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Kipling Cafe

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14, L. Jey Avenue, Akkarai (East Coast Road), Chennai (Madras) 600 119, India
7305220330
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice Pub on East Coast Road!

It's not easy to find a place that serves hard drinks in Chennai owing to State Government rules. So such cafes as this is highly recommended for pub hoppers. Having said that, Kipling Cafe is a hidden treasure tucked away in one corner of the East Coast Road. Although it has no access to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Subho_Das
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Gurgaon, India
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Gurgaon, India
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

It's not easy to find a place that serves hard drinks in Chennai owing to State Government rules. So such cafes as this is highly recommended for pub hoppers. Having said that, Kipling Cafe is a hidden treasure tucked away in one corner of the East Coast Road. Although it has no access to the seafront, the green and cool... More 

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kiplingcafe, General Manager at Kipling Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking out time to review us on Trip Advisor and for posting your compliments. I am glad to note that you had a pleasant experience with us and found our services measuring up to your satisfaction. Look forward to welcoming you back to kipling. Thanks &Regards Harichandran general manager More 

Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Been here the first time after being in chennai for years - food was nice - the place look lovely- but I felt it was overly priced cause for the same amount of money you can dine in a 5star restaurant-still u will love the place -cause you can never find a restaurant like dis anywhere in chennai - the... More 

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kiplingcafe, General Manager at Kipling Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank You very much for choosing to dine at kipling cafe and taking time to share your experiences on Trip Advisor. We are indeed privileged to be of service to you. We are extremely delighted to note that you found our services excellent. This is a source of encouragement to us to enable us to consistently excel. My... More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

A perfect evening casual getaway for any couple. Situated on the coast of ECR in a perfect residential area. But the clear signs on the ECR would help anyone to get to the place without getting lost inside the residential area. The beach is very close to spend time before or after a nice dinner at kipling cafe. The place... More 

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kiplingcafe, General Manager at Kipling Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Guest , Thank you for taking a time to write a lovely review about our restaurant on TripAdvisor, It is our privilege and honor to be of service to you , we are delighted to know that you had a wonderful experience with us , your kind words of appreciation has been shared with the team truly inspired with... More 

Petersburg, Alaska
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We eat at Kipling's about every other month and it seems to get better an better there. The service is good, the setting beautiful, you can actually get a beer or cocktail and a medium cooked piece of beef -- if you're looking for those! This is an ideal spot for a group of up to five but also has... More 

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kiplingcafe, General Manager at Kipling Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time to share your wonderful experience on TripAdvisor, We are also grateful for your kind words of appreciation for the team. Our endeavor remains to continuously engage in service excellence. feedback such as yours is true inspiration behind our philosophy towards hospitality. I have conveyed your compliments to the entire team, for whom it... More 

Chennai (Madras), India
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Best getaway for a couple who looks for a romantic ambience to sit and talk... Candle light.. Sea breeze.. Less crowded.. Set the perfect ambience with good food and courteous service.

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kiplingcafe, General Manager at Kipling Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Guest , Thank you for taking a time to write a lovely review about our restaurant on TripAdvisor, It is our privilege and honor to be of service to you , we are delighted to know that you had a wonderful experience with us , your kind words of appreciation has been shared with the team truly inspired with... More 

Dehra Dun, Uttarakhand, India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The cafe is so beautiful at night. Great outdoor arrangement with lanterns and candles at night. Perfect place for couples. The only thing that troubled me there were the mosquitoes. The outdoor arrangement is really good otherwise with some nice fragrance. The food is average..

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kiplingcafe, General Manager at Kipling Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on trip advisor, Your feedback about the ambiance is very much appreciated, We have noted your concern and would like to assure you that every possible effort will be made to ensure that the issue that you have highlighted in your feedback would be investigated and addressed effectively.... More 

Chennai (Madras), India
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

The last 500meters to reach Kipling Cafe give the impression that you made a wrong choice as the road is almost non existent.. This however is changed as soon as you enter. The dimly lit area, huts, greenery and candles with a clear view of the sky make the place wonderful. I was afraid of mosquito bites but thankfully that... More 

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kiplingcafe, General Manager at Kipling Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from kipling cafe !!! Thank you for taking the time to write such extensive and positive comments on Trip Advisor. I am delighted to note that you have enjoyed your dining with us and the overall experience was very positive. Your positive feedback about the food and service is very encouraging and a great source of motivation... More 

Chennai (Madras), India
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Great outdoor area lit with dim lights & candles.. Very romantic setting. Mix of cuisines - some done better than others, but atmosphere is what you would go for here. Raja (?) was very attentive in his service, and we overall had a really great time!

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kiplingcafe, General Manager at Kipling Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from kipling cafe! I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to write a review on Trip advisor. It is our earnest endeavor to ensure that our guests enjoy a memorable experience and I am delighted to know that you had a wonderful experience with us. Thanks ever so much for... More 

Chennai (Madras), India
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Placed on the edge of the East Coast Road, this place is a regular hangout for the residential Foreigners. With the direction boards placed right on the main road, makes it easy to locate this little gem in-spite being hidden in a calm sometimes creepy lane. The ambiance here is amazing! no doubts. especially for dinners. Dim light and small... More 

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kiplingcafe, General Manager at Kipling Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Guest, New Year's Greetings from kipling cafe !!! Thank you for taking the time to write such extensive and positive comments on Trip Advisor. I am delighted to note that you have enjoyed your dining with us and the overall experience was very positive. Your positive feedback about the food and service is very encouraging and a great source... More 

Houghton-le-Spring, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

great place , hard to find as its down what can only be described as a ploughed field of a road , I understand this only happened a few months ago but will be ages before its fixed. Once your there food was excellent , choice of Indian, Thai or Italien . We picked bits from all three, choice of... More 

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kipling456, General Manager at Kipling Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on trip advisor , I am delighted to note that you had enjoyed our services rendered by my team was to your comfort and expectation, my sincere apologize for road being bad , we been talking to the government authority to get it fixed as earliest possible ,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14, L. Jey Avenue, Akkarai (East Coast Road), Chennai (Madras) 600 119, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Tamil Nadu  >  Chennai (Madras)
  • Phone Number: 7305220330

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Fusion
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?