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Review of Taverna Kyclades

Taverna Kyclades
Ranked #1 of 572 Restaurants in Astoria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Astoria, New York
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed February 9, 2013

There is not one klunker here: Service, liveliness, happy feel, and fresh food. no one cooks better fish than Kyclades. I do not eat meat so can't comment. but the fish? it is superb and perfect every time. The appetizers - especially the tzasiki, horiatiki, calamaries, octopus, spanikopita - are sublime. just make sure to share one main course. they don't believe in ANYone leaving anything other than full to the gills... and happily so! Enjoy!

Visited February 2013
1 Thank sherri r
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
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English first
New York City, NY
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74 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“every dish at this Greek seafood mecca has been very good. long wait proves this”
Reviewed December 25, 2012

I have been to this restaurant well over a dozen times. Usually, i get the Bronzini (Mediterranean Sea Bass). Pork Chops and lamb chops are also excellent. This is the only place where I eat grill octopus, same with the Greek Salad.
NOTE: Be prepared to wait a very long time for a dinner table. Lunch is better. No reservations and cash only. Outdoor seating during nice weather only

  • Visited October 2012
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2 Thank pilozm
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İzmir, Türkiye
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68 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“A long wait for a good dinner.”
Reviewed December 17, 2012

We have waited more than 2 hours to get a table for the dinner. As I observe, locals get used to wait at the restaurants but we are Mediterrenean ;) Several fish options. We tried 3 kinds and all were fresh and delicious. Calamary and Greek salad were ok too. Prices were a bit high for the atmosphere and environment.

  • Visited June 2012
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1 Thank Murat S
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Staten Island, New York
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95 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Outrageous Seafood!!!!!”
Reviewed December 3, 2012

This is one restaurant that I absolutely BOAST about to everyone and anyone who loves seafood. The only reason I can't comment on the meat is because every time we eat here, we never order the meat -- we're just too zoned in on their seafood, lol. Our party of seven arrived at 5pm on a Saturday and, even at that early hour, there was a line, albeit short. We were seated within 10 minutes. For starters, we had grilled clams, fried calamari, grilled octopus and pan fried Greek cheese. All came to the table with warm loaves of yummy bread. Then our main courses consisted of Greek shrimp (smothered in warm melted feta cheese); fried and grilled whiting; grilled calamari; fried calamari and the Kyclades special seafood platter (filet, clams & shrimp all stuffed, broiled scallops and a huge lobster tail). Every dish was spectacular and was accompanied by either rice or potatos. Dessert was gratis -- yummy phyllo topped custard. It's called galaktoboureko (see photos). Seriously, OMG, if you've never tried grilled octopus or grilled calamari, you are missing out! If you have elsewhere, I bet Kyclades' is way superior. I don't think there's another restaurant around that can top this one. The staff is friendly and patient even though they are super busy catering to every table's needs. I'm sorry we don't live closer or we'd be dining here all the time. It's the best!

  • Visited December 2012
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1 Thank csavyfan
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New York City, New York
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105 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Lived up to expectations”
Reviewed November 27, 2012

We went here for lunch because of the great write-up, and it lived up to expectations. Great grilled sardines and calamari. Nice servers. We will come back for sure.

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank JRNYSC
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