Review of Ki's Restaurant

2591 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92007

Overall Rating

Celiac friendly?



I was so excited about this place because of their separate gluten free menu and the location. When I got there and began to order this super rude waitress was trying to give the guy taking my order a phone order that was coming in and completely ignored the fact that we were chatting and I was on the other side of the counter. Then I specified that I was a celiac and gluten free and ordered the gluten free version of a salad type thing with a corn tortilla at the bottom. My friend got her meal very quickly but I was waiting about a half hour. My plate finally came and luckily for whatever reason I decided to question it. I asked the waiter if it was a corn tortilla and he says "ummm I think that's a whole wheat one" and I said that I needed to know and he said he'd go check. In the meantime I move the salad around and realize my "corn tortilla" does look odd, but not before I eat some of the "corn chips" on top of the dish. I wait about 15 minutes for the waiter and then break off a piece of the tortilla and take it down to them. Again my presence at the counter was ignored (it didn't seem that busy) and then when I was acknowledged I was assured that I had been given a whole wheat tortilla! (And rather nonchalantly I might add) I asked for my money back and they were kind enough to refund, so that was good. I thought I'd gotten off Scott free because I caught the tortilla blunder but ended up getting violently ill within 24hrs and I hate to think what would have happened if I hadn't questioned the dish and eaten the whole thing.

Updated 5 years ago