Kaya Pittsburgh

Kaya

Caribbean Restaurant, New American Restaurant, and Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant$$$$
Strip District, Pittsburgh
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  • elust
    "The Kaya burger was amazingly delicious and so filling."(4 Tips)
    Lucas S.
    "The paella was legitimately one of the best meals I've ever eaten."(8 Tips)
    Carlos A.
    "Jamaican Green Curry Vegetables and the Fish Tacos!"(2 Tips)
    Devin P.
    "... you haven't tried the tropical guacamole you're sincerely missing out on life....."(2 Tips)
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  • Phillip G.
    Phillip GrayApril 17
    One of the best places ive ever been too by far. I loved the food and the drinks were very very good. I will certainly come back for the same experience an enjoy a amazing evening.
    Upvoted May 30
  • Meredith
    MeredithOctober 18, 2014
    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!
  • Josh K.
    Josh Krakauer3 weeks ago
    OMG the Jamaican green curry veggies. Big for one (but doable of super hungry), solid meal for two plus apps and drinks.
  • Stacy
    StacyJanuary 2, 2014
    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!
  • visitPA
    visitPAFebruary 23, 2011
    Veggies take heart! an amazing vegetarian menu along with some island flavor food for meat eaters too. From fried chicken to fish tacos. Yum.
    Upvoted May 30
  • Joseph G.
    Joseph G.November 16, 2013
    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.
  • Hannah E.
    Hannah EllenaSeptember 5, 2013
    Make sure to ask about their home made ice cream. Great one was when they had avocado ice cream paired with ginger lime sorbet.
  • Lucas S.
    Lucas SiegelAugust 5, 2012
    The paella was legitimately one of the best meals I've ever eaten. Just awesome mix of meat, seafood, veggies, and rice!
  • Inge T.
    Inge TomlinFebruary 27, 2011
    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
  • Maggie J.
    Maggie JMay 18, 2012
    The Vegetable Burger name is really a misnomer. That sandwich was a far cry from the usual! So fresh and tasty!
  • Ricardo S.
    Ricardo SeixasNovember 21, 2015
    Exceptional food! Good "Caribbean" twists to other foods like the Tropical Guacamole or Spanish paella.
  • Kostas P.
    Kostas PelechrinisJanuary 27, 2015
    Great place for lunch or dinner. Try the cuban sandwich! Friendly and quick service too!
  • Jamie R.
    Jamie ReardonFebruary 24
    Everything is awesome! However I am partial to the Cuban Sandwich and the Tropical Paella
  • Matt M.
    Matt MadisettyJune 23, 2015
    So many delicious different options, and practically everything can be made vegetarian if you want
  • Molly F.
    Molly FindleyJanuary 31, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Banana chocolate bread posing for the win. If you're really in the mood, try it with the Stamos dessert wine (either one).
  • Devin P.
    Devin PetersonNovember 2, 2016
    If you haven't tried the tropical guacamole you're sincerely missing out on life.. truly!
  • Rick G.
    Rick GrayOctober 23, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    If you're veg-inclined, try the green curry vegetables and add tofu. It'll blow your freakin mind.
  • Lindsey R.
    Lindsey RhoadesMay 7, 2011
    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.
  • Gregory S.
    Gregory SchwenderOctober 12, 2015
    It wasn't cheap but the food was good. We aren't vegetarian but tried the tofu lettuce wraps; very tasty! Hostess was a bit too sassy for my taste.
  • Carol O.
    Carol OApril 10, 2012
    Love the Cuban sandwich - get the sweet potato fries, you won't be sorry!
  • Iana V.
    Iana VolodarskyMarch 30, 2013
    The seafood paella was scrumptious! I highly recommend this place in general.
  • elust
    elustMarch 30, 2013
    The Kaya burger was amazingly delicious and so filling.
  • Carlos A.
    Carlos AlejandreNovember 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Highly recommend the Jamaican Green Curry Vegetables and the Fish Tacos!
  • Jim F.
    Jim FisherJuly 3, 2015
    One of the best spots in the strip. Get the black bean dip.
  • Justin F.
    Justin FoxJune 9, 2014
    You have to try the corn soup and the soral tea!
  • Chels S.
    Chels SweithelmFebruary 15, 2012
    I love the mango salsa and sangria! Perfect place for happy hour!
  • Nikolai M.
    Nikolai May YdeAugust 19, 2016
    Eggs Benedict is super yummy, and so is the Bloody Mary.
  • Rick G.
    Rick GrayJuly 31, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    This place never disappoints. Incredible food, friendly staff. Awesome vegetarian options.
  • Zach S.
    Zach SuttonJuly 23, 2012
    Order the conch fritters....simply said, they r terrific!!!
  • Rohan
    RohanAugust 23, 2014
    The Cuban sandwich and jerk chicken wings are pure crack.
  • Jennifer J M.
    Perfect meal at Kaya: White Sangria-Conch Fritters-Fish Tacos. Nom.
  • Lindsay S.
    Lindsay SchreiberApril 27, 2013
    Best jerk mahi mahi I've ever had.
