Yianni's Greek Taverna

Yianni's Greek Taverna

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Hours
Sun
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Mon
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tue
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wed
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thu
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Fri
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Sat
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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Ratings and reviews
3.5
3.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
3.4 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.3 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.3 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
3.6 of 5 bubbles
Details
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CUISINES
Mediterranean, Greek
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
features
Is this restaurant good for special occasions?
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Greek
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service
3.5
3.5 of 5 bubbles34 reviews
Excellent
10
Very good
11
Average
5
Poor
3
Terrible
5
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

CanadianCritic1
Surrey262 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 none
Greek food is my fave and this restaurant lived up to my standards of good Greek cuisine. Roast lamb is my favourite and they really did a good job of cooking it here. My friend loved her dish too and we left very happy customers. This place was better than I expected and I'd highly recommend it.
Written July 26, 2022
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NoshTraveller
Canada1729 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 couples
This busy restaurant seems to have a regular clientele from the neighbourhood. I ordered the Souvlaki Combo, which is 3 skewers of any combination of either Beef, Chicken or Lamb. I chose 1 Beef and 2 Chicken. It came with Pita, small Greek Salad, Greek Lemon Potatoes, Rice and Tzatziki. The Chicken Breast was tender while the Beef was slightly on the tough side. Both had nice flavour. The Greek Salad was ok and the Rice, Greek Potatoes, Pita and Tzatziki were very good. The service was very friendly and the restaurant was very accommodating to people with allergies or food sensitivities. Prices were reasonable.
Written March 18, 2023
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tony l
Vancouver4854 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 none
I was in the Drugs store next door to pick up my medicines , it rain like cat & dog ,in the mood for a hot meal ,craving for lamb , so what is the best place to dropped in , they been in the same locations for few years now ,it is not a fancy place , it is family run , very clean , home comfort food , very affordable , the safety plan well follow , menu is not over size ,lot to choice , I order the Roast Lamb ,it is a shoulder cut ,well marinated with spices ,delicious ,and good portion , of course the Calamari for appetizer ,not greasy , only the Greek can fried it perfect ! I enjoyed the dinner this time lot better the my last visit ,,so if you looking a budget Greek food ,this is the place ! lot of mall parking !
Written September 25, 2020
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Anthony S
Burnaby134 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 family
We ordered their $45.95 dinner platter for takeout. Everything was delicious. Loved the roast lamb shoulder (really tender & flavourful), calamari & chicken souvlaki. Their pita was soft & went great w lamb & tzatziki sauce. Decent Greek salad, potatoes & rice. Dolmathes has never been our favourite so can't comment on its quality compared to others. First time ordering from Yianni's but it's now our local favorite for Greek food.
Written June 30, 2022
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Heather G.
Surrey2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 solo
Dec. 18/23 @ 7:45pm. I am a woman in my late 60's, and I have been a regular customer at this restaurant for about 2 years. After how I was harassed tonight, I will never return. Staff on shift: Owner named Paul Waitress #1: Martina (took my money) Waitress #2: Kim (she said she was also the Manager). Since Kim was Indo-Canadian - I suspect Kim is not her legal name. My bill was $24.24 I went up to the bar to pay as usual - and a new waitress named Martina took my money. I have always given the waitresses there between $2. and $3. tip, and tonight was no different. I paid Martina in cash. I gave her:- (1) $20. dollar bill (1) $10. dollar bill (1) toonie I asked for a $5. dollar bill in change - stating the rest ($2.75) is for a tip. Martina gave me a $5. in change and I said thank you and Martina replied "thank you!" I went to the washroom and while in there - I noticed Martina opened the door - then closed it. She then came inside the washroom and told me that I short changed her and I owe her $10. dollars. I explained how I paid (see above) and the Manager Kim said they were not used to dealing in cash because they don't normally receive it. Martina came back stating - I only have (1) $10. bill in the cash register, and that came from another customer. When I spoke to the owner 'Paul' - manager 'Kim' got verbally aggressive - interupting and raising her voice loudly. I told her to stop interupting me, but she refused (what a nasty women - treating me like this). In the end - the owner 'Paul' said "I told you sorry" - but sorry came too late - and after I stated I will never come back here again. Kim was grinning (she was quite satisfied with herself) and she was giving me the snake eye as she sipped her drink. The restaurant was kind of empty (unfortunately for me) as people witnessing me being harassed and disrespected would have been bad for their business. I said 'Merry Christmas' and left. Kim (the East Indian waitress) called me a racist as I walked out - but I believe Kim is the racist and that may be why I was targeted for harassment in the 1st place. It was downright rude the way she yelled at me when I was just explaining my bill payment to the owner Paul. WOW - some people are so ignorant. Signed: Heather
