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Steki Taverna

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2 O'Connell St, Sydney, New South Wales 2042, Australia
(02) 9516 2191
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Today
6:30 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 6:30 pm - 1:00 am
Wed - Thu 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:30 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 8
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  • 4
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  • 4
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Average night out

Listen, the food wasn't too bad, but it definitely wasn't excellent. This place needs a bit of a revamp, it's old and dated and not in a good way. I love how they keep the authentic theme with the dining but it's far between what the potential is. The best thing I ate was the house greek salad. I... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
Stevie F
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Camden
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Had our annual Christmas catch-up of old mates at Steki last night. Opted for the premium banquet and what a feast! Everything was fresh and delicious, each subsequent dish presented with perfect timing by our friendly and attentive waitress. A great night was then capped off with complimentary desserts and dessert wine. It had been many years since any of... More 

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Thank X476HYalanp
Sydney
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81 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

In July the family spent two weeks in Greece, in Corfu and Crete in addition to the odd day or so in Athens. Months later, for a birthday, we trawled through Sydney restaurants to find a menu that at least approximated the menus of the tavernas where we had eaten every night while in Greece So glad we choose Steki... More 

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Thank seeker372011
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Listen, the food wasn't too bad, but it definitely wasn't excellent. This place needs a bit of a revamp, it's old and dated and not in a good way. I love how they keep the authentic theme with the dining but it's far between what the potential is. The best thing I ate was the house greek salad. I won't... More 

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1 Thank Stevie F
Sydney, Australia
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99 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

We arrived to a warm welcome on a rainy Sunday night recently. When the orders were taken, the waitress was distracted and had to have orders repeated constantly. As it turns out, one of our entrees didn't arrive and had to be requested. The entrees were excellent, delicious and appreciated by everyone. Now to the mains: the Lamb Souvlaki although... More 

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Thank deedaoz
Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We went here for a family dinner for our son's 21st and had a fantastic evening. Felt transported into Athens, which we didnt expect after driving through Newtown! We had a selection of dips and chose from the a la carte menu, with all of us saying how much they enjoyed it. I had the Greek lamb (to be recommended).... More 

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Thank Pam R
Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Tucked away in the vibrant and trendy suburb of Newtown, lies the authentic Greek Taverna called Steki. I have been to Steki on numerous occasions and it has always been an absolute delight. The food is incredible! My favourite dish is the baked lamb with potatoes and the Saganaki. There are no words to describe how tasty the Saganaki dish... More 

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Thank Chrissie A
Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We were very excited to visit Steki's again as it was so good when we went two years ago however, this time was very different. We had the banquet for two and it took over two hours to be served up. The dolmadas were not fresh at all; in fact we believe they were canned, the food lacked flavour and... More 

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1 Thank Chantana S
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1,136 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

I came here for a large (>20) Christmas party in early December. We bought our own wine and had the set menu. Plenty of good quality food. We were on two long tables which did feel a little cramped , but otherwise all was well and a venue I recommend for such a function.

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Thank Albywon
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I went there with a group of fourteen people. I liked the food and the atmosphere, but my biggest disappointment was the drinks service. I had to order three times before finally getting for my second beer and a further four times for my third beer, the waitress just didn't seem to care. I ended up going to the bar... More 

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Thank Ricki1959
Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Taverna Steki has been going strong for longer than me. It was a great night out when I was a student living in North Newtown, and I recently took my young family back there. Nothing's changed but the prices.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 O'Connell St, Sydney, New South Wales 2042, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Newtown
  • Neighborhood: Newtown
  • Phone Number: (02) 9516 2191

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:30 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
6:30 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Newtown

Neighborhood Profile
Newtown
A Bohemian inner-west suburb known for its alternative music scene, Newtown is a diverse community offering a multitude of restaurants, art galleries, performance spaces, thrift stores and bars. Home of some of the best live music venues in the city, shows can be found everywhere from the official theaters to the neighborhood pubs. From its humble beginnings as a neighborhood primarily known for its many Thai restaurants, Newtown has evolved into a foodie's paradise with a delightful array of highly innovative cuisines from around the world. It is still possible to eat on a budget, but if you crave a more sophisticated menu, Newtown will not disappoint.