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14, L. Jey Avenue, Akkarai (East Coast Road), Chennai (Madras) 600 119, India
+91 73052 20330
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12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Chennai (Madras), India
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice ambiance, though food quality has to be improved big time. Ordered for Chicken wings, it was too chewy then replaced it with Barbeque chicken but that was again made in chinese style. Didn't like either. Service is good though !

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Thank MMR1983
kipling456, General Manager at Kipling Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from kipling cafe! I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to write a review on Tripadvisor. Your feedback regarding ambiance is very much appreciated , we apologies as we were unable to live up to your expectation on our continental food ,we are working towards the improving the same, We... More 

Panchkula
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59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The quiet serenity in the by- lane by the sea in this well tucked in cafe with its dim lit gazebos provided lot of solace. Coupled with the good food and leisurely service,one was not in a hurry to come and leave in a huff. We found the Tom Yum Chicken Soup, PAN Fried Chicken, Prawns Tempura,Drunken Noodles,Yum Woon Sen... More 

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Thank Jagmohan Singh D
kiplingcafe, General Manager at Kipling Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from kipling cafe! I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to write a review on Tripadvisor. It is our earnest endeavor to ensure that our guests enjoy a memorable experience and I am delighted to know that you had a wonderful experience with us. Thanks ever so much for sharing... More 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worst place to go -- Poor service -- It took almost 30 to 40 minutes to deliver each and every menu.. very bad customer care.. it took them nearly 30 minutes to provide the bill.. Starters are too costly -- nothing less than 250 or 300 INR -- Asked for the manager some on turned up saying he is one... More 

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Thank ராமன் த
kiplingcafe, General Manager at Kipling Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking a time to write a feedback on TripAdvisor, We have noted your concern and would like to assure you that every possible effort will be made to ensure that the issue that you have highlighted in your feedback would be investigated and addressed effectively. I look forward to welcoming you back at kipling. Thanks... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Found this place by chance and what a great find it was! There is an extensive menu and both the food and staff were great, we enjoyed it so much we went back 2 days later!

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Thank Julia G
kiplingcafe, General Manager at Kipling Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from kipling cafe! I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to write a review on Tripadvisor. It is our earnest endeavor to ensure that our guests enjoy a memorable experience and I am delighted to know that you had a wonderful experience with us. Thanks ever so much for sharing... More 

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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

A meandrous establishment, tropical, tranquil, languid, radiating a smooth retro wistfulness that levels up its breezy sophistication; and this slightly off kilter balance of artful/artless poise gorgeously complements al fresco dining. The menu is accordingly eclectic and expansive with an assortment of Western and Asian cuisine which, on the table, certainly doesn't disappoint in flavour or presentation.

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Thank AfifaAliThekkil
kiplingcafe, General Manager at Kipling Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from kipling cafe! I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to write a review on Tripadvisor. It is our earnest endeavor to ensure that our guests enjoy a memorable experience and I am delighted to know that you had a wonderful experience with us. Thanks ever so much for sharing... More 

Chennai (Madras), India
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Hello All First spending 6k is totally waste of money for New Year event in Kipling Cafe. I’ll explain why. 1. DJ - Is not good at all the music they played all from YouTube remix songs only (well I don’t know how much they paid for DJ that totally waste, Not worthy at all). 2. No seating in huts... More 

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Thank Sridhar091
Greater London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Me and my work colleagues went to dinner here, great place to eat I have to say. I ordered the steak, I was a bit worried I'd offend someone but it was all good. Quality piece of meat I might add. The atmosphere was nice they have these quaint little booths for the guests to sit down and enjoy their... More 

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Thank Hashim H
kiplingcafe, General Manager at Kipling Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from kipling cafe! I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to write a review on Tripadvisor. It is our earnest endeavor to ensure that our guests enjoy a memorable experience and I am delighted to know that you had a wonderful experience with us. Thanks ever so much for sharing... More 

Houston, Texas
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

We went this cafe last night with couple of family friends .its hidden in by lanes. Parking for guest could be a challenging task if you got big SUV. Please wear full clothes to cover your whole body as mosquitoes are going to play orchestra. I had 4-6 bites as I made mistake of wearing shorts . The place is... More 

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Thank Rajesh Y
kiplingcafe, General Manager at Kipling Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Guest, At the outset, please allow us to apologize for the issues you faced during your time at kipling. We offer no excuses and have shared your comments with our team. We assure you that we are working to ensure that such incidents do not happen again.we are working towards improving the same. Thanks& Regards Harichandran General Manager More 

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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

A fluid and graceful space, it is quaintly, but nonchalantly, exotic, with a relaxed resort vibe. The menu is as sprawling as the premises, covering both Continental and Asian cuisines. Deftly prepared and plated, any meal here is lovely. In the evenings the place is utterly enchanting.

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Thank Seeyal
kiplingcafe, General Manager at Kipling Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from kipling cafe! I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to write a review on Tripadvisor. It is our earnest endeavor to ensure that our guests enjoy a memorable experience and I am delighted to know that you had a wonderful experience with us. Thanks ever so much for sharing... More 

Chennai (Madras), India
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97 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Kipling Cafe is different from other in many ways - Its location, its sea breeze, its ambience etc., making it one of our favourite eat-outs. Yesterday when we went there, my daughter ordered grilled vegetables (as she wanted to avoid other veggie items on the continental menu to avoid cheese). When it was served, it was very salty and she... More 

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Thank PTG1976

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
Italian, Asian, Indian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14, L. Jey Avenue, Akkarai (East Coast Road), Chennai (Madras) 600 119, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Tamil Nadu  >  Chennai District  >  Chennai (Madras)
  • Phone Number: +91 73052 20330

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