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Kaya Island Eats

3100 Overseas Highway, Key West, FL 33040
+1 305-896-2450
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Ranked #5 of 358 restaurants in Key West
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $14 - $28
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood, Pacific Rim, Asian fusion
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Where to start? I'll start with A....Amazing!!! The was one of the best meals I've ever eaten in the Keys. The presentation was gorgeous...like food art. And the taste was incredible! Service was excellent....very attentive, not intrusive, friendly & happy. Water glass was always full. I'm so glad I finally had a chance to eat here & I'll definitely be... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Although out of Key West proper, this restaurant is worth a short cab ride! The atmosphere is beachy casual but it is the proprietor, Scott's fresh fish, entrees, and desserts that SHINE! Coming from Arizona, fresh fare, especially fish dishes, is important. Every taste from the macadamia nut crusted Mahi Mahi to the Hula Girl dessert with fresh Cuban coffee... More

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Gulfport, Mississippi
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Based on other reviews, we stopped at Kaya Island Eats on our way back to Marathon after a day trip down to Key West. Location: Kaya Island Eats is located just north of Key West on the ocean side of Overseas Highway facing water on the bay side. Perfect sunset watching location! Atmosphere: Great photo opps in waterfront parking lot... More

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momoffour
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We had the grilled cheese for grown ups, truffle mac and cheese with blacked shrimp, coconut curry rice bowl with chicken and ahi seared tuna! The food was outstanding, unique, bursting with flavor and eccentric! Kaya is the best in the lower keys, hands down!! The owner Scott was hands on and present. The whole evening was magical! Bravo Kaya... More

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New York
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134 reviews 134 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I've driven past Kaya Island Eats many times not giving it a second thought. It's an unassuming place on the side of Overseash Highway that's not difficult to miss. What awaits inside, though, is a culinary delight that is unlike anything around these parts - and rivals best food elsewhere. Every dish was so good, I was ready to go... More

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Key West, Florida
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12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Recently re-connected with family from the west and agreed to meet at Kaya Island Eats very near Sugarloaf Inn where they were staying. Once at our table, we were greeted and waters were poured. Prices are descent, the views spectacular and the service was very good! Arugula Salad was perhaps the best plate. Crabcake much too large without enough crab!... More

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Key West, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

About the Florida Keys, you have to know that distances are measured relative to Mile Zero in Key West. This restaurant is at MM 14.5, that is, 14.5 miles out of Key West. It's a world of difference. Find it on the east side of the road near Baby's Coffee. You wouldn't know this was a gem from the parking... More

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I've eaten there twice now. Wonderful service -- courteous, friendly and attentive -- and atmosphere (great view of the water from the dining room) and fantastic food. The jerk wings drizzled with goat cheese is a fantastic appetizer and filling as a meal itself. Plump wings, well seasoned. The Cuban pork (my main meal) was tender and well-textured. The sides... More

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Johns Creek, Georgia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We had a wonderful meal, and not near as pricey as in Key West. Atmosphere was casual and okay. Service was okay. We will go again if in the area.

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Key West, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I love the food at Kaya, it's one of my favorite places, but my most recent experience made it even better. Since I've just started a diet, I asked for nutritional information on one of the ingredients in my salad. The waitress say she'd check for me and a few minutes later the owner came out, not only to tell... More

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