Filipino Dining at Kaya Orlando in Mills 50

By Roger Jimenez

Located within Orlando's exciting Mills50 district, Kaya is a Filipino casual fine dining destination, captivating the senses with a culture of flavors and stories. This restaurant transcends the ordinary, merging Filipino culinary techniques and ingredients with the freshest offerings from Orlando’s best.

stairs and entrance to Kaya

Kaya's Story

Rooted in the Filipino language, the name “Kaya” translates to "capable," embodying a spirit of resilience and determination. "Kaya natin," translating to "we can," signifies unity and shared strength.

people in Kaya cooking together over a large counter with small bowls

Image by Kaya Orlando

Beyond crafting remarkable culinary creations, Kaya's essence also revolves around nurturing a sense of community, caring for their dedicated team, and crafting transformative dining experiences in an industry primed for change.

Five-Wave Dinner Experience

For those seeking an exquisite culinary journey, Kaya's seafood and vegetable-forward tasting menu takes center stage. The Sama Sama Set Menu is a culinary adventure that unfolds over five courses that showcases the essence of Filipino cuisine, made lovingly in front of you from the open kitchen. To ensure a memorable experience, reservations are highly recommended, particularly on weekends.

Dining at Kaya can be on the pricier side as this experience costs $120 per person. 

table with blue runner and plates and bowls with filipino food

Image by Kaya Orlando

A-La-Carte Menu & Inside the Restaurant

Since Kaya is only open from 5:00 - 10:00 PM, they mostly specialize in serving dinner.

While Kaya exudes an aura of sophistication, it's equally inviting for spontaneous outings. Walk-ins are welcomed to indulge in selections from the à-la-carte menu, embracing the flavors that reflect both Filipino traditions and Orlando's culinary scene. Make sure to check out their Instagram as the menu changes based on the availability of Orlando’s harvest!

inside of kaya orlando with bar and tables

Kaya also recently expanded its service to encompass outdoor seating, providing yet another avenue for patrons to enjoy their meals in style.

outdoor seating under a tent

Some of the crowd favorites that are highly-rated include their Pork Belly Sliders, Garlic Rice, and their delicious Flan for dessert.

two cocktails on a light blue tableDrinks

Kaya's commitment to excellence extends to its beverage offerings. Crafted by a talented bar team, their beautifully curated beverage pairings elevate the dining experience, harmonizing flavors to perfection. Signature cocktails and regular offerings like champagne and various wines can also be found on the menu.

For those looking for a sweet drink, make sure to try the Barkada! If you’re looking for something on the boozier side, the After School Special is the drink for you. 

Image by Kaya Orlando


Kaya's journey is a celebration of culture, a tribute to innovation, and a reminder that each meal is an opportunity to foster connection and embrace the extraordinary. As Kaya continues to weave its story, it invites everyone to be part of an ever-evolving tale of culture, unity, and the enduring capability to transform.

Mills 50 District

The Mills 50 district is a vibrant and eclectic neighborhood located in Orlando that is known for its diverse community, artsy atmosphere, and a thriving mix of restaurants, cafes, galleries, and shops. The colorful neighborhood is a captivating blend of local entrepreneurship, bright street art, and an array of international cuisines with a nightlife that comes to life when the sun sets. Interested in finding homes in the area? We can help you!


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