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“Not #1 in my book”
Review of Kaya

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Ranked #36 of 2,173 Restaurants in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Caribbean, Jamaican, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Strip District
Cross street: 20th Street
Morgantown, West Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
245 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“Not #1 in my book”
Reviewed September 3, 2012 via mobile

Sometimes Resturants too hard to be hip, and cool, and I think that is the problem with this place. A bloody Mary called vampari with fruit juice and tomato juice ? Yucky! The 3 salad trio was bland, and the fish taco tasted like it was made with fish sticks. The server was good, and maybe we just were there on a bad day ... Oh and my feet stuck to the floor on the way to the basement bathroom

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English first
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Unique Restaurant”
Reviewed September 3, 2012

We enjoyed a good lunch while shopping in the Strip District. The restaurant offers well prepared and interesting options for lunch. It is not inexpensive but is a good value.

Visited August 2012
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Thank Sharon M
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great Restaurant and Service”
Reviewed August 28, 2012

Kaya is a great restaurant in the Strip District. We went for a late night meal on a Thursday night - fried chicken night. For $18.99 I got 5 pieces of large, tender, very well-spiced chicken - EXCELLENT. The portion was huge. Side items were also great and LOCAL :) Reyna's homemade tortillas, corn salsa and coleslaw...Service was friendly and attentive. The manager (or owner) was highly visible and came to our table to talk to us. She was very pleasant. We had a great experience and would definitely go back. Great vegan selection as well.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank kymmie36
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Kitchener, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Suberb dinning experience!”
Reviewed August 28, 2012

Kaya delivers with a superb dinning experience. We were pleasantly suprised by the unpretentious, warm atmosphere coupled with a friendly, swift and knowledgable staff. My husband and admit this is one of the best meals we've ever eaten. The food was unique, complex and very tasty to say the least. My only complaint is that I didn't have room for dessert!

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1 Thank Jill K
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“delicious!!”
Reviewed August 23, 2012

This was a great dining experience. Not your typicall chain. It was cheerful & the staff was great but most importantly the food was amazing. I had the Paella & my husband had the Cuban sandwich. "The best sandwich he ever ate";his words. definitley worth a trip into the Strip district! Enjoy.

  • Visited August 2012
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1 Thank Lisa H
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