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Ki's Restaurant

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2591 S Coast Highway 101, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007-2110 (Chesterfield)
+1 760-436-5236
08:00 - 20:30
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Sun - Thu 08:00 - 20:30
Fri 08:00 - 22:00
Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed a leisurely brother sister breakfast on what started out as a rainy day. The French toast was average but good. The pancakes look hearty and delicious. It is definitely not a place to go if you like to be waited on. While the view was good, I think it is slightly over priced since you really don't get... More 

Thank Mimiinthecity0407
Vancouver, Canada
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199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is always a treat to ask a local to pick one of the best eateries for a first meeting. We met at sunset and the evening light glowed pink; the ambiance was local and unpretentious. The menu had creative alternatives, the beers on tap were fresh and tasty and the staff were attentive. She was right and we were... More 

Thank Lloyd B
Encinitas, California
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91 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here with a group and arrived in time to order from the bar menu which was before 6:00. Great choices. Three selections. And...an excellent Manhattan!

Thank Phyl145
San diego
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We go to Ki's about once a month for brunch with a dozen or so friends. There's plenty of room for us on the top level which has 180° views of the ocean which is right across the Pacific Coast Highway. The breakfast menu was fairly diverse but I always end up getting the Metallica and egg dish because it's... More 

Thank Joe A
San Diego, CA
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208 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You order your food downstairs and then go upstairs to find a table where a server brings you your food. The menu has pretty standard items on it but everything is fresh and tasty. I had a turkey with cheese and avocado sandwich with tomato and lentil soup. My friend had the fish tacos which I was just dying to... More 

Thank maringfro
Singapore, Singapore
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89 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2017

I love Ki's restaurant. We come here for the great views and california style vegetarian food each time we visit san diego. Love their serve yourself coffee (with variety) and fresh salsa (also serve yourself). Tried dinner once and food wasn't great, service was terrible. Their morning crew does great, though!

Thank Maguerite J
Carlsbad, California
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

The views are as excellent as the food, drinks and service. Veggie curry was easily a 10 out 10, and the mahi was a well.

Thank ltarmo5
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We ate here for lunch after a splash in the sea across the road on a week day in the holidays between Christmas and new year. All the seating is on the 1st floor so there are nice views of the ocean when you are inside or outside. The food menu is broad and full of healthy things. The juice... More 

Thank Paul F
San Diego, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Ki's has delicious and healthy food, great coffee and one of the nicest views anywhere (breakfast, lunch and dinner). Great people too.

Thank Arrdwale
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

We ate here for our Thanksgiving. They had 2 separate lines: Vegan and traditional. We ate traditional. I can't say enough about how good the food was. We had never visited before. Next time we'd ask to sit on the patio instead of inside AND to book at sunset. We arrived after sunset. But sunset would have been amazing. The... More 

Thank Michele P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2591 S Coast Highway 101, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007-2110
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas  >  Cardiff-by-the-Sea
  • Phone Number: +1 760-436-5236

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?