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US$30 - US$30
Mediterranean, Greek
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A delightful dining experience on the patio of Yianni’s on Whyte! Our waiter was so friendly and the food and drinks were absolutely wonderful!

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed June 21, 2021 via mobile

The location and atmosphere are excellent the vegetables were excellent and tasty, the service was very good but three of the five proteins were overcooked, dry and tough.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Tammy A, General Manager at Yiannis Taverna Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are happy to receive constructive criticism and it’s even better to get it while you are dining so we can remedy our mistakes. A lot of people don’t like confrontation so they often eat it and then voice their...More

Reviewed June 12, 2021 via mobile

Was so lovely to get out again- visited on the weekend restaurants opened post lockdown. Beautiful patio , great food variety and service was fantastic. We had the dolmades, calamari, moussaka and chicken. Everything was fresh , well presented and tasted great! Will be back...for sureMore

Date of visit: June 2021
Tammy A, General Manager at Yiannis Taverna Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for coming in to Yiannis! We hope you have a wonderful summer and we look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed February 21, 2021

Dinner for first time after lockdown, so very pleasant. Place was full. Tzatziki was spelled correctly, but it's really more than a bland yoghurt dip. And I'd have hoped for a bit more than broth cooked rice for pilaf. But the beef and pork skewers...were very well marinated and tasty, cooked just right. Ambience very good, as usual.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed January 22, 2021 via mobile

So picture a pandemic that has gone on to the point of complete shutdown of all restaurants, but as we were travelling as a result of necessity, we had to eat. Everywhere was only either a take out or delivery option. We didn’t have much...luck and had some crappy food. Until we ordered from Yiannis. Best food the entire trip. Great lemon chicken soup, dolmetes and Greek salad with superior seasoning on the chicken souvlakis. Everything was packaged perfectly and so delicious. And hot. So good. Don’t be afraid to order. It was wonderful. Best of luck to them to continue another 40 years.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed August 8, 2020 via mobile

We contemplated going there as there was no one in the restaurant..but after seeing other people saying it was amazing...we gave it a try and glad we did! Excellent service, atmosphere and the food was excellent. Chicken was cooked and seasoned perfect, and the rice...and salad was equally as good and very fresh. We will definately be back.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed July 12, 2020 via mobile

The service was excellent, especially by the owner Tammy. Our table was perfectly placed for safety and atmosphere. The food was excellent. We particularly enjoyed the chicken souvlaki and the rice.

Date of visit: July 2020
578tammya, General Manager at Yiannis Taverna Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2020

Thank you for the review! We are very happy to hear that you felt safe and you enjoyed the food. It has been a challenging time but we are determined to see this through with our loyal and wonderful customers.

Reviewed March 9, 2020 via mobile

We hadn’t been here for several years after a disappointing last experience, but a Greek woman recommended we try again so... Unfortunately, it was just very mediocre. The fasolada soup was fine as was the Greek Salad. The Taramasalata was also fine. The meatballs were...a cut below fine, with bits of gristle in the meat. The wine (we had a glass of Moscato and a glass of Merlot) was lousy and neither of us had more than the first taste. No one bothered to ask how our dinner was, or why we didn’t touch the wine. Can’t see ever giving them another chance.More

Date of visit: February 2020
578tammya, General Manager at Yiannis Taverna Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2020

So sorry that the wine was lousy! We decide the selection with our sommelier and these 2 were picked for their favourable ratings and reputation. It is especially bad luck to have 2 different wines from 2 different countries both be bad. If you had...More

Reviewed March 7, 2020

Hard to know why this place isn't packed all the time. The food is outstanding and the service is excellent. Wonderful Greek / Mediterranean flavours and a great wine selection, including the best Greek wines I've ever tasted.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 29, 2020

The lamb chop were lovely and it was a generous portion of 4 chops. The potatoes were nice and tender and had lots of flavor. The vegetables were also good (not over cooked). My partner enjoyed the ribs, and noted that in comparison to some...other restaurants that they retained their pork flavor and were still nice and tender. The pan fried cheese was a nice starter. The service was good, the right balance between arriving when you wanted them, but not bugging us too often. If you get your wine order in before 6PM, the wine is 1/2 price which is a fantastic value in a restaurant mealMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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Emily D
January 24, 2020|
Response from Margaret S |
Lunch starts from around 11:30. Try their web site it has everything you need.
Betty B
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
Betty B
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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Yiannis Taverna Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4