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10444 82 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 2A2
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Opening at 11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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Rates:

  • $26 To $60,

Opening Hours *Holiday hours

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Restaurant type

  • Fine Dining,

Cuisine type

  • Greek,

Dishes

  • Rack Of Lamb,
  • Moussaka,
  • Feta & Olives,

Features

  • Restaurant With Bar,

Atmosphere

  • Trendy,
  • Casual,
  • Family,

Products and Services

  • Souvlakis,
  • Greek Cuisine,
  • Lamb,
  • Calamari,
  • Hummus,
  • Greek Salads,
    • Spanakopita,
    • Fresh Seafood,
    • Moussaka,
    • Prawns,
    • Fried Cheese,
    • Backlava,
  • more...
  • less...

Specialties

  • Belly Dancing,

Languages Spoken

  • English,

Getting There

  • Faces South -104 St Cross Street - Middle Block,
  • Ample Parking,

Meet the owner

When it comes to traditional Greek food and fun times, the Anast family's Yiannis Taverna has been Edmonton's go-to place since the late 80s. Current owner and cook, Jim Anast, still uses those same recipes his mother brought over from the home country, decades ago. “That’s one thing about Greek people; they keep using the same recipes,” says Jim’s wife, Tammy. “When somebody gives you a Greek cookbook, it could be 100 years old. It’s like a treasure. It’s also opposite from North American food culture, where the food is really trendy. In Greece, they learned a long time ago how to make the best use of the ingredients.”

Greek restaurants attract a clientele who love to enjoy themselves and their meals, and diners can definitely do both at Yiannis Taverna. “Most of the people who come to Greek restaurants are generally interested in the food because it’s not food you can buy in a grocery store,” says Tammy. “Proper Greek food is very labour intensive and has to be made by hand.”

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Ratings & Reviews - Yiannis Taverna Greek Restaurant

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March 17, 2019

Great restaurant. Had a big table and they did a great job. Food was awesome

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

March 10, 2019

Nice place good food but it’s just too loud for conversation

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 3/5

March 11, 2019

Every time we come we think that the whole experience couldn't get any better yet it does. From service to atmosphere to food this is one of the best restaurants in Edmonton.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 3, 2019

Great meal! Amazing service and a wonderful night overall.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 16, 2019

Terrible food. Very dissapointed. Would have had a better meal at Opa in the mall food court. Bland, cold, overcooked and undercooked. Didn’t offer to do anything about it. They will never get our service again.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 3/5

February 16, 2019

Lauren was outstanding

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 15, 2019

Wonderful experience and great food. Service and management extremely good.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 15, 2019

Excellent as always!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 15, 2019

As always. A wonderful dinner for us

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 15, 2019

Garlic shimps were good, but baby lamb chop has strong smell

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

February 15, 2019

Was great food as always !

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 13, 2019

One of our favorite Edmonton restaurants.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

February 7, 2019

Great ambiance. Not sure why we got seated next to another loud table of 4 when the place was quite empty? Food was overpriced for what we got. Moussoka was dried out like it was yesterdays? Overall ok

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 5/5

January 27, 2019

Always a great experience!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 5, 2019

Awesome place! Great food, service and fun atmosphere!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 1, 2019

Outstanding service, food and amazing hosts. Jim and Tammy keep Yiannis at the very top of Edmonton restaurants.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 1, 2019

Great service, great atmosphere, and best of all great food!! Delicious, fresh, authentic food!!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 26, 2018

Wonderful, amazing atmosphere and so cozy and felt like I was in Greece all over again. Wonderful friendly accommodating staff and owners are extremely friendly! A must try for Greek food in Edmonton!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 25, 2018

I've been coming here for 30 years. Wonderful as always.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 22, 2018

lovely server and amazing venue

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 19, 2018

Great spot, excellent food, fairly priced, warm atmosphere. I'll be back, thanks !

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 8, 2018

Great place to take important clients.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 2, 2018

The food was fantastic, the atmosphere was very nice and enjoyable. There was a belly dancer who was very talented and was getting patrons to join in her dancing which I thought was fun and neat, she was also not pushy which was also nice. Overall had an excellent experience and no complaints whatsoever, definitely recommend the slow roasted lamb for anyone who enjoys lamb.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 3, 2018

Originally a group of 8, we became 10 and were gratefully accommodated. Very impressed with the level of service and the quality of our meals that evening. We all left happy. We will be back when staying in Edmonton!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 1, 2018

Food, service, and atmosphere is always amazing! They have thee best cheese cake 😍

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 24, 2018

Mostly ate appetizers and they were all good except they were served with poor quality pita. When the meals came with the good quality pita we were surprised that it hadn’t been served with the appetizers as well!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 24, 2018

Everything was amazing!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 10, 2018

Food was just ok.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 4/5

November 9, 2018

Dinner with 14 adults plus 2 kids for my wife's 40th, they went above and beyond good service! Everything was fabulous, the food, the atmosphere, the staff. Absolutely made her night. Thank you Yiannis you guys never fail to impress! 5 stars all around!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 6, 2018

Always a pleasure to dine here, show up hungry and they will fill you up with great food.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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