The Greek - Gastown

4.3
19 reviews
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Greek
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  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
Opening their first location in the spring of 1984, Helen Babalos & Thomas Makris brought us Anatoli Souvlaki. They had a dream of combining the food of Greece with great service to add some Mediterranean style to the North Vancouver restaurant selection. They opened in the sleepy neighbourhood of lower Lonsdale and lived above the restaurant to ensure the quality and service. They were able to create a North Vancouver staple, a successful thriving restaurant based on faithful patrons and a reputation that has been passed through generations.In 2011, the family-run restaurant was taken over by their sons Alexi and Iani. In 2015, the brothers, alongside their cousin Daniel Bergman, expanded on their parent’s dream by opening The Greek in Yaletown, with a focus on mezze-style dining. Now open in Gastown. The Greek is a reinterpretation of the North Shore's iconic Anatoli Souvlaki.
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Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

I don’t understand why restaurants have to play the music so loud at 7:00. Sure later maybe. But when I meet a friend for dinner I like to be able to have a conversation without screaming. I guess it’s ok for those who spend dinner on their phones. Won’t be back. Food was ok but not good enough to put up with the noise.

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d
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Large portions and good variety of entrees to choose from. Different presentation of dishes and we were pleasantly surprised by unique twists. Great for sharing are various platters.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice location and good food as usual

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 2

It was way too loud. Hard to talk or hear my friends. Great venue tho and good food.

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S
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

Yes I recommend Food is perfect as always.
Unless music is so loud we cant hear each others. Servers not quiet good enough and they look very serious and upset.. We did appoinment for 7 pm via open table but they called us they dont have space for us and they change our Reservation to 8:30 it is okey no problem we will still continue to go there just because food is from Home ☺️

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PK
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

If you like high quality Greek food (not an oxymoron) consider The Greek - Gastown. It has the high quality traditional food similar to the North Vancouver location but a similar funky vibe to The Greek Yaletown. Fine flavours in a casual environment, can't go wrong.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Super disappointed we were late to be seated, then asked to leave within about an hour, and then even had our plates and food cleared early because a larger group came in and just stood and watched us and we were asked multiple times if we were “going to be leaving soon, ok good” did not feel welcome whatsoever and what is the point of having a reservation if you are going to allow 40 people to stand in the waiting area? This was all before 10 pm, our reso was for 8, we got sat and served for 830 table cleared by 930.

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JS
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely time! We sat right beside the window with a great view of Gastown. Delicious, authentic Greek food!

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N
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing staff, beautiful room and the best greek food I've ever had!

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H
Calgary
69 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

This was our first time at this location and it was just as good their other ones. I always order their Sangria which is super tasty.

I recommend sharing their Platters but this time I tried their braised lamb with risotto. The risotto was a little salty but their lamb was delicious!

Looking forward to coming back!

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DB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great service, light airy space, flavourful dishes. Some tables a little close together. The halumi caprese salad and the fresh calamari were delicious. I will return for sure.

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s
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Atmosphere was very relaxed. The staff was very friendly and welcoming. Our friend was late and they were quite understanding. Although the food seem limited what we chose was quite good.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 4

Hair in my food

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AP
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 1

lamb done badly, upstairs way too hot, yaletown way better

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V
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We got the lamb youvetsi, it's SO GOOD! The lamb shoulder is braised perfectly, so soft and tender, the orzo is delicious, seasoning is well balanced, and the overall medley of flavours just keeps you wanting another bite.

I only ate this dish for the first time a few hours ago but I already can't wait for my next visit...PLUS it's reasonably priced for a Gastown location of this food quality! Even though they just opened about a month ago, this place has quickly made its way into this foodie's favourites places to eat!

The service today was decent as well, although the waitress we first had seemed a little standoffish, but the waiter who served us after was friendly!

We went before dinner service, around 4 PM, so the noise level wasn't very high since there weren't other tables around, only some people at the small bar that's available.

I would presume with a full house that the noise level would be much higher, since it's a casual dining type of place.

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VC
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good place and excellent service !
Food is delicious
Thank you

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AS
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Food was very good. A bit pricey for taverna Greek, but it's Gastown so a slight premium is to be expected. Good cocktails, nicely roasted lamb, and the fava beens and mushrooms starter was the surprise of the night.

Exactly what you want Greek taverna to be ... with a DJ. Don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with a DJ, but its not exactly what I was expecting. I'd have appreciated a less "club-like" atmosphere with my 6:15 reservation.

Overall a nice experience. Not where I'd go for a romantic dinner, but rather a night out with friends.

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GS
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Who says you can't have great tasting Greek food in a hip and happening environment? Just be aware that there is a millenial dj onsite who starts playing hip hop with vulgar lyrics after 9pm. Not exactly my thing but I was a kid once so can hardly complain.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible new restaurant in a great location

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