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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 good46%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (6 reviews)
“wraps” (6 reviews)
“salmon” (11 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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2591 S Coast Highway, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007-2110
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1 - 10 of 164 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 3 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
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Our second visit for dinner at this sea view restaurant. Extensive menu, good pricing, good service. A little noisy but the tables are spaced generously. Servers work hard hauling tray after heavy tray to the second floor dining room. Good local spot.

Thank KathyBJax_FL
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a leisurely brother sister breakfast on what started out as a rainy day. The French toast was average but good. The pancakes look hearty and delicious. It is definitely not a place to go if you like to be waited on. While the...More

Thank Mimiinthecity0407
Reviewed 18 March 2017

It is always a treat to ask a local to pick one of the best eateries for a first meeting. We met at sunset and the evening light glowed pink; the ambiance was local and unpretentious. The menu had creative alternatives, the beers on tap...More

Thank Lloyd B
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We went here with a group and arrived in time to order from the bar menu which was before 6:00. Great choices. Three selections. And...an excellent Manhattan!

Thank Phyl145
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Ashley Z
21 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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
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
  • E-mail
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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