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“The Best Steak”

Kaibo - Upstairs Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 4 Restaurants in North Side
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$47
Cuisines: Caribbean, Contemporary
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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.
Brigantine, New Jersey
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“The Best Steak”
Reviewed 16 December 2013

Just recently returned to Kaibo and was eager to try the new menu. As always the service was first rate, the new steak entree with portabello mushroom was excellent. I always enjoy the drink specialty menu as well. Try the "Porthole" it's great! Don't miss their great rum collection.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Carl M
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London UK
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“No 1 Restaurant in Grand Cayman - and justifiably so”
Reviewed 10 December 2013

We have been to Kaibo Upstairs a number of times over the last few years, and it just seems to get better. There is not a massive menu selection, but there are always too many tempting dishes to chose from. The food is always fresh and the presentation is fabulous. Wonderful decor too.

Daniel and his team always make you welcome, and the meal is never rushed, so a perfect dining experience.

  • Visited November 2013
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Long Island NY
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“Outstanding!”
Reviewed 3 December 2013

After a 40 minute drive, navigating the opposite side of the road, we arrived at Kaibo. It would have been better to plan the drive for the daytime to be able to see the scenery on the way. Regardless, the Upstairs Restaurant has both indoor and outdoor dining on a veranda overlooking the beach level bar and barbecue area and beach. Beautifully appointed, we were greeted and seated by the owner Daniel, a gracious and friendly host. We engaged in conversation both before and after dinner. The meal was as good as you will ever want. We were brought out a small "palate cleanser" of a superbly prepared lentil soup. We then had an excellent mixed salad of organic baby leafs, tahini mirin soy dressing and garlic crisp. I had an appetizer of chargrilled calamari, confit octopus, lemon juice, garlic, red pepper, parsley extra virgin olive oil, baby spinach and toasted almond. Superb! Our main courses were the cashew and pistachio crusted grouper, sautéed bok choy, sweet corn pureé and fragrant coconut rice. The other entree was grilled caribbean red snapper, honey citrus sesame glaze, sautéed julienned snow pea pods, cilantro mint and coconut fragrant rice. Definitely our best meal on Grand Cayman so far. Thank you Daniel for having the skills and ability to make such a great meal a memorable visit as well.

  • Visited December 2013
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Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Absolutely Spectacular !!”
Reviewed 2 December 2013

We dined here last week during our stay in Cayman Kai. This restaurant is spectacular. Atmosphere is outstanding. We did the 5 course tasting menu. All courses were decadent. The nut crusted grouper was one of the best dishes I have ever eaten anywhere in the world. Yes, it is that good. Service was outstanding and attention is paid to every detail. Be sure to get the Porthole drink. Thanks for a fine evening. We enjoyed this so much, we tried to go back the next night but the restaurant was closed for a private event.

  • Visited November 2013
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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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“Outstanding birthday dinner”
Reviewed 24 November 2013

The food and service couldn't have been better. I was lucky to celebrate my birthday there.

My husband had the five course tasting menu and it was incredible. We loved the grouper, the onion tart salad and the corn soup.
Daniel was charming and attentive. We will definitely go back on our next trip.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Carolynlouise
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