The new home-style restaurant from the Forgtmenot team has made its debut. Kiki’s, offering traditional Greek specialties, is now open for dinner at 130 Division St.
The arrival of Kiki’s represents a real Lower East Side success story. Forgtmenot was opened by Paul and Abby Sierros in 2012 and almost immediately became a local favorite. With their partner, Adam Himebauch, they later doubled the size of the original restaurant and bar, expanding into an adjacent space on Canal Street. Kiki Karamintzas and Nick Spanos, two trusted employees, are taking the lead in the new Division Street spot as partners.
The expansive menu features items such as whole grilled fish, lamb chops, oven roasted chicken, moussaka, a variety of Greek salads, grilled octopus and spanakopita. For dessert, there’s baklava, cold cheesecake and real Greek yogurt. There’s also a selection of wine and beers. Folding doors open on to both Division and Orchard streets. Paul Sierros and company built the place themselves.
For now, Kiki’s is open for dinner at 5 p.m. Lunch service will be added later.