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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are no reservations taken for this restaurant. We were told there would be a 1 !/2 hour wait, we were seated 2 hrs and 15 minutes later. We were given a table inside, facing the kitchen, listening o the busboys complaining, the plates being...cleaned, an genera chaos of the kitchen. The salad and grilled octopus we ordered as appetizers was fine. The fish we ordered was tasty but room temperature. The lemon potatoes were cold as was the swiss chard. when w told the waiter, he brought hot potatoes (which were not very good but better than cold potatoes) and beets with garlic (which I do not care for). Overall, a very disappointing meal. we never wait so long in a restaurant but decided because of the recommendations we received it was worth waiting for. That was nt the case.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed August 9, 2020

This is Albanian cooking not Greek stolen recipes from Greece not even close to real thing Terrible service...will never return..go to beefalo bobs instead! Waited almost an hour for food that was served cold! What a joke...never again! Place wasn't that crowded for lunch .....so...how long does it take to make a club sandwich and the flounder special?More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed August 8, 2020 via mobile

The line is always long but the reason is clear: best greek food in Astoria. Reasonable price/quality ratio. Serving are abundant.

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed April 22, 2020 via mobile

The food is great. I’ve been here in the past and it is just as delicious as I remember it. Food is awesome, the place is a little crowded with waiters and waitresses passing by to get to other tables which are a little cramped...but the food is yum and the servers are always polite about moving around. Lighting is a little dark. Which gives an ambience but it’s not a first date kind of place. It’s loud and crowded so you go in and eat and leave. We had a few things but the best was seafood mixed platter which was huge, with lobster clam shrimp and spectacular fish, and a grilled octopus appetizer, which was superb. They also don’t serve coffee. So you know that it’s time to go when your meal is up but the Greek dessert is fenomenal.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 28, 2020

My hubby has been wanting to come here for a while, so we finally did. We arrived around 1ish and were lucky to be seated right away (having only two of us helped — no reservations are accepted and there can be waits). The dining...room we were seated in is old with lots of wooden tables and chairs and you are really packed in there. In fact, we were seated right by the window and in order to get out we had to ask the table next to us to get up. No matter though — the food and the service make you feel just fine. (There is another dining room on the other side of the host/hostess stand and it looks to have the feel of an outdoor patio.) We were advised by a friend to get seafood here and seafood indeed seems to be the thing here. He told us to be sure to get the grilled octopus so that is what we started with. Two octopus “arms” came chargrilled. We used some of the fresh lemon that was placed on the table on the octopus. They were toothsome and had good charcoal flavor. We each went for the lunch special next. I got the fried calamari with lemon potatoes. Seriously, the mound of fried calamari could have fed four people. It came with a very light tomato sauce for dipping that was way more delicious than the marinara sauce I often see with fried calamari. Hubby got the branzino and he was in love. We got some sort of phyllo dough dessert with nuts and cinnamon “on the house” and it was surprisingly tasty although hard to eat with the big spoon provided. As for beverages, they did not have iced tea so we went with Cokes, which paired beautifully with the food. Service must be difficult considering the small spaces and quantity of tables and diners, but our servers were very pleasant and considerate, although my hubby probably could have done with another Coke had he been asked. It was really nice for the staff person who was clearing our table to thank us for coming — you don’t always get that from a busboy! The two single-seater restrooms are right by the entrance to the open kitchen and you have to marvel at how they manage to produce all of that terrific food in such a small space. If you are patient (in case you aren’t as lucky as were with the wait) and are OK sitting inches from your fellow diners, you want to eat here.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 23, 2020 via mobile

A neighborhood gem in Ditmars with no reservations, you wait standing sooner than later with preferred seating if there’s only 2 of you... The seafood Greek style is delicious and exceptional salad, spinach pie and the Dorata fish; they are incredibly tasteful. Their Greek Santorini...white wine perfectly pairs with the food. And to end the meal we got a complimentary Balklava dessert that is out of this World. A must come back.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 20, 2020

This has been our favorite restaurant, since we discovered it. The food is always delicious and the service is great.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 24, 2020 via mobile

Be patient because line is long even during week days but your patience will be widely rewarded. High quality and cheap price for this greek tavern. Seafood is the specialty.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 15, 2020

The restaurant offers fresh fish where you can pick from, just like most of restaurants in Greece which was nice to be reminded by. Food was great service was attentive.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed December 4, 2019

We were in Astoria, so we we decided to have a lunch in most famous Greek tavern in Astoria, we didn't regret it. Huge portions very tasty food and very good prices. Go and eat like Greek!

Date of visit: December 2019
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yes, you can get lamb with your choice of sides.
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