Taverna Kyclades
Option for traditional Greek cuisine
Greek · East Village · $$
The Zagat Review
The “excellently prepared” fish and seafood ( “especially the octopus” ) are “the name of the game” at these “no-frills” tavernas where “traditional” Greek specialties are “delicious” too; “huge” portions add “value” , and while no reservations can make for “painful” waits, they’re “packed” for a reason.
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hours Open Today · 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
location 228 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10009, USA phone +1 212-432-0011 website www.tavernakyclades.com directions Get Directions
What To Order
Grilled octopus
Spinach pie
Lemon potatoes
Insider Tip
Dessert is always on the house—every table receives a complimentary slice of galaktoboureko, a creamy custard baked in between layers of flaky phyllo.
Zagat Mentions of Taverna Kyclades
Google Reviews
The place is crowded at night but that confirms the fact that the food is EXCELLENT. Nice atmosphere and good prices (for NY) I’m not giving 5 stars just because customer service is not as good as the atmosphere and the food. Also, they are pretty much hurry you up to get out since you seat meaning rushing you to order and the as soon as you’re done the bring the check. This pressure is not necessary specially after being in restaurants in Greece where staff treats you in an amazing and welcoming manner.
Oz MP · May 17, 2018
Overall a very enjoyable experience. We ordered the various dip plate, octopus and lamb chops here. Was satisfied with all of the dishes. Would definitely come back. Price point on the higher end for greek food but quality of food was good.
Henry Nguyen · June 12, 2018
Liked the food very much. Fresh and well prepared. Service was ok, not bad but not great either. Scallops were very tasty and size of the portion was good. The appetizer of grilled octopus was very small despite the price of $25. The whole thing is very overpriced but it’s seafood and it’s in demand. Would recommend to friends.
Natalya Shnayder · May 1, 2018