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Kaya's laid back tropical atmosphere featuring island cuisine including Locally caught fish, Rasta pasta, Jamaican jerk chicken wings, and Tropical libations like the Key West Colada and homemade Key Lime Pie. Come discover Kaya and create some lasting island memories.
Special Diets
Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Caribbean, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Jamaican, Bar, Seafood
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Dog Friendly, Non-smoking restaurants
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Reviewed yesterday

We picked this place based on online reviews, and it didn't disappoint. The shrimp skewers were DELICIOUS and definitely had a different taste than we have ever experienced. Mai tais also are were fantastic. We ate at the back section by the bar - low...key with picnic tables and wooden chairs; nothing fancy but this fits our style perfectly. Can't say enough about the service here. First rate. Highly recommended if you're looking for great food and a low stress atmosphere.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great food, good portions, attentive helpful staff. Jerk chicken was great and so was the Key Lime Catch.. We’ll be back!

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Awesome food! Best Happy Hour! The magician is fantastic!!! Do not miss trying this great establishment! It’s our favorite!

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s very relaxed, it embraces an island feel, great food, good gluten free options, great food presentation and very charming staff.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is so great. Ate twice in two days the Hawaiian pork sliders were the bomb! While having a few drinks Doc mental came up who is a mentalist and magican Mind blown Yall got to stop in here! 4 different bars in one clean...bathroomsMore

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been going here the last few years for dinner and didnt know you can dine inside at booths in AC which is way more comfortable than outside. Food is great & John is a great worker wish he was there more than 1...day a week.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although there was no air conditioning, nor any form of temperature reduction devices, the experience was excellent. The food was amazing! I had a Mahi-mahi cajun style and my wife shrimps.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best restaurant in the keys BY FAR! The Rasta pasta is something exceptional, and the portion was huge! The conch fritters are tasty and the sauce along with them was delicious! Highly recommend!😍

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easily one of the best meals we had on our holiday. The waitress was really friendly. They started us off with free Mai Tai shots which were really good. The pork sliders were outstanding and the rest of the food was brilliant. Not suprised it...is rated highly!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went during happy hour to eat before our sunset cruise. The Jamaican Jerk wings are fabulous but even better during Happy Hour when they are half price, as was the beer. Our first server was amazing but she switched off with another girl that...seemed to be asleep. After standing up and waving my arms for several minutes as she was talking to someone in the back, I had to go to the bar to get a second beer. The place was empty too. At least they didn't charge for that one so it's all good. Irie!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing service, food and atmosphere. Ate here twice in 5 days! Thanks Tuna nachos were the star of the show! Happytizer prices were amazing and drinks very tasty!!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

interesting atmosphere. We could dine in the main area with booths but chose the rear area with a live singer. It was an on-the-beach atmosphere with booths, tables & picnic benches. I had the curry bowl & it was delicious & almost enough for two....The owner was very active & attending to guests needs. My wife ordered white wine & it came in a plastic glass. She asked for a regular wine glass but was told the don't have a dishwasher in this half of the restaurant. As a special request, they got her one from the front half. Appetizer portions were also generous. Food quality a bit above average. Not a destination restaurant but enjoyable in a campout wayMore

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had 2 appetizers, 4 meals and 2 desserts and all were delicious!! You can tell that all fresh ingredients are used! The waitstaff and managers were so nice and attentive!! We were shown around the whole bar/restaurant areas and the place is huge!! Would...definitely recommend eating here!!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our server, Joanne was so sweet. Helpful informative and had a wonderful smile. The appetizers were so yummy. And we had a great entertainment by Doc Mental. Fabulous ❤️❤️❤️

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kaya Island Eats has very fresh and delicious seafood. The portions are large so either share or plan on taking home leftovers if you have that option! The bang bang fish appetizer is phenomenal! I love that, in a number of the dishes, you are...given a choice of the type of seafood used. Very highly recommend!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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We have gift certificates ❤️🤙
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Response from prettybird | Reviewed this property |
I have been there but NOT for Happy Hour which is what I’m interested in. Im finding in general when I ask the place of business a question, it’s difficult to get employees to answer. I will just call. Thx
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Response from Jane D | Reviewed this property |
Waitress told us 4 to 1830. All small plates half price. And I think beer and wine too.
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Kaya island Eats is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5