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

3085 Piedmont Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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. **

Cross Street:
E. Paces Ferry Rd.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(404) 262-0702

Website:
http://www.buckheadrestaurants.com/kyma/

Parking Details:
Valet parking is available in front of Kyma.

Public Transit:
MARTA (Bus)

Executive Chef:
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

Additional:
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

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (51)
Good for a Date (41)
Good for Anniversaries (35)
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Worth the Drive (22)
Notable Wine List (21)
Tasting Menu (21)
Good for Groups (20)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Tapas (14)
Cozy (13)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Casual (7)
Bar Seating (4)
Hot Spot (4)
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Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Vegan (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Live Music (1)
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 (Atlanta)·Dined a day ago

Great experience for my daughter's birthday!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 3 days ago

The food and service were great. Jessica did a fantastic job. Although, the Valentine's menu was slightly restrictive we enjoyed the evening and plan to return.

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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Awesome food and service. Nikos was perfect

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Fayetteville)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Amazing experience! This was our first time at Kyma, The staff was phenomenal and the food was most delicious. Will be returning!

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Been previously was extremely disappointed. Had to send entrée back manager was very nice and credited the bill however overall it wasn’t nearly as good as our last visit

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I really enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. The menu had great options to choose from far as meals and wine.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 10, 2018

This is our 4th time in Kyma and I wanted to start with service - it's fantastic! The food was amazing too. We will be back for sure, it's one of our favorite restaurants

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 9, 2018

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.

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·Dined on February 9, 2018

My husband and I ate here for the first time and we were just completely blown~away
the service, and most importantly the food was beyond incredible!

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Superb Mediterranean food prepared by a Greek chef. Enjoyed the tasting menu and sea bream.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Romantic
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·Dined on February 8, 2018

We only get to Kyma once or twice a year, but it is always special. Delicious Greek seafood and the service is great. Opa!

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Austin)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Our lamb dish was very salty and let our waiter know. the service by the waiter was below average for the price of restaurant. He only asked me how food and if everything was okay and didn't bother to ask my date. it just wasn't an pleasant atmosphere.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 4, 2018

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.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Wonderful experience. Food was delicious, service was excellent, and the atmosphere could not have been better. My wife enjoyed the salmon, and I devoured the lamb chops. Highly recommend.

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 (Portland)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

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.

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·Dined on January 30, 2018

Fabulous food & service. Very noisy. Quite expensive but worth it for a special occasion!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The staff went above and beyond to make our sons birthday a very special occasion.

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 (Austin)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Could have been great, but unacceptable that a seafood restaurant specializing in grilled fish under cooks your order - not once but twice! Puts a damper on everything else....

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Our 7th year Anniversary couldn't be more wonderful, Kyma was excellent. Staff was very professional and friendly. Our waiter was top notch everything he recommended was excellent. Will definitely go back again.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Food was amazing. The grilled octopus was unbelievable. We really enjoyed this place and will be back as soon as we can afford to lol

Tags: Healthy, Notable Wine List
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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 26, 2018

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.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Food is always the best and we could not have asked for a better server than Logan! Thanks for making my husband's birthday so special!

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Wonderful food, ambiance and friends gathering as always!!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 25, 2018

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

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 22, 2018

First time dining here for my daughter's sweet 16 dinner party. The experience was amazing! Thanks for everything!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Glad the chef added the Strawberry Grouper from New Zealand. It was AMAZING!!!!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 22, 2018

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We celebrated our son in laws birthday and the food could not have been better. We did have two toddlers with us and the staff was very understanding when one of them wasn’t on her best behavior.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Tapas, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Bar Seating, Authentic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Great food and excellent service! The best place in Atlanta for seafood.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We go here a few times a year on business. Best octopus I’ve ever had in my life. All the food is drool-worthy. Love Kyma!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Authentic, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The service was super super slow... The portions are also getting much smaller.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Third dinner with location

Food is very good

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Great service, great food and great assistance with wine selection. ❤KYMA!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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