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Costas Taverna Greek Restaurant and Ouzo Bar

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3/478 Cranford Street, Christchurch 8051, New Zealand
+64 3-352 3232
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Staff were friendly from start to end, introducing themselves and checking on us every now and then to ensure we have what we need. Ordered their lamb dishes and each were good in their own way. Tried 2 desserts, can't rmb what their names were but were pretty good. Left the place with our tummies well satisfied. Recommended!

Thank hanfrenzy
Christchurch, New Zealand
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Booked for 6.00 pm. on a week night. Arrived a little early but seated immediately. Menu and specials explained. We selected a platter (lamb & chicken) each and shared the food. Quality excellent and the whole experience had us booking for another visit on the following week. Plenty of off-street parking. Recommned

Thank Bill1200
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went for a meal with two of our grandchildren on Saturday night. We were booked in at 6pm, when we arrived the restaurant was full but we were seated as soon as we arrived. The girls were given colouring in pencils and paper. We were served straight away and there was no wait for the drinks to come. The... More 

Thank Judyliddy59
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for a birthday and the service was outstanding. The souvalakis are great value and the fish of the day was superb. Best food in town!

Thank Lxyloo
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176 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lively place bustling with life , efficiently run and great menu selection with some very tasty specials. A must go location when in Christchurch! Mousaka was great!

Thank Alexander M
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We managed not to book, and had a great meal, inn looking forward to going back, soon I hope. I had the mousaka, and loved it.

Thank Mark R
Rangiora, New Zealand
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Haven't been to Costas for a few years, so was pleasantly surprised to find nothing much had changed! Great specials, great cocktails and a great menu. Staff are friendly and helpful and the service is quick. Our meals were delicious - fresh flavours and healthy crunchy veggies with perfectly cook meat. You need to book if you want to get... More 

Thank Na0miNZ
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I absolutely love this restaurant. Hands down has the best tasting Greek food with such amazing staff. The prices may be a little high for the average Joe like myself but the food quality and taste are with it. When we go I usually wait until I get a voucher online from them to make another visit,... More 

1 Thank Mathew C
Christchurch, New Zealand
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Six adults and one two year old thoroughly enjoyed dining out here recently (7 May 2017). The restaurant was packed by 6.30 pm - always a good sign. Clean, tasteful ambience. Authentic Greek music (not too loud) and cuisine. Friendly staff and child friendly (which was one of the reasons we chose it). Generous helpings at reasonable price. (Perhaps too... More 

1 Thank John H
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful little restaurant with a great atmosphere, authentic Greek music and fantastic service. The portions are huge but very tasty. The pita and dips along with the flaming saganaki are a must to start with. The staff even brought out a complementary dessert and birthday card for my friend's birthday. Looking forward to going back.

1 Thank Rebecca M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 21
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3/478 Cranford Street, Christchurch 8051, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-352 3232
Costas Taverna is a place to celebrate the simple joys in life... family, friends, conversation and great food.

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