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Kaibo - Upstairs Restaurant

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Caribbean, Seafood, Contemporary
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North Sound Beach and Marina 585 Water Cay Road, North Side KY1-1700, Grand Cayman
+1 345-947-9975
Thu - Sun 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Lincoln, NE
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate at Kaibo Upstairs late July 2016. Seating is outside on the deck. View was very nice, however, weather was very warm and humid hard to eat while sweating. We both ordered the tasting menu which was very good although the portions were much too big for a tasting. We ran out of gas and asked for the last... More 

Thank Jeanne M
Ottawa, Canada
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here twice during a week long stay. But first...my warning for budget travelers. Food o. This island is very expensive. Menus are usually in Cayman $ so remember your exchange rate. Good food and friendly wait staff. Don't miss the barefoot BBQ weekly on Tuesdays. Foot was great and the fish dish was THE best I've ever eaten.... More 

Thank Makettle
Grand Cayman
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

No matter what side of the island you're staying be sure to dine here. Daytime on the beach eating lunch or elegantly fine dining upstairs in the evening. Tell Daniel Tyris Sent you! 😊

Thank tygen66
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1,305 reviews
820 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 709 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

We had lunch here and the food was really delicious, the prices were high but it is like all places in the island, we really enjoyed the friendliness of their staff and the place was really clean, Recommended.

1 Thank bryanmantezoni
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

Kaibo Upstairs was the perfect choice for our wedding day reception dinner. We got married at our villa a walk away from the restaurant . We enjoyed drinks at the bar and a magnificent dinner afterwards. We loved the atmosphere and professional service. The vibe was first class with a romantic atmosphere. Everyone raved about their food and the drinks... More 

Thank sanchezbythesea
Grand Cayman
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Excelente food and very relaxing place to spend time with family and friends. Love the view and the tranquility of the restaurant enjoying the cool breeze and the beach view.

Thank palswaby
Kaibo B, Owner at Kaibo - Upstairs Restaurant, responded to this review

It was a sincere pleasure having you dine with us at Kaibo Upstairs. We're so happy you enjoyed your experience with us! We look forward to having you as our guest again soon. All the best! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

We rented a villa within walking distance to Kaibo. We went there all the time!! The food is amazing!! Our rum tasting at the upstairs bar was a so entertaining and educational. We had a riot!! Daniel, the owner, and his staff are warm, professional and so helpful! This is a classy, yummy, wonderful restaurant!

Thank Colleen B
Kaibo B, Guest Relations Manager at Kaibo - Upstairs Restaurant, responded to this review

It was our pleasure having you has our guests at Kaibo Upstairs. Thank you for continuing to visit us, we agree there's nothing like being walking distance away! Thank you for the review, we hope to see you again next time you're on the island! More 

Silver Spring, Maryland
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26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

A very lovely restaurant with attentive service. Long ride from Seven Mile Beach. I had the best grouper! My husband had a wonderful education in Rum. My kids 23, 17 and 15 were with us. My kids are real foodies with pretty sophisticated palates. We love fine dining and have always taken them with us. They said it wasn't worth... More 

Thank Laurie Z
Kaibo B, Public Relations Manager at Kaibo - Upstairs Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us at Kaibo Upstairs. It was our pleasure having you and your family, and we're to glad you enjoyed everything. We know it's quite a trip from Seven Mile Beach, and appreciate you taking the trip out to see us! More 

Iowa Falls, Iowa
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69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

This is a nice restaurant with great service. We did the food and wine pairing and brought our kids the first time we dined here. The second time we brought another couple. The food is good but the experience, the wine, the cocktails and the service takes this place to a 5 star recommendation. Finish whatever you have with the... More 

Thank woodsstock
Kaibo B, Owner at Kaibo - Upstairs Restaurant, responded to this review

It was our pleasure to have you dine with us again at Kaibo Upstairs. We're so pleased you enjoyed everything, from the food, ambience, service - and of course The Smoking Gun! We agree...it's not to be missed. Thank you for the kind review! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

I had the Grouper and my Husband had the Tenderloin. Both were excellent. Beautiful Butternut squash amuse bouche starter. We also tried the scallop with the pork belly appetizer. This combination, though nicely cooked did not seem to work. The thick cut pork belly overpowered the delicate scallop. Dessert was an apple tart, good; but not outstanding. Overall a very... More 

Thank Puffergirl
Kaibo B, Owner at Kaibo - Upstairs Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for dining with us at Kaibo Upstairs. It was our sincere pleasure to have you. We're thrilled you enjoyed your experience with us, and greatly appreciate the review! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $47
Caribbean, Seafood, Contemporary
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: North Sound Beach and Marina 585 Water Cay Road, North Side KY1-1700, Grand Cayman
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cayman Islands  >  Grand Cayman  >  North Side
  • Phone Number: +1 345-947-9975
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.

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