aef7573c507b0e6748b9bc082cc8cd072015 OC Restaurant Week Dinner Menu $40
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Wild Hawaiian Ahi Poke (Onion, seaweed, avocado, spicy soy): 4 stars
Good portion of fresh pieces of ahi & sprinkles of masago fish eggs made this dish yummy.

IMG_0482Cajun Spiced Shrimp (Polenta, tomato, garlic butter): 3 stars
Shrimp was over seasoned & bit burnt on the sides. Seasoning on this dish was spicy and had a kick at the end too.IMG_0486

Organic Yellow Beet Baby Tomatoes & Feta Salad (Greens, candied walnuts, white balsamic vinaigrette): 3 stars
This salad needed more pieces of yellow beets & the dressing was too heavy & tart.IMG_0484

Kale Salad (Avocado, pepitas, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, lime vinaigrette): 2.5 stars

The vinaigrette was very heavy in this salad but the kale was very fresh & the texture is nice.

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Lobster & Truffle Risotto (Lobster-cognac cream, herb crust): 2 stars
Risotto was buttery but on the plain side & there wasn’t enough pieces of asparagus to compliment the risotto. There was no smell or taste of truffle in this dish. Shavings of Parmesan cheese did little to add flavor to this dish.

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Vanilla Bean Crème Brulee: 4 stars
Very light & fluffy consistently but a little too liquidy compared to other crème brulees that I’ve had before but the top was not burned which is great.

Service: B-
Attentive service but when I asked for my left overs to be boxed, she just handed me a box & a bag to to do it myself. I thought that this being such a fancy place with all those waiters just hanging around doing nothing that maybe they’d do it but I guess not.

Decor: B
Inside is a lot smaller & crowded with tables & chairs than I expected because after I looked at the place from the outside it looked to be spacious but I guess not.

Overall: 3.5 stars three-half-stars
The selection & variety of food on the OC Restaurant week menu was good but when I looked at the prices of the items on the regular menu & compared it to the OC Restaurant Week menu; they were about the same. The only thing is that you’d really be saving on would be the 1/2 filled glass of house wine that came with the OC Restaurant Week meal.

I will be posting more reviews throughout this week on restaurants that participate in OC Restaurant Week so please stay tuned!

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http://www.orangecountyrestaurantweek.com

K’ya Bistro Bar

La Casa del Camino Hotel

1287 S Coast Hwy

Laguna Beach, CA 92651

http://www.kyabistro.com/index.php

k'ya Bistro Bar on Urbanspoon

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