Kefi

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350 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Greek
At Kefi, diners can enjoy lunch, dinner, weekend brunch and neighborhood delivery and remove themselves from the bustle of Columbus Avenue into the relaxed, casual oasis of a rustic Greek tavern with cuisine by celebrated Chef Michael Psilakis.
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.5
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4.3
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ParsifalinNYC
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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DavidK
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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.

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vipddddd
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is not a review. But I need to make sure I get my 100 points for dining.

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JRMNYC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Always a solid performance.

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sculptor
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful neighborhood place. Consistently good food. Reasonable prices. Good size portions.

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vipFinTASTIC
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far the best Greek food I’ve had since visited Greece. Not to mention, the ambiance and service is impeccable. A must try!

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vipBrownEyes
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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RobinT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly staff, reasonable wait times and prices, great food!

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Gourmetgirl
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great to have this in the hood!

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UWS75
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience1

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.

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TinaF
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, nice creative flair. Service was also wonderful. We had a great time, would absolutely recommend Kefi, and would definitely return!

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MartinR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience3

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!

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Deedee
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Way too noisy and crowded. They need to add something to absorb the sound.

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Kings
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Had a Nice time at this cozy restaurant. Loved the mezze plate and thought my entre was fine.

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JennyH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Kefi and think the atmosphere, food and service are always great!

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TeeTImerfor2
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Music was too loud at times, staff was very accommodating

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DianaB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing beats the freshness of the fish and delicious preparation of vegetables and appetizers. Thank you!

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Eileen
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful all around

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vipNYBGdiner
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant said open and the website said open and my reservation was confirmed and the lights were off and door bolted locked.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the time you walk into the door to the time you leave amazing service

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Walt
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good food; environment was enjoyed by all

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autumn
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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LorraineG
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Way too expensive. Chicken very dry. Greek salad had a sprinkle of feta. Never saw that before.

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vipAMCNYC
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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.

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LOLA
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Inattentive waiter. Food was supposed to be a lettuce wrap but it was shredded. Bland food. Soup was good. Will not go again

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vipWilliamT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been a few times and always impressed on how good the experience is; terrific food, great service, and well priced. A super spot.

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vipmanhattan
New York Area
230 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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.

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CharlesM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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.

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viphkwh
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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.

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SandraS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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.

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vipEileenR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kefi is consistent and delicious - with great service !

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vipMdgwine
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So delicious .....excellent service. Proper portions. Love the restaurant!

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Prof99
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vip4gastronomy
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for New Year’s Eve!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All great. Some dishes were too salty. Otherwise tasty

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foodster
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipLiefteeten
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Mobile
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The octopus is incredible. The staff is awesome!

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vipHeadleyJ
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

party of 8- service was good. everyone liked their dishes... nice variety. great wait staff...

FAQs

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.