only one server for the whole downstairs, which is packed during trivia. We love geeks who drink trivia. Kairoa is a good bar for trivia!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our guests food was delayed and arrived after everyone else had finished. The delayed dish was a Thursday only special, ramen. The dish itself was “gamey”, it was a lamb ramen. When the ramen arrived the server apologized and said it would be “taken care of”. Our guest did not even mention the gamey flavor and was just pretty much over the whole experience. When the check arrived only half of the ramen price was deducted........

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  5. Girleatstravelslaughs

    San Diego

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. The shepherd's pie is the ultimate comfort food. Ethan was very attentive and fun. Definitely will return!

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  6. tink427

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful views and amazing wings!! Seriously, order wings.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Sat upstairs. Cold but had heaters and blankets.

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  8. Nicoleg

    Tucson

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved Kairoa! Food was great! Beers were very good. Service was awesome! We lucked out and had perfect weather for the rooftop dining. This will be added to our list of favorite restaurants in San Diego. Also seems like a great place to celebrate a special occasion. The fireplace areas look very inviting. Will definitely return for happy hour soon.

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  9. LulL

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We went to Kairoa for a casual business dinner. We ended up sharing each of our selections along with appetizers. We also selected fruit spritzers instead of beer. They were light and refreshing, but I think a beer would have been a better choice for the New Zealand Burger, which was divine. One of our other selections was thinly sliced salmon that was absolutely heavenly, but seriously needed a side to make it a meal. I highly recommend Kairoa, and you can bring your pooch with you!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great bar/ restaurant. Amazing wings!!

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Kairoa Brewing Company using the Order Online button. Kairoa Brewing Company also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 295-1355.

Kairoa Brewing Company is rated 4.5 stars by 103 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


Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Kairoa Brewing Company

4601 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92116-2630

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Madison
  • Neighborhood
    University Heights
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Sat 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Wed–Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–7:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Brewery, New Zealand, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Parking lot in back and street parking available.
  • Public transit
    There is a bus stop right out front, and we have bike racks next to the building.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    LGBTQ+, Women
  • Executive chef
    Steve Martinez
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (619) 295-1355
  • Private party facilities
    Contact us at events@kairoa.com to book an event with us!
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