Get a Taste of Island Cuisine at Kaya & Don’t Miss Kayafest on May 27th

If you’re craving the delicious flavors and island feel of the Caribbean, look no further than the neighborhood favorite – Kaya. A staple of the Pittsburgh Strip District for over 20 years, this award-winning restaurant prides itself on only using the highest quality of ingredients, along with the freshest herbs and spices.

When you walk into Kaya, be prepared to instantly feel welcomed as the establishment is infused with warm colors and gorgeous art pieces inspired by the different regional cuisines it serves. Enjoy a meal at one of the cozy tables or, for a more casual feel, grab a stool at the expansive bar.

If you're in the mood for a heightened experience, mark your calendars for Kayafest on May 27th.


Celebrating the start of summer, Kayafest is a tropics-infused block party that offers live funk, festive drinks, and spicy street eats. Located on Smallman Street, the block is lined with vendors and vibrant outfits while the smells of tantalizing Caribbean bites waft throughout. Performances include beats from DJ Login, funk-fueled hits from Shaq Nicholson, and Brazilian percussions from Timbeleza. To satisfy your palate, culinary offerings include sauce-smothered ribs, pulled pork sandwiches, and pork belly skewers.

Different Days, Same Exceptional Flavors

Looking for something to do at the last minute? Well, when you live at The Cork Factory Lofts, you’ll be walking distance to Kaya, so be sure to take advantage of their unique events and daily specials. Whether it’s Taco TuesdayFried Chicken Thursday, or one of the recurring vegetarian prix fixe dinners, the restaurant has something for everyone!

And, if you’re a fan of brunch, be sure to check out Kaya’s menu on Sundays which offers a delicious variety of options including their spin on traditional favorites such as fried chicken and waffles (with Tabasco butter) or eggs Benedict (with chili lime hollandaise sauce).

Mixing Up Something Special

For those who enjoy a twist on classic cocktails, Kaya does it up right! Whether you want something spicy, like the habanero-infused Poco Picante, or perhaps something to warm your insides during a tough winter, like the Wey Yu Sey Sorrel Tea (served hot), the drink menu at Kaya will never disappoint. And, with Happy Hour offering half off all drinks and craft draft beers Monday through Friday 4:30 – 6:30, you’ll have the perfect opportunity to try them all!

Be sure to check out Kaya today to get a true taste of island cuisine! And, remember to mark your calendar for Kayafest happening on May 27th.

If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of living at The Cork Factory, contact us today to schedule a tour.