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551 Danforth Ave, Toronto, Ontario M4K 1P7, Canada
+1 416-469-8422
Friday
Closed
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
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Ontario
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

good no frills greek food from good people. The greek foods are all authentic and made on site. The mezedes (apps) are all good if a little salty sometimes (house made so it changes). Great greek and village salads. Souvlaki to die for. so tender and well grilled. If you don't eat pork I think they have a beef one... More 

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Toronto
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115 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

My partner and I decided to head to Grreektown yesterday and as we were walking there, I recalled The Friendly Greek from a few years ago. It was big, it was lively, it was "Greek." Great food, great atmosphere. I should have clued in when at lunch time, only one other table was occupied. Instead, I let my memories of... More 

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Toronto
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613 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 361 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015

This restaurant recently moved across the street to a smaller space, which makes sense, given that their old space was CAVERNOUS! If you are looking for relatively inexpensive, fast, basic Greek, that's what you will get here. Nothing spectacular, just decent basic stuff.

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Thank MaraFromToronto
Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

Low key, family friendly, sports on the LCD on all the tvs around the restaurant , standard Greek fare with good portions at reasonable prices. Get the flaming cheese: saganaki. will be returning

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Thank MarshallB981
Toronto
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015

Worst Greek food experience on the Danforth. A tasteless, poorly presented meal that we would rather forget. Rice was so over cooked it was laughable. Potatoes had absolutely zero flavour and chicken was dry and like rubber. The salad was covered in what tasted like canola or vegetable oil and the bread was, we think, a cold hot-dog bun with... More 

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Thank citiesareforme
Toronto
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2015

Stopped for some take out on the Danforth, the Greek restaurant capital of Toronto. Too bad I ended up here. There were 2 tables of real customers and everything I wanted was on the menu so I ordered for take out. Sadly, the moussaka was just barely edible. A strong garlicky, oniony-spaghetti flavor dominated and the consistency was gross, like... More 

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Toronto
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76 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2015

The service was the worst I've experienced in a long time. The server never smiled or said "Thank you" at anytime. She didn't even want to explain the menu options. I may have given this restaurant a better rating if at least the food was good. The moussaka was really, really salty and had no flavor differences between the layers,... More 

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Meaford, Canada
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39 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2014

I have never had Greek food before and was in town for a Union convention. A friend who used to live in the area suggested we try this restaurant. I will admit I was a bit apprehensive. It was Sunday evening and a light snow was coming down. We were seated by the window so we could see the snow... More 

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Thank Kym P
Toronto, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014

For about 5 years, this was the go-to Greek restaurant for my friends and I for a get-together when everyone was in town. Th Souvlaki was always excellent. Almost everything we had was excellent except for the octopus. I had not been in about a year. I went tonight with my son. I don't know if Monday is different or... More 

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Thank John f
New Bern, North Carolina
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222 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

This rather large restaurant on Danforth Ave., in the heart of the Greek section of Toronto, is festive and the food is good and inexpensive. We were there during the World Cup and Greece was playing, so the street was particularly festive with people wearing Greek flags, skirts and scarves, and cars carrying small Greek flags. We had ekohito, wine... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Greek
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 551 Danforth Ave, Toronto, Ontario M4K 1P7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > East End
  • Neighbourhood: East End
  • Phone Number: +1 416-469-8422

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

Staying in East End

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East End
The East End is an eclectic amalgamation of areas that team up to make this district one of the most multi-faceted and alluring. Home to Toronto's LGBT community hub, Gay Village is alive and pumping day or night with friendly bars, nightclubs, and cafes – its thumb is on the pulse of excitement. For a more relaxed day, the East End has the largest collection of restored Victorian homes, and its stately streets, tree-lined and bursting at the seams with affluence, often sport farmers markets and street artists, epitomized by the effusive St. Lawrence Market. One of the most gorgeous of Toronto's neighborhoods, it also straddles Lake Ontario in an area called The Beach, where you'll find folks cycling and strolling along the sandy shorelines, getting some sun or enjoying shopping, dining, and pub options. For some fabulous food, the vivacious personalities running the restaurants in the East End's Greektown is only equaled by the fun and authenticity of the street stalls and restaurants at its expansive Indian Bazaar. 'Something for everyone' has never been so accurate.
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