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Yiannis Taverna Restaurant

10444 82 Ave NW, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2A2, Canada
+1 780-433-6768
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good27%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
10444 82 Ave NW, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2A2, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Gorgeous restaurant interior. Attentive and friendly servers. Pretty average food. It was good but not exceptional. I had the pork souvlaki platter. Comes with rice, Greek salad and tzaziki. Pork was grissly. For dessert I had the yiannis special. It was delicious and quite different...More

Thank Nicole M
Tammy A, Manager at Yiannis Taverna Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback, we will work on that dish. We are happy that you enjoyed the ek mek, it has been a customer favourite for many years.

Reviewed August 25, 2018

I ate at Yiannis last week and had the best Greek food I've ever had and I grew up in NYC. I had the Saganaki and a beef skewer and it was wonderful. Very attractive and friendly setting in the heart of Strathcona. I very...More

Thank pl8source
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

This is an old favourite but it has been awhile since our last visit. To my surprise the restaurant has been updated and more seats have been added. The restrooms are new and improved. The food was as good as I had remembered. We had...More

Thank woodmister
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

We have been coming to Yiannis for years and the food is always great, it never disappoints. The platters are good value and you get a taste of everything. Great atmosphere, very clean and live entertainment Saturday nights. Owners are friendly, hands on and attentive.

Thank revwarfan
Reviewed July 10, 2018

We stopped for lunch at Yiannis the other day and were very pleased with the food and atmosphere. The restaurant is open aired in the front so gorgeous on a summer day. I had the vegetarian moussaka and the person I was with had the...More

Thank justme55555
Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

After enjoying a walk down whyte ave, we stopped for a beverage and appetizers at Yannis. Either really short staffed or just poor service. We waited 30 min for drinks, while watching others just leave. Meatballs (salty and cold), spanakopita (really greasy), dolmades (ice cold)....More

Thank Timeoff-2011
Tammy A, Manager at Yiannis Taverna Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2018

Really sorry that you did not enjoy your experience. As a manager, I would definitely say that you should not have paid. Bring it up when you are on premise so that we may remedy this.

Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

My daughter, grandson & I dropped in because we had heard it was a nice place to eat. It was pretty quiet, even though it was noon, but I liked the place immediately. We had attentive service and we really enjoyed the food. Our only...More

Thank Joyce R
Tammy A, Manager at Yiannis Taverna Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2018

Thank you very much for stopping by and we are very happy you enjoyed your experience. We also appreciate your feedback. We have wrestled with the high chair idea, but ultimately we have opted not to have them. We had a child fall onto the...More

Reviewed June 26, 2018

We came over for dinner to this Greek food restaurant and we enjoyed it, but it wasn't that good. The food was fine, but not really tasty. It was busy and have good entertainment.

Thank 2Calgarians
Tammy A, Manager at Yiannis Taverna Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2018

I am sorry to hear that you did not find the food tasty, I wish I knew what you ate so that we may review and improve it. Glad you enjoyed the atmosphere and entertainment!

Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

We love Greek food, but know it is hard to find a good place that makes it. We had the full appetizers platter which includesa variety of the typical Greek tasty mezze plus... Really poorly done, except for the taramasalata and humus that were quite...More

Thank Tucatuca2016
Tammy A, Manager at Yiannis Taverna Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2018

Wow! We receive lots of compliments (although most our verbal...complaints are via the internet) on our spanakopita and keftedes. I am not sure what you are expecting. Really poorly done? In what way? But keep coming, we will endeavour to be better!

Reviewed April 25, 2018

We have visited several times and are never disappointed with the food, service and the lovely feeling of being well nourished. The server was very responsive and overflowed with personality recognising we were in high spirits celebrating our fathers birthday. Highly recommend eating here the...More

Thank David S
Tammy A, Manager at Yiannis Taverna Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 6, 2018

We are happy to know you celebrated a special occasion with us. We love it when families come in together and enjoy themselves. Thank you very much for letting us know.

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September 26, 2015|
Response from O7059EArossm | Reviewed this property |
Yes....they have a number of GF items: prawns, homous, tzatziki, keftedes(?) and various salads. The food is quite good, great atmosphere on the weekends, enjoy Whyte Ave, people, farmers' market and the Princess... More
September 26, 2015|
Response from JoanieTheWolfe | Reviewed this property |
Hello. Many restaurants nowadays have gluten-free options, but I'm not sure about this one. I would suggest you contact the restaurant to get an accurate answer. (780) 433-6768 Cheers!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10444 82 Ave NW, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2A2, Canada
  • Public Transportation: There is a bus stop on the block, and a taxi stand.
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Edmonton>  > Strathcona
  • Neighbourhood: Strathcona
  • Phone Number: +1 780-433-6768
  • E-mail
Yiannis serves Greek food that is inspired by traditional recipes and healthy living. Our chef, James Anast, tries to encompass every aspect of Greek cookery, from its inherent healthfulness, to its history and customs in our menu. We are located in our own building on trendy and historic Whyte Ave and have a warm and ambient room that evokes thoughts of the Mediterranean. To further enhance your dining experience there is belly-dancing on weekends and a beautiful Moroccan lounge in our lower floor for you to sip some tasty libations before or after your dinner.
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