Vegan restaurant with an extensive menu of breakfast selections, combination plates, salads, burgers, sandwiches, specials, and beverages. Lunch prices are moderate, dinner entrees are a bit more. Est. since the 2000s, moved here in 2010, and became fully vegan in 2013. Open Tue-Sun 11:00am-9:00pm.

127 Reviews

First Review by myboyfriendisdead


Points +111

30 Nov 2023

Simply the best!!!

Kaya’s kitchen was the first place I tried when I went vegan over 10 years ago and I’ve been hooked ever since! I love their Mac & cheese, French onion soup & Hungarian perogies. A vegan MUST try place!

Pros: Completely vegan , Amazing staff, Yummy food



Points +14

09 Nov 2023


Buddha's Dream and falafel are so so good.

Pros: Service, Atmosphere, Menu

Cons: So good I'm gonna go broke


Points +15

09 Nov 2023

Rocky Mountain Stew 10/10

Kaya’s never disappoints. My go-to order was Miso Soup, Salad, Buffalo Tempeh…until I tried the Rocky Mountain Stew! The Rocky Mountain Stew is so flavorful and filling. If you are portion controlling, you will have left overs (if you can stop yourself from eating it all)!!!

Pros: Pick up order always hot, Ingredients , Great variety


Points +164

11 Oct 2023

Best vegan restaurant on the shore

This might be the best restaurant on the Jersey Shore. Friendly staff and wide selection of vegan food. The portions are very big. We tried the Kaya’s Combo and the quesadilla. 10/10


Points +26

28 Aug 2023


All vegan menu. Food was absolutely delicious. I got the seitan steak and my bf got the tempeh and seitan buffalo wings. We also had the bbq seitan ribs for an appetizer and we loved all of it. We sat outside and was attended to constantly. The kitchen was very busy with orders so they warned us the food may take a little longer but we didn't mind and it was well worth the wait. We had their local coffee after our meal which was very tasty as well. The service was great and our server gave us coffee on the house when she learned that it was my birthday which was very sweet. Whenever I am in the area I will definitely be back! Highly highly recommend.

Pros: Delicious Food, Great Service, Appealing Atmosphere


Points +40

27 Aug 2023

Food was fantastic

They have an incredible menu it was hard to choose. Ended up getting Buffalo cauliflower and tofu burger and it was outstanding!

Pros: Clean, Friendly , Reasonable priced


Points +60

23 Aug 2023

Wonderful place

The staff was friendly and helpful. The food was amazing. Had a fried oyster mushroom poor boy and the potato salad. Atmosphere is warm and comfortable.

Pros: Staff, Options


Points +24

02 Aug 2023


Best vegan wrap I've ever had! Flavors were delicious!


Points +45

03 Jul 2023

Always mmm

Everything I get from Kaya’s is always delicious. My faves are the Soul Seitan and gyro. I mostly order takeout, but the restaurant service is friendly and quick whenever we dine in. This is a great place for vegans and non-vegans alike, as there is a huge menu with plenty of delicious options.


Points +47

02 Jul 2023

Extensive menu

We ate at Kaya's Kitchen while visiting NJ and had a great experience. Very nice atmosphere with a very extensive menu and a lot of variety. We were with a group who tried a number of different dishes which were all delicious. The only one not loved was the Mac & cheese because it tasted sweet rather than savory. We'll definitely be back on our next visit!


Points +18

26 Jun 2023

Awesome place!

My wife and I went there yesterday. We loved it. Lots of clean food options.

Pros: I like the fact that it's 100% plant based., We liked the clean food options., Very cozy with nice decor.


Points +97

23 Jun 2023

Love this place so much

They have everything! My favorites are the buffalo tofu, Mac n cheese and the vegan fried chicken sandwich. And for dessert the peanut butter chocolate bomb cake!


Points +28

06 Apr 2023

Home run!

Go here! Extensive all-vegan menu with great variety. We had the Turkish Delight appetizer, house salads (big!), Rocky Mountain Stew (beautiful veggies in brown gravy over mashed potatoes -ultimate comfort food) and Golden Temple (hubby said it was delicious- veggies in peanut sauce over brown rice). We had to box up most of the entrees because we were stuffed. Took home a yummy tiramisu, too.

The restaurant has a great vibe and eclectic decor. Our server, Angie, was friendly and helpful. We could hear the cooks in the kitchen laughing and having a good time. It was a perfect stop on a drizzly day. Wish we were visiting longer!

Pros: Awesome menu variety , Friendly service, Great vibe


Points +44

21 Dec 2022

Krushin’ IT at Kaya’s Kitchen

Place is amazing… Great energy. Food is made with love & care! Broad scope of menu choices, could have ordered one of everything!! So tasty, and comforting.


