We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ki's Restaurant

2591 S Coast Highway, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007-2110
+1 760-436-5236
Website
Save
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good46%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (6 reviews)
“wraps” (6 reviews)
“salmon” (11 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 21:30All hours
CUISINES
American, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
2591 S Coast Highway, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007-2110
Write a Review
Reviews (165)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 165 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 2 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 31 March 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 22 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 17 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 1 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
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

We go to Ki's about once a month for brunch with a dozen or so friends. There's plenty of room for us on the top level which has 180° views of the ocean which is right across the Pacific Coast Highway. The breakfast menu was...More

1  Thank Joe A
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
V.G. Donut & Bakery
286 reviews
.94 km away
Seaside Market
211 reviews
1.06 km away
Pacific Coast Grill
590 reviews
.17 km away
Pipes Cafe
174 reviews
1.02 km away
Nearby Attractions
Sal Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve
48 reviews
.66 km away
Fletcher Cove Park
139 reviews
2.38 km away
Eli Howard Surf School
17 reviews
1.34 km away
Cedros Design District
104 reviews
2.68 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Ashley Z
Do you have a party room that would hold 20-25 for brunch? Thanks
20 January 2017|
Answer
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.
1
Vote
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Meals
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, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 21:00
Monday
08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 21:00
Thursday
08:00 - 21:00
Friday
08:00 - 21:30
Saturday
08:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2591 S Coast Highway, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007-2110
    (Chesterfield)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas  >  Cardiff-by-the-Sea
  • Phone Number: +1 760-436-5236
  • E-mail
Description
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing