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About Kyma - Atlanta
Kyma is a contemporary Greek seafood tavern like no other. The cuisine is inventive yet approachable that is true to its Mediterranean origin. Kyma is dramatic, with a dazzling display of constellations on the deep blue ceiling, white marble columns and a bold fresh fish display. The welcoming patio, with its plush furniture and white linen curtains, offers the ideal setting to savor a glass of Greek wine and Kyma’s array of appetizers. Fresh, healthful food, attentive Greek hospitality and festive atmosphere await at Kyma. Proper dress is required. “A true labor of love. Bravo.” -The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Atlanta, GA 30305
Greek, Mediterranean, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm **Kyma will be offering a four-course prix fixe menu on New Year's Eve for 89./person and wine pairings for 35./person. **
E. Paces Ferry Rd.
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet parking is available in front of Kyma.
Pano I. Karatassos
Private Party Facilities:
Kyma is available for private lunch events daily and private dinner events on Sundays. The club room is available for semi-private dinners for up to 40 guests.
Private Party Contact:
Vanessa Sanchez: (404) 528-2895
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
**Kyma will be offering a four-course prix fixe menu on New Year's Eve for 89./person and wine pairings for 35./person. **
Kyma - Atlanta Ratings and Reviews
Dinner was good except for the wine. First bottle of a Greek Chardonay was great. Second bottle was a totally different color and tasted off. Told server who immediately says it was the "light" in the room. We had to insist that the wine was bad. Mgr brought over another bottle which was good as was our first, confirming the second bottle was bad. Disappointed that we had to argue with the server over obviously a bad bottle. Not what we expect from such an establishment. Will be awhile before we return.
We went on a Friday evening with our two children under 10. The staff was very polite and courteous and so was their service. However the food took over an hour to arrive after ordering. My big problem with this establishment is food quality and menu. I know they say they are known for fresh fish and authentic Greek cuisine, but the food ingredients quality is so subpar that it just takes everything away from this place. The food tasted like it was sourced from a vendor as opposed to hand picked from a local farm. There are so many places to eat in metro Atlanta where chefs have put so much thought on their food.
Very slow service. Was something going on? No acknowledgement from the staff on the slowness of the service. An $18 hot appetizer was completely cold. One in our party of 5 was really not satisfied with the $42 entrée, which was horribly overpriced for what it was. Nice ambience as usual.
We chose Kyma because I was impressed that they had a vegetarian menu. The standard menu showed an obvious pretense: pricing their grilled fish by the pound at 40 and 48 dollars when most fish will weigh over 1 pound.
After we were seated, Kyma served us bread with a puddle of olive oil that was inexpensive, cooking-grade Greek olive oil. The bread was also mediocre.
My caramelized fennel ($19) was the size of a hockey puck but the puck probably has more taste. The sauce and garnish contributed all of the taste.
The mezze we had can all be prepared in bulk, ahead of time, by routine. I suspect there is no senior chef in the kitchen, just cooks following routines. In my opinion, every night at Kyma is amateur’s night.
My dining companion wanted to try the grilled fish and, at the time, I forgot about my mistrust of the way the fish was priced. Sure enough, when we got the bill, the fish was 1.5 pounds, which came to $60, about ½ of our bill. Good way to conceal a $60 entrée, eh? Sneaky.
We paid $60 for a mushy, possibly frozen, grilled fish with soggy skin that had no taste and plenty of pin bones.
Atlanta is prosperous enough that it is being invaded by ‘restaurant groups’, each group having 5 or 6 restaurants, each marketed to ‘capture’ a dining ‘niche’, such as ‘BBQ’, ‘Greek’, ‘steakhouse’, and such, and each has a figurehead ‘chef’ with the proper credentials and who has good publicists in touch with the local magazines, but they all seem to be run by semiskilled labor for the sole purpose of making money and advancing careers. I find no artistry among them, and such I find Kyma.
In my opinion Kyma proves its worthlessness by its strong insistence on a dress code to maintain the illusion of an upscale dining room. Kyma cannot maintain this value through its kitchen so it tries to boost its image with a high, undeserved, price point and bickering with underdressed patrons in order to present an image consistent with their marketing attempts.
