KALI Restaurant

New American
$ $ $
5722 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 871-4160
6:00pm - 10:00pm
6:00pm - 10:00pm
6:00pm - 10:00pm
6:00pm - 10:00pm
6:00pm - 10:00pm
6:00pm - 10:00pm


  • Fave: yellowtail crudo, uni Pasta, meringue gelato; Skip: hanger steak
  • This place is average at best. The chef needs to stop working on making his plates look pretty and learn how to execute on good food.
  • Loved our dinner - truly special! Chef, Kevin Meehan creates delicious and wow dishes!
  • Ordered black barley risotto (5), squash prawn soup (2.5/5), duck (4/5), cavatelli pasta (3.5/5), and the bread with butter was awesome (5). Overall was really good, but wasn't consistently wowed.
  • Padded cell cocktail with gin, celery, juniper, chartreuse, bitters. A light nice cocktail, a bit vegetal and not too sweet, light and nice, but not overly exciting.
  • Yellowtail, duck, hanger steak, meringue gelato - you can't go wrong.
  • Get the Almond panna cota, wheat berry risotto, the cod, and any of the cocktails!
  • Deserts are adventures - delicious and fun. Meat dishes (pork loin, even chicken in the chicken salad) are very nice. Great ingredients and care. Amazing Coffee.
  • Food 3/5. Decor 1/5. The 5% kitchen appreciation surcharge on the bill is crazy and unacceptable.
  • One of the best restaurants in LA. Always inventive and delicious, yet somehow this place doesnt get the recognition it certainly deserves.

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