Kaya Island Eats: Restaurant Review

Kaya was a regular stop of ours for dinner when it was located near our Sugarloaf house. But since Scott reopened in Key West, we had not had the opportunity to check it out until recently. There is so much seating and so much going on at this location. There is everything from quiet dining to live music. We chose to eat inside in a quieter atmosphere since it was date night for my husband and me.

Scott came out to say hello, as did the chef. They remembered us from their other location.

The Food

Just after we were seated, we were brought a taste of their signature cocktail which we liked so much we ordered one. And to start, we ordered their signature dish, the Ahi Poke nachos, served with wasabi aioli, tobiko caviar, and seaweed salad atop sesame won ton. I only ate one which was sublime. My husband devoured the rest. The tuna was so fresh and all the flavors all melded together like magic.

For dinner, we decided to share the No Worries Coconut Curry Rice Bowl with shrimp. I am so glad that we decided to share because it was such a big portion size I never would have finished it on my own. Not only was it beautifully presented, but the taste was amazing, and the shrimp were cooked just right. I loved the addition of the cilantro which added an extra depth of flavor and freshness to the dish.

We were not going to do dessert, but Scott makes the best Key Lime pie, so we shared one of those to close out the meal. It was actually better than I remembered. Slightly tart and sweet all at once.

I cannot wait to go back and try the Korean Beef Tacos and a few other things on the menu. Kaya truly serves the best island fusion food in Key West. A must while visiting!

More About Key West

For more information about the fun side of Key West, things to do and see in our island city, go to our Key West Web Site. And, remember to check out our restaurant reviews as you surely must eat while down here! 

For more sushi restaurants, read our reviews on Origami and Miso HappyAmbrosia was a fan favorite, but it has closed after many years of serving happy customers. 

Would you like to reserve some activities while you are visiting? I can help you pick the right options for you! FishingSnorkelingSunset SailsDry Tortugas tripsSandbar excursions, and more! 

Island Genn – Key West Concierge

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