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Upstairs Restaurant

North Sound Beach and Marina 585 Water Cay Road, North Side KY1-1700, Grand Cayman
+1 345-947-9975
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Overview
  • Excellent87%
  • Very good9%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (42 reviews)
“grouper” (68 reviews)
“tenderloin” (17 reviews)
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CUISINES
Caribbean, Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
North Sound Beach and Marina 585 Water Cay Road, North Side KY1-1700, Grand Cayman
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1 - 10 of 449 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every dish was better than the one before. It was the best meal we had on the island and that is saying something. Price is reasonable (for this island) and man, the location! So beautiful. Don’t just get there for dinner. Get there for sunset...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank rtw2003-04
Daniel_and_Claire_KY, Guest Relations Manager at Upstairs Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, We're very happy you had a good time. We hope to have you dine with us again. Cheers!

Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed June 18, 2018

We live part time on the island so I know most restaurants quite well. I must say that it is by far our favourite restaurant and even though it is on the east end, it is well worth the drive there. Rum Point can be...More

Date of visit: March 2018
2  Thank Gabrielle G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I chose to celebrate our anniversary here and despite an Island-wide power outage at the time, made our way to the North Side hoping our dinner would still proceed. It was an eerie drive without streetlights but we arrived safely at Upstairs...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank harvman
Daniel_and_Claire_KY, Guest Relations Manager at Upstairs Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Harvman, Thanks a lot for making it Kaibo! We're thrilled you had a good time despite the all island electricity outage. We look forward to having you again. Cheers!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Never disappointed the food is fresh fish Island style it's off the beaten path southworth ferry drive, charter pros, or drive around the island from seven Mile Beach. Make sure to make reservations. Decorated in chic Hemingway did you have cigars fine bourbons and scotches.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank mermaidv
Daniel_and_Claire_KY, Guest Relations Manager at Upstairs Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Mermaidv, We always strive to give our guests an exceptional experience. We are happy you enjoyed every moment of it. See you again sometime!

Reviewed November 6, 2018

Service was excellent and the new chef is a great plus. The dining area looks over the serene marina and guests below. We had a nice breeze even in August and the bar had many special rums.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank JimGCVC
Daniel_and_Claire_KY, Guest Relations Manager at Upstairs Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Jim, Thanks for waking it Kaibo, we're happy you enjoyed your time spent here. Hope to see you again sometime.

Reviewed August 24, 2018

A great seafood bonanza. Quiet dining with beautiful sea views. Good food and service, great selections of wines.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank rverityky
Daniel_and_Claire_KY, Guest Relations Manager at Upstairs Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thanks for making it Kaibo. We're thrilled you enjoyed your evening with us. See you again sometime!

Reviewed August 21, 2018

Impeccable service, outstanding food and a water view made this an outstanding evening. There are options of 2 or 3 courses as well as a 6 course tasting with an option to pair with wine and rum. We chose a two course option entrée and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Bruce S
Daniel_and_Claire_KY, Guest Relations Manager at Upstairs Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Bruce, Thank you for choosing Kaibo. We are happy you enjoyed this dining experience. We wish to see you again sometime. Cheers

Reviewed August 7, 2018

We always try to eat one meal at the finest restaurant on any island we visit; this is 'it' for Grand Cayman. The tasting menu was highly recommended in reviews, so we both had that, with a great variety of food served in small portions,...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank BobNNC
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I came here for dinner a few weekends ago. We'd been saying we had to go for dinner here for a long time, to see what the fuss was all about, and we were not disappointed!! We had booked a table for...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank G4519NXjennym
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

We had dinner at Kaibo Upstairs for my husband’s birthday dinner. The food was delicious! We got the menu option that included an appetizer, main course, and dessert. I had the grouper and banana soufflé. The food was exceptional! Our waiter was helpful and attentive!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Trish U
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N7547JYcarriec
December 16, 2017|
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Response from MariaRini | Reviewed this property |
Lovely bar area upstairs. I would guess they would serve you the full menu in there. It really is a wonderful dining experience and a unique place so would encourage your whole group.
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ctaylor888
June 27, 2017|
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Response from babbettandcaptbill | Reviewed this property |
Your question is under Kaibo, but your 'reference is just 'rest'. The drive from the Ritz out to Kaibo restaurant can be about an hour. If you have the time, don't take Shamrock Rd, take the scenic ride around the east end... More
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msandrews4
June 23, 2017|
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Response from Nonconformist | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant (upstairs) is formal, there are several sitting areas. When you enter you see its an open concept, bar, tables etc. Then, there is a balcony area which also has seating which may a better place to sit... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$53
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Wednesday
5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Thursday
5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Friday
5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Saturday
5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: North Sound Beach and Marina 585 Water Cay Road, North Side KY1-1700, Grand Cayman
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cayman Islands  >  Grand Cayman  >  North Side
  • Phone Number: +1 345-947-9975
  • E-mail
Description
Upstairs at Kaibo is renowned as a regal and refined restaurant, where grand plantation house design meets its match in the kitchen. Lauded by locals as the islands finest restaurant, the restaurant chefs cook up a storm, whilst diners enjoy the spectacular sea view, making for the perfect island waterfront dining experience. Post indulgence at Cayman’s most extensive rum bar is worth it for any occasion. Disappear into an oversized couch in one of the many drinking nooks, order a “Smoking Gun” cocktail, and inhale an enigmatic fog from your personal rum bottle. Kick back, relax, and feel at home. You are Upstairs at Kaibo.
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