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81701 Old Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036 | 305.664.5556

The History of Kaiyo Grill & Sushi

Kaiyo Grill & Sushi is located at mile marker 81.7 of Islamorada’s famed Old Highway. Formerly known as the Albury House, the classic “Conch House” dwelling was built by Ed Albury for his family after the Labor Day storm of 1935.

The house was then owned by Viola Moody Howe, a long-time resident of Islamorada Florida, from 1968 until her death in 1980. Throughout those years, Viola’s daughter, Sylvia Wells, and her grandchildren often lived with her. Viola loved roses and spending time in her garden. She was always intrigued by the mystery of what might grow from the miscellaneous seeds she threw in her compost pile.

Today, you can find a plaque on the property that reads, “Viola’s Memorial ‘Mystery’ Garden, Viola Moody Howe, 1913-1980.” Look for it when you visit this popular Islamorada restaurant!