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Plaka Greek Taverna

$$ - $$$
Southwest Calgary
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7-275 Shawville Boulevard SE, Calgary, Alberta T2Y 3H9, Canada
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16:00 - 22:00
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Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Dallas, Texas
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74 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is difficult to find anything authentic in Calgary in terms of Greek food. I was told about Plaka Greek Taverna and I can't get enough of the Dolmades, the Saganaki (OPA), and the greek wine. The service is so personable, and yes Tony and Panayiotis are the real deal! Greece was my favourite country of the 40 I have... More 

Helpful?
Thank Pelorojo13
PLAKA G, Public Relations Manager at Plaka Greek Taverna, responded to this review

HELLO PELOROJO13 - we are so glad you enjoy our Greek food - we cook it with pride so your kind words mean so much to our team. Even more so, it is wonderful that you love our country! Please do come and visit us again soon. More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Really good Greek dishes. Friendly atmosphere, tasty and affordable.Highly recommended for those longing authentic Greek flavours.or those who are new to Greek food, a nice intro. Good Greek cocktail selection. Have an ouzo cocktail, get in the right mood.! Nice selection of music too.

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Thank Maria S
PLAKA G, Public Relations Manager at Plaka Greek Taverna, responded to this review

Thank you Maria for taking the time to write about our taverna, our cocktail selection and of course, our traditional Greek food. It is our pleasure to have you dine with us! More 

Calgary, Canada
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We have been going to Plaka's since we moved to Calgary 16 years ago. The service is always efficient and friendly (although we were very unhappy when Yanni moved to Vancouver). The saganaki is wonderful and we have always enjoyed their various Greek standbys, souvlaki, moussaka, and the appetizers are always enjoyable. A small but comfy room encourages a fun... More 

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Thank justthefriesplease
PLAKA G, Public Relations Manager at Plaka Greek Taverna, responded to this review

Hello justthefriesplease: What a wonderful read - to know you have been coming to see us for 16 years. That is wonderful to read about such faithfulness to our team, and our food. Thank you for such a kind and important review from a customer that has stood by us for all of these years. More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

I had no idea this little gem existed! The staff were friendly and professional. The restaurant was clean and organized. And the food was delicious and authentic! The appetizers are filling and affordable as well if you are dining on a budget. I am definitely going back to this restaurant and highly recommend it!

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Thank Chispa B
PLAKA G, Public Relations Manager at Plaka Greek Taverna, responded to this review

Hello Chispa, What a lovely review you wrote for our hidden gem. We are a little less hidden now that the construction and new openings of the large stores around us are complete. Do come and visit us again. It is our honour to have you enjoy our traditional Greek food. More 

Calgary, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Just had Greek Salad and rosted potatoes, delicious as always. Great service strongly recomended. My friend ordered food from Plaka last week for their house party and all the guests were thrilled to have a great lamb for first time in Calgary.

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Thank Suzy A
PLAKA G, Public Relations Manager at Plaka Greek Taverna, responded to this review

Dear Suzy: So wonderful to read about your enjoyment of our restaurant, as well as your friend. We quite enjoy catering and glad to read your friend and guests enjoyed the authentic Greek food we sent to the party! We hope to see you soon. More 

Calgary, Canada
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448 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

We were heading out of town and needed a quick dinner for the road. I love Greek food, and so I picked up a couple of Lamb Souvlaki to go. The lamb was nice, with big chunks but could have been cooked a tad longer. But the Souvlaki was otherwise very good. The salad was great, and all together, the... More 

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Thank BenLar137
PLAKA G, Public Relations Manager at Plaka Greek Taverna, responded to this review

Hello BenLar137: We appreciate you taking the time to write such a nice review about our taverna. Do come in, so we can "take you back to Greece." Our lamb is waiting for you! More 

Calgary, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Went with friend to Plaka last night for a dinner we had dinner platter and it was very fresh and delicious as always. Our server Anna was very friendly and down-to-earth and made sure we were well looked after. Highly recommended.

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2 Thank Suzy A
Calgary, Canada
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280 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

Came here for dinner on the weekend because of the good reviews we read online. We had spanakopita for an appetizer. My husband said that it tasted like it was pre-made frozen. He used to be a chef, and he can often tell those pre-made things. We don't know for sure, but that was his guess. The spanakopita wasn't the... More 

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Thank Marlablue75
Calgary, Canada
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190 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

My wife and I came here last night as we had the opportunity to go out for dinner without children. We came to this restaurant years ago so we knew they had great Greek food. First of all, the service is very slow. It took over 30 mins before our Greek salad came as an appetizer. We were still eating... More 

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Thank Mdecker17
Alberta
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74 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

They put plain mustard in the rice to make it yellow. Really. Don't know who is in the kitchen, but they aren't Greek. We paid enough for our meals. Maybe they can afford a little tumeric now.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Greek
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7-275 Shawville Boulevard SE, Calgary, Alberta T2Y 3H9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Southwest Calgary
  • Neighbourhood: Southwest Calgary

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?