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“Excellent Food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kyma

Kyma
1/12 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia
8598 9083
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Ranked #26 of 190 Restaurants in St Kilda
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $37
Cuisines: Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Wine Bar
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Owner and chef John Drakopoulos would like to welcome you to Kyma - Melbourne's finest seafood restaurant, located in the heart of Fitzroy St, St Kilda. Specialising in modern Greek cuisine, Kyma uses only the freshest ingredients, combined with charcoal grilling to enhance flavour.John named his restaurant "Kyma" (pronounced Kima) meaning "wave" in Greek, based on his three decades of experience in passionately preparing authentic Greek seafood dishes, as well as the restaurant's close proximity to the St Kilda beach.
Halifax, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Excellent Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Having found this restaurant on T.A. we took a walk down, but be careful as it's at number 12, not 1, they're number (unit)1 / 12 (street number) so we couldn't find it at first! Great Greek food, but be careful not to eat every course unless you're really hungry as they're not small portions! Good service and nice staff.

Visited January 2013
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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94 reviews 94 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
“Expected Better”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

A group of us went to Kyma recently for their banquet menu and after reading and hearing such positive reviews, my expectations were high. First off, the staff are very friendly and efficient, especially on such a busy night. The Fitzroy locaton is also good and the restaurant is modern and nice looking. Their bread is amazing, dips are not bad but could have a little more flavour but that's just my own personal taste. The saganaki is good and so is the calamari. However, the biggest disappointment was the meat platter, it was visually obvious that the lamb and chicken gyros were just way too dry and tasteless and upon eating the meat, this was proven true. The desserts were nothing special either. Perhaps this was due to the fact we were eating quite late but either way, for the ammount of money we paid, unfortunatley it just wasn't worth it.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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gosford
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8 restaurant reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Greek Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

An amazing family restaurant service 100% food could not fault one of the best nights for a long time

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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“Great food! Great staff!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

Having read the reviews on TA my expectations were very high. The atmosphere and friendly service here is only exceeded by the delicious food. Disappointed the lamb everyone recommended was not available so orderedThalassina Saganaki, the signature seafood dish, and could not have chosen better. No overcooked tasteless seafood in basic sauce here, succulent scallops and prawns with a delicious piquant tomato & fetta salsa, perfectly complimented by a subtle hint of chilli. I absolutely loved the dish and soon forgot all about the lamb. My companion raved endlessly about the perfectly char grilled barramundi and savoured every mouthful, do try this restaurant .. I am going back every chance I get. Top marks Kyma ... keep doing what you are doing, you've nailed it!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Adelaide, Australia
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“Great Greek”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

We went for lunch, on a Saturday. They where just setting up but still made us feel welcome, the food was very good. The garlic and potato dip was yum and the lamb and chicken kebabs equally great. We can't wait to come back for dinner :)

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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