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Kaibo - Upstairs Restaurant

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North Sound Beach and Marina 585 Water Cay Road, North Side KY1-1700, Grand Cayman
+1 345-947-9975
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Thu - Sun 18:00 - 23:00
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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86 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

Ask for a table facing the water so you can see the incredible sunset. Tasting menu with wine pairings is fantastic, but it does take a few hours and the time we went could not be altered for seafood allergies. Service is good, not great as you would expect with a dinner like this (think water glass sits empty for... More 

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Kaibo B, Owner at Kaibo - Upstairs Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Brenna, thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're so glad you enjoyed your experience overall! It's helpful for us to know what our guests appreciate, and also what we can do to improve their time with us. We hope you'll come back to see us again next time the opportunity allows. Much appreciated! More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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91 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

We were so excited to go to Kaibo - Upstairs. After reading the reviews, we thought it would be worth the 45 minute drive from SMB. We knew it was going to be expensive as is every restaurant in Grand Cayman. They are very motivated to sell alcoholic beverages and if you have cash to burn, this is the place... More 

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Thank Lloyd S
Kaibo B, Owner at Kaibo - Upstairs Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for taking the time to dine with us Upstairs, and for making the trip out from Seven Mile Beach. We appreciate the detailed review. It's so helpful for us to know what our guests appreciate from their experience, and what we can do to improve upon it. More 

Kings Park, New York
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

service and staff were friendly and helpful beautiful beach setup for tables, boats and sunset while eating live music, great bar , low key family atmosphere, Tuesday night all you can eat barbecue with live music

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Thank Michael F
Kaibo B, Owner at Kaibo - Upstairs Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi there. Thank you for your review of Kaibo Beach! We're glad you enjoyed the food, ambiance, and got to experience our beach BBQ. We look forward to having you as our guests again soon! More 

Vienna, Virginia
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

This restaurant is a complete surprise in its range of great food, extensive bar and refined setting. The experience is unique as the restaurant is the upstairs of a plantation style house. You feel like you've stepped back in time when you walk into this beautifully decorated Key West Hemingway vintage locale. You are treated like royalty by the attentive... More 

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Kaibo B, Owner at Kaibo - Upstairs Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello, we're so glad you enjoyed your experience with us at our Upstairs Restaurant! Thank you for the review, it's so helpful for us to know what our guests take away from the evening. We're thrilled it was worth the drive, and hope you'll come in to see us again soon! More 

South Dartmouth, Massachusetts
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108 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

The atmosphere here is so charming, we felt we were walking into a southern plantation for dinner. The service, the friendliness of the staff and of course the excellent food were all just perfect. I can't wait to return for the chef's tasting menu, we were told to plan for three plus hours!

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Thank OKWilly
Kaibo B, Owner at Kaibo - Upstairs Restaurant, responded to this review

We're so glad you enjoyed your experience with us Upstairs! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We hope you'll come in and try our tasting menu soon! More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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116 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

We went here for a special birthday dinner Friday night. The service was impeccable, personable from the beginning to the very end! The maitre de made us feel welcome as we arrived and checked on us through dinner. The serving staff, especially Eva were outstanding explains everything you were eating how it was prepared. We ordered the Chefs tasting menu... More 

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Kaibo B, Owner at Kaibo - Upstairs Restaurant, responded to this review

We're thrilled to have been a part of a special birthday dinner for you and your guests! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review, and let us know what stood out to you about the evening. We hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

Athens, Ohio
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

This was our best meal on the island. Everything from start to finish was superb, including the ambiance. The grouper and red snapper were outstanding and our desserts were wonderful. Good rum selection. The staff was attentive & friendly, but not overwhelming.

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Thank djmTravel
Kaibo B, Owner at Kaibo - Upstairs Restaurant, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed your experience at Kaibo Upstairs! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We hope you'll come back and see us next time you're on the island. Our menu is quite seasonal, so we'll have some new dishes for you to try! More 

winnipeg
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

While doing research on coming to Cayman I looked up restaurants close to our condo(kaibo kai yatch club) and saw that kaibo upstairs has a Michelin chef. I would have loved to try the tasting menu with the wine pairing but you have to do it as a whole table and my husband and daughter are not food adventurous so... More 

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Kaibo B, Owner at Kaibo - Upstairs Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us, and for taking the time to write us a review! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience, from the ambiance, to the food, and service. It's extremely helpful for us to know which dishes our guests enjoyed, and what we can do to improve our service. We hope to have you as our guests... More 

New York, NY
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

Over the course of 6 nights, we ate at Blue, Calypso Grill, Osetra Bay, Agua, Brasserie and Kaibo Upstairs, and Kaibo was our clear favorite. We opted for the chef's tasting menu and loved every dish, even the warm bread. We drank champagne, which was reasonably priced, so can't comment on the various rum drinks although we did see many... More 

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Kaibo B, Manager at Kaibo - Upstairs Restaurant, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to write us a review! Thank you for making the trip out to us on the Northside. We're so glad it was worth it! It's extremely helpful for us to know what our guests enjoy and take away from their experience with us. We hope you'll come back and see us next time you're... More 

Wichita, Kansas, United States
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

I was with a party of eight and we had dinner upstairs at this wonderful restaurant. We were staying on the North side of the island so we found this place to be quite handy from where we were staying. It's got a great view and it was very enjoyable to be eating outside in February.

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Thank Scott P
Kaibo B, Manager at Kaibo - Upstairs Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Scott, thank you for having your dinner at Kaibo Upstairs! Yes February is a perfect month for dining upstairs on our veranda. We appreciate the review, and hope you'll stop in to see us again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 47
Cuisine
Caribbean, Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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
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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