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“The best vegetarian restaurant in Chennai” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kryptos Vegetarian

Kryptos Vegetarian
No. 19, 3rd Street, Wallace Gardens | Khadar Nawaz Khan Road Nungumbakkam, Chennai (Madras) 6000034, India (Formerly Kryptos by Willi)
+91 - 44 - 4503 8008
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Ranked #45 of 3,826 Restaurants in Chennai (Madras)
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $9
Cuisines: Vegetarian
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Dining options: Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Greek for "Hidden", Kryptos, is a treasured jewel tucked away in the cellar of the Yafa building on Khader Nawaz Khan road. With its bright decor and sculptured stone clad walls, Kryptos is an explosion of delight where diners can sample some of the best vegetarian cuisine Chennai has to offer. The cuisine at Kryptos Vegetarian builds upon the reputation enjoyed by Kryptos, in the past, as a fully fledged Greek restaurant, to bring a change into the world of vegetarian cooking, that complements the life style and dining habits of today's discerning clients. Complementing our Greek vegetarian fare are a range of dishes drawing from the world of Indian, Mexican and Chinese foods, plus offering a range of divine desserts and cooling beverages.Kryptos Vegetarian offers the only iced salad counter in Chennai's restaurant scene and one that has justifiably earned the loyalty and love of our diners. With a selection of fresh salads, fruits, vegetables, cheese and fresh breads, the salad counter is great for a meal in itself or as an accompaniment to any of the wide range of dishes that we offer to devour. Our menu includes dishes inspired from around the world, such as Mexican vegetarian Burritos and Enchiladas, Chinese Manchurian and Crispy Tofu, Vegetarian Moussaka, Indian PaneerKofta, Hara Bara Kebabs and Channa Masala, Beetroot and Beans burger and thin crust pizzas, amongst a range of platters to share. Finish your meal with a Baklava, our renowned eggless Tiramisu, Hot Chocolate Puffs dripping in chocolate sauce, sugar-free Carrot Kheer or just ask for a Greek coffee or a steaming masala tea! Whether you are looking for a chic restaurant to take your intimate date or as a family gathering around our renowned center stone table, Kryptos Vegetarian offers something for everyone all under one happy roof. We hope to be part of your extended family where we will be honored to serve you and share the happiness that great food brings.
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“The best vegetarian restaurant in Chennai”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Excellent ambience, fantastic food, and caring courteous staff. The salad buffet is to die for. Pasta is al dante and done to perfection. Great choice for any occasion including date nights.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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VipinSachdev, Owner at Kryptos Vegetarian, responded to this review, June 12, 2014
Dear Swarah,

We are glad that you enjoyed your time here at Kryptos Vegetarian. We strive to exceed our diner’s expectation and we are extremely delighted that we were able to make you happy. Thank you for your kind words about our salad bar. We are the only restaurant in Chennai with an iced salad counter.
I recommend that you try one of our sister restaurants Burgundy’s, which is on MRC Nagar (an all day dining restaurant that has an extensive buffet from Wednesday- Sunday) and Tuscana (one branch on KNK road, Nungambakkam, and one on Chamiers Road, Nandanam). Thank you for taking out the time and reviewing us. Looking forward to serving you again in the near future and wishing you a wonderful day.

Regards,
Shriman.N.Raj
Marketing Manager
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“Great Veg Restraunt”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Good food and service. well trained staff. large portion so order cautiously.

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  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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VipinSachdev, Owner at Kryptos Vegetarian, responded to this review, June 6, 2014
Dear JayaGowri,

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 visit you sample the eggless tiramisu to end your meal with a sweet note. Thanks for your kind words about our staffs and service.
I recommend that you try our other sister restaurants if you haven't already- Burgundy’s which is on MRC Nagar and is an all day dining restaurant that has an extensive buffet from Wednesday- Sunday and Tuscana (one branch on KNK road, Nungambakkam, and one on Chamiers Road, Nandanam) that is an Italian restaurant, Tuscana even has Jain options for pure vegetarians and an extensive vegetarian menu which I do hope you will give a try. Thank you for taking out the time to review us. Looking forward to serving you again in the near future and wishing you a wonderful day.

Regards,
Aparna
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“Nice Veg Meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Went in on Saturday Night after the Relaunch
Great Food and nice Variety and Mix Available for Veggie Lovers
The Decor and Ambience are Great
A little More Personal Touch by Staff and Owners Can Make a Bigger and Better Difference

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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VipinSachdev, Owner at Kryptos Vegetarian, responded to this review, June 2, 2014
Dear Hamir7,

Thank you for your feedback! We are delighted that we succeeded in delighting you, as our aim is to exceed our guest's expectations.
On your next visit, I recommend you try our moussaka, a popular dish made with Aubergines. Please do give us feedback when you do so, as it is my absolute favourite dish!
Looking forward to your continued patronage and wishing you a lovely week.

Best Regards, Ishika Sachdev, Director.
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“Authentic Greek taste”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

Great service, food, atmosphere, even valet parking! Totally recommend Kryptos! Same goes for the Tuscana restaurants from the same management. Super!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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VipinSachdev, Public Relations Manager at Kryptos Vegetarian, responded to this review, May 6, 2014
Dear Sumeetsanghavi,

We are glad to know that you had great time with us at Kryptos Vegetarian. Pleasing our customers with our food is our motto and we are happy to know that we met your expectations
I recommend you to try the Yoghurt Panna Cotta and the eggless Tiramisu. The taste is simply delicious, being a vegetarian and a foodie I love eating the eggless dessert, which is impossible to make without egg. Thank you for taking out the time and reviewing us. Hope to keep your taste buds tickling with our food as always. Have a great day!

Regards,
Shriman.N.Raj
Marketing Manager
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“Greek Restaurant??”
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 was "Since when did Kryptos turn vegetarian?" I should have had a clue about Kryptos being a vegetarian restaurant while checking it's menu on the other sites.

This restaurant was supposed to serve Greek food but I could hardly find a few dishes with Greek names and dishes on the menu. The service was very disappointing during my visit. We had to wait for about 45 minutes to have our dishes served. We had to even ask the waiter to refill of our glasses with water! And almost all the dishes on the menu are overpriced for vegetarian food!!

The only satisfying part was the taste of the food and the dessert that we had ordered. And there were hardly any people in the restaurant during my visit. The restaurant has pictures of celebrities who had visited the place. The funny part was the waiter himself told us that all the pictures were taken when the restaurant was serving non-vegetarian food!

Overall, this is a place that even vegetarians might have to double think before their visit!!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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VipinSachdev, Public Relations Manager at Kryptos Vegetarian, responded to this review, March 28, 2014
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 Greek non-vegetarian options available at our sister restaurants, Burgundy’s which is on MRC Nagar (an all day dining restaurant that has an extensive buffet from Wednesday- Sunday) and Tuscana (one branch on KNK road, Nungambakkam, and one on Chamiers Road, Nandanam).
Thank you for taking out the time and reviewing us.Our service standards are improved to meet your expectations and please do visit us again. Have a good day!

Regards,
Aparna
Associate - Sales
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