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Kryptos by Willi

New no.18, Yafa Tower | Khadar Nawaz Khan Road Nungumbakkam, Chennai (Madras) 600006 , India (Formerly Kryptos by Willi)
+91 44 4503 8001
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Ranked #36 of 2,139 restaurants in Chennai (Madras)
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Vegetarian
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Kryptos by Willi, the 'hidden" one, a treasured jewel hidden from view and tucked away in the cellar of the Yafa building in Khader Navaz Khan road, is presented as an outstanding independent Greek Cypriot restaurant. At Kryptos by Willi we bring to you a world of reminiscent of Greek temples, of marbled columns and ancient culture, of a land that brought us Aphrodite the Goddess of Love, Dionysus the God of Wine and Parties, the God Apollo, Chennai's own place of healing but also Hades, the God of Hell! Together with Cyprus, the island where Aphrodite is called its own, an island where cultures mix and the ancient stream of travelers resulted in a fusion and confusion of foods and flavors, we present a taste of the Greek with a little bit of the East, of kebabs and souvlakis, of gyros and of aubergines, of cheeses and of olive oils. We present Meze, the extensive range of dishes for eating with family and friends while sipping a beverage or your favorite fruit juice and enjoying the company, the laughter, the fun and the friendship that sharing a meal with those you love can bring you. We specialize in Meze, in kebabs, in the gyro and in the baklava, and we specialize in hospitality, great service and making this restaurant part of your daily lives where we are also part of your extended family. Sit back, enjoy and let us keep Aphrodite's in our minds as we spread love and cheer to our neighbors and friends!
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Chennai (Madras), India
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I visited Kryptos a week back with my brother and his friend. The moment I reached the restaurant I was surprised to see the 'Vegetarian' sign under the logo at the entrance. And when I entered the restaurant all I could see was salads and nothing else which was kept as the buffet menu. My first question to the waiter... More

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VipinSachdev, Public Relations Manager at Kryptos by Willi, responded to this review

Dear Ram791, We sincerely apologize for your average experience at the restaurant. It is through valued customers like you with feedback that catalyse our growth, so for that we thank you.Recently Kryptos was converted to a global cuisine Vegetarian restaurant, but we still retain our Greek influence with our Mediterranean dominated menu. We do however still have some of the... More

A TripAdvisor Member
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

This is the worst Greek food I've tasted ever. The restaurant had loads of mosquitoes as well. Would never go here again and wouldn't recommend

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VipinSachdev, Public Relations Manager at Kryptos by Willi, responded to this review

Hi Member, We apologize for the bad experience that you had at Kryptos. We strive to exceed our diner’s expectations, and clearly we failed this time. All feedback is good feedback, as it a catalyst for our growth. We have looked into this and taken corrective action. There is no justification for what you experienced, but I assure you the... More

Chennai (Madras), India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

They have stopped serving Greek food,but still publicise their prowess over the Greek!The place is poorly done,though the food (only vegetarian ) they dished out was not bad

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VipinSachdev, Public Relations Manager at Kryptos by Willi, responded to this review

Dear ProfNDR, We sincerely apologize for not meeting your standards at Kryptos. Recently Kryptos was converted to a global cuisine Vegetarian restaurant, but we still retain our Greek influence with our Mediterranean dominated menu. We do however still have some of the Greek non-vegetarian options available at our sister restaurants, Burgundy’s which is on MRC Nagar (an all day dining... More

Chennai (Madras), India
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

We should have realised when we found the restaurant almost empty on a Saturday night, but since we had been there when it was a Greek food place, thought it couldn't have got so bad. Boy, were we wrong! Plenty of seating, but just as we started to look at the menu, something fell on my friend from the AC... More

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VipinSachdev, Public Relations Manager at Kryptos by Willi, responded to this review

Dear Spllchk, We apologize for the negative experience that you had at Kryptos. We strive to exceed our diner’s expectations, and clearly we failed this time. All feedback is good feedback, as it a catalyst for our growth. We have looked into this and taken corrective action. There is no justification for what you experienced, but I assure you this... More

Chennai (Madras), India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

This is one of the best restaurants I have ever visited. The food was extremely good and delicious. Especially the service of Mr.Vasanth was too good

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VipinSachdev, Guest Relations Manager at Kryptos by Willi, responded to this review

Dear Plush2014, We are glad that you enjoyed your time here at Kryptos. We strive to exceed our diner’s expectation and we are extremely happy to know that we were able to delight you. Thank you on behalf of Vasant for your kind words of appreciation. We do a lot of training for all our employees as happy employees make... More

Chennai
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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Had not tried any Greek dish before I visited the restaurant. so can't say if the food was authentic. But food was very tasty and portions were large. Lovely ambience and courteous staff.

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VipinSachdev, Guest Relations Manager at Kryptos by Willi, responded to this review

Dear Vanderluzt, We are glad that you enjoyed your time here at Kryptos. We strive to exceed our diner’s expectation and we are extremely happy to know that we were able to delight you. Since you have mentioned that you sampled the Greek fare, I assume it was before the restaurant turned vegetarian. Recently Kryptos was converted to a global... More

Chennai (Madras), India
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

We finally got here when it was opened, as usual in Chennai resturants have this open at 7 or something rule... We ordered some cheese balls for starters which were great but a little booring, but the vaitor told us we can add salad from the salad buffet which helped alot. When we was going to get main courses, we... More

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VipinSachdev, Guest Relations Manager at Kryptos by Willi, responded to this review

Dear Henning K, We sincerely apologize for your average experience at the restaurant. Of course there is no justification for the lack of dishes available in our menu, but I assure you corrective action has been taken and our stocks are back in place. It is through valued customers like you with feedback that catalyse our growth, so for that... More

Chennai (Madras), India
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

It has been my desire for a long time to have good vegetarian food based on cuisine other than Indian. Kryptos's transformation to was a welcome change and it was a good experience. The portions were large - good for two to eat - we ended up carrying large portions home. The staff were polite and courteous. The service was... More

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VipinSachdev, Guest Relations Manager at Kryptos by Willi, responded to this review

Dear NatrajKumar, We are glad that you enjoyed your time here at Kryptos Vegetarian. We strive to exceed our diner’s expectation and we are extremely happy to know that we were able to delight you. I am unsure of what you sampled from the menu, but if you are a dessert fan like me, I suggest that on your next... More

india
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14 reviews 14 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Located in a suburb away from the madening crowds. Located close to Apollo hospital. Typical greek cuisine - they even have ouzo!!! Good pita bread, humus. There is a salad bar - with lots of variety. We had a lamb mousaka - well cooked. Large portions - difficult to finish between two of us.

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VipinSachdev, Guest Relations Manager at Kryptos by Willi, responded to this review

Dear Ookalkar, We are glad that you enjoyed your time here at Kryptos. We strive to exceed our diner’s expectation and we are extremely happy to know that we were able to delight you. Since you have mentioned that you sampled the Greek fare, I assume it was before the restaurant turned vegetarian. Recently Kryptos was converted to a global... More

Chennai (Madras), India
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

This place is full of charm and the moment u enter - the ambience, service, food & every small little thing is impressive... Makes it a most memorable day - for u to always go back... Loved this place :)

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VipinSachdev, Guest Relations Manager at Kryptos by Willi, responded to this review

Dear Indira_Ragavendira, We are glad that you enjoyed your time here at Kryptos. We strive to exceed our diner’s expectation and we are extremely delighted that we were able to delight you. . Recently Kryptos was converted to a global cuisine Vegetarian restaurant, but we still retain our Greek influence with our Mediterranean dominated menu. If you still want to... More

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