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Kaibo - Upstairs Restaurant

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Caribbean, Contemporary
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North Sound Beach and Marina 585 Water Cay Road, North Side KY1-1107, Grand Cayman
+1 345-947-9975
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Hours:
Thu - Sun 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Upstairs at Kaibo is renowned for Chef Laurence’s consistently excellent...
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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  • 171
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  • 24
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
An experience to be remembered

If you are traveling with kids who like their simple food and be served fast, do yourself a favor and don't make them wait. As an adult you will enjoy the setting so much that you won't mind waiting, but your kids will not like it. Kaibo Upstairs is almost like going back in time a 100some years... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Nita1011
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London, Canada
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
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London, Canada
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

If you are traveling with kids who like their simple food and be served fast, do yourself a favor and don't make them wait. As an adult you will enjoy the setting so much that you won't mind waiting, but your kids will not like it. Kaibo Upstairs is almost like going back in time a 100some years and feeling... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Well worth the trip from anywhere on the island. The food is innovative and well prepared. Staff are friendly and knowledgeable. The view is worth the trip itself but the food will have you returning.

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Scotch Plains, NJ
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Our first night was spent dining at Kaibo Upstairs. Service was terrific as there were few other customers. Based on other reviews, we had the grilled octopus which was delicious. All of us had each of the seafood entrees, all very well prepared. Our table on the porch overlooked the water which made for a lovely dining experience.

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Grand Cayman
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We have both been on Island for several years and although we have popped in here to take a look a few times we have never been for dinner here. We went this weekend and it was absolutely incredible. The service was excellent, I could have ordered everything on the menu it looked that good! Portions are very big and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

Catered brilliantly for 29 friends and family. We had a mixture of the 6 course set menu and a la carte neither disappointed. In fact we were all raving about it after. Best 'posh' food on island. It's not cheap but this was our one big meal and so glad we went here.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This restaurant is great! You can sit right on the beach! They have great seafood and their own brick oven pizza maker. It's a great place for family and I highly recommend it!

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Denver, CO
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112 reviews 112 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We had a lovely dinner there and mostly all enjoyed our meals. I had the chef sampler, thinking it would be very small portions and I have to say, I couldn't eat until the next afternoon, I was SO full. My meal was very good and my husband's meal was excellent. My daughter (age 5) was very disappointed though. They... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This gem was tucked away just a couple miles from where we stayed on Rum Point. The food, drinks, atmosphere, & service all were superb. Would strongly recommend if you want an elegant evening out!

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KaiboClaire, Owner at Kaibo - Upstairs Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for discovering our hidden gem off the beaten path in Grand Cayman. We are so pleased you fully enjoyed your Kaibo Upstairs experience and we hope we can welcome you to the same again soon. More 

Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We were immediately impressed with the decor, the staff and the view! Spectacular! Then we proceeded to be impressed with each course. Our family all ordered different apps and entrees and the octopus appetizer was far and above everyone's favorite. Our entrees were all different and equally tasty, but the Ox Tail was the most rich and seemed to have... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Stopped in tonight for supper, was a bit worried with a 3 & 5 yr old - but was happy to see it was kid friendly and lots of other families there. Only 1 pasta option for kids. My husband had the "seafood curry" plate and loved it. I had the tenderloin. Overcooked, but good. The atmosphere is causal laid... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: North Sound Beach and Marina 585 Water Cay Road, North Side KY1-1107, Grand Cayman
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cayman Islands  >  Grand Cayman  >  North Side
  • Phone Number: +1 345-947-9975

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 47
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Entertaining clients

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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