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Kaya Island Eats

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Caribbean, Seafood, Asian fusion, Pacific Rim
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3100 Overseas Highway, Key West, FL 33040
+1 305-896-2450
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Thu - Mon 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 26
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  • 3
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent restaurant but has closed permanently

As of May 30th this establishment has closed under the ownership of Scott, who ran an outstanding restaurant. It is scheduled to reopen in July 2015 under new ownership. Jury is awaiting.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
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Sugarloaf Key
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

As of May 30th this establishment has closed under the ownership of Scott, who ran an outstanding restaurant. It is scheduled to reopen in July 2015 under new ownership. Jury is awaiting.

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Key West, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I was expecting a little more from this place. I got the steak and it was very thin. The mash potatoes were so so. The décor was nice.

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Key West
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Kaya closed May 30. Sad, but perhaps something almost as good will replace them. Best wishes to the new owners and the old owners in their new venture.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We visited Kaya Island Eats because it was open later than neighboring restaurants, but were pleasantly surprised by the food. The shrimp was excellent, the Mahi-Mahi was great. The pesto was good, but not excellent. We had a Rosemary grilled cheese for an appetizer and it was presented nicely and very tasty. The staff was friendly and very attentive. I... More 

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We visit the Keys every year and Kaya Island Eats is always out first stop. The bad news is they are closing. Look for it to re-open on the Coral Gables area, hopefully soon.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

After enjoying the good food at Kaya's for some time, we just learned, on our last visit this week that the owner has sold the restaurant and is moving to Miami. New owners will take over at the end of May. We wish him and his family well and look forward to finding out where he eventually lands.

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Conover, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We stopped in for dinner on our way back to Cheeca Lodge from a day trip down to Key West. We were promptly seated, and had a delicious dinner. The waitstaff were all friendly and attentive and took great care of us. We'll be sure to visit again on our next trip to the keys.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Trip Advisor rated this as one of the best restaurants in Key West per customer reviews. The place was jammed, noise level off the scale, but all of this would have been overlooked if the food was good. Calamari for starter. Enough food for six people. My husband and I were sharing. Way too salty to enjoy. We then had... More 

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Key West, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I live in Key West and by far it is one of the best places here. Food is very good and has a very unique and creative twist (check the menu online). The Hula Girl pie is simply amazing: it is an ice-cream cake, but again extremely well done and presented. The staff is very attentive which is often not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Perfectly prepared snapper with black beans and yellow rice! Terrific service staff. My hub even liked the hamburger. Best of all, it is less than a mile from Bluewater Key RV Resort where we were staying.

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Additional Information about Kaya Island Eats

Address: 3100 Overseas Highway, Key West, FL 33040
Phone Number: +1 305-896-2450
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 14 - 28
Cuisine: Caribbean, Seafood, Asian fusion, Pacific Rim

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3100 Overseas Highway, Key West, FL 33040
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
  • Phone Number: +1 305-896-2450

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 28
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Seafood, Asian fusion, Pacific Rim
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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