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“Special occasion spot”
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Ranked #80 of 4,084 Restaurants in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $24 - $60
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: E. Paces Ferry Rd.
Transit: MARTA (Bus)
Description: Kyma is a contemporary seafood tavern with an inventive yet approachable menu that stays true to its Mediterranean origins. Kyma’s dazzling constellation display on the deep blue ceiling, white marble columns and bold fresh fish display are dramatic while the inviting patio offers an ideal setting for savoring a glass of Greek wine. Fresh, healthy food, attentive Mediterranean hospitality and festive atmosphere await at Kyma.
Reviewed April 23, 2013

Kyma is a special restaurant that serves excellent Greek food. On Sundays you can order from a tapas-style menu, which I recommend doing. The octopus appetizer is really tasty, but my favorite menu item is the loukoumades--delicious fried balls of dough coated in honey! The place is dressy, but you can get away with business-casual.

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Reviewed April 21, 2013

Our meal last night consisted of small plates, all of which were exquisite. No visit to Kyma should omit the grilled octopus. I often have a double portion as a entree, but last night it was an appetizer portion along with several other small plates. Also of special note are the sqush chips with cheese. As always, the service was efficient and attentive. At this restaurant when the server or captain asks if everthing is OK they are really interested in your answer.

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Thank drapap
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Reviewed April 19, 2013

Of all the Buckhead Life restaurants, Kyma serves by the far the most inspired food. This is not your conventional old-Atlanta restaurant, and diners should be prepared for a very creative take on Greek-inspired cooking. The mezze plates are fantastic (albeit small) with two of my favorites being the grilled octopus and beet salad. The octopus was cooked and seasoned perfectly, and the beet salad was an unusually creative take on a typical high-end menu item with beets, sorbet, warmed greek cheese, and walnuts. I would recommend sticking with just a wide-ranging mezze sampler if the fish dish main courses weren't delicious in their own right. My personal experience is that that the specialties (typically filets made in Greek-style sauces/combinations) are a bit more interesting than the whole fish dishes that are heavily advertised on the menu. The latter seem a bit too simplistic for what you are paying for. Don't skip out on dessert as the pastry chef continues the ambitious yet authentic menu design of the other courses. My favorite was the banana kafaiti (deconstructed flourless chocolate cake, greek yogurt, and phyllo-wrapped banana).

My only gripe is the Buckhead Life's continued hassle of charging separately for required valet parking. Oh also, take a deep breath before taking the bill. It will be expensive but easily worth the culinary experience.

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Thank MDWandering83
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Reviewed April 5, 2013

The headline is pretty sweeping and raises expectations but it's true. Reservations: thoughtfully asked if the evening was a special event or celebration for the two of us. Entry: the restaurant manager is waiting at the host station to welcome guests and ensure they get a reserved table promptly. Service: charming young woman, no guile, worked their for a week, mastering Greek wines and dishes and obviously enjoying every bit of it. Has "restaurant eyes" that she uses to ensure guests are getting attention they may need. The food: splendid. We were there on a Sunday night when the menu is a bit limited (mezzes, tapas-type dishes and whole fish cooked l or 2 ways), a few sides. But she made it clear that she'd be happy to expand our choices if the chef could arrange it. My husband swooned over his grilled sardines--just like when we were in Barcelona. My lovely little grilled lamb chops were cooked and spiced perfectly. Desserts delectible, servers recommendations as to Greek red and white wines were on point and she offered to bring several tasting glasses before we ordered, if we preferred. Atmosphere: nice linens, simple furnishings, not noisy, no Zorba the Greek posters, and a live musician playing a Greek stringed instrument, valet parking. What a restaurant, what a pleasure.

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Thank cjaycee
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Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

All of the 9 or 10 mezze's we had were exceptional as well as the wine advice. Table WS ready when we arrived. No pressure to finish and turn over the table.

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Thank Scott W
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