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Kiki’s

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130 Division St., New York, NY 10002 40.714336 -73.993067
nr. Allen St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
646-882-7052 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Greek
  • Price Range: $$

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Hours

Daily, noon-midnight

Nearby Subway Stops

F at East Broadway; B, D at Grand St.

Prices

$10-$25

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Lunch
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Beer and Wine Only

Reservations

Not Accepted

Profile

The sign outside is written in Chinese, but the guy at the door greets you with three words: “Traditional Greek cooking.” This, you learn, is Kiki’s. Kiki is from Poughkeepsie, but her father is Greek. She used to tend bar down the block at Forgtmenot (no “e” after the “g”). Now she and some of Forgtmenot’s Greek-American crew run Kiki’s together. The menu, in ­English, not Chinese, settles any lingering doubts. So does the cooking, a lot of it done by Rita, a.k.a. Auntie, a family friend of one of the partners. Nothing much you haven’t tasted before: tzatziki, saganaki, zucchini chips, grilled octopus, fries with oregano and feta, whole fish, moussaka, pastitsio, and a “traditional no-lettuce” Greek salad. Then why can’t you stop eating it all and ordering more? Maybe it’s the thrill of discovering Greek-grandma cooking in a neighborhood where you don’t expect to find it. Maybe it’s the vibe — more hipster watering hole than Greek Astoria estiatorio. Probably it’s because the food is so simple and delicious.

Note

Reservations only accepted for groups of six or more.

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