New venture: David Tsirekas at Kefi.
New venture: David Tsirekas at Kefi. Photo: Cameron Spencer

Scott Bolles

The collapse of his Xanthi restaurant earlier this year at Westfield Sydney weighed heavily on chef David Tsirekas, so it's good to see queues snaking out the door at the just-opened Kefi (231 Kingsgrove Road, Kingsgrove), where he has signed on as executive chef.

Tsirekas is stepping away from fine-dining and turning out Greek street food, but this isn't your standard souvlaki bar; soft-shell crab wraps and lamb intestines are on the menu. 

''Pork is the traditional Greek favourite, but people are going for lamb,'' he  says. Kefi will also open a taverna at the location in August.