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“The Mediterranean in Madras” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kryptos Vegetarian - CLOSED

Kryptos Vegetarian
Price range: US$ 7 - US$ 9
Cuisines: Greek, Indian, Mediterranean
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout
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.
Chennai
2 reviews
“The Mediterranean in Madras”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2012

No conversation about the Mediterranean region fails to bring to one’s imagination the azure waters, jolly delightful climate, charming people, rich cultural heritage and the marvellous cuisine; epitomizing the sense of joie de vivre.
Kryptos by Willi adds to the diversity of Chennai’s culinary landscape bringing the Mediterranean to Madras with an impressive expanse of Greek dishes served in a soothing and cosy ambience. The restaurant located in the shopping district of Nungambakkam provides a fine dining experience with large and comfy seating spaces for groups of family and friends in the centre of the hall and the corner tables for those in a small gathering.
Though my ability to comment on the authenticity is constrained by the limited knowledge and experience of this particular cuisine, it matters little for my taste buds as long their various temptations are comprehensively entertained and so they were with an eclectic assortment of salads, classic meze dishes, vegetarian and non-vegetarian main course, desserts and drinks. Starting with the starters I thoroughly enjoyed the crispy phyllo pastries with minced lamb filling and the delectable shredded emu in a brilliant concoction of spices followed by the scintillating flavour of chicken breast roasted with garlic and marinated in lemon juice and mint and a small serving of Halloumi cheese filled ravioli from my vegetarian friend’s plate which he was quite reluctant to part with. There is also a range of classic souvlaki and kebabs on offer and I was indeed intrigued by the beef tenderloin chunks filled with slipper lobster and was more than glad to have opted for this gastronomic experiment. Then came the most important part for a sweet toothed person like I and the opportunity was well exploited with the classic baklava which I can say was perfectly authentic as I have been a fan for long. There is also a variety of beverages on the menu which we had to miss out on as unlike the heart, the tummy had had a fair share of indulgence for the evening but I promised myself to try the Greek Lantern, the Greek version of mojito, on my next visit.
Same as the delicacies, the service being impeccably professional deserves a commendable note. The meal costs approximately 650 INR per person which is justifiable for not only the lovely ambiance but for the experience in itself!

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank advyit v
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VipinSachdev, Owner at Kryptos Vegetarian, responded to this review, 14 April 2012
Dear Advyit,
Thank you verryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy much for this detailed & great review. You are a true foodie who has understood this Greek/Cypriot cuisine. In-fact I will rate you next to Chef Willi & above me with reg to being a true foodie. Cheers.
I am glad your this review will help a lot of tripadvisor members to know that Great Greek/Cypriot experience is on offer in Chennai & that too for a max of rs 650 per head.
Cheers.
Vipin Sachdev.
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English first
Hyderabad - Chennai
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72 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Damn good Greek food in the heart of Chennai”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2012

Been there with a colleague. The place was tastefully laid out. Excellent food - even for the predominantly vegetarian. The salad platter is out of the world. Very good value for money - reasonably large portions in each order. Excellent service too - committed and smart kids being directed by a couple of seasoned elders.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sreedhar P
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VipinSachdev, Owner at Kryptos Vegetarian, responded to this review, 14 April 2012
Dear friend,
Thank you very much for taking out time to write your excellent feedback. I myself had the salad for lunch today & I am feeling energized. I request that you let all of your friends & acquaintances know about Kryptos. Do visit us again with your friends and family. I thank you for your business & look forward to your continued patronage.
Best wishes & regards.
Vipin Sachdev.
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Bengaluru, India
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Top-notch greek food by Kryptos”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2012

Awesome, remarkable, prodigious food both in terms of quality and service. Conveniently located with good ambiance in Nungambakkam area, this restaurant serves greek cuisine. Value for Money - Highly recommended.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Eswararao N
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VipinSachdev, Owner at Kryptos Vegetarian, responded to this review, 14 April 2012
Dear friend,
Thank you very much for your great feedback. Thank you also for the compliments. Please spread the good word around for us. Do visit us again with your friends and family. We look forward to your continued patronage.
Best wishes.
Vipin Sachdev.
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Chennai, India
Level Contributor
42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Only for the taste adventurers”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2011

We visited this place a couple of weeks ago to try something different. And it justified that aspect well. Most of the things on the menu are different in nomenclature, cooking methods and taste. Although if you have a taste for a very Indian food, you will most likely not like this place.
Food could either be had from a cold buffet comprising of various hummus and dips and salads, both fresh and semi cooked or A la carte from a decent sized menu of both veg and non veg dishes. Most dishes sound or seem authentic Greek (cuisine served here) and all main course dishes are served with potato wedges, salad, dip and some of them with rice. Food is usually cold (intentionally) and not spicy and can be a little dry for the Indian palette. So u need to have a palette willing to experiment
The ambiance is nice. The entrance has wallpapers with Greek symbols inscribed but inside its just a contemporary modern restaurant. I'm not complaining - it was neat, right temperature and well spaced but they could do well to put a few things central to the theme.
Each dish is about 300 bucks....average. The staff is extremely courteous and friendly and the service is fairly fast. If you don't mind being adventurous with food, you know where you are going this weekend.

  • Visited June 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Richa1909
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VipinSachdev, Owner at Kryptos Vegetarian, responded to this review, 3 February 2012
Thank you Richa for your review. It is always a pleasure and an honor to serve you. It is patrons such as yourself to whom we owe the success of Kryptos that is an outstanding independent Greek Cypriot restaurant of kebabs and souvlakis, of gyros, of cheeses, of olive oils and of baklava.
Soon we are launching a combined Tamil/English menu card with the details of the dish explained that guests can easily understand every thing about the dish before it is ordered.
My sincere appreciation of your patronage cannot be overstated. I want to assure you that we will continue to do all we can to justify your confidence in Kryptos.
Regards, Vipin Sachdev, 98410 22622, vipin@tuscanakryptos.in
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Chennai, India
1 review
“Excellent food & service .. Premium pricing though”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2011

Was there for dinner with my husband last night . Had a lovely meal , the service was excellent . We started with the Cold salad buffet and went on to order a grilled chicken ( with lemon , roasted garlic and oregano ) served on a bed of herbed rice and finished the meal with a chocolate fondant. While the Salad buffet represents good value for money , the main course seemed a bit pricey. The chocolate fondant is delicious! The ambience and service are both very welcoming. Would definitely go there again.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank shwethab
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VipinSachdev, Owner at Kryptos Vegetarian, responded to this review, 3 February 2012
Thank you Shwetha for your review.
I am sorry for not being able to serve you value for money for the main course. I am sure on your next visits we will be able to make you experience that you perceive having received value for money.
You may be aware that the Greeks are one of the few people who live the longest. I believe this is due to their food habits. This was one of the main reasons for us to launch an independent Greek/Cypriot restaurant of kebabs and souvlakis, of gyros, of cheeses, of olive oils and of baklava. I myself have many meals at Kryptos every week.
You may view our various restaurant videos on you tube "Tuscana Kryptos Burgundy's BBar channel"
Warm regards, Vipin Sachdev, 98410 22622, vipin@tuscanakryptos.in
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