Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Truly Opa!-licious At CYMA Greek Taverna

The past decade has transformed many a Filipino gourmet-richer in terms of the assortment of cuisines available in Manila. The city of Makati, for one, can now be considered a "food belt" with its restaurant-fringed mall avenues.

Among the least popular cuisines in the metropolis include Greek food. Having its first roots in D'Mall of Boracay is a restaurant called CYMA Greek Taverna. Since then, it has created big "waves," which just happens to be the literal translation of the word "cyma" in the Greek language.

Cyma Greek Taverna has branches in the following malls: D'Mall Boracay Island (telephone # 036-288-4283) Shangri La Plaza (Level 6, telephone # 637-3090), Greenbelt 2 (Ground floor, telephone # 729-4837), Trinoma (Level 4, telephone # 915-2859),  Eastwood Mall (Level 2, telephone #709-1955), Alabang Town Center (Upper Ground Level Corte de las Palmas, telephone # 836-2432), Ayala Mall Cebu (Garden Level, The Terraces, telephone # 032-417-1351).

To whet your appetite for healthy (yes, you read that right!) Greek food, check out their menu here. For first time guests, I suggest the following dishes:

Appetizer - Spinach and Artichoke Fondue
Salad - Tonnos Salata
Pasta - Baby Clams Angel Hair or Garides Mi Fetta Spaghetti
Entree - Paidakia and Hirine Brizola

I am fortunate to have met Chef Robby Goco up close and personal a few years back when Cyma was just beginning to create some noise. Expect a lot of new items in his menu list as he truly is passionate about Greek food and continually works on his new creations. Three of these are seen in the photo I have attached. I can't wait to try the Lamb Stuffed With Spinach! So, see you at Cyma Greek Taverna and -- Opa!


  1. Omg! Just looking at these pictures makes me feel like I've been starving myself! No way can I cook these dishes for myself. Anyway, will just look forward to eating there again someday. Yummy! - Leila

  2. Leila & May: It not only looks good. It really IS good! :D Opa!