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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.”

Read the story of Yiannis Taverna Greek Restaurant

Ratings & Reviews - Yiannis Taverna Greek Restaurant

How would you rate this business?
November 10, 2019

Was our first time at Yiannis. Looking forward to our next visit for sure.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 10, 2019

Our waiter was fantastic and took care of us making sure that the gluten allergic amongst us were taken off. The food was amazing and we had a great evening.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 9, 2019

Good time, excellent service. Really appreciated the 'special' tea.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 8, 2019

Our ‘go to’ restaurant with friends for 30+ years.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 3, 2019

Great food, generous portion, great service!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 20, 2019

Fantastic as usual. We LOVE the place. Perfect for our date night!! Thanks all!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 19, 2019

The waitress, the atmosphere, the food and the dancer all contributed to make this the perfect evening dinner between friends! We all had a great time! Thank you Yiannis! Special Kudos to our smiley waitress, Niayah, who recommended great dishes!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 5, 2019

enjoyable evening, good food.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 30, 2019

The belly dancer was amazing!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 29, 2019

The food and ambiance were wonderful. We were treated very well considering we were early. The staff were exceptional in dealing with us. Much appreciated.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 29, 2019

Nice birthday dinner :)

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 21, 2019

All very good! We enjoyed ourselves immensely and the food wss excellent!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 21, 2019

The most delicious food, most memorable night, just a fantastic place , have gone there many times now , will continue in the future

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 21, 2019

We have been going to Yiannis for at least 10 years and never have been disappointed. Food always great . Service excellent .

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 20, 2019

Fantastic

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 20, 2019

Fabulous as always.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 15, 2019

Amazing date night for my husband and I. Excellent food and service!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 15, 2019

Excellent experience we will all be returning soon!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 14, 2019

Excellent !! Atmosphere , food and service were top notch !! Thank you !!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 11, 2019

Everything was just lovely. That is why I keep coming back. Being at Yiannis reminds me of being in Greece. The surroundings are inviting. The food is delicious. I had the moussaka, and it was the best I have had anywhere. I highly recommend eating here.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 11, 2019

Co-workers celebrating a birthday it was a very nice lunch. Thank you

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 9, 2019

A very enjoyable evening. Food was fantastic.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 30, 2019

Had a good time. Be back soon for another lunch.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

August 28, 2019

One of our favorite dining spots in the city!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 26, 2019

We had a large (14) group in during the Edmonton Fringe Festival. Service and food were both excellent!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 22, 2019

Great food and great service. Introduced young family members to Greek food and they cannot wait to return.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 18, 2019

A favorite for years

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 18, 2019

It was an ok dining experience... Food was ordinary! Belly dancer came very early and it was very short... Music was either too high or too low! Servers and managers did their job with no emotions on their face.. There were no sampling food which you will get in most greek and middle eastern restaurants until you get your meal! No smiles and not welcoming enough.... We had couple friends came late.... Until they arrive they kept asking if they are still coming! It is a busy location so customers with no reservations appear and wait for available table...They wanted to place those customers to the seats that are available in our reserved table i think.. It was annoying!

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 3/5

August 11, 2019

Always good food! Try the cheese cake it’s amazing !!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 4, 2019

Love this place,

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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