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Strip District
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2000 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4428 (20th Street)
(412) 261-6565
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place for lunch, nice vibe and the food was delicious. The Cuban is what I had for lunch. Plenty of meat. The sweet potato fries were a treat.

Thank Raliegh H
London, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best meal and experience in Pittsburgh. The ceviche appetizer of shrimp and scallops was the tastiest I have ever had. The blackened Mahi Mahi was fabulous as was the paella. No doggy bags required you will want to eat it all. Great vibe. Everything spot on.

Thank bljsrp
Sioux City, Iowa
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307 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found this place while walking in the Strip District. It was very busy but they had room at the bar so that's where we ate. I ordered the Cuban sandwich which also came with a salad and my daughter had some vegetarian tacos. My sandwich was very good and the salad very fresh and tasty. I sampled the tacos... More 

Thank jnobz
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

The ladies and I decided to try something new. We found ourselves in the strip district at a popular place called Kaya. It's a Jamaican restaurant, with a cool, hip vibe! The food is good, reasonably priced and the staff is amazing! We ate, laughed, and lingered for a while. I had the fried chicken sandwich, my friend had a... More 

Thank bobbiec67
Dallas, Texas
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337 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

My brother and his family were in town with me and we were roaming the Strip District. We ate here for lunch on a Saturday. It was not too crowded and we had great service. I ordered the carribean rainbow salad, which I think was one of the best salads I have ever had! It was awesome. The 3 others... More 

Thank BarbK303
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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247 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

We had a small group meet there for brunch last week. The food and drinks were very good and the service was pretty good too. Definitely a place to keep in the rotation.

Thank jackonferry
New Jersey
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

We went to the strip district on a Monday and pretty much all the restaurants were closed. This place and maybe a couple of others were the only ones open. So we gave it a try. The atmosphere is nice....couldn't really figure out what type of restaurant from the menu. Food was just okay. Priced reasonable. Beer selection was good.... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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172 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful brunch at Kaya with the ladies in my book club. Everything we ordered was very good. Drinks, apps, entrees. (Highly recommend the Rainbow Salad.) Many of us tried the Tikki #7 cocktail, and we loved it. Nice variety of food options on the menu. Service was timely, and the restaurant's atmosphere was relaxing. Sunday brunch gets crowded... More 

Thank MSC73
Hubbard, Ohio
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

Great atmosphere in the center of the Strip District in Pittsburgh. Island / Caribbean ? Latin inspired dishes. We had Paella, Shrimp and Scallop Ceviche, and Fish Tacos. The Ceviche was honestly one of the best things i have eaten in my life. Fresh, sweet, tart, flavorful...really really good. All food choices were excellent. Good prices. Will make a stop... More 

Thank JBDYoungstown_Ohio
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Slow service, and guacamole with mango and pineapple not suited for my taste. Also, for a party of 7, the amount of chips in a serving is hardly sufficient. Brunch menu leaves some to be desired.

Thank Ivan D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $25
Caribbean, Jamaican, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?