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Yiannis Taverna Restaurant

#194 of 2,052 Restaurants in Edmonton
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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10444 82 Ave NW, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2A2, Canada (104th)
+1 780-433-6768
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Mon 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went to Yianni's this evening for my cousin's birthday, restaurant was busy, fun, loud atmosphere, just like Yianni's I remember. Then the food came out- it wasn't good at all. We ordered a platter to share and pork/chicken soulvaki skewers. Used to taste rich, fresh and full of flavor. Tonight meat was dry, calamari was greasy, even greek salad was... More 

Thank EdmontonMum
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Simply the best combination of location and food possible for Greek cuisine in Edmonton. Always good, but when the weather warms up and doors to the street open there is not a better spot in the city to enjoy Whyte Avenue while dining on excellent food.

Thank Joe P
Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in with a friend for lunch. I had desert - the cheesecake with walnut sauce. My wife and her gf loved their Greek salad and chicken skewers.

Thank Warren F
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to this restaurant several times in the past and I've always found the food decent and have had good service. We also believe it's really important to support local businesses and not big chain restaurants. Unfortunately our most recent visit there will likely be our last. When every other restaurant on Whyte Avenue is full on a... More 

Thank SDPandCGP
Alberta, Canada
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84 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

I hadn't been here for years and that is a shame. We stopped by early on a wintery Wednesday and found the place empty. We had a quick look at the menu and decided on one order of chicken souvlaki and one of the roasted lamb. The chicken souvlaki came with a good sized Greek salad, tzatziki and rice pilaf.... More 

Thank pengAB
Drayton Valley, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Anytime I have been here, the food is spectacular! I have tasted many a calamari in Alberta and Yiannis has one of the best! The appetizers are more than filling. Try the calamari and melitzano.

Thank Linda K
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

I thought this restaurant was quite good and it was only a few steps down Whyte from the hotel we were staying at. The decor in the restaurant is very nice and the waitress was super. Menu was just as I had expected and the meal was wonderful.

Thank trippinmomma
Edmonton, Canada
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

The Athena platter! It is filling and tasty, and is definitely worth the price. Their appetizers are great; choosing 2-3 as your meal is also a good option, as I find myself craving them all and unable to choose only one. What I love about this restaurant is that you can make it a casual dinner with friends, or dress... More 

Thank Stephanie G
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 December 2016

We had planned a holiday celebration night out with friends and our visit to Yiannis was very disappointing. The service was painfully slow and our server could never be found. When we asked to speak to a supervisor, it took her 20 minutes to come over to our table and then she was full of excuses. Our food was not... More 

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Tammy A, Manager at Yiannis Taverna Restaurant, responded to this review

I am sorry for your experience. I absolutely do not remember this incident. With the amount of phony reviews you should provide specific details about what you ate etc. It lends more credibility to the review. More 

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Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

There were several large parties when we visited the restaurant. They were getting terrific service and they literally forgot about the rest of us. We had to continually hunt down someone to order more items and to actually get our food. Food was good for the most part, but the chicken and lamb were overcooked. Not the least bit satisfied... More 

Thank Karen M
Tammy A, Manager at Yiannis Taverna Restaurant, responded to this review

We are very sorry that you feel this way. We did buy you some appetizers when you came to complain. I guess this wasn't enough compensation. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Mediterranean, Greek, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10444 82 Ave NW, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2A2, Canada
  • Public Transportation: There is a bus stop on the block, and a taxi stand.
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Edmonton>  > Strathcona
  • Neighbourhood: Strathcona
  • Phone Number: +1 780-433-6768
Yiannis serves Greek food that is inspired by traditional recipes and healthy living. Our chef, James Anast, tries to encompass every aspect of Greek cookery, from its inherent healthfulness, to its history and customs in our menu. We are located in our own building on trendy and historic Whyte Ave and have a warm and ambient room that evokes thoughts of the Mediterranean. To further enhance your dining experience there is belly-dancing on weekends and a beautiful Moroccan lounge in our lower floor for you to sip some tasty libations before or after your dinner.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?