Best in the Burgh
I have been dinning here since I moved to the city and take all of my clients and associates. Every one of the response with how incredible the food is. Don't miss the experience!
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent diverse menu
The food was great. Our only disappointment was that they didn't have the crab cakes appetizer made up that was on the menu, which was a little odd since they print the menu daily. We enjoyed the shrimp and scallop ceviche though. The jerked mahi mahi was excellent and my husband enjoyed the paella. We had a delicious banana chocolate bread pudding for dessert. Our waiter was great: helpful in explaining a question we had about the menu and extremely friendly. We will definitely go back.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Kaya is a gem
We have been here several times and are never disappointed. The food is wonderfully Caribbean, and skillfully prepared. The staff caters to your every need.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food but tight quarters
A group of five of us went here and we loved the food. The service was pretty good but it was very busy so it is completely understandable. It is not a huge place so it was a little cramped with how many people were there. Everything we ordered looked delicious. Great beer selection.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Kaya has delicious food and
Kaya has delicious food and always puts an emphasis on having at least a few local items. While their menu changes a lot, you can generally count on a few staples like the Cuban and the quesadilla. They are a little pricey, but they have a great happy hour deal so I would recommend going during that time (I think it's 5-7?). They get really busy on the weekends so make sure that you make a reservation well ahead of time.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
I would like to salute the team at Kaya for providing my wife and I with an outstanding dining experience for our Wedding Anniversary.
The staff took special care to make certain that our evening was truly memorable, even providing a special drink for us, on the house, to celebrate our occasion.
The staff was friendly, attentive, knowledgeable and made great suggestions regarding food and drink choices.
The atmosphere was pleasant and inviting.
Kudos to Kaya
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Big Burrito Group always delivers
A visit to Kaya never disappoints. As with all restaurants in the Big Burrito Group, Kaya scores high on all levels. The food is excellent with very creative food and drink menus. The wait staff is very attentive, knowledgeable, and engaging. I have never had a meal I didn't enjoy or an unfavorable experience. The Sunday brunch is excellent and I highly recommend it as well. Nice happy hour vibe at the bar!
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Kaya is #1
Eat here, dudes. Kaya is delicious and one of my favorites.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place, great food
I enjoy the food in Kaya every time I have the chance to go there. Delicious, Must go!
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Don't Miss Kaya!
Always a great meal and many great choices with high quality, farm fresh ingredients!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
love it here
Kaya is one of my favorite restaurants in the city. Great food. Creative menus. It is a good place to go with friends or to have a date.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Kaya is one of our favorite restaurants. We've never been disappointed with the food or service.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
dont miss chicken night
always love chicken night and always in for a surprise with the sides - too bad it isn't offered more than once per week! Some of the best fried chicken in the burgh, don't know how they get so much chicken in a half of a bird!
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellently prepared food
The halibut is out of this world! I had it prepared two ways last year and could hardly wait for it to come into season this year. I would HIGHLY recommend it--even if you are not a seafood lover. Halibut does not taste fishy and the chefs here know to to prepare a flakey, fantastic meal. OMG~!
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a great meal! Everything
What a great meal! Everything was fresh and creative. We will definitely return!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Kaya is great!
This was our 2nd visit to Kaya, and we have loved them both. The food is fantastic, and so is the service. It is easily our favorite restaurant in Pittsburgh!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great meal!
So many bold, fresh flavors. Loved the watermelon salad and the halibut. I tasted my friends' grilled salmon and tofu cracklins and they were awesome too. Kaya also has the best happy hour in the city, with all single serving drinks half-off. And it's one of the few places in town where they can make a dark and stormy.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
WE ORDERED HALIBIT AND THE MAHI MAHI , BOTH WERE EXCELLENT ENTREES . WE BOTH WERE VERY PLEASED WITH OUR CHOICES.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
When you are craving a vegetarian/vegan menu, the vegetarian menu and wine pairing served every third Wednesday can't be beat. Having two options for each course, my wife and I get one of each and then switch plates and wine glasses half way through the meal. Excellent! Can't wait for September.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great interesting food always. Very good service. A new way to eat old favorite foods.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
too noisy to eat inside...visits
too noisy to eat inside...visits confined to good weather.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
The waiter was able to make suggestions and offer menu item alterations when I informed him that I had celiac disease.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
very good food, a bit spicy
very good food, a bit spicy as expected, a bit pricey
9/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
The quality of the food served at Kaya is amazing! Everything I order is delicious! i love that the menu changes often but that there are some constant dishes that remain.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a good experience, with good food choices (everything always fresh), nice wines and friendly service. Highly recommended; always tell our friends that this is a terrific place to eat. Kaya never disappoints.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Kaya is superb!
Fantastic food with some interesting culinary twists and fabulous service! Great portions and best fish tacos we've ever had! Cocktails were inspired as well. We can't wait to go back and try more menu items.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Place but Close Quarters
We had a reservation but were wedged into a table inches beside another couple. Was uncomfortable and awkward - I was surprised that with a reservation we were given such a bad table when there were lots of better ones open. Other than that the food and the waiter were wonderful.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Vegetarian Tasting Menu
Looking for a vegetarian or vegan meal that will fill you up and NOT just a salad? You have to try the Kaya Vegetarian Tasting Menu every third Wednesday of the month. Hands down one of the best vegetarian meals in Pittsburgh that will leave you not able to eat another bite! The 4 course meal comes with 2 options. One vegetarian and the other vegan. My husband and I always get one of each and share. Every month we have gone has been spectacular. I applaud with every course set in front of me! Kaya is a very small place in the Strip District and making reservations for these evenings are greatly encouraged. Great staff, dark ambience, large bar, outside seating available.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Family Experience
We had a terrific time at Kaya celebrating a 21st birthday! My daughter loved her meal and chooses Kaya whenever she has something to celebrate.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Refreshing and creative change...
