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Chez kako

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18 Rue Marechal Harispe, 64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
+33 5 59 85 10 70
10:00 - 23:00
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Tue - Fri 08:00 - 23:00
Sat - Mon 10:00 - 23:00
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West Byfleet, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Chez Kako is an institution in Saint Jean de Luz. Excellent quality simple dishes like steak and fish with some Basque specialities, using fresh local ingredients. Good service and a decent wine list. This is a regular haunt for good reason. A bit more expensive than the average in town but well worth the premium.

Thank Matthew S
Paris, France
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118 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

A group of us had a very good lunch. The local hake is wonderful sprinkled with fried garlic and served with small Spanish green peppers fried in olive oil. The service is typical of a busy bistrot. The place is not quiet and it is full of people. People enjoying a lovely meal. Don't miss it if you get the... More 

Thank MyNixie
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Vegetarian friendly. Very warm place! The food was really served well. The waiter spoke english so it was easy to explain what we could eat. Had rose wine, raviolli, vegetables. Their house fries were nice. Must have their dessert. Thank you team Chez Kako

Thank pallavmshah
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Had a great meal here last year but last night was a complete disaster. The plate of beef for two at around €44 was cold, tough and virtually inedible. We sent it back twice and eventually refused to accept it. To be fair they didn't charge us and the restaurant was full and I don't know if there were any... More 

Thank GMacSpain
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

At dinner at Chez Kako, I ordered a wonderful Basque style pork shoulder with sauteed mushrooms dish, secreto du porc. It was so delicious that I returned to the restaurant two days later to enjoy the pork dish again. Despite not much English being spoken there, the service was excellent and the atmosphere was cozy. The food was exquisite. This... More 

Thank cookiebaker101
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

A visit on a very wet evening , not a soul to be seen on the way to the restaurant, albeit a wet Monday. We walked in the door to Chez Kako and that's when the cloud's lifted. In order of quality received: Service, food and exceptional hospitality. We arrived blind and left guided by the culinary expertise of the... More 

Thank Gareth O
Eymet, France
1 review
Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Great ambiance and fantastic food, we had the côté de bœuf which is to be shared, make sure that you're hungry because the portion was generous to say the least, cooked to perfection and wonderfully tender, washed down with a bottle of Pinna Fidelis, a red Spanish wine from Ribera del Duero, which was equally sublime. I can't praise this... More 

Thank Carrousel24500
Swansea, Wales
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146 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2016

Went for lunch on market day. Place busy and, as we were eating in the evening, just had the plat + coffee. The food was very good, a tasty burger in a panino with tomato, onion and cheese, salad leaves, and good fries. With the coffee 11.50 euro each, a bargain. On the downside the place is small. We had... More 

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Serignac, France
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78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2016

What a great restaurant and lively and fun too, very busy on a Saturday evening. Well worth a visit with a wonderful selection of genuine Basque food on their menu. Will definitely visit again next time I'm in St Jean de Luz.

Thank nigel h
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170 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015

We picked Chez Kako after discovering it ourselves AND having the concierge at our hotel recommend it. We had been leaning that direction but the concierge's vote sealed the deal. We dined at Chez Kako for our first night in St. Jean-de-Luz and we were excited to experience the place. The vibe is cool - bustling and young, with friendly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$48
French, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Rue Marechal Harispe, 64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Pyrenees-Atlantiques  >  Basque Country  >  Saint-Jean-de-Luz
  • Phone Number: +33 5 59 85 10 70

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