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€€ - €€€Caribbean, , Jamaican
2000 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4428
+1 412-261-6565
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (24 reviews)
“fish tacos” (43 reviews)
“tropical paella” (20 reviews)
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Caribbean, Bar, Jamaican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
2000 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4428
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been here at lunch and supper in different occasions. Verdict: Average to mediocre food; pretentious and without identity. The lunch menu was no different from any eatery or the usual fast food joint: too much fried greasy selections or dry unseasoned sandwiches. The dinners...More

Thank globetrottingYankee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Met with friends here on a Saturday with the intention of having brunch. Turned out however they only have brunch on Sundays. So ended up having lunch instead. The restaurant is on a street corner, small front, long narrow dining room with bar on one...More

Thank paxa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The mojitos were delicious as was my flank steak sandwich (tender steak with tasty toppings) accompanied with a choice of side dish (my side salad was fresh and very tasty). My friend's salad entrée was colorful, well presented and was big enough that she took...More

Thank Tripping9900
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

The Caribbean vibe, the exotic food and the best service in Pittsburgh. And all this on Mother's Day! If you haven't been to Kaya in the Strip District of Pittsburgh you need to go. For decades this gem of an eatery only gets better. Exotic...More

Thank Chrisheck620
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Worked late... googled a good place to eat and crossed north shore to find this place You will not be unsatisfied with this place Awesome ambiance Awesome food You have to come and try them All I can say is...the poke is almost as good...More

Thank Ferdinand R
Reviewed 13 April 2018

Kaya impressed me. We booked a table based on their online menu, which looked interesting and had lots of vegetarian options. The service was warm and personable, and staff made great recommendations. We got two of the small plates (corn and lentil beignets, charred carrots...More

Thank mahoagany
Reviewed 15 March 2018

This place was awesome. Great variety, great flavors, good vibe. The food was really excellent. Everything looked great--I wanted to try it all!

Thank Aristotle P
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Over the years restaurants come and go. KAYA has been there for decades and is absolutely our go to joint with friends, relatives and family. Caribbean food like no other in Pittsburgh and a bar second to none. Summer seating outside and an incredible Thursday...More

Thank Chrisheck620
Reviewed 12 February 2018

I was in town for a business trip and my hotel was near the Strip District. I quickly looked up choices to eat at and was intrigued by the menu at Kaya. I went in thinking about avocado tacos and ended up ordering the Tropical...More

Thank Romansky1
Reviewed 29 January 2018

We live in the Strip district, and frequent Kaya regularly. We especially love the Happy Hour pricing (half off) on their cocktails (we love the Mojito and Grapefruit Basil Margarita). We love the outdoor seating in the summer time, although it can be a little...More

Thank Gabrielle S
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29 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, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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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