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“Obviously they dont need our money” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Kaibo - Upstairs Restaurant

Kaibo - Upstairs Restaurant
North Sound Beach and Marina 585 Water Cay Road, North Side KY1-1107, Grand Cayman
+1 (345) 9479975
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Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in North Side
Price range: $9 - $47
Cuisines: Caribbean, Contemporary
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Upstairs at Kaibo is renowned for Chef Laurence’s consistently excellent Michelin star standard and modern European techniques, using local and Caribbean ingredients, to create a masterpiece of a menu. The scenic view overlooking the tranquil North Sound is delightful, and the Rare Rum Lounge is decadently relaxed.
atlanta, ga
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Obviously they dont need our money”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2010

Called at 4:30p on a monday afternoon to inquire about a reservation for dinner. Was told by a very rude individual that dinners were only served in the resturant on Fri, Sat, and Sunday nights, but they could serve us from that location from the bar menu, and that there was a side menu that incuded some items from the dinner menu and that they also served from that. Now say all that to yourself very quickly and in a thick accent. Sounds a little confusing right? Well the individual on the other end of the phone could have really cared less to explain in more detail.

Sorry, but cant you even be civil to me on the phone when I'm trying to come give you money?
went to Tukka instead. THAT I reccomend highly.

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KaiboClaire, Owner at Kaibo - Upstairs Restaurant, responded to this review, June 10, 2011
We apologise for any confusion caused by our accents! This is a British owned bar and although these days we are more International/ Caribbean than Brits, sometimes a smattering of the Queen's English can seep through in our accents! To clarify, our beach bar is open 7 days a week, 11am until 11pm, and there is an all day menu. Our Upstairs fine dining restaurant is open Friday Saturday and Sunday nights from 6pm. I highly recommend both, as they offer very different experiences. Menus for both the beach bar and the upstairs restaurant can be found on our website. We hope if you visit Grand Cayman again you will contact us kaibo@thebeach.com to make a reservation. best wishes Kaibo.
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English first
Greenville, SC
3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Had our Wedding Reception at Kaibo; Very, very pleased!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2009

My fiancee and I hosted 25 guests for our wedding reception upstairs at Kaibo. We were married at sea on a 65 ft catamaran and wanted a casual/beachy place for our relaxed wedding reception.

We worked through Daniel and Kaibo exceeded our expectations. We had a fixed menu with 3 choices--2 fish and 1 steak. All of the food was terrific. Choice of salad or gazpacho as well. We had a dj in the room upstairs, but took our meal outside on the upstairs porch.

Kaibo did many extra little things, like meeting our party at the dock with mojitos and had tiki torches lining our walkway to the restaurant. They also used really nice decorations on our tables and did not charge extra for that.

We have dined at Kaibo Yacht club in the past and enjoy the casual downstairs bar as well. I would highly recommend this retaurant/bar as an example of the relaxed East End of Grand Cayman. Well worth the drive out from Georgetown.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Eagle, Idaho
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“beautiful location and great dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2009

We've had lunch at the casual Kaibo bar & grill and this time around decided to try to Upstairs "fancy" restaurant. The ambiance cannot be beat...beautiful hardwood floors, white slip covered chairs, organza curtains, overlooking the beautiful beach/bay, cool music. The food and service were excellent, albeit on the higher side. The amuse bouche was tuna tartar on a slice of cucumber and a think wafer. My daughter had the crab cakes and they are out of this world. My husband had the mussels, which were also excellent, but a bit of curry heat. I had the local lobster and avocado salad which was fresh and refreshing. The red pepper coulis was delish and provided an extra bit of flavor. I had the tuna entree which was fabulous. A HUGE piece of tuna atop a bed of bok choy and paella with a smattering of clams on the side. The tuna was done to my liking, but what I think was fabulous was the paella. Not sure why they don't have that on the dinner menu. The hubs had the lamb chops which were very tasty and the portion was also large. Needless to say, we brought food home. Kaibo has this monthly Supper Club thing going and this month features chocolate. It's a multi-course meal that features the main ingrediant in each course. The next one is on the 28th and we may join the party. The price for 3 people, apps/entree and 4 glasses of wine came to almost $200 US.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Berks County, PA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Pricey, interesting menu but poor service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2008

The Kaibo yacht club offers two eating choices: a more casual beachside atmosphere and a second-floor upscale dining area. While the menu of the upstairs restaurant promised interesting but expensive food choices, the food while beautifully presented was uninspiring in taste. The establishment is not smoke-free and even out on the verandah the overwhelming smell of smoking diners permeates other tables which is disappointing. The service is inattentive and slow. After asking to have our table moved inside, it took 10-15 minutes for the server to "see if this would be okay," even though there wasn't a single diner seated at the inside tables. Using the restroom was interesting trying to avoid the employees sneakers left under the sink and the hangers left on the back of the stall door. For the amount of money one ended up paying for dinner, there seems to be a lot of quirks this newly opened restaurant needs to work out.

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