Taverna Kyclades

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Taverna Kyclades
The Greek banter rising from the back patio ought to tip you off: This sunny spot is one of the more authentic tavernas among Astoria’s Hellenic roster. Crisp calamari, flash-fried sardines and succulent grilled scallops are as fresh and deftly cooked as those you’d find at a seaside spot. Dessert, cinnamon-dusted galaktoboureko (custard), is on the house, a gracious touch that makes this odyssey all the more worthwhile.
Venue name: Taverna Kyclades
Address: 33-07 Ditmars Blvd
Cross street: between 33rd and 35th Sts
Opening hours: Mon–Sat noon–11pm; Sun noon–10:30pm
Transport: Subway: N to Astoria–Ditmars Blvd
Price: Average main course: $14. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V
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I moved to the states 6months ago and this restaurant rivals great taverns in Greece. You have to try the spinach pie , the whole grilled fish and the calamari.

Julie S

There’s a very good reason there is usually a long line outside this place besides the no reservations rule…the food is amazing. In Astoria you have many Greek restaurants to choose from, but Taverna Kyclades truly is worth waiting to get in to. Don’t miss the spinach pie, lima beans in tomato sauce, and utterly delicious tzatziki dip to start with. The Greek salad is loaded with juicy tomatoes, cucumbers, and huge blocks of salty feta cheese. If you love seafood, you have come to the right place. They have fantastic options such as sea bass, Mediterranean dorata, and swordfish kebabs.


If you are in the Astoria area and want delicious Greek food Taverna Kyclades is where you go. Start off with some house red wine and yummy olive oil bread. It was so fresh and good but that was just the beggining of this great meal.   If you want fresh seafood order the grilled Bronzino (you can thank me later) with the lemon potatoes. OMG it gives me LIFE. The fish is so flaky and the broth that is plated on is just indescribable, definitely a must eat. Get the fried sardines and the peasant salad to balance the meal. So Yummy!!! Remember to bring cash for the tip. 

Dave M

A couple of years ago we moved out of Astoria and I wish I could have taken this place with me.  The fish is some of the freshest in the city.