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2000 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4428
+1 412-261-6565
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (17 reviews)
“fish tacos” (42 reviews)
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Caribbean, Jamaican, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2000 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4428
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Interesting menu, delicious food, freshly prepared to order. Friendly staff, warm inviting dining space in the Strip district. A great dining choice.

Thank gypsyhiker
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in for drinks before a dinner reservation at another restaurant. It was about 2 minutes before happy hour ended so our waitress rushed over to get our drink orders. They were really good. The place was packed. My husband ended up ordering conch...More

Thank Wall17_10
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Pittsburgh for the 4th of July fireworks. Decided to experience the strip (old warehouse district) for a progressive dinner experience. Was disappointed that most establishments were closed. But to our luck we found KAYA - a very unique place with an island...More

Thank Robert N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great dinner at Kaya with my friends. I ordered the jerk pork quesadilla. It came with a cucumber aioli. The quesadilla was great with the aioli (so were the fries). Our server was really friendly. We had snuck in just under the end...More

Thank Tim H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend ordered take out rice with seafood sautéed in - Excellent!!! Mussels, shrimp, oysters....Grrrrrrrreat!

Thank Rita C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kaya has a delicious brunch on Sunday's. It is a little bit nicer than the other brunch/breakfast spots in town. Pricier but worth it. Try the Cuban!

Thank Cara D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am hoping that the slow and reluctant service by our female server was just a fluke and that the amazing food will make any service problems seem small. Perhaps they had her overbooked with too many tables, but I never saw her rushing. She...More

Thank GeoT
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am giving Kaya as many as three stars only because the mojitos are fabulous. Conch and corn chowder was tasteless. Corn and lentil beignets are great. Pulled pork quesadilla were completely unappetizing and I found a hair in one. Not a good day for...More

Thank DCMaryAlice
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Too bad there is no 0 ** ratings. We had Sat. lunch here. Ordered: Kaya Chips with Mango-Tomatillo Salsa, Caribbean Rainbow Salad, Todo En Uno Cuban Sandwich with Gazpacho and spicy slaw. Except of enormously huge portions there is nothing positive to write about. The...More

Thank pyatachok
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Kaya has such a cool atmosphere! You feel like you're on vacation at a Caribbean resort when you walk through the door. Lunch options were nicely varied with a good amount of vegetarian options. Try the black bean and pineapple quesadilla and the avocado tempura...More

Thank Tanya b
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Questions & Answers
28 August 2016|
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Response from livtodine12 | Reviewed this property |
Hi -I believe that of the Big Burrito Group, (Kaya, Casbah, Eleven), the Mad Mex restaurants are the only ones with a Happy Hour(s). But I'd call to make sure at Kaya. The menu-food and cocktail- at Kaya changes... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2000 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4428
    (20th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > Strip District
  • Neighbourhood: Strip District
  • Phone Number: +1 412-261-6565
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