Upstairs at Kaibo

Photo Credit: © Kaibo

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.

The menu features many good options, including seafood, and the influence of flavors can be intriguingly varied, including elements of both contemporary and International cuisines. This place is for those who seek particular tastes and lust fancy flavors, since this restaurant promises fine foods that entice the taste buds and the eyes. This eatery is open for 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 coast, set just outside the heart of Cayman Kai. Upstairs at Kaibo is a part of Kaibo Beach Bar & Grill. Local customers and travelers visiting Bodden Town should also consider enjoying a meal here, since it is five and a half miles (eight and a half kilometers) to the north of town.

Surrounding this featured restaurant patrons will be able to visit at least a few active pursuits, for instance, Blue Tip Golf Course and Water Cay. Water Cay is the closest place to hit the beach, and is located just a quick trip from Upstairs at Kaibo.

Nearby Restaurants

For those looking to find another restaurant with similar types of food and/or a similar ambiance, there is no shortage of nearby options to pick from, including Blue by Eric Ripert. It's situated seven miles to the west of this restaurant.

However, if you're looking for something different, this part of Grand Cayman has a wide range of food and beverage venues that will surely suit the tastes of almost every kind of diner. For instance, you might also enjoy some other menu items 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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