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“Great restaurant located in an old world charm hotel. Gotta go!”
Review of K'ya Bistro

K'ya Bistro
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Ranked #22 of 169 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$30
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Cress Street
Description: K'ya Bistro Bar is located in the historic, coastal La Casa del Camino hotel in the heart of Laguna Beach. With small plates and an emphasis on sharing, K'ya Bistro Bar offers a diverse menu with flavors from the Mediterranean and a local bistro appeal. This bustling bistro is a stone's throw from the beach and reflects a lively San Francisco-esque atmosphere. Guests can enjoy a private table, or have a drink by the fireplace before or after dinner in the comfortable lobby lounge featuring live entertainment.
North Palm Springs, California
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141 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Great restaurant located in an old world charm hotel. Gotta go!”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

Stayed here last week and was totally blown away at the restaurant and the lounge on the roof with ocean views. Very affordable, totally young , great crowd, food was excellent and service couldn't be better. Thank you Lawrence!

  • Visited May 2014
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Dana Point, California
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Value coming down.”
Reviewed 22 May 2014

I guess it was inevitable that eventually things would change at this restaurant, it happens with all of them it seems. Previously I have given this place high marks for value, service, and ambiance. It was my choice to go to K’ya for my birthday dinner. The view from the rooftop bar at sunset is special. I was looking forward to my three favorite dishes, heirloom baby tomatoes-roasted beets-walnuts on baby greens salad, bacon wrapped scallops with creamed corn fingerling potatoes and lobster risotto with truffles.
The bacon wrapped scallops were only half the size as they used to be and there were more potato's in the dish. There was very little lobster in the lobster risotto and I don’t remember seeing any flecks of truffle that is usually quite visible. I asked the waiter about both of these discrepancies and he said the price of food had gone up therefore they had started cutting back on portion size. Wrong answer!
As expected the place is very noisy and having a conversation with your table mates is impossible. Something needs to be done with the acoustics! If I go back it will only be to the rooftop bar with friends or relatives for the sunset views.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank socal55wm
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Huntington Beach, California
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222 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“WOW!!! This place is INCREDIBLE!!!”
Reviewed 21 May 2014

I can not say enough of how much I loved this place!
We wanted to go to someplace new and I had heard about here!
WOW! I & we were NOT disappointed in the least!
The food was so good!!!
The place was neat too and the service & staff were nothing less than AWESOME!!!
I will definitely come back here!
If you want a neat place to eat with outstanding food, go here!
Get away from the "average places" that everyone always goes to, and enjoy it here!
trust me...you WILL love it!!!

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank hbsurfer1
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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great Food, Great Value”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

This little hot spot in Laguna has delicious food served tapas style. The plates are perfect size and the food is remarkable. The prices are extremely reasonable and it's always very busy so make a reservation.

Visited April 2014
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Thank Mary D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Delicious, reasonably priced and fun”
Reviewed 11 May 2014

I've eaten here many times. Thai calamari, lobster risotto, filet mignon, macaroni and cheese, fish specials are always excellent.

Visited May 2014
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Thank Denise L
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