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“Excellant, Will be back again & again” 5 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: Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, 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.
Islamorada, Florida
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Excellant, Will be back again & again”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2010

The seafood is the freshest, most imaginary sushi I have had! Chef Michael flirts about to make sure diners are completely satisfied and then back to the sushi bar & kitchen. Our server, Sue, gave us excellent suggestions along with the daily features. Overall, a most delectable and fun experience! We will be back again & again.

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Rochester, New York
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“Great experience; Definitely would return”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2010

My husband and I ate at Kaiyo in early February 2010 after it was recommended to us by a local. We really enjoyed it. We actually sat at the sushi bar too. Great service, excellent, fresh food, a talented sushi chef, and a very good experience. If you like sushi, this is a definite must. A very modern, eclectic decor as well. We would definitely return for another delicious meal.

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Hotchkiss, Colorado
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2010

This is the place to eat in the Keys for Sushi. Great atmosphere!

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Thank moparmesa
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Connecticut
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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“Consistently great sushi, nice atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2010

I return here every year when I visit the Islamorada area. Wonderful sushi, very fresh, and they incorporate some unusual (for a sushi restaurant) local fish into the mix.

Most recently, my husband and I shared a "Bubba Boat" sushi/sashimi meal for two along with a bottle of sake, and we enjoyed it immensely. We're both allergic to crustaceans, so we asked for it to be prepared without shellfish, and the chefs were glad to accommodate this request.

Waitstaff was knowledgeable, nice, and prompt.

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Thank ctM0mOf2
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Competa, Spain
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101 reviews
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“The best Sushi in the Florida Keys”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2009

My husband stopped here for lunch one day while we were in the Keys. We were told that they had a lunch buffet and did not serve a large sushi menu for lunch. :(
We took a seat at the sushi bar and were looking over the menu when the guy making the sushi told us that since they were pretty slow that he would be more than happy to make sushi for us from the dinner menu. :) Now that is awesome service, we were very happy and ordered four different rolls and a bottle of Saki. Florida is a "brown bag" state, meaning that you can take any unfinished wine/Saki with you when you leave.
The Key Lime Lobster Roll was awesome as was the Matacumbe Roll (lump crab meat and conch). We also had the Tuna Duo roll which was a combo of Hamachi and a spicy tuna roll.
The atmosphere is very Japanese inspired inside and out without going overboard. It is a fairly small restaurant and I would recommend reservations for dinner during the high season.
Service could not have been better.
Best seaweed salad I have ever had, dressed with toasted sesame oil.

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