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308 E 86th St, Between 2nd & 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10028-3121
+1 212-628-9100
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good39%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“moussaka” (6 reviews)
“baklava” (4 reviews)
“white fish” (4 reviews)
Open Now
16:00 - 22:30 Hours
Mediterranean, Greek, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
308 E 86th St, Between 2nd & 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10028-3121
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Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

Visited this restaurant on a busy Saturday evening around 7:30. We were seated quickly (with a reservation) but had to flag down the wait staff after several minutes to place our orders and then again to get our drinks after ordering. The food was very...More

Thank Sharon G
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

We have been to Ithaka many times and it never fails to deliver good well prepared, authentic Greek food. The roasted whole fish is great and unlike midtown Greek spots it is unnecessary to mortgage your house to pay the bill. We really like the...More

Thank tdcCT
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Outstanding food, especially the fish and their moussaka. remains wonderful. They also have great desserts and very good service. A favorite of mine for a great Greek meal nearby, prices are a bit high but worth what you get

Thank Allan S
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Nice Greek restaurant. Very authentic food. Had the fresh fish of the day, and the waiter fileted at table. The wait staff were very attentive

Thank emkandis
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

This is one of our favorite restaurants. When friends and family come to town this is the place to go. Great food. Great service. If in doubt for dessert go with galaktoboureko.

Thank Snake_Dave
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

This is the only dish I had but it was delicious! I agree with previous reviewer who said "closest to Greece you can get". Very friendly greeting and service and a darling Chef!

Thank Josephine8647
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Ithaka is a wonderful restaurant great food, great service, great atmosphere. When you are in Ithaka you feel like you are on an island in Greece. I highly recommended eating there.

Thank Georgette A
Reviewed 9 January 2017

I came here at 10pm and we didn't feel once like we were holding the place open even though we were the before last group to leave. We never felt rushed and in fact we had excellent service which went along perfectly with the great...More

Thank faurecia
Reviewed 14 December 2016

As a Greek-American, I found Ithaka to be a sheet delight. Overall, the food was prepared the way my Yia Yia would cook it. Simple, straightforward, prepared with good ingredients, and not overly salted (a problem with with the food in many Greek restaurants). To...More

Thank Louis K
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Looking for a nice restaurant near movie on East 86th street we went to Ithaka a very pleasant Greek experience. We each had a drink. They presented a choice of whole Red Snapper, Branzino or Orata. We were not in the mood for a $35.00...More

Thank 890RobertM890
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:30 - 23:00
16:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 308 E 86th St, Between 2nd & 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10028-3121
    (Second Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: 4,5,6 subway stops at 86th street and Lexington Ave.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-628-9100
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