Taverna Kyclades
Greek eatery known for fish dishes
Greek · Astoria · $$
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 33-07 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria, NY 11105, United States phone +1 718-545-8666 website www.tavernakyclades.com directions Get Directions
What To Order
Grilled octopus
Spinach pie
Lemon potatoes
Known For
Outdoor seating
Lively scenes
Zagat Mentions of Taverna Kyclades
Google Reviews
We came here for an early dinner on a Wednesday evening and the restaurant was packed! Thank goodness it was only a 15 minute wait because we were starving. The restaurant does not take reservations, so try to get here early. Big parties will require a longer wait. The fresh olive bread in olive oil was simply divine. The fried cheese was so flavorful, delicious, and had a great texture (was not over fried or mushy). We ordered the sea bass and Mediterranean sea bass. They asked if we wanted them filleted and we said absolutely...but please be cautious as there are some remaining fish bones that they didn't catch. The side of rice was cooked to perfection and the lemon potatoes were so flavorful and infused with lemon flavor. The free dessert was very tasty. Everything we ordered paired well with the wine, which was a retsina (white wine infused with pine resin). I highly recommend trying this place out if you are in the neighborhood!
Angela H · April 12, 2018
Classic Astoria spot! Attentive and friendly staffs! Great portions. Too bad they didn’t have any beers on the menu except for the Greek one. Good food made up for it. Delicious house bread as well. Best octopus ever!!!
Danny Han · April 16, 2018
The place is very popular and crowds up quickly. The wait here was about an hour and a half as per the hostess. I put my name on the list. Be advised this place is first come first serve, so you're out of luck of you try to make reservations! The food is quite good and service is quick too despite being so crowded at dinner. Overall a nice experience but not worth waiting an hour and a half for!
Mad Maxx · March 23, 2018