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“Best Greek Restaurant Ever”

Asteras Greek Taverna
Ranked #1 of 347 Restaurants in Nanaimo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Greek
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

We were a party of 9. We raved so much about our meal another 12 people from our larger group visited the following evening. Might be best Greek food ever. Lamb melted in your mouth. Don’t miss the grilled calamari! We had some high maintenance eaters in our group and the waitress didn’t bat an eye to accommodate dairy allergy, no gluten, no starch etc. Service overall was excellent. Would not miss this restaurant next time in town.

1  Thank mikemL4585AG
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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

I had to get help to pronounce the dishes but not to eat them! The Marouli salad was delicious and light while the Avgolemono soup was tasty and surprisingly not heavy with the creamy chicken, rice & lemon. I highly recommend both dishes! Service was very friendly and prompt. I will return when I’m back in Nanaimo and I’ve already recommended this spot to friends!

2  Thank Kirsten T
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

Excellent roasted lamb, explosive atmosphere with happy servers and lots of laughs. The setting is in a restored heritage house with of course, the greek blue and white colours.

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1  Thank gspannier
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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Came here for a birthday dinner. Was an early reservation but had no issues. All the plates we had were outstanding and service was excellent. Odd location in town but worth the drive.

1  Thank thatcraigguy
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

This restaurant is located in the Old City Quarter along Wesley Street in Nanaimo. It is an easy walk from downtown. There is parking at the Taverna and along the street. This restaurant specializes in authentic Greek food.

Asteras Taverna is actually a lovely three storied renovated home. We were the first ones to arrive for lunch and asked to be placed upstairs in the extended patio area. We highly enjoyed the ambiance, service and food.

The Greek cheese appetizer Saganaki came out just perfect. Bread was extra and it was delicious too. My wife enjoyed the lentil vegetable soup. I thoroughly enjoyed the Beef Souvlakia. The meat was flavorful and tender.

We have traveled to Greece seven times and find Asteras as good as the best in Greece. We found Asteras and the Acropolis Steakhouse in Campbell River to be superb on Vancouver Island.

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1  Thank Marty B
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