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Kipling Cafe

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14, L. Jey Avenue, Akkarai (East Coast Road), Chennai (Madras) 600 119, India
+91 73052 20330
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 41
    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
Great Ambience, Good food

Visited Kipling after reading the reviews. The ambience at the outside sitting area was awesome. The food was good too but we stuck to the menu suggested by TripAdvisors. After a while though, the smokers next to us drove us indoors where the seating was nice again. Would definitely visit again... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
Shenbagamoorthi
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Chennai (Madras), India
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Victoria, Canada
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Went to Kipling Café with several expat friends. The service was excellent. Unlike many Indian restaurants they had an great alcohol menu. we had Indian and Thai cuisine and al the dishes were very good and served in a timely manner. You need to be dropped off by your driver as the parking is very tight. We will make this... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Visited Kipling after reading the reviews. The ambience at the outside sitting area was awesome. The food was good too but we stuck to the menu suggested by TripAdvisors. After a while though, the smokers next to us drove us indoors where the seating was nice again. Would definitely visit again; but wish there was a separate smoking area.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The food is great... Must try the Calaimari, Penne Pasta in white sauce and stuffed mushroom ! They have an outside sitting area and an AC Restaurant. Also they have a game room. Couldn't use that though. . Maybe will try next time.. Overall it is a great place to be! Highly recommend this place.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for sparing your valuable time to share your feedback on TripAdvisor We are delighted to read your feedback and to learn that you enjoyed the overall services, Your feedback regarding Food & service is very much appreciated. We have shared your feedback with all our team members . The team and I, look forward to your... More 

Chennai (Madras), India
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Been to Kiplings recently with another family for lunch. Both the veg and non veg platter were huge. The main courses we tried - drunken noodles, ravioli and couple of Indian dishes were amazing. Blueberry mud cake was exceptional. The only down side - we had to deal with lot of flies whilst sitting in the huts. Luckily we were... 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. We noted your concern regarding the flies , we working on our pest control to make sure that in... More 

Gurgaon, India
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
70 helpful votes 70 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 

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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: +91 73052 20330

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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?