Restaurants like Georgia’s Koutouki down Norton Street are the often unsung champions of Sydney’s rich Greek heritage; but it’s restaurants like this that are an absolute joy to discover. Not content with simply laying on Mediterranean cuisine as so many other eateries do, Georgia’s Koutouki (a ‘koutouki’ is a chilled out taverna-style bar and restaurant) is a Leichhardt cultural embassy that promises mezze and music, courtesy of Georgia’s network of local and touring Greek blues musicians. Here, you can take in traditional and contemporary laika and rembetika tunes while you indulge in the communal dining experience.
Georgia’s Koutouki is often best enjoyed – as faith in its proper moment always is – blind. Simply make your reservation and turn up to be greeted with some of the warmest smiles to be found in a Sydney restaurant. The menu at this top Leichhardt Greek restaurant consists primarily of mezedes and meze platters, all prepared fresh at the Georgia’s Norton Street premises. In addition to these there are weekly specials, and we highly recommend going for one of the set meze menus, especially if you’re new to the Georgia’s Koutouki experience. The last word is to never forget that Greek cuisine is best enjoyed shared, with plates passed around the table.
A good default way to begin your meal at Georgia’s Koutouki is to order up some pita bread and dips – tarama, tzatziki, eggplant and capsicum melitzanosalata, spicy feta cheese tirokafteri – and something from the drinks menu. You’ll find many of the musicians playing on the in-house stage galvanising their singing spirits with ouzo, but you’ll also find a selection of domestic Australian and lesser-known Greek wines on offer. The main event at this refined Sydney Greek restaurant is of course the delectable food. A shared meat, seafood or vegetarian platter for two or more people is an ideal place to start if you’re indecisive or simply want to (quite rightly) put your faith in the capable hands of the restaurant’s chefs. You can also make a meal out of the smaller mezeolakia. As ever, and importantly when the Greek musos make their way to this Leichhardt nightspot, you’ll want to make a booking well in advance to guarantee a table.
The staff were very friendly and helpful and the food was excellent, as it was New Year Eve we had a set menu with an array of delightful dishes from fried zuchini chips to meatballs in a spicy saucy. Great atmosphere and traditional music.
Fabulous atmosphere, genuine greek music, food fantastic especially house made desserts. Can't wait to go back. It is a great local, a place that will become your regular.
Had an early family dinner here. Thoroughly enjoyed the food especially the sweets ! Lovely staff who did their utmost to make our dining experience an enjoyable one . Next time will stay for the live music . Greek hospitality at its best . Thank you. Mary
From the Food to the Staff, it was an AMAZING dinning experience for my birthday! The authentic food was just mouth watering and the live entertainment, just transported you to Greece
We have been there once before and the experience was amazing, outside of Greece this restaurant is authentic Greek food that tastes delicious wanting more. The service was excellent, the owners Georgina and Peter the perfect hosts mingling with the patrons, make it your restaurant to.
Another wonderful night at Georgas. Great food,great atmosphere and we were made to feel like family.Took my Aussie friend there and she loved it.True Greek hospitality.
Fantastic food with great music. So authentic that I felt I was somewhere in Greece! I have already recommended Georgia's and will continue to do so.
Nice food, good music and reazonable prices. Good place for a casual get together. Friendly staff including Georgia who serves food and sings as well.
Good was very average and came out cold will not be going there again . The place was too crowded you could nearly move to get in and out, Overall very disappointed