Kaya Pittsburgh

Kaya

2000 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, United States
Hours:
Open until 10:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Wed
    • 11:30 AM–10:00 PM
  • Thu–Sat
    • 11:30 AM–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–9:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Wi-Fi:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
Yes

Kaya’s cuisine is inspired by the sea & sun, melding fresh, high quality ingredients with bold flavor & alluring preparation. Check-in & share the culinary customs of the Caribbean Islands, South America, the Pacific & beyond with your friends.

9.2/10

Based on 137 votes

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  • fish tacos
  • paella
  • Cuban sandwiches
  • happy hour
  • conch chowder
  • fried chicken
  • chicken wings
  • wine
  • sangria
  • beignets
  • sweet potato fries
  • cucumber vodka
  • tasting menu
  • tortas
  • skirt steak
  • mahi mahi
  • good for dates
  • great value
  • avocado ice cream
  • bloody marys
  • visitPA

    Veggies take heart! an amazing vegetarian menu along with some island flavor food for meat eaters too. From fried chicken to fish tacos. Yum.

    visitPA · February 23, 2011
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  • Shawn W.

    Order the black bean dip, seriously, do it now

    Shawn Wall · November 28, 2009
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  • Kevin K.

    The kaya burger is the best burger I've ever had... and it's only $12... if you're with Ryan Z. it's only $6! Read more

    Kevin Kauffman · December 11, 2009
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  • Jason K.

    The Kaya Burger. Heaven on a plate!

    Jason King · April 23, 2011
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  • Scot E.

    Tofu Cracklins are cracklinalicious!

    Scot Edgell · March 5, 2011
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  • Eryn H.

    Order the Tofu Kracklins - super spicy! Read more

    Eryn Hughes · April 9, 2010
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  • Amelie

    Fish tacos rock my world

    Amelie · January 30, 2010
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  • Iana V.

    The seafood paella was scrumptious! I highly recommend this place in general.

    Iana Volodarsky · March 30, 2013
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  • Inge T.

    Kaya juice is yummy and compliments the food well. I like the salmon salad, sweet potato fries, conch chowder and the sammich w/banana on it

    Inge Tomlin · February 27, 2011
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  • Christine S.

    the fish tacos can be grilled instead of fried

    Christine Stone · February 5, 2011
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  • Metromix

    A Carribbean oasis with one of the best happy hours in the city—half priced drinks from 5-7 p.m., Monday – Friday. They have Tropas (tropical appetizers) and entrees. Try the Jamaican jerk wings. Read more

    Metromix · January 17, 2011
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  • Chris C.

    Go on a Thursday and get the fried chicken dinner. Soooo good. $15.

    Chris Carson · November 19, 2010
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  • Matt S.

    Go to Kaya, order lentil & corn fritters, fish tacos

    Matt Sturgill · March 27, 2010
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  • Megan E.

    Red Wine Sangria was good! Food is so yummy

    Megan Edwards · March 20, 2010
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  • elust

    The Kaya burger was amazingly delicious and so filling.

    elust · March 30, 2013
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  • Curtis K.

    Amazing paella!!!

    Curtis Kelly · July 3, 2011
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  • Marcin K.

    Corn and lentil curry balls ftw

    Marcin Krieger · May 1, 2011
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  • Arthur L.

    Sunday brunch till 4pm!!

    Arthur Lee · November 2, 2014
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  • Jill B.

    The very best hostess in the world!

    Jill Boarts · June 13, 2013
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  • Jennifer J M.

    Perfect meal at Kaya: White Sangria-Conch Fritters-Fish Tacos. Nom.

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  • Allie C.

    New eggplant torta is phenomenal!!!!

    Allie Cerami · October 10, 2012
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  • Lucas S.

    The paella was legitimately one of the best meals I've ever eaten. Just awesome mix of meat, seafood, veggies, and rice!

    Lucas Siegel · August 5, 2012
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  • Chels S.

