We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


2000 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4428
+1 412-261-6565
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (17 reviews)
“fish tacos” (42 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Caribbean, Jamaican, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2000 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4428
Neighbourhood: Strip District
Write a Review
Reviews (355)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 355 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Love to come here. That salad is incredible as is all of their food. Nice wines & cocktails & you can eat outside.

Thank freddiecat7
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went for our Anniversary and enjoyed our whole experience. Great service, strong drinks, amazing fresh food. Highly recommend the Tropical guacamole- with pineapple and mango- true to its name, but spicy too. And the Rainbow salad is sooooooo yummy and colorful!...More

Thank Maureen M
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

What drew me here was the caparinha's! What a delight to arrive to find it was Happy Hour and drinks were 1/2 price! The food was fabulous!!! Conch fritters, crunchy and delicious! My husband had Barramundi (spelling?) fish which he loved and I had the...More

Thank Pat B
Reviewed 6 April 2017

I came here with a bachelorette party on 4/1 and the service and food was amazing! Our waitress was very helpful with food & drink suggestions as most of us had not been there before. She was so amazing with catering to our large group....More

Thank alf6065
Reviewed 31 March 2017

We had not been to Kaya in years, but quality of food has stayed excellent. We love that our whole family (carnivores and vegan) can find something delicious. It's a cool spot and we had great service. Vegan: I loved the green curry with tofu-...More

Thank JenCav_107
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Ate here with the family everything we tried was good right down to the sorbet, bread pudding desserts. Service was good but a little slow but would definitely go back. It was our first time there but won't be the last.

Thank Tammy W
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
Nearby Restaurants
Pamela's Diner
574 reviews
.09 km away
Primanti Bros.
2,334 reviews
.12 km away
DeLuca's Diner
336 reviews
.07 km away
Nearby Attractions
The Strip District
2,043 reviews
.08 km away
Wigle Whiskey
382 reviews
.41 km away
PPG Paints Arena
712 reviews
1.38 km away
Senator John Heinz History Center
954 reviews
.84 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
When is happy hour and what are the specials?
29 August 2016|
Answer Show all 4 answers
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
Improve this listing

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