Kaya

4.7
1824 Reviews
$30 and under
Caribbean

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Good Vegetarian Options
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 1824 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good sunday brunch

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MarissaH
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kaya is always a colorful, fun, delicious meal! It was the first time my family ate there with us, and they loved it as well. We can't wait to go back!

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Theo
Pittsburgh
13 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were delighted that Kaya was even open under the present circumstances, but the warm welcome, topflight service and excellent food made the escape from the pandemic even more enjoyable.

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BeckyM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great drinks and delicious food. Quiet ambience
Very prompt and attentive service.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great food and team!

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MatthewS
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Unique and fantastic food and drinks every single time we go.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was good, good food, quick service, friendly staff

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MyraL
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It is the best! I'm sorry that you have to close for 3 weeks, but I'm sure you will be back better than ever!

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ChrisS
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crispy tofu and lentil beignets were amazing and wonderful service

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Suk1123
Pittsburgh
28 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We have been to Kaya several times. Our experience has been consistently good. They are setup for Covid. All diners are required to wear masks when not eating/drinking; the staff had masks on and the diners were appropriately distanced. We felt very comfortable dining there.

The island inspired menu is always interesting with seasonal and some times weekly updates. The appetizers were excellent. The corn and lentil beignets in particular were outstanding (we had to order a second round). The entrees were also really good. The service was friendly and attentive.

Overall, a great experience. We will definitely return.

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KevinC
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hadn’t been to Kaya since Covid began. My wife and I, and our children, have loved it here for many years. The Vegetarian Prix Fixe monthly menu is always amazing and tonight was no exception. Every dish was truly amazing, service is exceptional and the safety protocol is so reassuring without at all detracting from your meal experience. Will be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Seated at a table 45 minutes after our scheduled reservation. Specifically they do not take reservations for outside seating, but confimed the reservation for outside seating in advance. Better off taking your chances just walking in to see if table is available.

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vipNancyC
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had brunch and sat outside. The food and drinks were great especially the mango salsa with chips and the wings.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love our Kaya! So happy they are open 💕

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MatthewS
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food and service. We come back again and again.

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JamesH
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four of us attended on the first day of reopening. Everything about the meal was efficient, delicious, and reasonably priced. Sadly, we had hoped to eat outside, but the 90-degree-plus weather kept us indoors. Every item looked and tasted excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always satisfied except for when they ran out of fried chicken on a Thursday.

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ChristalW
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love that when you walk in they immediately come to you and seat you. The food was amazing and the service was perfect. I definitely will be back again

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ElaineD
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and exceptional service. We enjoy our dining experience.

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FrancisK
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food (I had the jerk chicken) was outstanding. It was only bested by the service crew who were out of this world amazing.

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SteveB
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time when eating at Kaya. Brunch was awesome.

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steve
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tastes as usual. Kaya is our goto place for introducing out of town friends to unique Pittsburgh cuisine.

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glennh
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food4service1ambience4

Always love Kaya. Enjoy the food and the Happy Hour is such a good deal, it’s something that keeps me and my girl friends coming and excited! The other night, I had two glasses of wine in 1.5 hours and the waiter referred to me as “power drinking” and was very rude when my friend ordered a drink minus an ingredient she didn’t like, questioning if she even knew what it was. He was rude and patronizing and makes me question coming back. An establishment shouldn’t have Happy Hour if they don’t expect people to take advantage of a good deal. Especially on a Friday evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
101 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Return customer. Love the food here. Had the salad with chicken, guest had the reuben. Both great. Service was exceptional. Lunch was a bit pricy at $55 for 2....and tables are a bit close together. Cuisine is creative and flavorful.

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Rose
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The rainbow salad with jerk seasoned salmon was one of the most unique and well presented salads I have eaten. The paella was nicely spiced and full of meats, fish and vegetables. It was our first visit but we will be back again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was awesome. Great seafood sampler. Wanted more bread to soak up the great broth.

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Pete
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was very nice

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration for my husband. Awesome as always!

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JenniferK
Pittsburgh
16 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks! Service by Danielle was the best part!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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vipDonnie
Pittsburgh
300 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Food was good except the bean dip was like warm and the service - especially getting g our drink order and drinks - too way too long.

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vipLuv2feast
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love kaya and the food, ambiance. It’s been one of my favorite places since I moved to Pittsburgh ! Great options for all dietary needs. The best fish tacos ever !

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an awesome meal at Kaya.
They never disappoint. All around 5star.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my son’s 21st birthday dinner and this was the place he picked for the dinner. So, that alone says something! The food was very tasty and the service was friendly and responsive.

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vipstevev
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was outstanding and the server very attentive. Third or fourth time going there.. will be back.

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Sunny
Pittsburgh
24 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, another great meal at Kaya. Staff is always friendly. Drinks are varied and good. And the food is excellent.

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Hikitty2
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing vegetarian Valentine dinner! Highly recommend. ❤❤❤

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DakotaH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly staff. Great options for both non vegan and vegan options. Awesome feel inside. Great overall experience

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an awesome experience!

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sparky
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the few nicer restaurants in town that gives vegetarians an actual thought. Great drinks without being poisoned by hipster bartenderism.

FAQs

Kaya offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (412) 261-6565.

Kaya is rated 4.7 stars by 1824 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.