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Kaibo - Upstairs Restaurant

) #1 of 3 Restaurants in North Side $$$$ Caribbean, Seafood,
North Sound Beach and Marina 585 Water Cay Road, North Side KY1-1700, Grand Cayman
+1 345-947-9975
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Overview
  • Excellent86%
  • Very good10%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“grouper” (64 reviews)
“tasting menu” (32 reviews)
“tenderloin” (16 reviews)
Closed
All hours
CUISINES
Caribbean, Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Service
Food
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LOCATION
North Sound Beach and Marina 585 Water Cay Road, North Side KY1-1700, Grand Cayman
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71 - 80 of 395 reviews

Reviewed 12 January 2017

We saved this dining experience for our final evening and it proved to be a wonderful way to top off our week in the Caymans! There were 4 in our party and we each ordered the tasting menu with the wine pairings. What a wonderful...More

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Kaibo B, Manager at Kaibo - Upstairs Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2017

We're delighted that you joined us for your last evening on the island. It was our pleasure to have you as our guests, and we're pleased you had a delicious and memorable experience with us. We hope to see you again next time your travels...More

Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful romantic dinner Upstairs a few weeks ago. Had the Pork Belly app and fresh Mahi with champagne veloute to die for. My partner had the coconut Grouper and next time I will get this. Treated ourselves to a selection of desserts and...More

Thank Joan D
Kaibo B, Owner at Kaibo - Upstairs Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! We are thrilled to know you enjoyed everything, from the food, drinks, and service. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Another wonderful visit at my favorite restaurant in the world! Daniel and staff are amazingly attentive, remembering us from past visits. Although we did not have the tasting menu (3 teenagers with us, not the right night) I noticed several tables around us thoroughly enjoying...More

Thank SunsetCker
Kaibo B, Manager at Kaibo - Upstairs Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2017

It was a sincere pleasure having you dine with us again! We're pleased to hear you enjoyed everything. Hopefully we can treat you to our tasting menu next time! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review.

Reviewed 30 December 2016

On Dec 28 my family of nine had a wonderful dinner at Kaibo's Upstairs Restaurant. The food and service were superb. We told our waiter (actually the maitre-D) that when we stocked the refrigerator at the house that we rented we forgot to buy butter...More

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Kaibo B, Manager at Kaibo - Upstairs Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2017

It was our pleasure having you as our guests at Kaibo Upstairs! We're proud to provide a truly unique dining experience, and we're thrilled you enjoyed your time with us. We greatly appreciate the review, and hope to see you again next time your travels...More

Reviewed 21 December 2016

The ambiance is lovely, beautiful view , elegant white table clothes attentive staff. The menu featured many choices with beautiful presentation and very flavorful. If you like fish gthe crab crusted grouper is a wonderful choice.

Thank jdz328
Kaibo B, Manager at Kaibo - Upstairs Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2016

Thank you for dining with us at Kaibo Upstairs. It was a sincere pleasure to have you as our guests. We're thrilled you enjoyed everything, from the food, service and ambience. Thank you for the kind review!

Reviewed 19 December 2016

Dining on the screened veranda is undoubtedly a pleasant way to spend an evening. The food while still very good has declined from prior years. We had the pork belly appetizer which was a bit dry. My wife had the snapper which she judged as...More

Thank D B
Kaibo B, Manager at Kaibo - Upstairs Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2016

It was our pleasure to have you as a return guest at Kaibo Upstairs. We are happy to know you were pleased overall, and we appreciate the specific feedback on the dishes you ordered. Thank you for taking the time to write us a review,...More

Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Dinner is served Thursday through Sunday. The atmosphere was amazing. Open air restaurant that looked out to the ocean. Dress was night casual- shorts with a nice shirt for men and sundress or capris for women. We had three courses with wine and the total...More

Thank Hammer151
Kaibo B, Manager at Kaibo - Upstairs Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2016

It was our pleasure having you dine with us at Kaibo Upstairs. We're pleased you enjoyed everything, and we hope to have you as a return guest in the future! Thank you for the positive review.

Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Took the wife here for our anniversary dinner. Very nice quaint place to eat. I had the heirloom appetizer it was good. The wife had the pork appetizer and it was no less than amazing. For a main I had the king crap crusted grouper...More

Thank elmop
Kaibo B, Manager at Kaibo - Upstairs Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2016

We're thrilled you enjoyed your experience at Kaibo Upstairs! We would love to have you as a return guest, and hopefully you'll have room for dessert as well. Thank you for the review!

Reviewed 5 December 2016

We did the six course tasting and it was an amazing experience. Every dish was better than the last and the chief and staff was incredibly nice. A beautiful romantic spot =)

Thank Cara C
Kaibo B, Owner at Kaibo - Upstairs Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2016

Thank you for dining with us at Kaibo Upstairs. It was a pleasure to have you as our guests, and we're thrilled you enjoyed the tasting menu - it's definitely a unique dining experience! We hope you'll return next time you're on the island.

Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

This open air restaurant had a romantic feel and 5star food! We enjoyed it even after eating at Blue at the Ritz Carlton the night before!!! Don't miss this restaurant on your trip!!

Thank Suzanne M
Kaibo B, Manager at Kaibo - Upstairs Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2016

Thank you for dining with us at Kaibo Upstairs. We love being able to give our guests a truly memorable dining experience! We are thrilled you enjoyed everything, and hope to have you as a return guest soon!

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ctaylor888
27 June 2017|
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Response from babbettandcaptbill | Reviewed this property |
Your question is under Kaibo, but your 'reference is just 'rest'. The drive from the Ritz out to Kaibo restaurant can be about an hour. If you have the time, don't take Shamrock Rd, take the scenic ride around the east end... More
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msandrews4
24 June 2017|
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Response from Sandra M | Reviewed this property |
We brought our young adult children and it was very nice so it depends on the ages. I would look at the menu to determine if there is food they would like first before bringing children.
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veniceluv
3 June 2017|
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Response from Lisa H | Reviewed this property |
I agree with other reviews, I only saw stairs but call. I imagine they could make arrangements to help.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 47
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: North Sound Beach and Marina 585 Water Cay Road, North Side KY1-1700, Grand Cayman
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cayman Islands  >  Grand Cayman  >  North Side
  • Phone Number: +1 345-947-9975
  • E-mail
Description
Upstairs at Kaibo is renowned for Chef Laurence’s consistently excellent Michelin star standard and modern European techniques, using local and Caribbean ingredients, to create a masterpiece of a menu. The scenic view overlooking the tranquil North Sound is delightful, and the Rare Rum Lounge is decadently relaxed.
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