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10444 82 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 2A2
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Closed now 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Methods of Payment:

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Interac
  • Cash

Rates:

  • $26 To $60,

Opening 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.”

Read the story of Yiannis Taverna Greek Restaurant

Ratings & Reviews - Yiannis Taverna Greek Restaurant

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June 17, 2018

Love this place! Being going To Yiannis for probably 20 years - it never disappoints!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 17, 2018

Thank you, it was nice, we will be back

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

June 10, 2018

The food was amazing!!! Whole experience was awesome!!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 10, 2018

I have been to Yianni's twice now in the past few weeks and it has been terrific both times -- the food, atmosphere, service, entertainment....I will be back!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 28, 2018

Wonderful experience as always. Food, atmosphere, staff - everything was perfect.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 26, 2018

Average food, bit disappointing.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 4/5

May 26, 2018

Really truly a delight in all aspects. Our waitress was especially classy, helpful and fun. Food was delicious!!!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 13, 2018

Amazing!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 12, 2018

A fan favourite of ours for many different occasions, We have never been disappointed by Yianni’s food, service and ambiance. Highly recommend!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 16, 2018

Yianni's is an Edmonton gem. The food is outstanding, the service is friendly, welcoming and very accommodating. They accommodated an ever growing party of 23 people without issue. We love Yianni's!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 15, 2018

Nice atmosphere. The food was good but way overpriced: $25 for two meat skewers, a bit of rice, and a salad.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 3/5

April 10, 2018

love yiannis

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 30, 2018

Awesome!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 25, 2018

My husband loves rack of the lamb. He had an amazing rack of lamb in Jasper AB 2years that he's never forgotten We've gone to a couple of higher end restaurants here in Edmonton but 1 was awful other one was just OK. I made a reservation to celebrate our wedding anniversary at Yiannis's because they had the rack of lamb on their menu and thought we'd try one more time. We want to say, the rack of lamb at Yiannis met very high expectations. I had the garlic prawns that were huge and delicious.. To make one more accolade, we got our monies worth with the sizes of the meals. We'll be back Yiannis out did

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 15, 2018

Always perfect. Been going to this place every time I'm in Edmonton since 2003 and it never disappoints. A great escape from the daily grind!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 3, 2018

We got a platter for 2 and there was enough for 3 to eat. All the food was delicious and the flavors blended well together. To make an amazing meal. We will be going back.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 2, 2018

Always great at Yiannis ... been eating here for years/decades ....

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 28, 2018

The one place we repeatly come to and the food is always great . Our waitress was wonderful One comment on the meat balls they are now smaller.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 26, 2018

Awesome food, Awesome Atmosphere, Awesome Service!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 25, 2018

Always a wonderful evening with great service delicious food!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 22, 2018

My family has been enjoying Yiannis for close to 30 years now and it continues to be a favourite. The current owners have taken a good thing and made it better.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

February 22, 2018

Wonderful meal, great service. Really enjoyed our experience.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 21, 2018

Great food and atmosphere!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 21, 2018

The food at this restaurant is always fabulous.That's the reason we keep coming back.This time there was a large group-- looked like an office party-- on the upper level,so it was extremely noisy,and also probably because of so many people there,it took llonger to receive our food.The food was up to the usual high standard,but it was impossible to visit or speak acroos our table because of the noise.The louder the group became,the higher the bartender lady increased the volume of the music!!!

Ambiance: 1/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

January 5, 2018

Amazing Greek food! Had a great experience!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 5, 2018

Excellent ! Tasty and well presented .

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 1, 2018

The food here is always very good, as is the service, but this time the service was exceptional. Our Server went out of her way to connect with everyone at our table, from my 91 year old father to my 22 year old son and all ages in between. Highly recommended.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

December 19, 2017

Another fabulous meal with accommodating,, knowledgeable, and charming service. How perfect is that.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 20, 2017

Best calamari I've ever had. Chicken souvlaki was fantastic. Server was very pleasant and helpful.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 12, 2017

We always enjoy Yiannis - good food, nice atmosphere and generous portions.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

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