Kaya

A New Post-Work Punch Bowl Haven Emerges on Mid Market

The Daniel Patterson Group Is at It Again

By Joe Starkey ·
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You've just left the office and you could use a drink.

Nay, a punch bowl's-worth of drinks.

And maybe some jerk chicken.

And fried plantains.

And we've got just the spot.

We bring you Kaya, a new Jamaican restaurant from the Daniel Patterson Group and the man behind Kingston 11 that's not only named after a Bob Marley song, but also has all of those things you just fake-craved up there. It's open now on Mid-Market in the former Alta space, and here's the slideshow

You and your parched coworkers/clients/whoevers will enter the space and recognize the familiar bar and wall of liquor alongside the bright, friendly, unfamiliar new teal walls and bar accents.

Feel free to pair those friendly colors with the equally friendly, rum-heavy cocktail menu. Take the Zap Pow punch bowl, for instance, whose blended rum, blood orange, passion fruit, grenadine and jerk bitters serves four. It also serves less than four. Just saying.

And as that punch undoes the stresses of the day, peruse the Jamaican and globally influenced menu. Start with fried plantains, move onto caramelized carrots and squash with pomegranate molasses, then finish with something like a jerk chicken salad or black pepper crab.

Or one of their other two punch bowls.

Joe Starkey is the tallest person in the room 90% of the time. He enjoys liquors that aren’t smoky, dive bars that are, and has a vague dread that someone, somewhere might be having more fun than him.

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Kaya
1420 Market St
(at Fell)
San Francisco, CA 94102
415-590-2585

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