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Kaya's Kitchen

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1000 Main St, Belmar, NJ 07719-2770
+1 732-280-1141
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Located in downtown Belmar, nice spacious restaurant. Service is excellent. I was expecting a much better tasting food. The appetizers and main course were little bland for my taste. The Banana walnut cake w ice cream was stupendous. For the price they charge, they need to improve on the tempeh and satay dishes.

Thank Ram R
Washington Crossing
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54 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

I've been vegetarian for 23 years. I'm not some some neophyte that just walked into a vegetarian restaurant and expected to be amazed. I ordered what I consider to be a safe meal. Mashed potatoes, vegetables, and lentil loaf. That was a mistake. The mashed potatoes were the best thing about the entire dish. The lentils in the lentil loaf... More 

Thank wordsmithmom38
New York City, New York
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Had dinner last night. Wait staff was friendly, willing and able to answer all questions. My wife and I each started with butternut squash and apple soup. AMAZING. Hot, sweet, and spicy. Then she had the roasted veggie tower, which she loved. I had a sampler with seitan BBQ ribs, country nuggets, and buffalo tempeh and tofu. Total home run!... More 

Thank Mpep05
Belmar, New Jersey
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

This is a GREAT place to have something different from what your used to eating everyday. ..or if your a vegetarian / Vegan this is the palce to eat. Nice wait staff in Beautiful Belmar NJ come and relax take in some live music and consume some fine food.

Thank WillA122
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We drove well over an hour to have brunch at this place as we are vegans and we're happy to find a place with great reviews. Tripadvisor says they were open now, sign on their board says open as of 11. We got there by 10:50am today and no sign of anyone in the place. Just disappointing. Information should be... More 

Thank Kate M
Jersey City, New Jersey
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

My teenage son is a vegan, which means eating out with him is sometimes tricky, especially since my husband and I are omnivores. Plus, he doesn't really like super-healthy-fancy-vegan stuff, but he doesn't eat meat, dairy, fish or eggs. Kaya's to the rescue! Awesome food, sweet space, friendly, enthusiastic service. Everyone enjoyed! The vegan had a falafel sandwich; my husband... More 

Thank Beverly G
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

The mock meat sampler platter is an absolute must (and be warned, it is big enough for a meal, and even as a shared appetizer it was too filling). The seitan steak is good, but it is always very thing and difficult to cut/chew. The lentil loaf is a winner, but could use with some more flavor. This is my... More 

Thank Corey W
Princeton, New Jersey
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534 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Four of us came for a very late dinner. The waiter has recommended Mississippi Maverick and it was excellent, as well as Tempeh Black Bean Tacos. The fresh salad with extra order of avocado and fries were OK. And fresh coconut …did not look like a fresh coconut to me. But what to expect since it was from Vietnam? Overall,... More 

Thank EarlyRetirementAbroa
Freehold, New Jersey
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110 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Met up with several college friends at Kaya's Kitchen (one of us is Vegan). "Breaking veg" with her here, at Kaya's Kitchen was such a pleasure to the palate! We started off the evening with an appetizer sampler of Kaya's Combo (country nuggets, tofu buffalo wings, tempeh wings, seitan ribs, and picinic potato salad. Served with dipping sauces). For dinner... More 

Thank Lisa W
Charlottesville, Virginia
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Wow - happy we stumbled upon this cute café as we headed out of town. The staff was very welcoming and friendly and the food was superb. We couldn't take advantage of the full menu (after 5pm) but the choices we made were extremely tasty and fresh. Just a delicious experience all the way around!

Thank Kathy G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1000 Main St, Belmar, NJ 07719-2770
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Belmar
  • Phone Number: +1 732-280-1141

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?