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Kaibo - Upstairs Restaurant

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Caribbean, Contemporary
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North Sound Beach and Marina 585 Water Cay Road, North Side KY1-1107, Grand Cayman
+1 345-947-9975
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Hours:
Thu - Sun 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Description: Upstairs at Kaibo is renowned for Chef Laurence’s consistently excellent...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
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Awesome. The service was so amazing that I actually got a metal filtered straw for my scotch bonnet infused Mojito so as not to get any particles in my teeth.. The food was outstanding and unique but the stand out feature was the view of the water and the sunset... Decor was stunning - wood... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Liz M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Awesome. The service was so amazing that I actually got a metal filtered straw for my scotch bonnet infused Mojito so as not to get any particles in my teeth.. The food was outstanding and unique but the stand out feature was the view of the water and the sunset... Decor was stunning - wood against dark blue- very tastefully... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Having seen the reviews I hate to admit that the food was a little disappointing. Not that anything we had was bad, I just expected something a little more outstanding. But in all fairness, it was an excellent night out. The ambience is wonderful. It truly has feel of a high end place from the 1940's. From the veranda seating,... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my favorite restaurant in THE WORLD! I have been to many wonderful restaurants in the US and Europe but Kaibo stands out. From the scallop appetizer, the lovely Italian chardonnay to the spicy green seafood curry - this meal was outstanding. We had a rare rum with our chocolate citrus dessert that paired perfectly. The only drawback was... More 

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Kaibo Upstairs last night, after reading all the rave reviews, and were extremely disapppinted. The tuna tartar appetizer that I had was not fresh. I knew it when I took a bite, but as it was masked by soy and some type of mayo, I ate it hoping for the best. Well I had food poisoning from... More 

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Daniel_and_Claire_KY, Owner at Kaibo - Upstairs Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Ms Chen, We were so sorry to hear your news, and wish to express again, as we have done directly through email, how seriously we are dealing with your situation. As terrible as this news is, we always welcome feedback from all our guests, so as to continuously improve the experience we offer at Kaibo Upstairs. In the restaurant... More 

Elk Grove, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our favorite restaurant ! it is consistent -- it is delicious. My 'foodie' parents gave it a 10 review when they were here ! - we started this time with a rare rum mojito - best ever!! the meal always starts with a tasting of their cream soup du jour. yummy - hard not to lick the bowl. We shared... More 

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Kaibo B, Manager at Kaibo - Upstairs Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello, it was such a pleasure having you as our guests at Kaibo Upstairs. We're glad you enjoyed the mojitos, and your meal...right up to the birthday dessert! Please come back and see us again. More 

Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked in advance worth the drive past Rum Point Good Signage though, Greeted at the door on arrival nothing too much trouble for the staff, lovely table overlooking the bay, Had the Chefs Choice menu. A six course menu Food very good with Good Flavors & combinations although service was too quick for Most Europeans, more geared for the... More 

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Kaibo B, Manager at Kaibo - Upstairs Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review, it's so helpful to hear feedback from our guests. We're glad you enjoyed your experience overall...we hope you'll come back and see us again next time you're on the island. All the best! More 

Memphis, Tennessee
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were there for lunch so were on the beach. Far from the expected pub fare, the menu was interesting and varied, with something for everyone. When the kids were done they played at the water's edge a few steps away with the local hermet crabs while we adults sipped cocktails- it was heaven. Service was great too.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really loved this place. The ambiance is great. The staff is wonderful. The drinks were amazing, and the food was outstanding. This is a place that we will visit every time on island without a doubt. The rum menu was unbelievable. Be sure to check out the rare rum case. I highly recommend this place and cannot wait to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The ~45 minute drive from Seven Mile is certainly worth it. We had the delicious tasting menu with wine pairings and Brian (our 6' 10" waiter) kept us entertained throughout our meal. After over 3 hours and a few complimentary rum tastings, we left happy and glad that we experienced Kaibo Upstairs. We also arrived early for a drink downstairs,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wherever you are staying on the island it is worth the trip to come to Kaibo Upstairs. The food is spectacular, the atmosphere is wonderful, and the staff is very friendly!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: North Sound Beach and Marina 585 Water Cay Road, North Side KY1-1107, Grand Cayman
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cayman Islands  >  Grand Cayman  >  North Side
  • Phone Number: +1 345-947-9975

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 47
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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