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Restaurante Kalu

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Calle 31 Ave 5, Barrio Escalante | 50 Mts Al Este Del Parque de Francia, San Jose 10110, Costa Rica
+506 2253 8426
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09:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 09:00 - 16:00
Mon 12:00 - 16:00
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 22:00
Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Toronto, Canada
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is gorgeous. I love the boutique shop with local jewelery, art, and clothing. The coffee shop looked amazing, although we didn't try it, but we did have drinks. And this was among the only places we visited that had such a wide variety of local craft brews. I can't speak to the food, but wouldn't hesitate to recommend... More 

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Phoenix
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I left my credit card at this restaurant and they made a false charge on my credit card 4 days later.

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Thank azpages
Camille R, Director General at Restaurante Kalu, responded to this review

Hi! we received your email 2 days ago (04/17) with the complaint, I responded it in less than 20 minutes but I told you that we where closed for business that day (mondays) and we could not check our system or our cameras. You wrote you visited us on april 10, but we were not open that day so you... More 

San pablo de heredia, costa rica
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been here many times... I could summarize that the menu is not that good either the quality. The service is terriblem..

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Thank MRodriguezcr
Level Contributor
107 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Great place. Easy to tell that the chef and decorator know what they are doing. Set in a nice old house in a nice neighborhood, it is an excellent place to relax, enjoy food and spend a nice time with friends.

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1 Thank Am M
Fort St. John, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We had researched and choose Kalu based on reviews we read. It was a very busy unique restaurant with families as well as couples dining. My husband ordered a hamburger which came very pink inside. He asked for it to be cooked well done and when they returned his burger again, it was still quite pink inside. My meal had... More 

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Thank ckbadiou
San Jose, Costa Rica
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

The restaurant is very nice. It is in an old remodeled home with a modern hip look. It has great food and pastries.

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Thank Alberto O
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Coffee is amazing. I had a large black coffee in French Press and an assortment or desserts. You can tell right away that these were made by one of Costa Rica's top chefs (as the waitress mentioned to us later). The coffee blend they use is just perfect. Everything about the place screams quality. The ingredients, the furniture, the decore,... More 

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Thank Jose M
Cartago, Costa Rica
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We had a great meal. The service was nice and the outdoor dining was refreshingly beautiful for an urban setting.

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Coronado, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 January 2017

I ordered the warm octopus and potato salad. It came with three small bland boiled potatoes, a couple baby octopus, which were overcooked and tasted slightly off, after a couple of them I just couldn't eat more. The dressing was really sour, which was pretty unpleasant. My friend shared her ceviche with me, which was really good. The coffee cured... More 

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Thank Fernando F
Taipei, Taiwan
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49 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

I visited this place with high expectations as my friend always talked wonders about it. At arrival, everything was fine, lovely decoration and environment. We took a table in the garden area and got our menus... and then, the disappointment started. It took around 30 mins for the waitress to take our order and only because I called her. Then,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Cuisine
Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 16:00
Monday
12:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 31 Ave 5, Barrio Escalante | 50 Mts Al Este Del Parque de Francia, San Jose 10110, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2253 8426

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