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The Great Greek Restaurant and Taverna

$$ - $$$
Universal City Area
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13362 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91423-3939
+1 818-905-5250
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Sarasota, Florida
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207 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Saturday night meal w excellent presentation and preparation. Delicious - typical Greek dishes. This evening was very busy with music and dancing waiters as a group and individually. Happy atmosphere and just delightful. The valet at the French bistro next door will park your car but instead of the $6 for the French bistro you can just tip as you... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Loved to see waiters form a line and performdo Greek dances while everyone clapped to the music. We shared a large platter of appetizers. Food was healthy and very tasty. It's a fun place to take children. Casual dining and warm hospitality

Thank munchingmavin
Mission Hills,ca
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

This is not a quiet restaurant. A party atmosphere all evening. Fun servers ,who dance to traditional Greek music. Good service, food was just OK, for the price. Bring the whole family and enjoy.

Thank Bradley L
Manila, Philippines
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74 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

The Great Greek Restaurant offers excellent food served by a friendly and efficient staff. The general ambiance of the place is a big Greek party and it will not be surprising to see some people singing and dancing, Greek style. The restaurant itself is not that big so if you prefer a nice quiet place to chat, this is not... More 

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Oak Park, California
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90 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Really enjoyed lunch at 'The Great Greek Restaurant.' The Spanakopita was the best I ever tasted. Also enjoyed a sampler of dips with warm pita bread. The baklava was also homemade. Delicious lunch!

Thank Bobbyoyo
Los Angeles, California
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

In a city where every restaurant Tries So Hard to be authentic, here is a place that has been thriving in its authenticity of solid Greek food served with passion and an atmosphere that (pardon the expression) OUZOs real Greek to the point where you imagine you are on a vacation in GREECE! from the minute you walk thru the... More 

Thank Sam M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Came across this on tip advisor by luck. Would recommend you book as it is obviously very popular with the locals as well as tourists and we were squeezed in on a table by the door. The staff were very attentive even though it was busy. When we were there some great Greek live music was being played which only... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

Every time I come to eat here, it's experience gets better and better. From the wait staff, to the delicious food, and the amazing atmosphere, this is by far the best Greek restaurant that I've been to since moving to California 5 years ago!

Thank jenn2808
St Albans, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

Excellent and varied menu, the food was good and service excellent. Such a fun atmosphere.... Couldn't see a valet so parked around the corner - don't do that....we got a ticket! Worth a visit - have fun

Thank GHandMim
Los Angeles, California
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175 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015

In over 25 years of going to the Great Greek, we have never had anything but a delicious meal and excellent service. Our secret late lunch spot - one of the few places open all afternoon - it is quiet, prompt service, fresh cooked food arrives really quite fast. I love to share the Greek Vegetarian platter, or the Village... More 

Thank Ann T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 18 - USD 30
Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13362 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91423-3939
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Universal City Area
  • Neighbourhood: Universal City Area
  • Phone Number: +1 818-905-5250

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