Kaya

4.6
1890 Reviews
$30 and under
Caribbean
Kaya's outdoor courtyard is now open!
There are 3 ways to order: Online, by phone or in person. Join us for a fun, casual outdoor experience. Mon - Thursday 4pm - 9pm or Fri -Sun from 12pm - 9pm.

Once you place an order, you will be notified by text when it is ready to pick-up from our walk-up window on 20th Street. You can choose to sit and relax at one of our colorful outdoor tables, or take it with you. We can't wait to see you!

Located in the heart of Pittsburgh's Strip District, Kaya's cuisine is inspired by the sea and sun, melding fresh, high quality ingredients with bold flavor and alluring preparation.

Executive Chef Marty Sons incorporates the culinary customs of the Caribbean Islands, South America, the Pacific and beyond.

The varied and complex menu and festive tropical drinks have made Kaya an award-winning dining destination for more than a decade.

Support Kaya during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1890 people are saying
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bal8
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was exceptional! The Rainbow Salad with grilled shrimp was fantastic! Conch Fritters wonderful and the dessert : Faquito was a delcious delight!!

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JulieS
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love kaya! The food is always delicious! We had wonderful take-out during Covid and we couldn’t wait to dine in when the time was right. We went for my husband’s birthday and it was delicious. The service was excellent, the atmosphere is fun and it’s always a good time!

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Sara
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have delicious food and great service at Kaya!

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LynneF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The grilled fish (tilapia) tacos were fabulous! Have enjoyed dining here for years and the creative cocktails are the perfect compliment 👌

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RACH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with quality food. Highly recommend the rainbow salad with salmon—with so many interesting ingredients this salad is a cut above the rest! Everything is very fresh and the menu items all have a unique flair. The cocktails were very tasty, almost went down too easy! And the desserts were fantastic. Yum!

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WilliamG
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, staff and food, I think that says it all

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nathanlpeterson
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Service was terrible.

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vipwillow08
Pittsburgh
23 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

outstanding service, out door dining, average food ,located in the heart of the " strip district" close to down town , Lawrenceville.

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JezzyEzy
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waitstaff, well educated on menu and drinks. Great seating based on Covid restrictions.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was great and attentive. Food was wonderful and memorable. Will return for sure!!!

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Clayton
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

One of Pittsburgh's best. We especially recommend the Chile Relleno and house margarita!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our Server Adam was great! Very knowledgeable about the menu and made great suggestions. Drinks were fantastic! Would definitely come back.

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vipJimJ
Pittsburgh
39 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Good food, drinks, atmosphere. Service was a bit off on this visit, not very attentive.

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TaylorS
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food! Kaya is a bit more pricey than other restaurants I usually go to but it’s soooo worth it. Everything I get there, whether I’m trying something new or having my usual, is delicious!

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vipcandygirl
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never knew they served brunch and it was delicious!
Huevos rancheros - terrific and beautifully plated with a little pineapple, bacon, sweet potatoes and beans.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

This was our first visit to this restaurant. My wife had salmon and I had the rainbow salad with jerk chicken added!

Food was great and the service was great!

The drinks were extremely overpriced for how small they are that’s the only disappointing part of the visit.

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AMB1
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

love kaya's food. i think the food was SPOT ON, but the weird curtain meant to distance me from next table felt a bit insufficient- given how close that table is - i'd suggest doing something more permanent to give folks piece of mind....

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CarolynN
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are regulars at Kaya for their Jerk Chicken entree, but this was our first visit for brunch and it will not be our last. The chicken and waffles were amazing. The waffle was light and crispy, topped with pieces of savory bacon and Kaya's delicious boneless fried chicken - topped with tabasco butter and pure maple syrup. The portion size was ideal for a brunch. Highly recommend!

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vipBCTC
Pittsburgh
29 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had Easter Bruch at Kaya and sat outside which was awesome on a great day. The food and service was top notch as it always is at Kaya. Look forward to many more visits

BC

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food took a long time, and we felt rushed towards the end of our dinner. Other than that, good time.

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lillipanini
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak Cuban sandwich was awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our son’s birthday at Kaya. It was an excellent choice. We got a parking spot about 1/2 block away and since we were early we were able to do a little shopping prior to our reservation. Once we got to the restaurant we were greeted by a smiling face and directed to our table. The service was great and the food was even better. Although I’m not a fan of a burger (Kaya Burger) that has a lot of toppings I ate every bit of it. I’d highly recommend this restaurant. We will return.

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RobertR
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

The waitress could not have given more of a "order and get out" vibe.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My daughter and I enjoyed the meal. Very good, but not delicious. The crispy tofu appetizer was absolutely wonderful Her vegan paella was too salty, while my salad was bland. By no means deal breakers- they were beautiful and colorful. Full of life, Everything was very fresh and delightful to look at. Service was great. Would def return.

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Morgan
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food. Felt incredibly comfortable sitting outside and how they managed the entire dining process with covid

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vipEJH1978
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Server was openly quarreling with the manager, her disposition was quite off during the meal. Food was “eh”. On bright wide it was a gorgeous day and outside seating was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Well paced service, unobtrusive, and friendly hospitality. Burrata was well balanced , visually and texturally.

Conch fritters slightly overcooked. Unable to locate waste basket in men’s room.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Enjoyed our experience. Flavourful and delicious appetisers and entree’s. Definitely recommend.

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kellyk
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food & cocktails! Will definitely be back!

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vipRachel
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a reservation for 6:30pm and arrived a bit early. They sat us very quickly which was great. However, it took a while for the waitress to give us our water and even longer to get our first round of drinks. The table next to us got their drinks very quickly as a hostess had assisted them, instead of waiting for the waitress. This was a bit frustrating as we had to wait a while. Once our orders were in, the food arrived quickly and was
good. We will definitely go back.

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Isabella
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant. We sat outside, and their heaters are actually installed above you, so it feels like the sun's warmth. I was very pleasantly surprised and think that's a great idea! Paella was so good it's worth describing in expletives which I will not do. Drinks were strong but went down easy. No complaints at all.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The appetizers were tasty & so were the chicken and waffles. Steak Cuban wasn’t very good at all, bread was hard and the meat was a bit cold. Drinks were good, but pretty pricey. Nice atmosphere though!

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Nick
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Kaya was a perfect spot for date night! We were sat a tad later than our reservation (~10 minutes) but the host allowed us to sit at the bar while we waited for our table. Our server (Ryan?) was attentive and the food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Had to wait with our reservation

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was sooo good. The servers were all super nice and the drinks were perfect. Can't wait to come back

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ThomasW
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I've been coming here since they opened back in the 90's. Kaya has of course changed and evolved as the years passed and chefs have come and gone. But its always been a friendly, welcoming space with tasty island-inflected food, one of my after work mainstays. Irey!

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SusanC
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We selected the monthly Vegetarian Meal and it was fantastic! Since there were two options for each course and we shared, the two of us were able to try every offering. Each and every one was delicious and special. Kaya is always the best!!!

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ColinK
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorites. Well run restaurant.

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AnaD
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Love kaya but their kitchen closes at 9p so we were a bit rushed right when we got to our table to order

FAQs

Kaya does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Kaya also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (412) 261-6565.

Kaya is rated 4.6 stars by 1890 OpenTable diners.

Kaya does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://secure.bigburrito.com/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.