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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 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 08:00 - 20:30
Fri 08:00 - 22:00
Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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San Diego, CA
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207 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
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49 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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
Fallbrook, California
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125 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

The menu is quite healthy here. Prices range from the low-teens to the mid-twenties. Large appetizer menu. Fair amount of dinner plate/salad options. Try the fresh spring rolls, Organic Baby Kale and Green Apple salad, and the Petite Filet with a Cabernet Mushroom Demi--they're all delicious! Our server, Jessica, was very professional and friendly.

Thank Frank O
Laguna Woods, California
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Ki is located on the East side of PCH, with no obstruction of the view on the ocean side. Dining room is upstairs, which enhances the view of the ocean. During breakfast and lunch, you place your order as you enter on the first floor. It is delivered to your table on the second floor. Dinner is full service upstairs.... More 

Thank ZCAlady
Del Mar, California
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142 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I tried this restaurant today since I had not been in years. I have to say I enjoyed it since I was looking for something casual while on a walk with a friend. It was easy to order when you walk in at the counter and then you can pick a table upstairs while the servers bring your food to... More 

Thank ErinP27
Tucson, Arizona
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327 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

The varied menu will please anyone and the service is great. The veggie tacos were outstanding! Sit outside and watch the surf too!

Thank CarolRororo

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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, Cheap Eats, View
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?