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Asteras Greek Taverna

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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Food and ambience

Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options

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Menu

DIPS WITH PITA‎
7.00
Humous
Chickpeas, tahini, garlic
7.00
Tzatziki
Yogurt, cucumber, garlic
7.00
Melitzanosalada
Creamy eggplant dip
7.00
Olive Pâté
7.00
Tarama
Carp roe pâté
HOT MEZETHES‎
10.00
Calamari
Deep-fried‎ or grilled
10.00
Saganaki
Pan-fried cheese
8.00
Dolmades
Stuffed grape vine leaves
8.00
Keftedes
Aromatic‎ greek meatballs
8.00
Spanakopita
Spinach and feta wrapped in phyllo
13.00
Garlic Prawns
Sautéed in butter and lemon
SALADES‎
Small 8.00
Large 10.00
Greek Salad
Tomatoes, cucumber, green peppers, onion, and feta
8.00
Marouli Salad
Finely chopped lettuce, green onions, dill, capers in a red wine vinaigrette
8.00
Caesar Salad
With homemade dressing
SOUPES‎
7.00
Avgolemeno
Creamy chicken, rice and lemon soup
7.00
Fakkes
Lentils, vegetables and tomatoes
SOUVLAKIS‎
15.00
Lamb
13.00
Chicken
Boneless, skinless thighs
16.00
Beef Tenderloin
16.00
Tiger Prawns
ENTRÉES‎
All entrées served with greek salad, potatoes and rice
13.00
Lunch Special
Calamari, dolmades, keftede, spanakopita, salad, homous, tzatziki and pita
16.00
Roast Lamb
Slow roasted in special seasonings
18.00
Paidakia
Rack of lamb chops on the grill
15.00
Moussaka
Layers of eggplant, zucchini, meat sauce, and bechamel
13.00
Calamari
Deep-fried or grilled
16.00
Garlic Prawns
Sautéed with butter and lemon
17.00
Seafood Brochette
Halibut, salmon, prawns, and vegetables
VEGETARIAN‎
15.00
Vegetarian Moussaka
Eggplant, zucchini, tofu and bechamel
13.00
Spanakopita Lunch
Spinach pie, greek salad, rice, potatoes, vegetables and tzatziki
12.00
Fettucine Alfredo
DESSERTS‎
7.00
Baclava
Walnuts, almonds, phyllo pastry, and honey rich custard with caramel topping
7.00
Créme Caramel
Rich custard with caramel topping
7.00
Ekmek
Light custard, shredded phyllo pastry, almonds, honey and fresh whipped cream
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Greek
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We enjoyed a fabulous meal, had top notch service and enjoy the bustling atmosphere at Asteras makes it always a great place to dine in Nanaimo. It was a special occasion and we were certainly treated well! I always recommend this restaurant to friends.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank nanaimomary2016
Reviewed 4 days ago

The staff here do their very best to welcome you even though the times I have been there they have been a full-house. The food is excellent and the atmosphere is always friendly. It can feel a little crowded at times, so if you are...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank A_den65
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a great experience this time round for a friends birthday, was hesitant to try again after our anniversary experience 2 years ago. But we are glad we did and will be back again. Thank you for making this experience memorable in a positive...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank simonlane
Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I visited Nanaimo yesterday on a fun road trip and had another helping of superb Greek food at Asteras. We had a meal that was superb in production- my roast lamb and her Kalamari - were flat-out wonderful. It wasn't just the...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Les B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service really first class. Attentive, friendly and polite. Owner efficient, friendly and on top of everything that was going on. To be honest food was good but it is the service and ambience that make this memorable. Lunch for two with two glasses of wine,...More

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank budd4y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The four of us went here on the recommendation of my sister in law. It is location in the heart of Nanaimo in a house that has been converted. There is a small number of parking stalls right outside, we had to settle for parking...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Ed B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wednesday night, packed house. Not a table to be had... we had a table of six. Excellent authentic Greek cuisine. The calamari was succulent and tender. The heavy red win accompanied the lamb, creating the perfect blend of textures and flavours. The specials were reasonably...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Todco
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited several times since my last review and the quality has slid. Two of three meals weren't as warm as they should have been, vegetables overcooked. Disappointed. Observed the owner/manager ream out a server as he felt it "is not his job" to...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Bluejeanboy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

. . . . . . . . and, that’s because the food is always dependably very good and the folks that work here make sure your dining experience is great. I’ve eaten in this restaurant a couple dozen times over several years and have...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Bede-Are
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were both busy on Valentine’s Day so had a belated date and had a awesome time. The food and service are excellent with huge helpings. Even the Greek red wine was nice a very pleasant surprise. First time trying ouzo will he trying it...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Kathygrantnanaimo
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