Upstairs at Kaibo

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Headed by Chef Laurence Tham, Upstairs at Kaibo is a restaurant that even the toughest food critics agree is worth the trip. Chef Laurence pairs his training in modern European cuisine with Caribbean ingredients to create a menu that is unparallelled in the Cayman Islands.

Upstairs at Kaibo

Dining at Upstairs is a truly special experience. The menu changes often in order for Chef Laurence to utilize to freshest ingredients available, from line caught fish from local waters to whatever produce is in season. Herb crusted fish, perfectly cooked tenderloin, and risotto are all common menu fixtures.

Though you may be stuffed, you won't want to skip dessert. Everything is made in house, with such offerings as white chocolate parfait with dark chocolate nougatine, and sticky banoffee pudding.

Wine pairings are available, as well as over 50 different rums.

Among other options, the menu features seafood, and a variety of diverse flavors, including influences from both contemporary and International cuisines. Beautiful and quality meals are a plated here, as this restaurant is an upscale establishment with fine dining standards. This dining option's open during dinner only, so be sure not to miss their open hours.


Guests at Upstairs have the choice of eating inside the air conditioned dining room, which is richly decorated with muslin curtains and couches you can't help by sink into, or out on the patio with a view of the north sound. Inside, everything centers around the rum bar, and in both locations the service is exemplary.


This restaurant is on the shoreline, located in Cayman Kai. Upstairs at Kaibo is located at Kaibo Beach Bar & Grill. Local residents and tourists checking out Bodden Town should also think about enjoying a meal here, as it is 5.4 miles to the north of town.

Part of the reason people lodge in this area is the availability of outdoor attractions, like Blue Tip Golf Course and Water Cay. The latter option is the closest place to visit the beach, and lives within a reasonable distance of Upstairs at Kaibo.

Nearby Restaurants

If you're hoping to find another local restaurant with similar kinds of food and/or a similar atmosphere, there is no shortage of nearby options to pick from, including Blue by Eric Ripert. It is found seven miles from Upstairs at Kaibo.

In contrast, if you want something different, this part of Grand Cayman has a long list of food and drink venues, which offer all kinds of cuisine styles and menu items. For example, you might also enjoy some different fare at Kaibo Beach Espresso.

Credit Cards and Other Info

A typical entree at Upstairs will cost anywhere from $25 to $40(USD), and that's not including an appetizer, drinks, or dessert. A money saving option is to take advantage of the five and seven course tasting menus, which are $55 and $77(USD) respectively.

Upstairs at Kaibo accepts all major credit cards.

In order to take advantage of a weekly Thursday morning fish delivery, Upstairs is open Thursday through Sunday only, and reservations are required.

Contact Info

Location: 585 Water Cay Road, Cayman Kai, Grand Cayman

Phone: (345) 947-9975




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