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Kaya Korean & Japanese Restaurant - CLOSED

817 S Illinois Ave, Carbondale, IL 62901-2820
+1 618-457-0968
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good40%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (4 reviews)
“bibimbap” (2 reviews)
“miso soup” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Korean
€€ - €€€
817 S Illinois Ave, Carbondale, IL 62901-2820
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

Took the grandaughter here...she is in love with all things Korean. We had NO CLUE what we were ordering...the menu would really benefit from pictures. but the food was a suprise and a great adventure! The fish was fresh, and the only thing we absolutely...More

Thank Donna W
Reviewed 19 April 2018

I am so thankful that there is a Korean Restaurant nearby. I drive from Du Quoin fairly frequently. And it is so worth it. I was stationed in Korea for a combined 2 years so I'm glad that there is a local place to get...More

1  Thank hinesnicola
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Our exercise group met at Kaya for lunch and we were all very pleased with our dishes. We shared, too, wanting to sample what others had ordered. The bulgogi looked delicious. Those sampling Bi Bim Bap were satisfied and the portion was generous. I had...More

1  Thank Joyce S
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I just had a wonderful lunch here. Our waiter was very accommodating and helpful, though he did mess up our order a little (oops). The owner is really nice, too. He came to our table numerous times to make sure the everything...More

Thank Christina_DiMauro
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Bi bam bap was overcooked and served in a scorching hot bowl that ended up burning the rice even more so. The plates and bowls were served to us dirty and the inside is also quite run down for being a new opening.

Thank Blake H
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

If you love sushi, Kaya is the place for sure!!! It is by far the best sushi restaurant in the area!! We have only had sushi at Kaya but friends and family rave about their entrees! The manager is very kind and welcoming and will...More

Thank vitaminDaddict
Reviewed 15 June 2016

This restaurant made me very happy two nights in a row on my trip to Carbondale. Dolsot bibimbap to die for. Its such a perfectly balanced meal. And very nice owner/manager who made me feel very welcome. It is really authentic Korean food. Highly recommended.

1  Thank katy h
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

We've been to Kaya many times and it's always been great! The food is fantastic, and the manager is so sweet. Many of the tables have a grill in the center if you're feeling fancy. I highly recommend the lunch bento boxes. Tofu is our...More

Thank ninab1231
Reviewed 7 December 2015

It is really hard to find "real" Asian food in Carbondale since most food are modified to fit American taste, when I visited this place, I was surprised that they offer authentic Korean food. The majority of the customer there the day I visited were...More

Thank KirbyPop
Reviewed 24 November 2015

Very simple, attractive decor. My first impression was a calm, uncrowded atmosphere. The uncrowded aspect is important to me. I use a walker. I would not hesitate to visit were I in my wheelchair. Wonderful menu, well laid out, easy to read, good descriptions of...More

Thank dchervink
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 817 S Illinois Ave, Carbondale, IL 62901-2820
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Carbondale
  • Phone Number: +1 618-457-0968
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