My husband and I have come here a couple of times when we have visited our son who is attending college in the area. This time we brought him and a friend. The waitress made some good suggestions - the calamari and crackling tofu are delicious. We do enjoy the flavorful sauces!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for 1st date
Met my date here - 1st time meeting. I'm new to Pittsburgh but my date who has lived here for years was impressed with my choice of Kaya. Paella was excellent. Good music and ambiance. Waiter was great - didn't interrupt a million times and popped in when there was a lull - just used his brain n general which I greatly appreciated. I will take away points on the mimosa though, 9 bucks for one champagne flute of mostly oj? C'mon man! That kind of clear gouging will keep me away for brunch - fix that Kaya
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Met a friend there for lunch and was pleasantly surprised. Good service, tasty cocktails (especially the white sangria).
The conch fritters were very tasty and the crispy fish tacos had a lovely tangy slaw on top which brightened the dish up.
Would go again but this type of food is more lunch than dinner for me.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love it!
We live about an hour away from Pittsburgh but when we come into town we don't have to worry about where we are going to eat. It is almost always at Kaya. especially if we are shopping in the strip district. Kaya has such interesting and unique menu items. We would recommend this resturant to anyone.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friendly, attentive staff and great food that leaves you wondering when is the next time you'll be able to come back. Went last week for brunch, came back the very next week for round two. The new menu items are really well executed and provide that satisfied euphoric feeling that only good brunch can provide on a late Sunday morning.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant has wonderful
This restaurant has wonderful food with a great use of spice. I travel a lot for work and like to eat vegetarian while on the road to save on calories and there were so many vegan, vegetarian and meat dishes. I liked it so much that I went back two nights in a row.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
As always good interesting food, great service.We love this place
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was terrific; food
Service was terrific; food was very, very good. The specialty drinks list was creative and different, and some of the salads are simply superb.
It's a noisy place -- more of a lively bar that happens to serve food than a restaurant that happens to serve drinks. It may not be a good place for a quiet, intimate conversation, at least on weekends. It would be nice if the facility were large enough to have a quieter corner for us older (yes, I'm past the 'vibrant bar scene' crowd) patrons because the food is very good indeed.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always greeted well by staff.
Always greeted well by staff. Attentive. Food is Caribbean and very creative, sometimes spicy, and always interesting.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
We dine at Kaya relatively often, and consistently have wonderful meals. The fish selections, which vary from one time to the next, are always prepared beautifully, in a unique and delicious presentation. Everything is house made, and the expertise of the chef is evident in every bite!!!
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Never disappointed. Thursdays
Never disappointed. Thursdays is fried chicken night which is the best you ever had. I can take my 13 year old picky eater to have this while I enjoy one of their other wonderful dishes.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We visited Pittsburgh for the first time and found Kaya on OpenTable. We were told that the fish tacos were incredible, and they were? The savory beignets were extremely good, as was the corn chowder and a new menu item, pan seared walleye. All in all a very good dining experience.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Strip District Spot
Stopped in for an early dinner with a friend. Happy Hour is half price on almost all the drinks, which is great, considering that their beer list has a nice selection of craft drafts that tend to run a little pricy. Food was great- the jerked pulled pork was delicious, and my friend's fish tacos were tasty AND huge. It's definitely a cozy little spot to duck into- recommended if you're spending a day down in the Strip District!
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Special Chef Treats
The flavor of the entras was greatly put together by chef which needs special recognition. Thanks.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Awesome brunch menu
My mom wanted to try something different for brunch. Kaya was perfect. Chicken and waffles were delicious and cocktails are interesting and unique. The manager is the perfect touch. She was attentive and welcoming and put server was great, helping to accommodate our small child.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
i think they have the best Calamari in town. The ribs are very good, too. They also have vegetarian options.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a treat!
Like the title suggests, Kaya is always a treat and never a disappointment. The curry with vegetables was perfect and filling with a pleasant flavor profile. My only qualm with the place is that the seats are very close together, though not as close as other establishments in the city. Something I've noticed is the size of the sangria glass tends to change from visit to visit, so I don't know what I'll be getting myself into. The happy hour is top notch, as well.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good time as always
Been coming here for a while. It's very busy but the service is always great, as is the food selection and portion size.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
It's been at least four years since I ate here. My old job had a Christmas party here, it was delicious then. I do miss the cornbread stuffed custard I mentioned it to my waiter how good they were, was disappointed it wasn't on menu. Haven't had cornbread since then...bring it back please!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Never a bad time.
I've been to Kaya countless times. Lunch, dinner, you name it - always good. While the dinner menu can be slightly pricey, the food, service, and atmosphere are great. I seem to be a magnet for poor service around the city, but never here. The bar staff and bar manager are also very notable. Last time I was in with friends, the bar manager offered to make us a few off-the-menu cocktails based on our cravings. Kaya is great if you are in the mood for a "nice" dinner, but feel more like jeans and a nice shirt rather than a dress and heels.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always top notch
Everything that I have ever ordered is always perfectly prepared. Generally, I am an unapologetic carnivore. However, I "become" a vegetarian every time I visit because they do vegetarian fare so well!
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM