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Kaya

4.7
1283 reviews
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$30 and under
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Caribbean
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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 Benjamin Sloan 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Caribbean, Latin American, Jamaican
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Hours of operation


Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 5:00pm;
Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm;
Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(412) 261-6565
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Benjamin Sloan
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
20th Street
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Special events & promotions
Fried Chicken Dinner every Thursday! Visit www.bigburrito.com/kaya for additional events and information.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1283 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Fun, unique menu. Energetic atmosphere. Food was amazing!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Good food and great service !!! I would recommend this place as place to go and get good food in a pleasant setting.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The tempura avocado banh mi tacos are AMAZING. I order them every time I go to Kaya. The other items are equally amazing!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Always amazing!

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

The prefixe vegetarian menu is out fav

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Excellent and delicious as always! The vegetarian Feast is consistently one of the best meals I've ever had.

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4.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Good service, good food, delicious cocktails. The menu is unique enough that I'll certainly be back.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

First time at Kaya - staff was very helpful and knowledgeable on drink and food menu. Vibe was real chill and music selection was on point. Definitely will be going back.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We love eating at Kaya. When ever we visit Pittsburgh, if possible we try to eat there. Good food great drinks, cozy and elegant.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

I love the selection of tapas and could make a meal on them.
Both of the paellas were very good and did not leave me
filling stuffed.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

My husband and I met our daughter for dinner at Kaya. The food is always great and Kaya has an excellent vegetarian selection. We love all of the Big Burrito restaurants.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Our table was ready right at the reserved time. All of the food was excellent as always. Has a great happy hour. My only complaint is that draft beer choices are very limited for anyone that doesn't like IPAs.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Great spot in the Strip District - paella was amazing!

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Overall good food and service. The rib appetizer and the pulled pork was overly hotly spiced. The adjoining table commented on this as well. To which the waiter responded that he hadn’t heard that before when we told him that not 5 minutes earlier!! I just hope it gets back to the chef. It is easier to add more hot spices than it is to take it away.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Food was very good unfortunately the service wasn't. Justine our waitress was miserable and annoyed to answer questions. She obviously couldn't handle the number of tables she was responsible for and the service suffered. We also thought Sunday Brunch should include a kids menu.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

I could not be happier. Our food was fantastic, our waiter did a flawless job, and the environment was second to none. I can’t wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

My sister and I had lunch at Kaya on Saturday afternoon. She had the grilled flank steak salad and I had the grilled salmon salad. We both thoroughly enjoyed the flavors and sizes of the salads, they were delicious! We also both had the grapefruit-basil margarita because we were told it has less sugar than the other cocktails on the menu. It was a good suggestion by our waiter and I would order it again. All in all, we had a lovely lunch with delicious food and drink. I will definitely go back.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Hostess was rude and not accommodating. She could not seat us for our reservation so we ended up sitting at the bar. We got great service and enjoyed our food and beverage but are not likely to return.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

First time at kaya.great food and service.very clean.neat place

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Chas, our server was super great! Lots of good suggestions for food and drink. Very personable. Food was yummy. A great place for casual birthday lunch.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Family dinner while visiting Pittsburgh - we all loved it!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I enjoyed the food, but turned out that the food was too spicy for my date. Be warned.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Wonderful as always. Delicious food. Incredible service

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Valet parking would be a wonderful service for the location of this restaurant.

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3.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Good food, but our waitress was extremely rude. We all saw the waitress roll her eyes at us several times, very fake when not condescending. The rest of the waitstaff was great.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Chicken and waffles are the best!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Cool and fun atmosphere. The plantain nachos and mussels appetizers were delicious! Looking forward to going back!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Great vibrant restaurant. Totally accommodating with the diet I am on. The server checked with the cooking staff to make sure I was good to go. The food was not only tasty but it looked fantastic. The service was top notch!!!!!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Kaya never disappoints! We love fried chicken night! My husband wanted to celebrate his birthday here and it was great.

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2.0Dined on March 22, 2018

We have always enjoyed Kaya. Food was not good. Not sure what is going on?

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Wonderful food and service (except desert, which was so-so).
Also, please do something about the noise level--hang more tapestries or materials on the wall to absorb the sound. It was next to impossible to have a conversation.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great find in Pittsburgh! Can’t recommend it enough! Our waitor was outstanding and made the best menu suggestions-tropical paella and jerk wings. Fun atmosphere and cool background music. Gi! You won’t be disappointed!

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Definitely a taste of Jamaica! Awesome vibe.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Kaya is consistently excellent. Fun and lovely decor and very creative menu. Sunday brunch is a favorite, especially the salmon eggs Benedict -- they use cornbread as the base and serve it with grilled pineapple -- fabulous! Prices are very reasonable and the servings are very generous.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

It was good, I will return for brunch or happy hour maybe. We went during the time no one else really seems to rave about- dinner on Saturday. No amazing happy hour specials, no cool brunch options. The Jamaican Jerk wings app we ordered was good, but I’ve had much better wings at a dive bar- one of the problems was the texture, very rubbery. That could be remedied by cooking longer maybe.
My friend got the salmon and b*tched about it a bunch but didn’t say anything to the restaurant, which was stressful since I paid $24 for it (small piece of salmon, rice and mushroom) he said it was burnt on the outside and soft on the inside.
I ordered the rainbow salad, it was good and not a bad value. It’s worth a try. Next time I’ll try the fish tacos.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Service excellent. Paella perfectly cooked, some of the best I've had lately.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Service was fantastic!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

It was my fiancé’s birthday and everything was great!!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great brunch. The burrito was filled with chorizo and bacon and guacamole. My friend had fish tacos. The brunch drinks were a delightful accent.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Our go to brunch restaurant. Do not miss the Conch Fritters and Jerk Wings!!!

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