I had been to Kefi a number of times several years back when they had moved to Columbus Ave and loved the food and the overall experience. It was a loud bustling place and really good for larger groups. This was my first time in their location on 79th Ave, also their original location and I am so glad I found them again: my shrimp and oral dish was great, the ambience is lovely and despite the restaurant being empty due to COVID, they were upbeat and funny. It was a most pleasurable dining experience: i have to give a special thanks to our just as scrumptious waiter. While there wasn’t any ginger in our meals, it still made its way through him and his humor helped make the evening!
Waiter was a bit overzealous with asking for drink and food orders when I told him I was waiting for someone. Good was ok but not great. Lamb shank with feta inside was not a good dish.
This is not a review. But I need to make sure I get my 100 points for dining.
Great food. Great service. Always a solid performance.
A wonderful neighborhood place. Consistently good food. Reasonable prices. Good size portions.
By far the best Greek food I’ve had since visited Greece. Not to mention, the ambiance and service is impeccable. A must try!
Having dined there dozens of times, both solo and with friends and family, all I can say is that it's among my favorite upper west side restaurants. Delicious food, friendly and attentive staff who are very personable and without hype. This type of place is a rarity in this neighborhood.
Friendly staff, reasonable wait times and prices, great food!
Great to have this in the hood!
Good food, but the experience was spoiled largely by the volume . The acoustics are really in the main room and everyone's voices carry quite loudly making it pretty hard to have anything near a quiet conversation.
Food was great, nice creative flair. Service was also wonderful. We had a great time, would absolutely recommend Kefi, and would definitely return!
We've been to Kefi many times - and always enjoy it.... on a Saturday night, it's a bit noisier than usual, but that's to be expected.
My meatballs were not really hot enough - and it was to busy to ask for a change... we've had them before and they've been wonderful... so that was a bit of a disappointment.
Overall, we like Kefi very much - but will try to avoid Saturday nights!
Way too noisy and crowded. They need to add something to absorb the sound.
Had a Nice time at this cozy restaurant. Loved the mezze plate and thought my entre was fine.
I love Kefi and think the atmosphere, food and service are always great!
Music was too loud at times, staff was very accommodating
Nothing beats the freshness of the fish and delicious preparation of vegetables and appetizers. Thank you!
Wonderful all around
food used to be much better. octopus was overcooked. falafel was super mushy inside. chicken was cold on the skewers. i was disappointed bc had invited friends to join me at the restaurant
The restaurant said open and the website said open and my reservation was confirmed and the lights were off and door bolted locked.
From the time you walk into the door to the time you leave amazing service
Good food; environment was enjoyed by all
Their happy hour special was incredible in terms of flavor, quantity and overall value!
Highly recommend. Would go again. The grilled octopus was to die for.
Way too expensive. Chicken very dry. Greek salad had a sprinkle of feta. Never saw that before.
Excellent meatballs and greek margarita. Lamb burger was fantastic as well. However, service was subpar and restaurant was very noisy so was hard to hold a conversation over dinner.
Inattentive waiter. Food was supposed to be a lettuce wrap but it was shredded. Bland food. Soup was good. Will not go again
Been a few times and always impressed on how good the experience is; terrific food, great service, and well priced. A super spot.
Pretty mixed experience. I remember the lamb burger, from years ago, as being delicious. Now it was soggy, and the potato chips stale. The special of crispy artichokes had clearly been fried some time ago and then warmed up - soggy. The bulgur salad was good, with a great combination of different flavors; the dressing could have had a little more lemon juice or vinegar, but it was straight out good. Service was fine.
Unpleasant noise level, crowded, poorly timed service....
Entrées arrived while appetizers were being eaten..,,but
food was excellent and our waitress was very attentive and friendly.
The ambiance was fantastic. The walls are exposed brick and the restaurant has a very cozy feeling. I loved that the tables weren't crammed together.
I had the trout which was delicious with a creamy lemon sauce and the vegetables were roasted perfectly. We had a garlicky lemony artichoke appetizer which was delicious. We also had the hummus but that was awful - like a lump of clay- tasted that way too.
Everything else was great and we'd definitely come back.
Both times we have dined at Kefi we were pleased with the friendliness and competence of the staff; food is very good. Our only complaint is that upon finishing one course the next arrives immediately giving the impression of 'hurry up and finish' so we can turn the table over; felt like we had entered a race. At 6:00 on Sunday night there were plenty of tables available for newcomers. Our server, Valentino, was delightful.
Kefi is consistent and delicious - with great service !
So delicious .....excellent service. Proper portions. Love the restaurant!
The food was flavorful with very generous portions (we 2 women took half our dinner home). The atmosphere was both serene and quiet. The wait staff were attentive without being intrusive. I'll definitely be back!
Great place for New Year’s Eve!
All great. Some dishes were too salty. Otherwise tasty
From friendly and humorous waiters to delicious food (and fantastic bottles of Retsina at a very reasonable price!), Kefi is a definite go to for a wonderful evening with family and friends.
I was excited to try kefi in the new location this past weekend, but was unfortunately disappointed in the quality of the food and in the changes in the menu. I really miss the old Keri
The octopus is incredible. The staff is awesome!
party of 8- service was good. everyone liked their dishes... nice variety. great wait staff...
Kefi does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar.
Kefi is rated 4.4 stars by 350 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.