Sept. 14, 2015 By Christian Murray
Hunters Point’s first Greek restaurant is opening tomorrow.
The owners of Shi Restaurant and Skinny’s Cantina are opening the restaurant, called Kavala, which is located at 10-07 50th Avenue.
The restaurant represents the opening of Skinny and Shih Lee’s third restaurant in the neighborhood. They are partners in the venture with Joseph Licul who is also a co-owner of Skinny’s Cantina.
The Lee brothers also have an ownership stake in Pink Canary, the French bakery located on Jackson Avenue, and have taken over the lease of the property that was formerly occupied by the Waterfront Crab House.
“Kavala is a modern take on authentic Greek [cuisine],” said Arthur Saks, who is the head chef.
The menu (see below) includes traditional Greek items such as grilled octopus, grilled head-on prawns, souvlaki, whole fish and lamb.
Saks, who was trained in Greek cooking at the restaurant Kyma in Atlanta, said Kavala will be open to the public tomorrow and will operate Tuesday through Sunday from 4pm to 10:30 pm.
The restaurant will be closed on Mondays.
Saks said that he plans to start offering a lunch menu in about a month, with the restaurant likely to be open between 11:00am to 3pm Tuesday-Friday. On Saturdays and Sundays he plans to offer a brunch menu.
Kavala, which has a full liquor license, features a bar and has an extensive wine list.
It seats about 50 people, including the bar area where there are eight stools.