Steki Taverna

Average price $55
84 reviews

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Chef Paul Ioakimidis 0401216757
  • Average price $55 Special request

Baked layers of potato, eggplant, minced beef & béchamel sauce


Vegetarian,tomatoes and capsicums stuffed with rice sultanas and pine nuts served with potatoes

Baked / bbq lamb

Slow baked lamb with onion, garlic & bay leaves, then lightly barbequed & basted with lemon & olive oil

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Ratings & Reviews

based on 84 reviews
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Quality of food :9.1/10
Service :9.1/10
Setting :9.1/10
  1. Renee C.
    Renee C.
    • one review

    Even during the restrictions, the atmosphere was great. The music livened up the venue and the food was amazing. Will definitely be back when restrictions are relaxed.

  2. Larissa M.
    Larissa M.
    • one review

    Great food, great service, great atmosphere. Loved the live Greek music!! Felt as though we had escaped the craziness of the world around us right now and traveled to an island in Greece. Will be back with a bigger group next time when restrictions lift!!

  3. Antonia M.
    Antonia M.
    • 3 reviews

    Great service and atmosphere. Delicious food and good portions as well. Felt like an authentic Greek experience. Would definitely recommend and will definitely go back

  4. Steve T.
    Steve T.
    • 17 reviews

    Like being in a genuine taverna in Greece. From the music streaming live on Greek internet radio, to classic tasty fresh dishes and simple but homely wine glasses and bread/ dips. Excellent night next time we will stay for the band

  5. Jane G.
    Jane G.
    • one review

    Delicious food. Great service and good value. Perfect in every way. Very fortunate to get a table in COVID times. Highly recommended. But book ahead given current COVID limits.

  6. Jade W.
    Jade W.
    • 9 reviews

    Always great authentic Greek food in a charming established family run Greek taverna. Love the lamb, spanakopita, moussaka, Greek wine. Music on weekends. Transports you to Greece.

  7. Phil B.
    Phil B.
    • one review

    It was a gathering for my birthday and Christmas at 49.90each Per head the quantity of the food was appalling. A friend had to request the 2 additional items as they had been missed. even then for 16 people there was food for about 7 of us adults and well let's not mention the wine the minute you asked for that is out in a flash. I would not recommend this venue at all for groups very disapointing and ripped of. There is another place in peters witch has ample of food and reasonably priced.

  8. Brett t.
    Brett t.
    • 7 reviews

    Good food, service and quite relaxed

  9. A A.
    A A.
    • 273 reviews

    Awesome authentic Taverna

  10. Susan H.
    Susan H.
    • one review

    Room was smallish and tables squashed in. Our group of 11 were jammed right next to toilets and bar & it was really noisy which was a pity as it was my birthday. Was a bit like going back in time with the decor, plastic cloths, mismatched chairs. Food was pretty good and great value & greek band were good except we had sadly no room to dance.

    Steki Taverna

    Hi Susan Thank you for your review. Yes we are a small room but most people say it adds to the atmosphere. I apologize about the table. We do try to make a very one as comfortable as we can but you did increase from 8 people to 11 people and I did advise it would be tight. Hope you can come again in the future and I will make sure we give you a better table.

  11. Jamie W.
    Jamie W.
    • 4 reviews

    Was such a great place. Atmosphere was awesome and food was delicious. I should have booked later as the music started at 9!

  12. Trish S.
    Trish S.
    • one review

    I think servings little small for 4 people compared to another Greek plz e I have been before maybe should include a dessert in banquet . The service was amazing - ladies were very helpful , efficient and happy to assist - great friendly environment with dancing for everyone if you wanted to join in

  13. Samantha G.
    Samantha G.
    • one review

    The food, the staff, the live music, the Greek dancing... if you leave Steki unhappy then there’s something wrong with you. The lamb is faultless, the octopus perfection. Hands-down the best Greek restaurant in Sydney.

  14. Jon B.
    Jon B.
    • 6 reviews

    Great to come back after so many years!

  15. A A.
    A A.
    • 287 reviews

    Tables extremely close together so if you don’t enjoy communal feel might not be the best choice

  16. Maria m.
    Maria m.
    • 3 reviews

    group of 12xand it was great a little loud when the music started …. otherwise great night

  17. A A.
    A A.
    • 277 reviews

    Great as always. Keep up the good work guys

  18. Benny A.
    Benny A.
    • 3 reviews

    Fun place, great food, good service, on the weekend you get a band playing and on a Wednesday night you get to have a quiet meal. I highly recommend Steki!!

  19. A A.
    A A.
    • 270 reviews

    The restaurant decorations wasn't very "Greeky". Needs much more of a Greek theme. That's really the only criticism.

  20. A A.
    A A.
    • 300 reviews

    Amazing Greek food. The lamb was so beautiful. Service was fantastic and the live music was fun.

More information

Opening time

Wednesday & Thursday 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Friday &Saturday 6:00pm - 2:00am

Sunday 6:00pm - 1:00am

How to get to the restaurant

2 O'Connell St, 2042, Newtown (NSW), Australia

Directions to get there


About the restaurant

Put on your dancing shoes and get em' to the Greek!

Welcome to Steki Taverna one of Sydney’s best known Greek restaurants hidden in the back streets of Newtown. This old devil has been around for 30 years and in that time it has established itself as an inner-west landmark. Steki means a 'hangout' or 'meeting place' - and the welcoming staff and the warm, casual atmosphere makes you feel right at home. Come here for the delicious traditional Greek food and the wild live music. Diners are welcome to dance and enjoy to the early hours on Friday, Saturday or Sunday nights. Secluded in a little lane-way off busy King Street, you will feel like you're are in a little taverna in the heart of Athens. For a winning dish try the baked/bbq lamb – slow baked lamb with onion, and bay leaves, then lightly barbequed and basted with lemon and olive oil. So bring your friends and family to this great Greek getaway. You won’t be disappointed.

Best Dish: Keftedes – beef mince , pan fried topped with tomato based sauce and fetta cheese



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