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2000 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4428 (20th Street)
+1 412-261-6565
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Wed 11:30 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 excellent otherwise. Service was great as well. Desert took so long to come out the... More 

Thank olivercgreen
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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. The restaurant is very small, but quaint. Our waitress was wonderful and the food was... More 

Thank Denise M
Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 the fried chicken sandwich with the habanero honey mustard sauce.. Chicken was crispy and moist... More 

Thank jgreco05
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 this is any indication of the quality of the rest of the menu I'm eager... More 

Thank Michael B
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 a chocolate lava cake with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, and would we just... More 

Thank Wileyguy
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Brooklyn, New York
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111 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Greenville, North Carolina
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119 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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 hot. The banana bread pudding was a nice end to the meal. Definitely a good... More 

Thank CrystalM7373
Bronx, New York
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135 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Caribbean, Bar, Pub, Jamaican, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Television
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
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

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