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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,
Location
10444 82 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 2A2
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Opening Hours *Holiday hours

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Tuesday
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Rates:

  • $26 To $60,

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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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December 13, 2020

Always a great experience our favourite place to gather for a meal.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 12, 2020

Great service and great food.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 17, 2020

Food was tasty and plentiful. Service was friendly and the place is comfortable. I give you guys 5 stars all around.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 17, 2020

Perfect balance of relaxed and casually elegant. The food is beautifully prepared and the service is consistently excellent.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 26, 2020

We will be back. Mouthwateringly good

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 21, 2020

The atmosphere would be great, except for the fact that Whyte Avenue is incredibly loud and obnoxious right now. When the doors are closed as the weather cools, the ambience will return.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 20, 2020

We had a fantastic evening celebrating our anniversary at Yianni's. The service was great and the food was amazing. We will definitely be back.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 14, 2020

This is one of the best restaurants in Edmonton! The food and the service is always AMAZING! They are very accommodating with food allergies as well. Amazing place a favourite for me! Celebrated my birthday their over the weekend and it was perfect! The care they have for their customers is top notch!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 6, 2020

Great food, great service, we will be back

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 5, 2020

Really enjoyed our evening at Yiannis. Great service. Excellent food..nice atmosphere We will return

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 1, 2020

Great dinner as always! Thank-you Yianni's

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 23, 2020

The food and service was excellent in a great location with the front garage doors rolled up it feels like the whole restaurant has outside seating with a interesting view of Whyte avenue.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 18, 2020

Fantastic evening

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 16, 2020

I've been a fan of Yianni's since 1999. Such a treat to be able to go back again after covid-19 Phase 1 lockdown. Their open air setting helps me feel safe, as does the fact that all staff are wearing face masks. Hygiene was excellent. The food was, as always, delicious.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 11, 2020

This was a great night with friends and family made better by being in a warm and friendly place most of us know from many other visits – and now added to by the food and sharing we had this night. Roy

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 9, 2020

This turned into a surprisingly pleasant evening - made all the better with their big open doors on to Whyte Avenue in Old Strathcona. The steak and Mediterranean salad were just what was needed, although from other visits I also recommend the slow-roast lamb.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 9, 2020

Yianni's is the best for Greek food and authenticity! Our server (Marchin? - I hope I spelled that correctly!) was amazing. He made the whole experience very enjoyable. I will definitely be back!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 1, 2020

Tammy was wonderful as usual! We were provided service by a lovely young woman whose smile reached her eyes, which was handy because her actual smile was under her mask. I took a friend who is new to Edmonton here, and the ambiance was beautiful. He ordered the lamb and literally just about licked his bowl clean!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 30, 2020

Love this place.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 28, 2020

Amazing place to celebrate a birthday!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 26, 2020

Love this place! Any time we travel to Edmonton whether one night or two we always have dinner here.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 24, 2020

Amazing food and service

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 19, 2020

We had a very good meal during our visit to Yiannis highlighted by tasty food and attentive, but not overbearing service. It was a little noisy due to the large open windows facing the busy street.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

July 19, 2020

Perfect. We sat inside but at the edge of the sidewalk patio that allowed us to enjoy the sun but move to shade so we didn’t get too hot.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

July 18, 2020

Excellent food and service

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 16, 2020

One of my favorite restaurants. Everything I order there is excellent. Calamari, pita bread with hummus, rack of lamb, brochettes, sangria, etc.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 6, 2020

Excellent food, drinks and service.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 2, 2020

Very enjoyable lunch with great food and service. I would return to Yiannis and recommend to friends.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 30, 2020

Everything was very good. Staff were super friendly and efficient. The food was delicious. All Covid protocols followed very pleased with everything

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 23, 2020

My first time at Yiannis will not be my last! What a great atmosphere. Subtle music which allowed easy conversation...much appreciated. The waitress was friendly and patient! To top it off was the excellent food!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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