  • care s.
    care starkJanuary 28, 2012
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  • P. Allen T.
    Completely blown away by the mahi mahi sandwich! Wow!!
  • Kevin K.
    Kevin KauffmanDecember 11, 2009
    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
  • carly j.
    carly jonesMarch 30
    Love Caribbean inspired food great menu and set up.
  • Shorty
    ShortyMarch 4, 2016
    Thursdays Fried chicken special was delicious
  • Chris C.
    Chris CarsonNovember 19, 2010
    Go on a Thursday and get the fried chicken dinner. Soooo good. $15.
  • Brian S.
    Brian ShopeJune 15, 2013
    Try the tropical paella. So good.
  • Chris P.
    Chris P.March 16, 2012
    Chas is probably the nicest,funnest waiter I've ever had in a restaurant.
  • m k.
    m kDecember 15, 2014
    My favorite place in the burgh for food and drink
  • Miranda D.
    Miranda D.November 2, 2013
    Get the Bloody Mary with the cucumber vodka!
  • Allie C.
    Allie CeramiOctober 10, 2012
    New eggplant torta is phenomenal!!!!
  • Suelynn S.
    Suelynn ShillerFebruary 7, 2012
    Great service and veg/vegan friendly menu.
  • Jill B.
    Jill BoartsJune 13, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The very best hostess in the world!
  • Shadi J.
    Great for a delicious date night!
  • Crystal S.
    Crystal SigsbeyMarch 21, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Omg the vegetarian night is off the chain!!
  • Christine S.
    Christine StoneFebruary 5, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    the fish tacos can be grilled instead of fried
  • carly j.
    any place that sells jamacian/ carricean style food has me sold.
  • Jason K.
    Jason KingApril 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The Kaya Burger. Heaven on a plate!
  • Alicia T.
    Alicia ThompsonNovember 3, 2016
    The paella here is incredible!
  • Justin S.
    Justin ScotchFebruary 16
    steak tacos were the best!!!
  • Debra P.
    Debra ParmaNovember 15, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great food but if there are no available tables, don't bother eating at the bar. The service is terrible.
  • Dee E.
    Dee EvansOctober 11, 2015
    Screwdriver is the best I've ever had
  • Carolyn
    CarolynNovember 12, 2013
    Half price drinks from 5:00 to 7:00 pm daily
  • Mikahla V.
    Mikahla VicinoApril 27, 2015
    Really cool atmosphere
  • Arthur L.
    Arthur LeeNovember 2, 2014
    Sunday brunch till 4pm!!
  • Nathan M.
    Nathan MillerMarch 18, 2012
    Try the Conch Chowder - Yeah baby
  • Justin B.
    Justin BrinkerDecember 23, 2012
    Best fish tacos I've ever had
  • Mr. Teddy
    Mr. TeddyNovember 23, 2015
    Fish tacos are awesome!!!
  • Y K.
    Y KutaJanuary 14, 2016
    Awesome atmosphere, great food
  • Marcin K.
    Marcin KriegerMay 1, 2011
    Corn and lentil curry balls ftw
  • Jenna W.
    Jenna WDecember 30, 2015
    Half priced drinks during happy hour
  • Jenna W.
    Jenna WMarch 26
    Delicious brunch
  • Jessie H.
    Jessie HipolitJanuary 16, 2015
    The burger and fries
  • Dana G.
    Dana GreenMay 23, 2012
    Dana is an awesome waitress.
  • Stuart A.
    Stuart AdlerJanuary 5, 2016
    Overrated & not authentic Caribbean restaurant. Tacos and enchiladas are not found in the Caribbean.
  • Megan E.
    Megan EdwardsMarch 20, 2010
    Red Wine Sangria was good! Food is so yummy
  • Anu J.
    Anu JayasingheMarch 15, 2015
    The Eggs Benedict with salmon was not very good. The flavors just didn't go together well...
  • Kristen K.
    Kristen KeysNovember 29, 2016
    OMG This place is amazing!!!!
  • Matt S.
    Matt SturgillMarch 27, 2010
    Go to Kaya, order lentil & corn fritters, fish tacos
  • Curtis K.
    Curtis KellyJuly 3, 2011
    Amazing paella!!!
  • Eryn H.
    Eryn HughesApril 9, 2010
    Order the Tofu Kracklins - super spicy! Read more
  • Shawn W.
    Shawn WallNovember 28, 2009
    Order the black bean dip, seriously, do it now
  • Mollie G.
    Mollie GannonMarch 19, 2016
    Conch fritters!
  • Silke R.
    Silke R.June 30, 2010
    Mussels are delicious!
  • Scot E.
    Scot EdgellMarch 5, 2011
    Tofu Cracklins are cracklinalicious!
  • Ezy W.
    Ezy WrightSeptember 30, 2010
    Kaya Burger was excellent
  • Robson S.
    Robson SobieskiSeptember 14, 2013
    Avarege place.
  • Amelie
    AmelieJanuary 30, 2010
    Fish tacos rock my world
  • Lauren B.
    Lauren BraceySeptember 2, 2010
    Paella ftw!
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