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Kaya

2000 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4428 (Strip District)
(412) 261-6565
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Ranked #25 of 1,874 restaurants in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Caribbean, Jamaican, Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Strip District
Cross street: 20th Street
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  • English first
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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

I decided to try this place while in town for a pirates game. Although I always go to pirmantis while in pittsburgh this time I wanted something different since I had my wife and my 2 year old with me. We chose kaya because we love caribbean food. We we were impressed with the food. We ordered the conch fritters... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We went with a group of 10 for lunch. It was unanimous .... loved it! Our table had a variety of food and everyone was happy. Huge beer menu but don't overlook the cocktails. We had a great drink and a fun conversation with the bartender who is very committed to her craft.

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Rocky River Ohio
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68 reviews 68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Went there for a late lunch after browsing through the market. Food and service was exceptional - just what we needed on a warm, humid day. So many wonderful things oin the menu. We decided on a wonderful strawberry gazpacho soup, fish tacos and pulled pork & banana sandwich. All was very tasty and wonderfully presented. Worth a trip from... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

The only place that I've came across in the downtown area for such quality Caribbean food..the conch is mandatory. Great location and I was really happy with the service provided. It's a little expensive, but I went during lunch to compensate for the price. The bar looked beyond capable of a hosting a happy hour a few hours later.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Had a great Sunday brunch. Huevos ranchers were fantastic with the house made chorizo. Shrimp & scallop ceviche and chicken & waffles were delicious. Corn & conch chowder didn't taste right and the manager came right out to check in with me and agreed it wasn't right and took it off the check. Staff were all wonderful. Would definitely go... More

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Aurora, West Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Have visited Kaya's numerous times when in Pittsburgh. Never had a bad meal. Variety is great, food even better. Best Cuban sandwich I have had. Jamaican jerked wings were fabulous. Food, drinks, and service combine to be one of the best restaurant experiences we have ever had. Try it, you'll like it.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Our party of four stopped by for a late sunday Brunch...there was not wait and we chose to sit outside. Our server was prompt and friendly, but not over bearing. There were 15-20 items to choose from and they were a wonderful mixture of flavors and textures. Hubby choose a shrimp omelet with a side of chorizo sausage....the plate came... More

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McHenry, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Unique menu, super friendly staff. Reasonably priced. We like to really venture out and try different places when we travel. This is a great little place to try! Something on the menu for everyone. Unique drinks.

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Beverly Hills, CA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Popular among locals and very lively, Kaya is easy to find on its corner location with plenty of parking nearby. While quietly Islander in theme, inside it is subtly lit in a bevy of colors that accentuates the relaxed atmosphere they want to convey. The wait staff is attentive with shared responsibilities, so no "I'll get your server!" when all... More

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Youngstown, Ohio
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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

I haven't had conch fritters since I visited the BVI about 8 years ago. The food here brought back memories. Went here in the Fall 2014 for an early dinner with my wife. We sat at the bar and had a great experience. All our food was well prepared, and our service was excellent. Had a Seafood Jambalaya that was... More

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