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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: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Great food!

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Valentina J
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
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English first
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

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
79 helpful votes 79 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 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Houston, Texas
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136 reviews 136 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I can't find a single thing to fault about this restaurant. The food, service and atmosphere here was absolutely spot on. The surroundings are reminiscent of a posh colonial yacht club but the atmosphere was very friendly and relaxed. All of our food was wonderful - the fish I had for main course was cooked to perfection. It certainly wasn't... More 

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

Hi Alan, thanks for choosing Kaibo Upstairs and for sharing your experience with others. We are grateful that you pointed out our attention to detail and aim to offer the highest of standards, whilst keeping the atmosphere relaxed. Your enjoyment is the most important value, and we appreciate your feedback on this topic. We hope we can welcome you back... More 

New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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

Dear Jeffrey, Thanks for choosing Kaibo Upstairs for your night out, and for taking the time to write a review. We know you have many choices and limited time on vacation, and we are always grateful when we are given the opportunity to offer you a memorable experience in return. Good choice on the popular crab-crusted grouper, we hope we... More 

East Sandwich, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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

Dear Mike, Thank you for your warm review, we are so pleased when our friendly ambiance is appreciated in such a way. If you consider partaking in another Bio-Luminescence Tour, may we recommend the SweetSpot tours who visit the same Bio-Bay with a kayak or boat option with a marine-biologist tour guide? This local independent operator happens to be based... More 

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

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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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, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions, Bar scene

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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