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Kaya

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Strip District
Caribbean, Seafood, Jamaican
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2000 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4428 (20th Street)
(412) 261-6565
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 138
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  • 109
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 5
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  • 8
    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
Hip & friendly

Met my niece with my teenage daughter here on a Thursday evening in winter weather. I'm sure it is more vibrant on a weekend during warm weather but we were pleasantly surprised. Cozy, friendly & yummy! You can't beat that big salad (name?) with all the fruit! Drinks, tacos & mussels were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
HerbyD428
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Waterford, VA
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Waterford, VA
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96 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Met my niece with my teenage daughter here on a Thursday evening in winter weather. I'm sure it is more vibrant on a weekend during warm weather but we were pleasantly surprised. Cozy, friendly & yummy! You can't beat that big salad (name?) with all the fruit! Drinks, tacos & mussels were outstanding as well. Our waiter was friendly &... More 

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pa
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Any time we have gone to Kaya we have gotten a great meal. Love the Caribbean Rainbow Salad and the Flank Steak Stir Fry is exceptionally outstanding!!

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Thank steelpa
Murrysville, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The atmosphere is lively and loud. It is also a small restaurant so reservations are definitely recommended. Began with a rum swizzle which was a great way to start. Our waiter, Chas, gave excellent service including recommendations on ordering. The food is Carribean and the portions are large. Two of us had appetizers, shared a soup and had dinner entrees... More 

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Thank WhisperedInsights
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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304 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You really should make ressies for this place - but, we got lucky as we arrived rather early for dinner on a weekday. The place has a nice vibe - it's rather small so expect a small table with limited room; but, it makes up for it w/ unique tasty food and our server was really friendly and helpful. I... More 

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Thank beardogmom
New York City, New York
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Jamaican / Carib / tropical food; Jamaican jerk wings, tropical guacamole, great happy hour prices and very good service. Everything on the menu looks good ( observing plates on tables next to mine).

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Thank RAA_10
San Francisco, California
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182 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Kaya Carribean is great food done wright. Whoever created this place new what they were doing. The menu is Carribean Food top to bottom with lots of choices. The quialty And creativity is spot on delicious. We stopped in for lunch during the busey holiday shopping on the strip. Glad we did. Had the Jerk Chicken Wings, hot bean dip... More 

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Thank TropicalTommy11
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

You must eat here if visiting the strip disturb. The Kaya Burger, Salmoj salad and their take on a delicious curry sauce is like no other restaurant in Pittsburgh.

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Thank meloncholy88
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Nice Caribean atmosphere to go along with delicious food. We had four in our group and everyone enjoyed there meal...can't wait to return.

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Thank Connie E
Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Great food every time we come here! I love the Cuban, the crispy tofu tacos, the vegetarian paella, all of the dips, the alligator appetizer and anything I've ever ordered here. It's always delicious, never a bad meal. thank you kaya!!!!!!

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Thank P D
Pittsburgh, Pa.
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

If you are looking for something different in both food and environment, try Kaya. They are a hip place with yummy foods and lots of vegetable dishes.

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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, Seafood, Jamaican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene, Romantic
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?