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Restaurante Kalu

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Calle 31 Ave 5, Barrio Escalante | 50 Mts Al Este Del Parque de Francia, San Jose 10110, Costa Rica
+506 2253 8426
09:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 09:00 - 16:00
Mon 12:00 - 16:00
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 22:00
Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went for dinner with friends and I was favorably surprised by the menu that offers salads,main courses and several interesting options to share. We enjoyed the food and I also really liked the garden. One other interesting thing is that they have a display of nice artwork, jewelry and handicraft for sale. Overall we had a very pleasant experience.

Thank selvaggiabaggi
Toronto, Canada
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

This place is gorgeous. I love the boutique shop with local jewelery, art, and clothing. The coffee shop looked amazing, although we didn't try it, but we did have drinks. And this was among the only places we visited that had such a wide variety of local craft brews. I can't speak to the food, but wouldn't hesitate to recommend... More 

Thank rwr_3
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

I left my credit card at this restaurant and they made a false charge on my credit card 4 days later.

Thank azpages
Camille R, Director General at Restaurante Kalu, responded to this review

Hi! we received your email 2 days ago (04/17) with the complaint, I responded it in less than 20 minutes but I told you that we where closed for business that day (mondays) and we could not check our system or our cameras. You wrote you visited us on april 10, but we were not open that day so you... More 

San pablo de heredia, costa rica
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Been here many times... I could summarize that the menu is not that good either the quality. The service is terriblem..

Thank MRodriguezcr
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112 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Great place. Easy to tell that the chef and decorator know what they are doing. Set in a nice old house in a nice neighborhood, it is an excellent place to relax, enjoy food and spend a nice time with friends.

1 Thank Am M
Fort St. John, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We had researched and choose Kalu based on reviews we read. It was a very busy unique restaurant with families as well as couples dining. My husband ordered a hamburger which came very pink inside. He asked for it to be cooked well done and when they returned his burger again, it was still quite pink inside. My meal had... More 

Thank ckbadiou
San Jose, Costa Rica
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

The restaurant is very nice. It is in an old remodeled home with a modern hip look. It has great food and pastries.

Thank Alberto O
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Coffee is amazing. I had a large black coffee in French Press and an assortment or desserts. You can tell right away that these were made by one of Costa Rica's top chefs (as the waitress mentioned to us later). The coffee blend they use is just perfect. Everything about the place screams quality. The ingredients, the furniture, the decore,... More 

Thank Jose M
Cartago, Costa Rica
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We had a great meal. The service was nice and the outdoor dining was refreshingly beautiful for an urban setting.

Thank haney321
Coronado, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 January 2017

I ordered the warm octopus and potato salad. It came with three small bland boiled potatoes, a couple baby octopus, which were overcooked and tasted slightly off, after a couple of them I just couldn't eat more. The dressing was really sour, which was pretty unpleasant. My friend shared her ceviche with me, which was really good. The coffee cured... More 

Thank Fernando F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 31 Ave 5, Barrio Escalante | 50 Mts Al Este Del Parque de Francia, San Jose 10110, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2253 8426

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