Kaya | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Good based on 12 ratings
Type: Restaurant

2000 Smallman St.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania United States 15222 [ print map ]
412 261 6565


Taps: 18 | Bottles: 50+


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12 reviews for Kaya
 Ambiance  82%
 Service  84%
 Selection  72%
 Food  83%
 Value  64%
 Overall  76%
 Rating  82%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
nike  (48) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | June 2, 2011
Easy to find in the strip district of Pittsburgh. A good number of beer taps (20), nothing unusual, but a decent selection of micros. The food is good; the best is that they have a small outside patio for dining. Worth the visit, you will enjoy the food, and there is something on tap for everyone.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
LinusStick  (53) Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | September 21, 2014
Great restaurant in the Strip. Didnít realize this place was on RB. Great food. A little cramped. Middle of the road craft beer selection. In the few times Iíve been there, service has been good.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
LilBeerDoctor  (349) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | July 7, 2013
A nice Caribbean restaurant in the Strip District that also features craft beer. A small interior with outside tables as well. The drink menu is more about the specialty cocktails, but there are about 15 drafts as well (think standards like Bells Two Hearted, Brooklyn, Great Lakes, Troegs, Ommegang, Sierra Nevada). There is not tremendous variation in the draft rotation, typically just different seasonal offerings. There is a bottle and can list. The bottles are mostly macros, but you can get Oskar Blues, 21st Amendment, Sly Fox, etc in cans. The food is pretty good - Carribbean/Latin American style mix with tacos, quesadillas, fish, etc. Slightly pricey but good quality. They do have a happy hour - 1/2 off most draft beers. Itís a nice place to go for dinner but there are better craft beer bars.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
cratez  (256) Toronto, Ontario | April 15, 2013
When I visited: Late summer 2012. What I had: Victory Bavarian Spalt Select IPA and Sly Fox Royal Weisse on tap, Crispy Fish Tacos, Conch Chowder, Slow Cooked Pork & Banana Sandwich and white wine for my better half. What I liked: Quiet and relaxed vibe during the day, attentive service, quirky decor, exceptional food, chatty patrons, comfortable bar, fair prices. What I disliked: Given the quality of the food, itíd be nice to see them axe the handful of macro taps in favour of an all-craft lineup. Would I go back? You bet! Overall Rating: 84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
roder60  (41) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | July 8, 2009
Small little upscale casual place in the main drag of the strip district. Menu is mostly a carribbean-latin american mix with some very interesting dishes. I had the conch fritters and fish tacos and both were amazing. Service was excellent. The beer list, like all big burrito restaurants, was very good and had 3-4 beers on draft I hadnít had. They rotate drafts pretty regularly and reflect seasonal changes. Happy hour is half off most beers which is make some high gravity stuff very affordable (ex: boulder anniversary = $2.5). Food is a bit expensive but great atmosphere. Can sit outside in the summer.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 12/20
dmtroyer  (24) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | January 14, 2009
This is the kind of restaurant you go to with your significant other for a special date... and somehow you are overjoyed to find they have a VERY solid draft list. Probably pushing one of the better lists in the city for draft. That said, while they had a number of vegetarian options I was completely underwhelmed by the food. Maybe Iím just not into "caribbean" enough but I wasnít impressed by the pile of semi-bland $16 mush set before me. Iím guessing the meat entrees are much more exciting.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
hiddenvariable  (9) pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | January 4, 2008
nice little place in the strip district with a solid and rotating selection, great food, and excellent service. great happy hour prices (half off drafts). the last time i was there, i had some kalamazoo stout and some green flash ipa, both on tap. iíd go there a lot more if it was closer to me.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
cheap  (186) Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania | August 16, 2007| Updated July 22, 2008
7pm on a Wednesday evening. Easy parking. Smallish and cozy inside and pretty busy. Odd glass and ceramic pieced bar. Has tables on the sidewalk outside. A sense of Mexican, Caribbean, Jamaican and tropical all rolled into one little strip district corner. Lots of taps and good service. Younger 20 - 30 ish crowd. Typical well equipped hole in the wall. $5 for a good import or micro brew. Did not get food this time. Had a S/N pale ale on tap.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
Nate  (294) Indiana, Pennsylvania | February 27, 2006
The beer list is pretty darn good for a Strip District pub, and the atmosphere is a nice place to relax and have a few pints. The real selling point is the menu. Kaya is part of Big Burritoís group, including Mad Mex, Eleven, etc. Had a great dinner here for my birthday. Since I had had several beers over lunch earlier at Mad Mex, I had wine for dinner (decent selection of that, too). For absolute beer selection, you can find better in the Burgh, but if you want a nice meal to go with the beers, Kaya is a great place to hit before a game or a show. If youíre a local, you can sign up on their website to get a gift certificate each year for your birthday. This year it was $30 off any entree from 7 days before to 7 days after the birthday (and theyíre strict about it). But, hey, free food!!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
teamfowler  (2) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | October 14, 2005
Best happy hour in the city. Very good selection of beers and spirits. Bartenders are typically very helpful. Can get pretty noisy on Friday and Saturday nights. One pain is that they really discourage you from sitting at tables unless you are eating, even during happy hour when most people are just there to have a few drinks. And there are few alternatives for standing or sitting.

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