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Kala Bistro

1995 Whitney Ave, North Haven, CT 06473-4472
+1 203-889-2275
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good25%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible0%
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“paella” (3 reviews)
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European, Spanish, Fusion
€€ - €€€
1995 Whitney Ave, North Haven, CT 06473-4472
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They seem to be understaffed both front of the house, kitchen and bar. We ordered the shashito peppers which came immediately. The drinks arrived 15 minutes later. There was a very very long wait for the food. We shared the lamb sliders which were yucky......More

Thank Roberta H
Reviewed 27 June 2018

I had the fabulous bourbon drink first, followed by an ecellent cold tomato soup, with embellishments, and a very good chicken taco, The portions are not too big, which I like, and the wait staff are lovely. I did, however, have to wait a long...More

Thank Patricia29
Reviewed 26 June 2018

Hamden does not have much offer in terms of good restaurants. That is not to say that Kala Bistro is good only in comparison. The food is fresh and supremely well prepared. The service is top notch. Okay, the location leaves a little to be...More

Thank noble2
Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

The food is creative and beautifully prepared and presented. The bar has created some fun cocktails, as well. Service is perfect. Can be crowded at peak times. Love it.

Thank PMGpmg
Reviewed 29 May 2018

Kala is the sister restaurant of Olea. Compared to Olea, I would describe it as much less formal. It's more the kind of place to go for a nice evening out than for a business dinner. It also has a lower price point, especially in...More

Thank OJS56
Reviewed 29 March 2018

There's something endearing about Kala Bistro. Absolutely fell in love with this place on a weeknight visit. You feel as though you've been teleported to a European bistro. The setting is not elaborate, but it is very pleasant with large windows, a mirrored wall and...More

Thank 555NotGreat
Reviewed 10 March 2018

Love Kala and so happy to have food of this caliber in Hamden. The food is delicious, service is great and we are always warmly greeted. Certainly the best food addition in Hamden in years.

Thank Annwoh
Reviewed 5 February 2018

We stopped in here early on a Saturday night. We were asked if we had reservations when we entered, we did not have them, but the restaurant wasn't full. They did find a place to seat us. The menu is limited without many different food...More

Thank balaczar
Reviewed 11 January 2018

We have eaten here twice since they opened several months ago. The food is incredible (try the Paella), the staff and service is spot on. It's bit pricey but you get what you pay for. If you haven't tried it, you're missing out. My only...More

Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 21 December 2017

We visited Kala as a quartet, ordering hors d'oeuvres, then entrees, finally desserts and/or after-dinner drinks. As a whole, I believe the experience was okay. My entrée, the trout, was truly excellent. Not really excited by the appetizers, good but not special, nor the after-dinner...More

Thank Laura H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1995 Whitney Ave, North Haven, CT 06473-4472
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  North Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 203-889-2275
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Kala, a neighborhood bistro with a friendly, casual vibe and cuisine that elevates comfort food to a new level with global flavors inspired by the best cuisines of the world, and the freshest ingredients sourced locally and from around New England.
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