Atlanta >Food & Dining > Kyma Atlanta
3085 Piedmont Rd, Atlanta, GA | Directions 3030533.839707 -84.369040
Neighborhoods: Northside, Peachtree Park, Northside
The Greek themed favorite in the Buckhead Life restaurant with exemplary seafood and small plates. If you've previously tried octopus and found it chewy or unsavory, I'd challenge you to give it a second try here.
Arrogant Staff - Good Food – Each year my husband and I try a new restaurant and a new meal for our anniversary. If we find a new restaurant we love, we add it to our circular. KYMA is NOT that restaurant.
We were not greeted by anything other than glares from the 'tweens' manning the hostess stand.
We were seated in a high traffic area.
Our server mumbled the specials and critiqued all orders that were contrary to his palate. (my husband ordered a wine that the server felt should have been accompanied with an Eye-Roll and then lectured him on which wine he should order). I ordered a Gin & Tonic and one would have thought I wasn't speaking English.
Fortunately, the In-Training Server, noticed our irritation and took over. She, in comparison to the prior server, was very professional but since she was new, lacked expertise on menu items.
The food was lovely but not great enough to make up for the poor service which, in this economy, we should demand.
Better than Mom's cooking! – We are Greek visiting Atlanta from LA. We try to eat in Greek restaurants in different cities across the USA and KYMA is up there as one of our favorites!!! The food is very authentic and delicious! My husband thought that many of the dishes are as good or better than his Mother's cooking. Don't miss the octopus and the loucumades (forgive the spelling) melts in your mouth. We would highly recommend Kyma to Greek or non-Greek diners!
Great Place – We go Kyma often but probably not often enough. Every time we are there we get great food, service and value. This is the best Greek food in the town and they deserve the fame.
Hugely Disappointing...Not Worth The Money – My family and I went to Kyma for a graduation celebration and birthday dinner. Some of us wanted to order a beer and asked our snooty waiter what Greek beers were available. He did not know what was available and we waiting 20 minutes for an average beer (we never saw what the brand/bottle was) that tasted like Miller Lite. The waiter was very condescending and when ordering a beer he replied with "My name is Andrei." The food was described by our waiter as authentically Greek and the best Greek in Atlanta, but the food was overall bland and something anyone could make in their own kitchen. The lamb chops were nice, but the "Greek" fish dishes were very bland, tiny portions, the presentation was boring, and the bill was astronomical. The service was extremely impersonal. The photos of the restaurant on the internet are very misleading. The interior of the restaurant looks just like any other, nothing spectacular. My dining experience at Kyma was hugely disappointing, and I will never eat there again (unless they pay ME!).
Absolutely incredible event! – I had never experienced a Greek restaurant until we went to Kyma. It was absolutely incredible, all around. The wait staff who waited on us were great. We had about 20 people in our group, and they took exquisite care of us. The food kept coming and it was all wonderful. My favorite was the lamb chops and, of course, the baklava! The best I've ever had. And those little donut holes with honey (I can't remember what they are called). Ohhhhhhhh heaven! Do they train the bees to make that honey. I've never had honey that tasted so good! Melt in your mouth. I would recommend Kyma to anyone wanting to experience the best of something different!
Best Meal of my life – My partner and I decided to celebrate Valentines day at Kyma. My partner is Greek so I wanted to do something special by taking him to a Greek Restaurant. We walked in and were takend away with the beauty of the decor and the charm of the live greek music. Our server Katie was amazing and talked us through their special valentines day menue. The food was some of the best we've ever had, my partners grandfather was a greek chef and he said that Kyma was better than his grandfathers cooking. We were sad to see our food gone at the end of the meal cuz everything was amzing. I hghly recomend kyma to everyone knwoing that it's a great place to go and amazing staff and service
Be afraid, be very afraid – My family and I ate at Kyma last week and had one of the most offensive dining experiences I?ve ever suffered through. It all began with a 45 minutes wait after showing up promptly for our reservations. During this time, a waiter from the bar took our drink orders, yet refused to provide a wine list because "it is Greek, and you will not understand it". As I suspected, the wines he selected were $16 a glass. The night only got worse when we were seated, what seemed to be inside the kitchen, where my mother's chair was mercilessly bumped by every passing waiter. I won't bother detailing the other 27 things that went wrong, from the pushy waiter to the mediocre, burnt, and over-priced food; however, the coup de grace came at the end of the evening, after 15 minutes of waiting for the valet to retrieve our car, I was forced to help him first find the keys, then locate the car in the parking lot. Believe me, the bad food was the smallest of Kyma?s problems.
Best Greek in Atlanta – Kyma is my absolute favorite special occasion restaurant in the city. The tasting menu is the way to go, everyone at the table must participate, though. From the perfectly fried yet creamy centered lobster keftedes, to the savory and juicy lamb chops, the menu and execution are fabulous. How could one not be happy under a starry sky, as if in the Greek Isles? Service is helpful and attentive, as well. I highly recommend this restaurant.
Does the owner have a son I can marry?? – Kyma is definitely my favorite restuarant in Atlanta, possibly even in the US. I travel 100% for work, and eat out every night. I would eat here every night of the week if I did not mind expanding my waistline. I questioned whether the Octopus appetizer was really from the ocean, or a slice of heaven. The Lamb is also a must try. It is a perfect date spot, because you can sit on the patio, and cuddle up next to your date on a couch, and get away from the noisy crowd inside. Maybe I should invest in some elastic waist pants... but then I guess it would be hard to find anyone who would want to be seen with me at this fabulous place.
My first review.... – I guess there is that one restaraunt that will make a lurker and official member.. and this was mine.. I expected great food.. but I didnt expect the exceptional service... from beginning to end it was impeccable... they were all friendly,attentive and really took their time and explained everything.. we stayed for hours.. and had the chance to get a variety of dishes off the menu.. i really enjoyed the complimentary appetizer also... all in all i would reccomend this restaraunt to anyone
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