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“Daughter's birthday dinner here was great” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kaiyo Grill & Sushi

Kaiyo Grill & Sushi
Ranked #14 of 91 Restaurants in Islamorada
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $40
Cuisines: Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: We are a nouveau fusion restaurant, representing eclectic styles of cuisines. We source local and seasonal ingredients to compliment our ever changing menu. We have a wine list that represents 5 continents and over 120 offerings.
Edgewater, Maryland
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180 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“Daughter's birthday dinner here was great”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2013

Busy place means something must be good. We arrived about 7:30 without reservations and the place was packed. We were told about a 20-30 min wait so we sat outside on one of the benches. After 30 min we were seated and greated by a friendly & knowledgeable server. It's a boisterous place and can be quite loud inside so if you are going for a romantic evening for two the porch might be the best spot for you. Two of us had sushi (macadamia hogfish and coco loco), which were delicious and beautifully presented. The other two had land items - also very good and very generous proportions. They have a limited bar here (beer/wine) and it's not particularly child-friendly (my 12 y/o didn't like it so much!) but overall a neat place.

Visited January 2013
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Thank lsnyder
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TurtleTracker, Public Relations Manager at Kaiyo Grill & Sushi, responded to this review, March 11, 2013
lsnyder, thank you for taking your time to write a review about Kaiyo grill. We appreciate all customer feedback and it's always nice to hear that our customers enjoyed their experience with us. I hope that you will choose us again if you're ever in the islands. Happy belated birthday to your daughter!
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rushmore, mn
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

We really liked this place. It our second visit to the Keys but our first visit here. It intrigued us and when we learned it was a sister restaurant to the Green Turtle we were anxious to try it. It has an excellent sushi offering and our meals were delicious as well. All with a great Asian flare.

Visited January 2013
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TurtleTracker, Public Relations Manager at Kaiyo Grill & Sushi, responded to this review, March 11, 2013
CJR-RSR thank you for your review of Kaiyo Grill. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. I hope that you will try us again on your next visit. We are constantly keeping the menu creative and new so be sure to check in on us.
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Tampa, Florida, United States
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Sushi is the best.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2013

We brought our catch of the day. Black fin tuna and some Cero Mackerel. They prepared the best tuna tataki and grilled Cero mackerel. Made the rest of the tuna into rolls. Great place after a long day of fishing.

Visited January 2013
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Thank Frank M
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TurtleTracker, Public Relations Manager at Kaiyo Grill & Sushi, responded to this review, March 11, 2013
FrankM, thank you for your review of us here at Kaiyo Grill & Sushi. Sounds like you had a great day on the water followed up by a great meal at Kaiyo. Doesn't get much better than that, does it? What a better way to enjoy your freshly caught Tuna than to have our sushi experts roll it up and send it out. You guys knew what you were doing, Kudos! Hope to serve you again when you're on your next fishing trip. Our sushi chefs are always ready to make your catch their culinary creation. Tight lines!
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Helsinki, Finland
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168 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
“American style deep fried Japanese meal!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2013

Sorry to say that this was not worth the visit. The food and the servcie were reall disappointing. My wife had an eggplant chip starter . it was more like deep fried breaded newspaper and my main dish Japanese udo seafood was ok if you like chili fish soup. My Carribean taco was ok.
Expensive and low quality.

Visited January 2013
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TurtleTracker, Public Relations Manager at Kaiyo Grill & Sushi, responded to this review, March 11, 2013
Finland, Helsinki, thank you for your review of Kaiyo Grill. I'm so sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your time here with us. I hope you expressed your dissatisfaction to your server or the management. If there is something we can do to make you feel better about your experience with us, please email me directly at ocean@greenturtleinn.com.
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Florida
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent but noisy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2013

We enjoyed our dinner at Kaiyo. The steaks were wonderful and our sushi was extremely fresh. The edamame with key lime was a terrific change. We had a great time except for the noise level. It's an intimate restaurant, so if a large or loud party is there, it can be tough if you have trouble hearing anyway. That aside, the food is worth the noise. Try The Seekers Pinot Noir!

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TurtleTracker, Public Relations Manager at Kaiyo Grill & Sushi, responded to this review, March 11, 2013
Thatsmyrita, thank you for your review of Kaiyo Grill. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us. Unfortunately, when the restaurant is busy the noise level can go up. I'm sorry if this posed any discomfort to your dining experience. I hope you will try us again. If you call ahead the manager should be able to let you know if the restaurant is expecting any large parties or heavy reservations for the night. This may help with timing your visit when the restaurant is less busy. I hope we have the opportunity to serve you again soon.
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