75 Best Restaurants in Atlanta: Kyma
Wood-grilled octopus with olives and capers

Photograph by Caroline C. Kilgore

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The ocean-blue and gleaming-white temple known as Kyma, which means “wave” in Greek, is Buckhead Life Restaurant Group’s brightest star. You can make a feast out of chef Pano Karatassos’s nearly two-dozen shareable meze plates—in particular, wood-grilled octopus with olives and capers, white beans stewed with tomatoes, and lamb pie. If you want to splurge, choose one of the $40-per-pound whole fish that are so beautifully arranged in the restaurant’s display case they appear to be swimming through a sea of crushed ice. Finish with a honey-laced yogurt showered with candied walnuts. 3085 Piedmont Road, 404-262-0702,