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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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6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Thu - Sun 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 162
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent food, ambiance and service

Loved the ambiance , quiet over the Rum Pt area ( water cay) and low key elegance with great service and food! Not cheap but worth it! Our family of 5 had great dining experience and food was excellent........seafood to meats ! Desserts were fantastic! Would go back and recommend highly if you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
RH12571
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New York
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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192 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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New York
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Loved the ambiance , quiet over the Rum Pt area ( water cay) and low key elegance with great service and food! Not cheap but worth it! Our family of 5 had great dining experience and food was excellent........seafood to meats ! Desserts were fantastic! Would go back and recommend highly if you are in Rum Pt /North Side area.

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Kaibo Beach Upstairs was the best seafood meal I have ever eaten. The crab crusted grouper and octopus/calamari appetizer can't be beat! Brian, our waiter was attentive but not obtrusive. If you are on Grand Cayman and don't stop here you have waited the opportunity of a lifetime for a great meal and outstanding service and atmosphere!

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East Sandwich, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We visited Kaibo upstairs after doing the Kayak in the Bio-luminiscience tour by Cayman Kayak. They are both located on rum point, and it was about a 20 minute walk, next time a cab between the two. The food and ambience were some of the best we had during our stay. Their selection of top shelf rums was exceptional. The... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Wonderful meal and service at the Kaibo - upstairs. Beautiful atmosphere. It is important to make a reservation but well worth it. We did not opt for the 5 course dinner special since it was late but next time plan on making an earlier reservation and trying it.

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Milwaukee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Limited gourmet menu. Food is prepared with foodies in mind. Each time we have dined Upstairs, the service, food, and staff have what you woul expect of an upscale restaurant.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

Menu was complete with something for everyone. Fish, meat and chicken dishes were awesome. Kids enjoyed too!

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State College, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Four family travelers ate at Kaibo Upstairs, choosing the five-course meal option with wine and rum pairings. It was an expensive evening to be sure, but both the service and the food was phenomenal.

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Putnam, New York
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Four of us had dinner at Upstairs on a Friday night. Let me say from the outset that the food is wonderful. The octopus appetizer was excellent as was the heirloom salad. Main courses of fish and beef tenderloin were enjoyed by all. The staff is cooperative, friendly and courteous. If you plan on going to Grand Cayman, make sure... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed the tasting menu...food tasty. However, the service was slow and as another reviewer noted, we did not really have a designated waiter. As an example, we had to flag someone down to order a drink. The wait staff were practically falling over each other waiting on a table of 4 who were ordering the smoked... More 

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

Dear EnjoyKauai, Thank you for your review, we are always grateful feedback from our guests. "Pretentious" is defined in the dictionary as "having or showing the unpleasant quality of people who want to be regarded as more impressive, successful, or important than they really are." Yikes, we couldn't agree with you more, that a 'pretentious' experience is the last thing... More 

Markham, Canada
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
250 helpful votes 250 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We enjoyed one of our first dinners of our vacation at Kaibo Upstairs - and this set the bar VERY high for anything else we had the rest of our 10 day stay. In fact, this was our favourite meal of everything we tried. They have an extensive multi-course tasting menu available, but it seemed like too much food for... More 

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

Dear Harvman, Thanks for your review. It means so much to us to have feedback, and all the team at Upstairs are grateful for your positive comments, because we care so much about what kind of a time you had. We look forward to seeing you again, and hopefully we can tempt you further with the 5-course menu next time! 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 - 46
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, 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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