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Kaibo - Upstairs Restaurant

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North Sound Beach and Marina 585 Water Cay Road, North Side KY1-1700, Grand Cayman
+1 345-947-9975
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18:00 - 23:00
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

I had the Grouper and my Husband had the Tenderloin. Both were excellent. Beautiful Butternut squash amuse bouche starter. We also tried the scallop with the pork belly appetizer. This combination, though nicely cooked did not seem to work. The thick cut pork belly overpowered the delicate scallop. Dessert was an apple tart, good; but not outstanding. Overall a very... More 

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Thank Puffergirl
Kaibo B, Owner at Kaibo - Upstairs Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for dining with us at Kaibo Upstairs. It was our sincere pleasure to have you. We're thrilled you enjoyed your experience with us, and greatly appreciate the review! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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81 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Amazing quality of food and great service. Is around 45 minutes from Seven Mile Beach and worth to go. Sea food was amazing especially white fish. Excellent choice in Cayman

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Thank lbaena
Kaibo B, Owner at Kaibo - Upstairs Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the trip out to see us at Kaibo Upstairs. It was our pleasure having you, and we're thrilled you enjoyed your experience with us! We hope to see you again soon. More 

Seattle, Washington
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

We visited Kaibo Upstairs with 3 families and all loved it! Kaibo is a pain to get to if you're staying on 7 Mile beach but worth it! The indoor portion of the restaurant is akin to an ex-pat bar set in a 1950s movie. Classy and intriguing! The restaurant part is outside on a plantation style deck, overlooking the... More 

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Kaibo B, Manager at Kaibo - Upstairs Restaurant, responded to this review

It was our pleasure having you as our guests at Kaibo Upstairs. We're so glad you enjoyed your experience with us, from the food, drinks, and ambience. We appreciate the review, and hope to see you again next time your travels take to Grand Cayman! More 

Grand Cayman
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

We tried out the tasting and pairing menu with some friends as they were celebrating their anniversary. The service was amazing as was all the food and wine, I couldn't tell you my favorite as it was all delicious. One thing I'd recommend is coming early as this will take a good few hours. Highly recommend this experience we had... More 

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Kaibo B, Owner at Kaibo - Upstairs Restaurant, responded to this review

It was our pleasure having you dine with us at Kaibo Upstairs! We're thrilled you enjoyed the tasting menu, and had a wonderful evening with us. Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Bloomington, Illinois
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66 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

This place is very expensive but you are paying for great good and a great atmosphere. It's on the beach and very nice. We had the smoking gun drinks and they were very very good. We would've had more if they weren't so expensive. The food was delicious. It was cute how my fish looked like a fish. My husband... More 

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Kaibo B, Owner at Kaibo - Upstairs Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us at Kaibo Upstairs! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience overall, and hope your husband had a memorable birthday. We appreciate the review, and look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 June 2016

On the last day of our trip this year, we ended-up at Kaibo. We were so pleasantly surprised by this restaurant. The service was fantastic as was the food (and don't forget the drinks). The restaurant looks how an upscale yacht club should look. We both felt at home and on an adventure at the same time. You can tell... More 

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Kaibo B, Owner at Kaibo - Upstairs Restaurant, responded to this review

It was our pleasure having you dine with us at Kaibo Upstairs. We strive to give our guests an authentic dining experience, from the food, ambiance and service! We're so glad you enjoyed everything, and hope to see you again next time you're on the island! All the best. More 

Saginaw, Michigan
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Very nice menu and well prepared food in a tropical setting. Their service and ambiance makes this a top notch northside Grand Cayman dining experince

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Kaibo B, Owner at Kaibo - Upstairs Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! We're thrilled you enjoyed your dining experience with us. Hope to see you again soon! More 

texas
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Had a wonderful evening here celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary. The food and service were both excellent. Beautiful setting - although for the first 30 minutes or so we were deafened by blaring music from a boat on the nearby dock - it was so loud we couldn't hear the romantic back ground music playing at the restaurant. The boat-owner... More 

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Kaibo B, Owner at Kaibo - Upstairs Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! It was our pleasure having you as our guests, and we're so thrilled you enjoyed everything. We're sorry that your experience was interrupted, although glad that it didn't ruin your evening! We hope you'll stop in to see us again next time you're on the island. More 

Arlington, Texas
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

My husband and I ate here 2 nights in a row while staying in Rum Point. We did the tasting menu with wine pairings the first night. The food was incredible- my favorite was the goat cheese mousse cannelloni - and I usually don't like goat cheese. The next night we ordered off the menu and I had a beautiful... More 

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Kaibo B, Owner at Kaibo - Upstairs Restaurant, responded to this review

It was our pleasure having you as our guests at Kaibo Upstairs! We're thrilled you enjoyed everything, and got to experience our tasting menu. Thank you for returning to see us, and taking the time to write us a review. We hope to see you again next time your travels take you to Cayman! More 

Weston, Florida
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016

This was my boyfriend's first time to Grand Cayman so we made a reservation at Kaibo Upstairs to celebrate our vacation and his first time on the island. This far exceeded our expectations. The staff was friendly and helpful and the food was delicious! I ordered a Smoking Gun with dinner -- I highly recommend!!

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Thank Kelly C
Kaibo B, Owner at Kaibo - Upstairs Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for dining with us at Kaibo Upstairs! We hope your boyfriend had a wonderful first visit to Grand Cayman, and we're thrilled to have been a part of the experience. Please come back and see us again next time you're on the island! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$47
Cuisine
Caribbean, Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: North Sound Beach and Marina 585 Water Cay Road, North Side KY1-1700, Grand Cayman
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cayman Islands  >  Grand Cayman  >  North Side
  • Phone Number: +1 345-947-9975
Description
Upstairs at Kaibo is renowned for Chef Laurence’s consistently excellent Michelin star standard and modern European techniques, using local and Caribbean ingredients, to create a masterpiece of a menu. The scenic view overlooking the tranquil North Sound is delightful, and the Rare Rum Lounge is decadently relaxed.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?