    I love the mango salsa and sangria! Perfect place for happy hour!

    Chels Sweithelm · February 15, 2012
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  • Rick G.

    This place never disappoints. Incredible food, friendly staff. Awesome vegetarian options.

    Rick Gray · July 31, 2011
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  • Lindsey R.

    You want, nay, NEED the lentil beignets in your life. I know I live in a town with thousands of great restaurants but this is one I'd love to transplant to NYC. Hope you'ns appreciate it.

    Lindsey Rhoades · May 7, 2011
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  • Molly F.

    Banana chocolate bread posing for the win. If you're really in the mood, try it with the Stamos dessert wine (either one).

    Molly Findley · January 31, 2011
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  • Ezy W.

    Kaya Burger was excellent

    Ezy Wright · September 30, 2010
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  • Lauren B.

    Paella ftw!

    Lauren Bracey · September 2, 2010
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  • Kostas P.

    Great place for lunch or dinner. Try the cuban sandwich! Friendly and quick service too!

    Kostas Pelechrinis · January 27
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  • Jessie H.

    The burger and fries

    Jessie Hipolit · January 16
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  • m k.

    My favorite place in the burgh for food and drink

    m k · December 15, 2014
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  • Debra P.

    Great food but if there are no available tables, don't bother eating at the bar. The service is terrible.

    Debra Parma · November 15, 2014
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  • Meredith

    Jerked Swordfish, Skate Wing and the Skirt Steak Tacos were delicious!!! I would definitely get the Jerked Swordfish again!!! Atmosphere and wait staff were excellent as well!

    Meredith · October 18, 2014
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  • Rohan

    The Cuban sandwich and jerk chicken wings are pure crack.

    Rohan · August 23, 2014
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  • Justin F.

    You have to try the corn soup and the soral tea!

    Justin Fox · June 9, 2014
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  • Riddhi S.

    Excellent food and service. Def get the freshly made chips and mango tomatillo salsa. The plantain tostadas are amazing!

    Riddhi Sanghvi · April 13, 2014
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  • Stacy

    The NYE tasting menu rocked my socks! The mushroom and truffle bread pudding was beyond! Excited to come back and try the main menu! Superior service as well!

    Stacy · January 2, 2014
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  • Joseph G.

    If you are looking to try something new, get the Tofu Cracklins. It is a mouth watering dish of chipotle flavored tofu. Tofu done the right way. Yum x 10.

    Joseph G. · November 16, 2013
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  • Carolyn

    Half price drinks from 5:00 to 7:00 pm daily

    Carolyn · November 12, 2013
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  • Miranda D.

    Get the Bloody Mary with the cucumber vodka!

    Miranda D. · November 2, 2013
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  • Robson S.

    Avarege place.

    Robson Sobieski · September 14, 2013
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  • Hannah A.

    Make sure to ask about their home made ice cream. Great one was when they had avocado ice cream paired with ginger lime sorbet.

    Hannah Antonacci · September 5, 2013
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  • Brian S.

    Try the tropical paella. So good.

    Brian Shope · June 15, 2013
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  • Lindsay S.

    Best jerk mahi mahi I've ever had.

    Lindsay Schreiber · April 27, 2013
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  • Crystal S.

    Omg the vegetarian night is off the chain!!

    Crystal Sigsbey · March 21, 2013
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  • Justin B.

    Best fish tacos I've ever had

    Justin Brinker · December 23, 2012
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  • Zach S.

    Order the conch fritters....simply said, they r terrific!!!

    Zach Sutton · July 23, 2012
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  • Dana G.

    Dana is an awesome waitress.

    Dana Green · May 23, 2012
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  • Maggie J.

    The Vegetable Burger name is really a misnomer. That sandwich was a far cry from the usual! So fresh and tasty!

    Maggie J · May 18, 2012
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  • Carol O.

    Love the Cuban sandwich - get the sweet potato fries, you won't be sorry!

    Carol O · April 10, 2012
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