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Costas Taverna Greek Restaurant and Ouzo Bar

3/478 Cranford Street, Christchurch 8051, New Zealand
+64 3-352 3232
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“mini desserts” (44 reviews)
“moussaka” (33 reviews)
“granita” (14 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
3/478 Cranford Street, Christchurch 8051, New Zealand
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

Visited this Restaurant several years ago when in Christchurch and had to return on my latest visit. Food was good, and quick to come out.

Thank kathyb931
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

We've been here multiple times and the food is always delicious. The only difficulty is deciding what to order! Beautifully cooked mouthwatering dishes. This restaurant is pretty much always full, it can feel very cramped. It's also often very loud due to the size of...More

Thank Louise M
Reviewed 5 September 2017

I booked Costas Taverna for a special dinner with our pregnant friend who flew in from Auckland for a visit Since we were there on a Sunday night they were able to accommodate our request for 7pm, although it isn't an option in their booking...More

1  Thank training1029
Reviewed 29 August 2017

WOW from the time of booking to the whole experience COSTAS certainly delivered. Booked & they even rang the day before to confirm - adding 2 extras was no problem. The waitresses were on the ball - attentive and friendly and helpful. The meal -...More

2  Thank Airportguesthouse
Reviewed 27 August 2017

There's not much we could write about Costas Taverna that wouldn't sound trite, over-the-top or solicited...suffice to say, you can't go wrong here. Delicious genuine Greek menu (including a special one for those allergic to onions or garlic!); friendly service; good pricing. And if you...More

2  Thank WanderingWabbits
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Beautiful food and a great atmosphere at Costas Taverna. Plenty of choices with vegetarian options and really something for everyone. I will happily visit again. Easy to get to and plenty of free parking, with friendly staff.

Thank Elaine J
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Once again, the food was spectacular. Everyone was extremely impressed with both the flavours and the quality of the cooking. However, for the first time the service was a bit intrusive. Plates were being cleared while people were still eating from them. Perhaps a trainee?...More

Thank Nathan M
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed our casual dinner outside of Christchurch usual go to areas. Lots of free parking and amazing food. We had the cheese pastries, the calamari and the the lamb souvlaki. All was absolutely delicious and very reasonably priced. Food came at an adequate...More

Thank adriglesias
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful night at costas - food was just so good , service great and they were exceptionally generous because it was my birthday . Absolute must to visit

Thank fionag544
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

I went with average expectations and was very pleasantly surprised by how fresh and delicious the food was. Everything tasted like it had been made only moments before, even the dishes that many restaurants would prepare well in advance. Portions are extremely generous. Highlights the...More

Thank bigpoppad
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ashleigh h
30 May 2017|
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Response from dorinab407 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for late reply - am on holiday but no they don't do takeaways
Young Sil B
1 March 2017|
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Response from CostasTaverna | Property representative |
Hi there! Yes, we can cater for a group of 18 guests - you would need to be at two tables of 9 right next to each other. We do also have vegetarian options, which are available to view on our website. These include, but... More
22 March 2016|
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Response from Peter W | Reviewed this property |
Hi here is the information I got back from Costas today for you They are open from 5pm - you need to book check out there website for costas cranford st christchurch and you can book online. Thanks very much for your... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 21
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
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Costas Taverna is a place to celebrate the simple joys in life... family, friends, conversation and great food.
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