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Kaibo - 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
  • Excellent86%
  • Very good10%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (36 reviews)
“grouper” (66 reviews)
“tenderloin” (16 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
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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71 - 80 of 400 reviews

Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed in Cayman Kai 1/7 - 1/17. I have learned not to judge a vacation by its weather. As the wind whipped for many days, I was worried what dining at Kaibo Upstairs would be like?!? Wilmer met us at the door and assured...More

Thank BoatLadyDi
Kaibo B, Manager at Kaibo - Upstairs Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2017

It was a sincere pleasure having you join us at Kaibo Upstairs! We're thrilled you enjoyed everything, from the food, drinks, service, and ambience. We take pride in providing our guests with a unique dining experience, right down to every last detail. We will be...More

Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

We had dinner this evening at Kaibo upstairs and it was lovely. For $188 US we had wine, a scallop and swordfish appetizer, pork confit pork belly appetizer, mahi-mahi shrimp, middle neck clam entree and a king crab crusted grouper entree. We split a coconut...More

Thank Janier2008
Kaibo B, Manager at Kaibo - Upstairs Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2017

Thank you for dining with us at Kaibo Upstairs. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed everything, from the entrees, drinks, service, and of course the ambience! We hope to see you again next time you're on the island. All the best.

Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

All things considered (food, ambiance, service) it was the best meal we had on the trip. If you're dithering about doing the tasting menu, stop. Just do it, you won't regret it. But if the a la carte is your preference it certainly looked terrific....More

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Kaibo B, Manager at Kaibo - Upstairs Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2017

It was our pleasure having you as our guests at Kaibo Upstairs! We're thrilled that you enjoyed the tasting menu, and had a wonderful experience. We greatly appreciate teh review, and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 17 January 2017

Visit the upstairs restaurant at Kaibo with a group of 20 for business dinner. The location is terrific and the views spectacular. There are many great restaurants in Cayman, but this one could not compete on the level of food and certainly not on service....More

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Kaibo B, Owner at Kaibo - Upstairs Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2017

It was our pleasure having you and your guests dine with us at Kaibo Upstairs. Thank you for the review! We cook everything to order, and at the highest quality possible. With a larger amount of guests, this can take longer than a table of...More

Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

The tasting menu was excellent and filling. Service great as expected. View wonderful. Would definitely return.

Thank Suzanne C
Kaibo B, Manager at Kaibo - Upstairs Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2017

Thank you for dining with us at Kaibo Upstairs. We're thrilled you enjoyed the tasting menu, and received excellent service! We hope to see you again soon, and appreciate the kind review!

Reviewed 11 January 2017

We saved this dining experience for our final evening and it proved to be a wonderful way to top off our week in the Caymans! There were 4 in our party and we each ordered the tasting menu with the wine pairings. What a wonderful...More

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Kaibo B, Manager at Kaibo - Upstairs Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2017

We're delighted that you joined us for your last evening on the island. It was our pleasure to have you as our guests, and we're pleased you had a delicious and memorable experience with us. We hope to see you again next time your travels...More

Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful romantic dinner Upstairs a few weeks ago. Had the Pork Belly app and fresh Mahi with champagne veloute to die for. My partner had the coconut Grouper and next time I will get this. Treated ourselves to a selection of desserts and...More

Thank Joan D
Kaibo B, Owner at Kaibo - Upstairs Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! We are thrilled to know you enjoyed everything, from the food, drinks, and service. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Another wonderful visit at my favorite restaurant in the world! Daniel and staff are amazingly attentive, remembering us from past visits. Although we did not have the tasting menu (3 teenagers with us, not the right night) I noticed several tables around us thoroughly enjoying...More

Thank SunsetCker
Kaibo B, Manager at Kaibo - Upstairs Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2017

It was a sincere pleasure having you dine with us again! We're pleased to hear you enjoyed everything. Hopefully we can treat you to our tasting menu next time! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review.

Reviewed 29 December 2016

On Dec 28 my family of nine had a wonderful dinner at Kaibo's Upstairs Restaurant. The food and service were superb. We told our waiter (actually the maitre-D) that when we stocked the refrigerator at the house that we rented we forgot to buy butter...More

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Kaibo B, Manager at Kaibo - Upstairs Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2017

It was our pleasure having you as our guests at Kaibo Upstairs! We're proud to provide a truly unique dining experience, and we're thrilled you enjoyed your time with us. We greatly appreciate the review, and hope to see you again next time your travels...More

Reviewed 20 December 2016

The ambiance is lovely, beautiful view , elegant white table clothes attentive staff. The menu featured many choices with beautiful presentation and very flavorful. If you like fish gthe crab crusted grouper is a wonderful choice.

Thank jdz328
Kaibo B, Manager at Kaibo - Upstairs Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2016

Thank you for dining with us at Kaibo Upstairs. It was a sincere pleasure to have you as our guests. We're thrilled you enjoyed everything, from the food, service and ambience. Thank you for the kind review!

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ctaylor888
27 June 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
23 June 2017|
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Response from Sandra M | Reviewed this property |
We brought our young adult children and it was very nice so it depends on the ages. I would look at the menu to determine if there is food they would like first before bringing children.
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veniceluv
2 June 2017|
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Response from Lisa H | Reviewed this property |
I agree with other reviews, I only saw stairs but call. I imagine they could make arrangements to help.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$9 - US$47
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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
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Description
Upstairs at Kaibo is renowned for Chef Laurence’s consistently excellent Michelin star standard and modern European techniques, using local and Caribbean ingredients, to create a masterpiece of a menu. The scenic view overlooking the tranquil North Sound is delightful, and the Rare Rum Lounge is decadently relaxed.
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