Written December 19, 2023
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tony l
Vancouver4854 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 none
Very casual Greek restaurant in Up town New Westminster , family run , meeting a friend for lunch , she was already got a tablet out the patio , I do not feel very comfortable about it , very small area social distance is questionable , but I go along with it , only one staff working , menu not over size , they also have the lunch and dinner special every day , Wow < the quality of the FOOD and Service completely different from my last visit , total like night and day !!!!!! new owner ? new cook ? my Roast Lamb like Lamb Stew , so dry , no flavour at all , like from the dumpster ! with my 50 years in the restaurant business ,I can tell right away , it is Microwave Cooking ! they must cooked whole bunch lamb shoulder's and freeze it . when a order come in BANG ! goes in to microwave , (why cut corner ! OWNER ) my friends Chicken Souvlaki also dry , the Calamari very greasy soggy in Greek restaurant ! unbelievable ! it may be the perfect scenarios for some , but not for me ,I do not care how cheap the price are ! I all way say You Pay What You Get ! for sure I will not coming back unless they improve the food quality >
Written May 22, 2021
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lauraP1389XV
New Westminster3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
I enjoy the food and drop in frequently. I especially like the spanakopita, chicken souvlaki, and their tzatziki.
Written March 5, 2020
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Relax720951
100 Mile House2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 couples
Vegetarians the vegetarian lasagne is inedible. A bowl of tasteless tomato sauce with some sheets of pasta in it. If there were vegetables, I couldn’t find them.
Written December 9, 2019
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2souls
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 friends
We have just enjoyed our first taste of Yiannis! Decided to give it a try this evening. Ordered two chicken souvlakia for take out, plenty of food and delishious. We will return.
Written August 3, 2019
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karlos348
Vancouver13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 couples
My wife and I went here for appies and we were stunned at how delicious they were. Reasonable prices and great service. We will definitely return.
Written May 1, 2019
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Arlene E
67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 family
No matter how long it's been since I've visited they always remember what we like. Long time loyal wait staff. Food is the best Greek without being over priced like some other places.
Written March 25, 2019
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STAN49_12
Powell River453 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 couples
My wife and I both had the Chicken Souvlaki. It was tasty and the atmosphere in the restaurant was very pleasant and the service was good.
Written July 21, 2018
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George G
Burnaby28 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 couples
Platter for two are not recommended due to the roasted lamb a bit dry. Not like when you order the regular roasted lamb. Service is a bit low only two server why???. Always many customer. Cost cutting???. Just don’t know why???. Why bother anyway it is the owner option. But if they want to improve better start put more people to work one more won’t harm them. Think about it.
Written January 7, 2018
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Peter E
Vancouver141 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 solo
I had the evening off and thought I'd go out for a nice dinner somewhere and relax. When I paid for parking on the street, I then walked in and waited as the young man would not make eye contact as he was wiping tables. Obviously busy, I waited for someone to acknowledge me and offer a table. He finally came around and made it feel like I was interrupting his work rather than knowing I was the purpose of it. I told him table for one and he got a menu in his hand, asked inside or out and I said maybe that corner table inside, give me the menu and I can seat myself, he agreed. I saw the specials board and Roast Lamb was on special, something I haven't had in quite a very long time. Waiting up to 10 minutes, he came over to take my order, I ordered the feta pate, one of my favourite Greek dips consisting of spicy red pepper and feta cheese, it came out almost right away and he had brought a glass of water to the table, I was almost wanting something else and had he asked, I might've been persuaded to order something but then I didn't really need anything else so glad he never did. As I was on my phone checking my emails as I travel lots and hadn't had a chance to spend time to myself, I was slowly working my way through the dip when the entree arrived prematurely. I was kind of put off by it, but went with it. I tried the Greek salad and it was tasty and the Roast Lamb was cooked to perfection, plenty of rice and a half potato roasted with 3 baby carrots and some pita bread. The server never did return after he dropped the food off...not once!! I wanted more water, but no return, I can say if it was busy but it wasn't that busy. Either way, they had a sign on the door to hire an experienced flexible server for immediate employment...possibly if they didn't have this practice, they might attract some quality staff to ensure the guests have a good time and return. It's too bad as the food is worth going back for, but I decided to vote with my feet and not return to this restaurant...too much attitude for nothing...time to find another Greek restaurant to go and try and to support.
Written September 1, 2017
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Kasselin H
Curitiba30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 family
Great greek food in New West. Portions are well served and the food was really fresh. You gotta try the roast lamb.
Written July 23, 2017
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