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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” (22 reviews)
“fish tacos” (42 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 1 week ago

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 16 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 19 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
Reviewed 1 December 2017

My son, husband and I ate here later in the evening while staying at the Homewood Suites on Smallman. We were able to walk to Kaya's and we sat at the bar. My husband had the fried chicken and loved it. Great vibe. Just a...More

Thank jersey070
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

Worn out from shopping the strip district and needed a bite to eat before the Steelers/Packers game and stumbled across this cozy restaurant on a Sunday night. Service was good. Food was flavorful and visually stimulating. Price was reasonable.

Thank 69nurse
Reviewed 24 November 2017

We were visiting Pittsburgh for the weekend and were so happy to discover this amazing restaurant in the Strip District. What a creative menu inspired by the Caribbean Islands and South America! We ordered the Corn & Lentil Beignets with green curry sauce for the...More

Thank GCV1
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Spent an evening with friends at Kaya restaurant last Friday, and regardless of how busy it was our server Brad was fantastic! The food was quite delicious...again! Highly recommend Kaya!

Thank Maritza B
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Eclectic and excellent restaurant in the Strip. Check out their website for special menus, and make a reservation for the Kamayan Dinner(eaten with your hands) well in advance.

Thank Low75
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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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