I Know I am pretty late in reviewing this place, one destination that always slipped when planned. But Krptos has been one of the top restaurants in the city for a long time enough to try it out nevertheless. Especially the salad buffet concept, not very popular in Chennai restaurants, really caught my attention. Although undeniably expensive for a salad buffet in a Greek restaurant not inside a star hotel.
Enter Khader Nawaz Khan Road and you almost forget you are in Chennai. It is one of the hippest joints today, like the erstwhile Besant Nagar probably? And even EA has a multiplicity of crowd these days so call it a niche segment. KNK is by far the only place today in the city where you find internaitonal brands in clothing as well as world cuisines. With the number of options available in here, you are spoilt for choice for sure. Among these Krptos has stood out and am sure they were wonderful for this same reason.
When we entered Krptos finally after over a year of its opening, the place wasnt anything impressive. The menu is Mediterranean, to be precise Greek, but does have options in Italian cuisine too as Chef Willi is well known for his Tuscana Pizzairea right in the next street. The Salad buffet was depressing! I mean the word salad springs up freshness to your mind, doesnt it? That was the last thing you find here. You pay over 600 bucks for a buffet that has dried lettuce and other soggy leaves, pickled vegetables, very few options of dressing, empty trays were the egg and potato salads were, cold pasta and a sandwich to fill your tummy. Total disappointment.
Rest of the menu is definitely worth a try. Pita and hummus of course. Desserts are better in Italian. We tried the Orange flavored Panna Cotta it was good too.
Ambiance – 3.5/5
Food – 2.5/5
Service – 3/5
Price – At least 1500 for a couple
Will I go back again?- way too many choices in KNK to try out to even think about this!
Krptos by Willi
No.24, Yafa Tower, Khadar Nawaz Road ,
Nungambakkam , Chennai – 600034
Phone – 45038001