Points +235

09 Sep 2022


The menu is extensive. The food is delicious. The desserts are from my favorite vegan bakery. The bathroom is clean and has a changing table. The staff are very attentive and friendly.

I mean, what more could you ask for?
This place rocks.

Pros: Vegan Treats desserts, Delicious , All vegan


Points +98

10 Aug 2022


This place is a must try the food is amazing and the staff is wonderful so glad I got to taste their great food


Points +23

17 Jul 2022

Fresh and Flavorful

I love the options!! So many grey selections on the menu. It is also great if you are bringing someone who is not vegan, as they have many “meat replacement” options. However, I was blown away by the Coconut Pineapple Curry and the Buddha Bowl. Both were amazing and focused on the flavors of the foods. So great! We will definitely be going back soon.

Pros: Lots of choices, Meat replacement options for non-vegans, Great service


Points +90

19 Jun 2022

I had the pepper steak, it was good. The sauce was a nice flavor and had a kick.

Their service was good. The servers were attentive.

Pros: Lots of options on the menu, Desserts from Vegan Treats, Quick service

Cons: You may need a reservation, It’s far from where I live, French fries were burnt


Points +22

01 Jun 2022

Loveeee This 🫶🏼

All vegan food all the time! They even added some new things in their menu! I thought I couldn’t like this place more, but they definitely surpassed that thought 😋😋

Pros: Lotssss of vegan options, New options , Very nice

Cons: Little pricey


Points +27

26 Apr 2022

Favorite Place to Eat

I love everything about this place. The beautiful decor, the fire staff and the food is sooo good! I make sure to visit each time I’m in the area. This time, I tried the guacamole and chips (the chips were served warm!), the Philly cheesesteak and the coffee crumb cake. 10/10, I recommend this place to everyone. Especially if you are considering transitioning to vegan.


Points +324

10 Apr 2022

Vegan Comfort Food at Its Best

I have been to Kaya's multiple times over the years and always enjoyed it, but my last trip here this spring was the best so far. I ordered the French onion soup, something I haven't had in years, and it did not disappoint. My husband got the Italian sub, a special that day and was very pleased with it. My daughter's Impossible Cheeseburger was delicious, but they have a black bean option if fake meat isn't your thing. The sub and burger both came with tasty fries and ketchup. My son loved his french toast with home fries. It was a diner-style breakfast, and they serve breakfast until 2pm. We split some kombuchas that were very good as well. The booths were very cozy and family-friendly.

My only regret is that as I was leaving, the table next to us got their pizza that looked like it was from the old-school pizzerias of my youth. Next time, I will be getting the pizza.

Pros: Lovely staff, Family-friendly, Lots of choices on the menu


Points +1027

08 Apr 2022


I had the black bean burger and my partner had the lentil burger. Very good! You need to order more condiments since it doesn’t come with any. I believe the ketchup was complimentary. Would’ve been quite dry without ketchup and the tahini sauce I ordered. The side veggies to compliment the burger are extremely crisp fresh!

Updated from previous review on 2022-01-11

Pros: A huge menu. Endless items to try.

Cons: Burgers have mostly add on items. Be prepared.


Points +449

08 Feb 2022

Food, Service, and Decor

This is a lovely vegan eatery, however, lunch offerings are different from the dinner menu. We would have liked to order some of the interesting entrees, but they are not available for lunch.

Pros: Beautiful decor, great food

Cons: Entrees are not available at lunch


Points +470

02 Sep 2021

Tons of Great Options 🌞

The Kaya’s Combo (Appetizer) is a great way to try several different mock-meats and a little potato salad too. I also took a chance on the Eggplant Pesto sandwich which was pretty good although I wouldn’t cut anyone off from ordering to recommend it. Their desserts looked great and the Strawberry Crumb Donut was delicious.

Pros: Nice Location Near Beach, Indoor/Outdoor Seating, Tons of Options

Cons: Little Pricey


Points +34

18 Aug 2021

Must stop for vegans!

Restaurant with nice decor. Food came out quickly and was delicious. Food was reasonably priced, and the staff were friendly. I would definitely come again if in the area.

Pros: Large menu w/ lots of variety, Friendly staff, Generous portions for a good price


Points +30

18 Aug 2021

good food

kayas combo is delicious and so are the fries !! food came pretty fast but waitress could be a little nicer : /overall great experience tho! would definitely come again. was pretty full by the time the reuben came out but it was still good

Updated from previous review on 2021-08-18


Points +43

18 Aug 2021

Great vegan food

Nice place with tons of vegan options. Great tasting food . Would go again .

Pros: Lots of choices , Great tasting food , Fast service

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