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Kaya Island Eats

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Caribbean, Seafood, Pacific Rim, Asian fusion
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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:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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  • 375
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Delicious!

Stopped here last night for dinner and we were seated right away. Our waitress was very nice and knowledgable about the menu. It was definitely a tough decision! They have a decent wine list and drink menu. We started with the flash friend chicken which came with a dipping sauce. It was good, but a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Kwags14
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Carrollton, Ohio
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Carrollton, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Stopped here last night for dinner and we were seated right away. Our waitress was very nice and knowledgable about the menu. It was definitely a tough decision! They have a decent wine list and drink menu. We started with the flash friend chicken which came with a dipping sauce. It was good, but a little tough or overcooked for... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio USA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Thanks to Trip Adviser, we discovered this restaurant at the 15 Mile Marker. We stopped on Sunday when it opened at 5:00 p.m. After spending the day in Key West, it was convenient on our way to Marathon Key. Both of our dinners were excellent. My husband had the evening's special mahi with rice and vegetables and I had shrimp... More 

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Newbury, Massachusetts, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We have been enjoying Kaya for several years now, each year it gets better. Chef/owner Scott is wonderful to watch. He greets all his guests, straightens every chair and setting, delivers the food himself, always with a smile. The servers are so delightful, the food is creatively prepared and superb. Every dish is colorful and delicious. Try the nightly fish... More 

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Maryland
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133 reviews 133 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Five of us went on a Friday night. We called ahead for reservations, but they probably weren't necessary. The restaurant was full, but the turnover seemed steady. The only problem is that it was so loud, we had trouble having a normal conversation during dinner. There is an outside seating area, but it was cool and windy so it wasn't... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We were very impressed with this restaurant. The prices were good and menu was very impressive. We all really enjoyed the food we ordered. There was a slight mistake with my son's order and they were incredibly fast at bringing him a new dish. Much to our surprise, at the end of the meal the owner/manager came out and apologized... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Again this was something new for me and my boyfriend which I never get him to do and it was only based on good reviews from people we know. It was busy when we arrived but we were seated right away. My boyfriend has worked in the restaurant business and shortly after sitting down and ordering drinks he looks around... More 

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Cornwall, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We tried Kaya Island Eats based on the rave reviews & we were not disappointed. Just after we arrived the power went out, but the manager ( perhaps Owner) came by our table & updated us that it is a common occurence in the Keys & might just be a short outage. Sure enough the power came back on after... More 

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Cudjoe Key, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Scott's hula girl pie is worth the drive to mm15. We bring our own catch and they always cook it to perfection

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Burlington, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Nice location, good menu and friendly, attentive staff. We were staying in Key West but decided to try it based on Trip Advisor reviews. Fish tacos with tropical slaw was excellent! Key Lime Pie was just ok - happy to see meringue but clearly the chef used a torch and it was burnt so overpowered the key lime flavour. Would... More 

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Pocopson, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We bought our own fish from the day's catch. There were several options on the menu for preparation. We opted for two and they were both exquisite. Also a MUST try are the Jerk chicken wings! The best I have had outside Jamaica. Service was the best we experienced in the Keys. The kicker, $5.00 martini special on Tuesdays. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

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, Pacific Rim, Asian fusion
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?