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Ki's Restaurant

2591 S Coast Highway, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007-2110
+1 760-436-5236
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good45%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (8 reviews)
“turkey bacon” (2 reviews)
“wraps” (6 reviews)
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American, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
2591 S Coast Highway, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007-2110
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good selection of California beach food (vegan, vegetarian, gluten free) and the best beach dining view you could want.

Thank cbs92007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ki's started out many years ago in a tiny storefront restaurant, dishing out food that I called "the Army does health food": slabs of lentil loaf and mashed potatoes for hungry surfers. Then, for a number of years after they moved to their classy Coastal...More

Thank invertpaleo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of great menu items! Loved the cake and the view of the Pacific. We were lucky to get a window seat.

Thank ironside54
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Hubby and I stop here on our way out of town to head back to AZ. The food was good and the view of the ocean wrapped up a spectacular weekend. The friendly wait staff made sure we hit the road with some to go...More

Thank TheEpicureanQueen
Reviewed 25 June 2017

This is one of my favorite restaurants, which I love to share with friends! Downstairs, one can get smoothies and healthy food to take out. There is nowhere to sit but good if one if running out. The location is to DIE for with a...More

Thank cookielover54
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Food was okay (a little bland) - view was incredible. Ordered a croissant-didn't come with the food. About 15 minutes later, a manager came by saying they didn't have any. Got toast about 10 minutes later after everyone was done. Not the greatest service.

Thank Mary S
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Food and smoothies are delicious. Order & pay downstairs then head upstairs for the view. Limited outside tables. We three had French toast with eggs & hashbrowns, whole wheat pancakes, fresh fruit, and an order of two egg & toast/ fruit....all good. Sunday brunch is...More

Thank Route66Mama
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I like this place. It's very casual. I like that there are so many healthy choices. The location is very nice with an open airy dining area. The prices seem reasonable. Super healthy options and smoothies.

Thank vhstoldt
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Machaca Breakfast Plate with refried beans, brown rice and guacamole was a healthy version of this Mexican meal which was fitting for their oceanview dining area upstairs. Ki's Salsa recipe is made for sensitive taste buds but if you're a hot and spicy kind of...More

Thank regener8us
Reviewed 2 April 2017

The 5 circles was for the food only - my wife had the halibut (catch of the day), myself the salmon, with a mushroom bruschetta prior to that. All the vegetables complimented the fish, which was expertly prepared. We arrived around 4PM, but the dinner...More

Thank OmahaTraveler57
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Ashley Z
20 January 2017|
Response from motherHEncinitas | Reviewed this property |
There is not an area that would be enclosed for your group, but you can reserve a section of the patio, I'll bet. We've done a few parties there with a reserved area.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2591 S Coast Highway, 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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It is our goal to maintain a quality, customer-focused business by serving great tasting, nutritious food in a fun and friendly way. Every customer is special at Ki's. We have counter service dining for breakfast and lunch and at 4:30, we up the anti by having full service dining for Happy Hour and Dinner. Ocean View included in all dining experiences. Watch the surfers and the waves while enjoying a relaxed meal. It couldn't get any better.
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