Yiannis Taverna Greek Restaurant

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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

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
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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.”

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Ratings & Reviews - Yiannis Taverna Greek Restaurant

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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

June 22, 2020

The perfect venue for a small wedding of 16. Everything went seamlessly. They accommodated every request. Stored our wedding cake and flowers in their cooler. Served our cake to our guests and even took my last minute request to play a song for our first dance. Our server was amazing. Catered to our every need and kept the wine glasses topped up. The food kept on coming in waves and it was delicious. My entire party commented on what a great time they had and how good the food was. We will be back! Thank you Yianni's!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 22, 2020

We really enjoyed our evening and delicious food - thank you very much

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 17, 2020

Amazing meal. Great services. Got us to our seats immediately even though we showed up 25 minutes early for our reservation

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 14, 2020

Can't wait for the dancing

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 14, 2020

Fun place with great service

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

June 7, 2020

We come here often, and as always the food was delicious. Did notice the portion sizes were a little bit smaller than usual though.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 3, 2020

It was an excellent meal round, my colleagues and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 1, 2020

This our favourite restaurant for many reasons starting with the food the atmosphere and Maegan and Tami. See you soon.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 1, 2020

We had a fantastic night as a couple, with wonderful service. We felt safe with all the distancing measures taken in the restaurant. The food was outstanding! We even took food home to our children and they were properly impressed! For our first outing as COVID restrictions ease, Yiannis was the perfect choice.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 31, 2020

Excellent Food. Consistent product. Service was prompt. Restaurant only limited ambiance-wise by limitations due to COVID

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 25, 2020

It's an odd time to dine out with all the distancing and mask wearing required but Yianni's has figured it out and it was an enjoyable experience all around. Food, as always, was delicious.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 17, 2020

Wonderful experience! Our go to place :)

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 15, 2020

Excellent as always

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 8, 2020

Absolutely AMAZING!! Everything from booking a big party, to the service & the food, everything was easy, effortless and AMAZING!! Highly recommend!!! Couldn’t have asked for better service!! Thank you so much!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 24, 2020

We’ve been to Yiannis many times and have enjoyed ourselves every time. From the food, service, atmosphere and the friendly staff. It never disappoints. This is why we continue to return.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 22, 2020

Food is usually FANTASTIC but this night was just good. No idea why, but if this was my first time I'd most likely not come back. The service on the other hand was GREAT as usual.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 5/5

February 18, 2020

fantastic fun atmosphere, friendly staff and loads of fabulous food...great time was had by all...

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 16, 2020

First time here. Very good food. Great atmosphere!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

February 15, 2020

One of the loveliest restaurants in Edmonton. Delightful atmosphere Excellent food and service. Old world meets contemporary dining.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 16, 2020

Haven’t been in 30 years. Perfect evening. I can see why they have stayed in business in the same place for so long. Hands down the best Greek food in Edmonton.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 9, 2020

Wonderful evening at Yannis

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 1, 2020

Wonderful evening. We will definitely return!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 27, 2020

Exceptional service and great food, one of the best experiences I’ve had at an Edmonton restaurant!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 26, 2020

We were in Edmonton for the weekend visiting our son and dinner at Yiannis was one of the highlights. Lovely fun open atmosphere. Terrific and friendly service. Well organized wine list with a nice cross section of styles and prices. And delicious food . All at very fair prices. It's why we keep coming back whenever we come to Edmonton.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 1, 2020

THE best quality Greek style food in town. Attentive service, beautiful decor, appropriate music. Never disappointed here.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 30, 2019

Our dinner and service was fantastic! I love this restaurant! I cannot wait until the next time I have dinner here!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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