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Taverna Kyclades East Village

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228 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10009-3468
+1 212-432-0011
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“greek salad” (18 reviews)
“grilled octopus” (11 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
228 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10009-3468
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here several times and have had great meals each time. Excellent seafood and class Greek dishes. Very good service with knowledgeable waiters. Listen to them!

Thank Tdickson11
Reviewed January 15, 2018 via mobile

Well worth the wait on a busy Saturday. Great food, actually delicious. Authentic. Brought us back to our honeymoon in Greece. Ambience was very pleasant, as well. We can’t wait to go back. Octopus was amazing. So was the whole fish and the swordfish kabob.

Thank dnpinva
Reviewed December 21, 2017

Delicious meal with generous portions and reasonably priced for Manhattan. Ordered salad, grilled shrimp and grilled octopus! Loved it and can't wait to go back. However, waiter was so busy having a very long conversation at the adjacent table that he was not at all...More

Thank nicky176176176
Reviewed October 20, 2017

I give this place two thumbs up for their charcoal grilled Mediterranean octopus. It was cooked perfectly and slice at the table for us. The portion was massive but still quite tender but not mushy. Definitely one of the best grilled octopus I have had...More

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Reviewed September 6, 2017

I went with a group of friends last night and I ordered the broiled sole - it was perfect. Also, the calamari appetizer (not fried) and Greek Salad were just right. My friends all ordered the halibut and were very happy with it. When all...More

Reviewed August 20, 2017

We were walking around looking for a place to have lunch. We actually thought this was a typical NYC Greek Diner. However, once we walked in a saw the seafood decor and then saw the menu, we realized we may have hit the jackpot. The...More

Thank Steven S
Reviewed August 18, 2017

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. Also...More

Thank Joe1234665
Reviewed July 5, 2017 via mobile

As a party of 8 we were able to sample and share a wide variety of food. Not one item was a disappointment. Greek salad, oysters, grilled octopus, mediterranean, sea bass, snapper, lamb, scallops, calamari, broccoli rabe, veggie chips and incredible lemon potatoes. The atmosphere...More

Thank HarryEP
Reviewed June 12, 2017

We had the Greek spreads, the octopus, the whiting, eggplant, spanakopita. Everything was delicious, the octopus was SO tender and flavorful...not like any octopus I've ever had before. Will definitely be back.

Thank Sharding11
Reviewed April 25, 2017

Kyclades is an upscale Greek diner in a busy section of the City. We went early on Holy Saturday. By the time we left, there was a LONG line. After the traditional bread with olive oil, salad and octopus, I should have just asked them...More

Thank Mmmquigs
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June 18, 2017|
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Response from Robert A | Reviewed this property |
Mid week would be the best and earlier in the evening rather than later.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 228 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10009-3468
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighborhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-432-0011
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