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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
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Thu - Mon 00:30 - 22:00
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent dinner exceptionally well presented. Delicious, attractive and imaginative cuisine well deserving of a Michelin star. Staff were charming, friendly and very professional. Will certainly go there on our next visit. Well done!!

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Thank Barbara S
West Byfleet, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Kaiku is to my mind the best restaurant in Saint Jean de Luz. It is expensive but quite reasonable given the quality. The atmosphere is refined but laid back, certainly not stuffy. There is a very good wine list with lots of reasonably priced choices and the cuisine is really delicious: fresh and innovative, using local ingredients. It is a... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 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.

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Hong Kong, China
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
5 restaurant reviews
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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madrid
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
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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6 restaurant reviews
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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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153 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
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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Israel
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323 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
French, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
00:30 - 22:00
Monday
00:30 - 22:00
Thursday
00:30 - 22:00
Friday
00:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?