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Kim's Restaurant

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745 S Coast Highway 101, Lumberyard Center, Encinitas, CA 92024-4450
+1 760-942-4816
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 21:30
Sat 12:00 - 21:30
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Their food was absolutely delicious. I usually don't eat Vietnamese but the Pho and the garlic shrimp here are to die for. The pho is so tasty - fresh veggies and herbs added to your liking with a choice of different proteins. The Lemongrass pork and shrimp was also delicious.

Thank Hayley F
Vista, California
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I wish this place was open 24-7....great food, incredible Ginger tea and very nice staff. The location is perfect and easy to find!

Thank tikicadette
Los Angeles, California
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65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Great variety of Asian foods. My associate had a great Pho soup and I had a great dish of special seafood soup. Service was friendly and our food was very good. If you are looking for good food at a good price, this is a great place.

Thank TravelingMan2012
Encinitas, California
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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

Nice quiet restaurant, you can actually have a conversation here! The Vietnamese food is excellent and the service is also very good. This is the best chicken Pho I've had in the area. Will definately come back.

Thank NancyK2
Encinitas, California
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

Have eaten here a couple of times, plenty of selections for vegetarians including mock meat. Good food, great family-run business type service. The type that will remember your name. Right on the 101 in The LumberYard . convenient access to the beach.

Thank gmac729
San Diego, California
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301 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

They have great lunch specials--$8.95 for soup and entree. Huge selection. The coconut soup was delicious, as was the chicken, cabbage salad and rice. Service was efficient and friendly.

Thank SanDiegoBJ
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016

This was recommended by locals. Everything was fresh and well-done, tasted authentic. Service was friendly and adequate. Loved the fresh rolls and pho.

Thank gogirlIdaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

great food, good location. We like the spicy garlic tofu in particular. Simple setting, near the beach.

Thank Tom M
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015 via mobile

We were looking for cozy place that has some soups. I ordered Pho combo with chicken beef and shrimp, also we got bbq pork sandwich. Everything was outstanding and freshly made! Good prices. Authentic Vietnamese restaurant! Will coming back definitely.

Thank kater1234
Oceanside, California
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201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015

Kim’s Restaurant has been a longtime fixture at The Lumberyard on Highway 101 in Encinitas. Known for their signature Pho and rice paper dishes, Kim’s is a friendly family run eatery. The Pho is made using a traditional bone broth with whole onions that steeps all day for maximum flavor. The flavorful broth is also used to enhance stir fried... More 

Thank CoastalCruiser27

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Vietnamese, Chinese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 745 S Coast Highway 101, Lumberyard Center, Encinitas, CA 92024-4450
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: +1 760-942-4816

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