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2000 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4428
+1 412-261-6565
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“fish tacos” (42 reviews)
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Caribbean, Jamaican, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2000 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4428
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I am giving Kaya as many as three stars only because the mojitos are fabulous. Conch and corn chowder was tasteless. Corn and lentil beignets are great. Pulled pork quesadilla were completely unappetizing and I found a hair in one. Not a good day for...More

Thank DCMaryAlice
Reviewed 1 week ago

Too bad there is no 0 ** ratings. We had Sat. lunch here. Ordered: Kaya Chips with Mango-Tomatillo Salsa, Caribbean Rainbow Salad, Todo En Uno Cuban Sandwich with Gazpacho and spicy slaw. Except of enormously huge portions there is nothing positive to write about. The...More

Thank pyatachok
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kaya has such a cool atmosphere! You feel like you're on vacation at a Caribbean resort when you walk through the door. Lunch options were nicely varied with a good amount of vegetarian options. Try the black bean and pineapple quesadilla and the avocado tempura...More

Thank Tanya b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! What a find in the Strip District, a 20 minute walk from downtown Pittsburgh, but SO worth it! The diverse menu has tons of options for gluten free and regular diets alike. We had two apps that were terrific. The guacamole was creamy with...More

Thank Scott C
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Love to come here. That salad is incredible as is all of their food. Nice wines & cocktails & you can eat outside.

Thank freddiecat7
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went for our Anniversary and enjoyed our whole experience. Great service, strong drinks, amazing fresh food. Highly recommend the Tropical guacamole- with pineapple and mango- true to its name, but spicy too. And the Rainbow salad is sooooooo yummy and colorful!...More

Thank Maureen M
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

What drew me here was the caparinha's! What a delight to arrive to find it was Happy Hour and drinks were 1/2 price! The food was fabulous!!! Conch fritters, crunchy and delicious! My husband had Barramundi (spelling?) fish which he loved and I had the...More

Thank Pat B
Reviewed 6 April 2017

I came here with a bachelorette party on 4/1 and the service and food was amazing! Our waitress was very helpful with food & drink suggestions as most of us had not been there before. She was so amazing with catering to our large group....More

Thank alf6065
Reviewed 31 March 2017

We had not been to Kaya in years, but quality of food has stayed excellent. We love that our whole family (carnivores and vegan) can find something delicious. It's a cool spot and we had great service. Vegan: I loved the green curry with tofu-...More

Thank JenCav_107
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Ate here with the family everything we tried was good right down to the sorbet, bread pudding desserts. Service was good but a little slow but would definitely go back. It was our first time there but won't be the last.

Thank Tammy W
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When is happy hour and what are the specials?
29 August 2016|
Answer Show all 4 answers
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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, 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
  • E-mail
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