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Kopiaste Taverna

Map & Directions 23-15 31st St.
New York, NY 11105
  • Sun 12pm-10pm, Mon-Fri 11:30am-10pm, Sat 4pm-12am


Village Voice's Description

Kopiaste, which means “Come in and sit down,” is an Astorian taverna that represents the cuisine of the Greek population of the island of Cyprus, a place that has been disputed territory between Greece and Turkey for at least a century. The food at this
amazing place is a fascinating mixture of Middle Eastern, Turkish, and Greek, and the best way to experience this is a tasting of 17 dishes called Cyprus Meze on the menu. There are bread dips like tzatziki and taramosalata, both tasting a little different than you remember them from other Greek places. Other dishes included cracked-wheat torpedos
much like Lebanese kibbe and a pilaf made with bulghur that is similarly Middle Eastern. Then there are wine-laced sausages, and pork and chicken kebabs. Depart from the tasting menu and find other Attic delights: browned zucchini patties served with garlicky scordalia, charred octopus tentacles in a red wine vinaigrette, and whole fish flame grilled and doused with lemon. --Robert Sietsema

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  • Dino6912 wrote a review for Kopiaste Taverna
    on 05/10/13

    This place is just great!!! The food is delicious and authentic with a beautiful Mediterranean aroma. I recommend to get the Cypriot meze which is a tasting menu of 17 small dishes. The dishes are balanced, not too heavy nor too light. They just kept bringing plates to the table but we were so full. We took the rest home (including a free desert). For just $22 is a pretty good... More >>

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  • ellen r. on 03/12/13

    They have a wonderful Greek tapas ith 17 dishes

  • Serious Eats on 04/14/14

    Go for the Cypriot mezze tasting, 17 small plates of dips, salads, and grilled meat dishes for a flat fee. Good for groups.

  • Alexandra K. on 12/15/13

    Seriously fantastic Cypriot food. So many delicious options and many vegetarian dishes.

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