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Kaia Wine Bar

Map & Directions 1614 3rd Ave.
New York, NY 10128
  • South African
  • Sun 12pm-11pm, Mon-Thu 5pm-12am, Fri-Sat 5pm-12:30am
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Brunch, Dinner
  • Beer/Wine
  • Not Accepted
  • Street


Village Voice's Description

In addition to South African, South American, and Moroccan wines, Kaia (which means "Hut" in Zulu) offers a fascinating menu that
reflects the myriad international influences on modern South African cooking, including Dutch, English, African, Portuguese, Indian, and Malaysian. Worth checking out are bunny chow (chicken curry poured into a loaf of white bread), potje (oxtail stew with hominy),
frikadelle (buffalo meat balls), and biltong (a very dry beef jerky, shaved into thin curls). Though a bit overpriced, the wines are
interesting and rarely available elsewhere, the square room dark and filled with dating couples. Not a bad pit stop in this restaurant-challenged part of the Upper East Side.

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  • Gilt City on 03/29/11

    Kaia is one of the few bars in the city that serves wine on tap. The two “draught” vintages are from the Gotham Project on the North Fork of Long Island—a Riesling and The Fork, a Merlot-based blend.

  • Village Voice on 01/25/13

    Kaia Wine Bar (& 50+ other eateries) will be sampling their fare at our 2013 Choice Eats tasting event on 3/19 - can't wait! http://ow.ly/h6OAc

  • Ted S. on 05/22/11

    Kaia is a fantastic new addition to the Upper East Side, with a "downtown uptown" atmosphere, incredible food & wine, and a carefully selected beer list. Ask for Josh (particularly if you want advice

  • Tracey C. on 04/19/13

    Great little spot! South African food great wine, just watch the stairs to the bathroom they are super steep!

  • Caroline S. on 06/14/12

    Majority of cheeses are goat cheese! Yeah goat cheese fans!

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