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le Kaiku

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17 Rue de la Republique, 64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
+33 5 59 26 13 20
Thu - Mon 00:30 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Maitre de cuisine has a michelin star and has created excellent courses typical for St Jean de Luz mainly based on fish. You should reserve the table at least 2 days before. Really good food worth the price.

1 Thank Ilker D
Hong Kong, China
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

We booked this for lunch as part of our trip from Bordeaux to Spain. It was a good reason to stop by Saint Jean de Luz which is a beautiful and quaint seaside village with a few very nice beaches. The manager of the restaurant, Stephanie, was extremely helpful. Quite modern interpretations but well executed. I can see how some... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

in this little town where you have a lot of places to eat this one is the best! you should really try it! from my point of wiew it's on of the best on the whole coast! the food is amazing6 the atmosphere is wonder ful! Better to book in advance

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Wasn't sure what to expect from our visit, having only carried out the briefest of investigations into options before booking. What we got was a truly exceptional meal of the highest quality - this is fine dining, but in a relaxed and beautiful setting. All of the starters, main courses, desserts and various amuse-bouches were delicious, with lots of interesting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

With a new chef from a top hotel in Paris and a Michelin star this restaurant is now outstanding. At lunch the fixed menu (with alternatives) offers the best value meal we have ever had! With a small, attractive, cosy restaurant in an old terrace house with original beams and stone walls looking onto an open kitchen, and friendly efficient... More 

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Les Deux-Alpes, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Fantastic food, wine, service and atmosphere. We thoroughly enjoyed every element of our menu découverte and could not fault a thing. We could see into the immaculate kitchen from our table where chefs were working hard throughout a busy service. Dishes were all beautifully presented and exquisitely flavoured. Not possible to pick a favourite course, absolute perfection from amuse bouche... More 

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Cotswolds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

My wife and I visited for dinner on the last night of our recent visit to St Jean de Luz based on the excellent TA and Michelin reviews and we were not disappointed. We had the five course tasting menu which was very good value for the high standard throughout. The Langoustines were a stand out course as was the... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

We have been to La Kaiku many years ago. Than it was a boisterous happy street restaurant serving simple and good seafood. We retained a fond memory from our visit. So I was glad to find that La Kaiku was awarded a Michelin star and was eager to eat there again. Alas we were disappointed. The restaurant moved inside and... More 

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Toulouse, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

I had the merlu (hake) for lunch menu, with rice and a frothy paella-like sauce. It was delicious. The entrée with tomato and mozarella was also very good. The dessert with banana and chocolate is also nice, but with a bit too much chocolate for me. My husband had the other options in the menu and he was also completely... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Where to Begin? It was honestly one of the best meals of my life!!!! Combine a hint of Asian flair with inspired French and Basque cuisine and what do you get? Voila: Culinary Magic. The flavors, textures, surprises superior service and atmosphere mixed together perfectly to create about the most perfect meal I can imagine!!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
00:30 - 22:00
00:30 - 22:00
00:30 - 22:00
00:30 - 22:00
00:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Rue de la Republique, 64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Pyrenees-Atlantiques  >  Basque Country  >  Saint-Jean-de-Luz
  • Phone Number: +33 5 59 26 13 20

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?