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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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“brunch” (17 reviews)
“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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11 - 20 of 358 reviews

Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Great Sunday evening dinner with my wife and in-laws. The oxtail special was excellent as was the steak stir fry my father in-law let me try. The salmon my mother in-law ordered was a little under in the middle but she said her meal was...More

Thank olivercgreen
Reviewed 14 February 2017

My daughter was visiting from CA. Her best friend is expecting twins and she came in to surprise her for her baby shower. She always wanted to have dinner at Kaya so we were able to secure reservations. Definitely need them for a weekend dinner....More

Thank Denise M
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Visiting our son at Pitt and we wanted to try a different neighborhood. First time in strip district. Won't be our last. Loved it. Stopped in Kaya for lunch. Matt, the host was awesome... Kept us informed regarding our wait, Lunch was delicious. I had...More

Thank jgreco05
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

The waitress was attentive and helpful. I had the Avocado Tempura Ban Mhi Tacos. The ingredients were all fresh, the avocado perfectly fried with a nice spiciness and lots of flavor. The side salad was generous, really fresh with an imaginatively flavored lime dressing. If...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 21 January 2017

We had a birthday dinner on a Friday night. The restaurant had called to check on our Open Table reservation and when we talked I asked whether they had a dessert we could stick a candle in. I could hear the smile as he described...More

Thank Wileyguy
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped here after a tour of the nearby Wigle Whiskey distillery. Everyone enjoyed thier entrees, from fish tacos (HUGE and amazing) to burgers. Appetizers (queso) was awesome as well. Decent wine and drink choices round out an excellent menu.

Thank MobiusOne88
Reviewed 22 December 2016

The food, atmosphere and service were all superb. Our waiter gave great suggestions on what to eat and we were not disappointed. Great lunch and a must return.

Thank Jazzgal67
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Great food, great atmosphere. Fish Tacos and Tropical Guacamole (appetizer) were excellent. Didn't have a reservation but full-service menu at bar also.

Thank LoveHiltonProducts
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

The food and drinks were great at Kaya. We enjoyed the chips and black bean dip. The salmon was cooked perfectly and the side of coconut rice and Brussels sprouts were a nice compliment. My friends enjoyed the jerk chicken thighs but beware they are...More

Thank CrystalM7373
Reviewed 18 November 2016

everything was wonderful The rainbow salad was the hit, the burger was cooked perfectly Sophia behind the bar is impressive.

Thank Gary H
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
When is happy hour and what are the specials?
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, 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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