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Kaibo - Upstairs Restaurant

North Sound Beach and Marina 585 Water Cay Road, North Side KY1-1107, Grand Cayman
+1 (345) 9479975
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Ranked #1 of 2 restaurants in North Side
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $47
Cuisines: Caribbean, Contemporary
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Upstairs at Kaibo is renowned for Chef Laurence’s consistently excellent Michelin star standard and modern European techniques, using local and Caribbean ingredients, to create a masterpiece of a menu. The scenic view overlooking the tranquil North Sound is delightful, and the Rare Rum Lounge is decadently relaxed.
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English first
Chelsea, Michigan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We celebrated our daughter's 16th birthday and the last night of our vacation here. The food was awesome and so was the atmosphere. I read some of the reviews and went with the recommendation of trying the "smoking gun". I have to say I am not a rum drinker but this was a truly unique experience. We had a bit... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We had a wonderful pizza dinner at Kaibo before taking a bioluminescence kayak ride that left from Rum Point. Half off on some of the pizza selections on Monday, but worth the full price!

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Kaibo Upstairs has been on my list of restaurants to try since moving to the Cayman Islands. Located on the North Side (beyond Rum Point), you can get to the restaurant a number of ways. Taxi (runs you 75CI one way from Seven Mile Beach), Water Taxi (upwards of 200 CI depending on how many in your party), or simply... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This place lives up to its reputation: great food, great service, great location. Although on this last point it should be noted that diners are outside on the deck in the humid evening with a bit of music from the bar downstairs conflicting with the chill-out music by Carla Bruni in the restaurant. If you let then know you are... More

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Morristown, Tennessee
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101 reviews 101 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We were very excited about eating at Kaibo-Upstairs so we saved it for our last night on the island. We made a reservation online but arrived a bit early. We certainly understood waiting at the bar since we were there before our reservation time and we all enjoyed some rare rum drinks. The decor was beautiful and the bar tender... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We had a wonderful evening at Kaibo Upstairs last week. So much so that we went back again for our last dinner on the island. The food was absolutely delicious. We recommend the grilled octopus & squid served on arugula with a simple olive oil drizzle. Also the seafood curry was outstanding as was the signature dish of grilled fish... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We have been owners at Morritt's resort for many years - and this is our absolutely favorite place to go for a "highlight" meal/experience. Idyllic location, wonderful layout/decor, and the food is literally one of the best meals I have had in the world (which is saying something - I travel a lot). Apps, entree's, desserts - everything on the... More

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We ordered the 5 course dinner paired with the wine sampler and was very pleased. The service was excellent. The view was amazing, looking out onto the waters of Cayman Kai. The intimate setting was perfect for an anniversary dinner. We were looking for that special place to celebrate and found it at Kaibo - Upstairs. Thank you

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

Everything was perfect for the evening. We loved the food and Daniel was an excellent host. We most likely wouldn't have brought the kids if we had looked into the restaurant before hand. Very romantic setting right on the beach.

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Enola, PA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We have eaten at the grill downstairs many times and have always enjoyed the peaceful location so decided to give Upstairs a try. We were very pleased! The food choices were varied and interesting and the atmosphere inviting! We decided to skip the appetizer and focus on dinner and then share a dessert and coffee. Good choice...the pork and mahimahi... More

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