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“Worth the Drive” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kaya Island Eats

Kaya Island Eats
3100 Overseas Highway, Key West, FL 33040
+1 305-896-2450
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Ranked #6 of 360 Restaurants in Key West
Price range: $14 - $28
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood, Pacific Rim, Asian fusion
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
northcarolina
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Worth the Drive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

Drove here one evening when we did not want to go to Duval street. Fabulous conch chowder and the best key lime pie we had the entire trip.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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  • German first
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“REAL FIND IN KEY WEST”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Our RV Park at Bluewater Key suggested we should try Kaya--it was very close. We had exceptional dinners! The fish is fresh (so the daily catch varies) and oh so tasty. Our delish Asian-Cajun-spiced yellow-tail snapper came with an amazing black bean and sweet potato patty that was out of this world. Covered with an aioli sauce and red caramelized onions, this could be a signature dish! Their sautéed snapper was yummy, we just liked the spicy better. Their snapper special came with wasabi-seasoned carrots piled on top. A treat. The conch salad was great. The Key Lime Pie perfect. The owner, Scott Taylor, checks in at all tables and is sincerely interested in comments. Ours focused on the black bean patty so he told us when it would be back on the menu--and we marked the day to return.
Bottom line, we brought our friends the next night and have gone back twice more. Not the over-crowded hub-bub of Duval Street. About 10 miles north, Saddle Branch 3, this place gives a beautiful sunset view and amazing food.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
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34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Must try this”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013 via mobile

We started with grilled oysters, wonderful, then I had crab cakes with mushroom risotto , was really good, my husband had panko crusted conch, I traded with him, we both loved it, this is such a nice place,meant to come back, service is great

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Gilbert, South Carolina
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Absolute wonderful in all ways-food is excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

We absolutely LOVED this restaurant. We were on the way to a restauranat nearby and someone suggested Kaya Eats if we only had the opportunity for one of the restaurants. Our server was excellent and very professional when he was positive about the other restaurant where we said we were initially going. We had the ahi tuna and it was delicious. The presentation was beautiful. We did meet Scott, the owner, and enjoyed our visit with him. The view was beautiful and we loved watching the sunset. My husband's job as an international pilot gave him the opportunity eat in many restaurants all over the world and he felt this was in the top category of restaurants. He used to bid trips to favorite restaurants half way around the world to enjoy good food!
The experience was A+ and we hope we can go back another time.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Wonderful culinary experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013 via mobile

We wanted to detour the Old Town area of Key West so headed out of town. The service, atmosphere, and food was amazing! We had the jerk chicken and calamari for starters and then the shrimp curry and flank steak. Every bite was delicious! There's ample parking and the decor was fresh, new, and welcoming. It was definitely our best dining experience in Key West. If you're looking for a place outside of the busy and loud Duval area, you should definitely visit!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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