Slow to get a drink. Then it was wrong. And they charged us for it - the wrong and right drink. Food came out before drinks. They then did slow down after we asked the third time. A nearby server was very loud and disruptive and close tables made me feel part of our neighbors’ conversation. Food was great but poor service ruined the experience.
Excellent meal. Had the Livraki baked in salt for two. Excellent. Highly recommend. Everything we had was outstanding. This restaurant is always very consistent and one of our favorites. Always enjoy a meal here. Our server was excellent. Took very good care of us. Have not been here in awhile, but we will return soon.
We had terrible service, our waiter was super slow and I saw him walk off many times when he should have been clearing our table. White wine was warm. Sad because we love this restaurant and most likely will not return. The quality and service has gone down.
Out of the four of us one said her dish was delicious although she was disappointed with the extremely small sized portion, two said said their dishes were okay and I did not like the halibut at all. Although it too was a small portion, it didnt matter since I didn't like it enough to finish anyway. We have been dining out all around town together for 35 years and often go back to some of iur favorute places, however we will not be returning to Kyma
We have not been to Kyma for many years and our memory of it was a good one so we were in the area and looking to have fish and healthy choices so we immediately thought Greek. Staff was great and accommodating but the restaurant doesn't seem to have been cared for properly. The soap dispenser in the ladies restroom was broken (during flu season) and the bathroom just had a stale smell. The tile was dirty and no updates have been done since the last time I was there....just felt dirty. The menu was complicated and upon ordering fish I saw on the menu that is was by the pound pricing but was never asked what size I wanted.(may not have been an option) The price was $49 per pound. I thought the largest fish they will bring me is a pound or less because I am a female and had ordered a salad also. WRONG. They brought me a 1.25 pd fish that was more than I could eat and I was picking scales out and a few bones as I was eating it. The bill for just my entree was $60. That was excessive for non perfection preparing. They don't bring olives out to your table as they once did and their menu only offers 5 side dishes to choose from. Very disappointed Very expensive for what we got and the bathroom being sub par was the kicker. Shame on you Buckhead Life Group
The food was phenomenal. I had the arctic char and my boyfriend had the braised salisy, both amazing. I also indulged in the Athena's Secret martini; would recommend. However, our treatment was lacking. 20 minutes after our reservation time we were finally crammed into a table in the corner of the bar area. It was dark and loud and hard to have a conversation. I had picked this restaurant specifically because it had a vegan menu (for my boyfriend). Do NOT go to Kyma for this reason. For appetizer we ordered the 4-vegan spread sampler with the grilled pita. This came with a red pepper and feta (cheese) spread and tzatziki (yogurt based) and the waitress insisted this was the vegan sampler, then brought us a different plate that had the same two non-vegan spreads and swapped one of the others for hummus. With our entrees we got an order of Greek fries (also off the vegan menu) which came with cheese sprinkled on top. If you don't care about reservation times or dietary restrictions, I'd recommend this place but I personally don't feel it's worth the money.
Overall this place is great.
What I liked?
The grilled octopus was AMAZING
What could be improve?
I went on a Saturday night so it may have been a busy night, however service was very slow in occasions to get something as simple as more pita bread or a drink, however my server brought us a complimentary Greek salad that was VERY GOOD!
Another fantastic dining experience at Kyma!! Have been coming here for many many years, and so thrilled to be able to say that ...consistently, from day one, the food has been this incredible! The dips, the dolmades, the spanakopitas, the Octopus, the calamari, the quinoa!! I could go on and on. Our wonderful server, Goran, who has been there for a long time, very experienced, suggested we get the Sea Breem....fantastic!! Loved it. A wonderful evening from start to finish. Can't wait to go back! Thank you Chef and staff for giving us this beautiful Greek experience, and for all your hard work and commitment to excellence!!
Had a lovely dining experience pre-symphony. Everything was served at perfect temperature and doneness. We
enjoyed appetizers of dolmades and spanakopitas. The entrees of halibut, lamb shank and lamb chops were all delicious.
We did have coffee, but no dessert that evening. Maybe next time...
Great service and ambiance.
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