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Kaya

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Strip District
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2000 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4428 (20th Street)
(412) 261-6565
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11:30 am - 11:00 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

These wings were finger licking good. They are always Beth nice when you place your orders. I always get the teriyaki wings. They are 6 STARS PLEASE TRY THEM. And the avocado sauce is great with it as well

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Thank Tiana J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had nachos on plantains, chorizo queso fundido, and the tropical paella. The first two are great share plates for friends. All are delicious, especially the nachos on plantains. They were doing half price cocktail happy hour when we were there. A great little escape on a hot sunny day.

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Thank Tansy C
Toronto
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had high expectations for this restaurant. Unfortunately, it did not leave up to the hype. When we arrived, late on a weekday, they took forever to seat us in spite of having an empty table. The food was average at best. The service was uninterested and excruciatingly slow. We got the impression that eating there was an imposition on... More 

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Thank TorontoMusicman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Shrimp and scallop ceviche appetizer was excellent. I would have been happy with two orders and said that was my dinner. Tropical paella was the entree and it was also very good. Flavorful and fresh. Dessert was a must - chocolate banana bread pudding was the best! Definitely will go back. We dined outside. Waiter was very attentive and made... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food and service was very good. Poritions were large. Wasn't a fan of the bloody mary though. Employees were friendly bathroom was clean. Very nice restaurant

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Thank klscott912
Norfolk, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a late lunch at Kaya, interesting menu, great service, fresh food and nice size portions. Came highly recommended to us.

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Thank kmandrea3
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I thought Kaya had a great menu with lots of variety and Caribbean-inspired. Lots of spices and flavors in their dishes. I enjoyed the Kaya burger and thought it was very rich and the meat cooked to my likings. The guacamole had mango and pineapple, which I thought was a nice addition. Our waiter was attentive and overall great. The... More 

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Thank Alexis B
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice place to have Caribbean cuisine. The service was excellent with the waitress handling our table being very attentive to our needs and suggesting some good cocktails and food.

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Thank SanjuBlr
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I love Kaya but after buying a place on Siesta Key I'm now a Fish Taco snob. Kaya "86" the Tilapia on your fish taco. Grouper or Mahi Mahi if you have to raise the price, do it.... You are way to good of a resterant to serve this inferior Fish Taco. Taco PERFECT-Ingredients/Topping PERFECT-Portion Size PERFECT-Fish Stinks

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Thank ochad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

My wife and I and our three daughters (in their 20's) visited the United States (NY - PA - OH - CHICAGO) for two weeks and by far, the best restaurant we dined at had to be Kaya. For one, all of us, with exception of my wife, love spicy food, although my wife does it enjoy the milder side.... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$20 - $25
Cuisine
Caribbean, Jamaican, Bar, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Television
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene
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
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?