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Kaya

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Strip District
Caribbean, Jamaican, Seafood
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2000 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4428 (20th Street)
(412) 261-6565
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Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Bar scene
Outdoor seating
Breakfast/Brunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 113
    Excellent
  • 87
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great atmosphere and food!

I've been here twice with my husband and it was great both times! I tried the paella, which was delicious and was packed with meat and seafood. The wings are great as well- spicy and crispy but not greasy or overly breaded. We went last night when they had their Valentine's Day tasting menu, which... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
maria b
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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232 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I've been here twice with my husband and it was great both times! I tried the paella, which was delicious and was packed with meat and seafood. The wings are great as well- spicy and crispy but not greasy or overly breaded. We went last night when they had their Valentine's Day tasting menu, which was awesome! Four small courses... More 

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Pittsburgh, PA
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

My husband and I had the opportunity to have lunch at Kaya. We had a hard time deciding what to have to eat so we split the Paella and the Salmon Apple Salad. Both were FANTASTIC and a great pairing of taste. The service was fantastic and it was mostly quiet with some great background music but not to loud... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We went here after a day of exploring the Strip District. Having never had Caribbean cuisine before, we didn't know what to expect, but we were in for a treat! The menu changes frequently, but the crab cake sandwich was one of the best I've had. Highly recommended if you see it on the menu. Loved the sorrel tea and... More 

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Selinsgrove
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70 reviews 70 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We always try to eat dinner here when we are in Pittsburgh. It is better to have reservations, as it is always crowded. The food and drinks are delicious and interesting, and the service is excellent. The vibe is dark and cozy, exotic.

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Top Contributor
230 reviews 230 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

My wife, daughter and I visited at 5pm Saturday night but didn't have a reservation, so we sat at the bar. Our bartender/waitress was very attentive and gave excellent service. The drinks were good, but the food was excellent. I had delicious spicy hush puppies and a very good Cuban sandwich with quite spicy aioli. With the hot fries, I... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Located in the heart of the strip, this restaurant has a cool vibe. It was strange that we had to sit at the bar because they had reservations, but we noticed empty tables the whole night we could've snagged. Not sure why that happened. The appetizers were exotic sounding but pretty average. My favorite was my 'nojito' and fish tacos.... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I had been anxious to try this restaurant for a couple of years. I decided to go with some girl friends and use my Big Burrito free birthday dinner. I loved the dark atmosphere and cozy vibe. The happy hour is from 4:30-6:30 and includes half off any drink! I had a mango mojito that was fresh and delicious. We... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Went here for a girl's night with a friend after wedding dress shopping. We didn't find a dress, but we found this amazing restaurant! We both ordered two different types of tacos off the apps menu. The first batch I had was a bit salty, the manager saw the look on my face when I tasted it and came right... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

The food was very good, they offer dishes that are not common in Pittsburgh. The home made chips (not potato chips) are great

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

My wife and I ate here for the first time and found the atmosphere inviting and menu to be very unique. Limited options for my taste, fish overcooked, and my draft beer was flat. Chairs were the best part they were awesome.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2000 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4428
    (20th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > Strip District
  • Neighborhood: Strip District
  • Phone Number: (412) 261-6565

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Jamaican, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?