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Ithaka Greek Restaurant

1102 Yates St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 3M8, Canada
+1 250-384-6474
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“roast lamb” (120 reviews)
“saganaki” (68 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Greek, Grill, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1102 Yates St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 3M8, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The food was done without love...the meat overcooked, salad without taste and in general we didn’t like the experience because it didn’t have the tasty touch of Greek food. We went ones, but we don’t want to give it a second chance.More

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank Trip784283
ithakacanada, Owner at Ithaka Greek Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Red flag here, Everyone is free to their opinion and one must take the good with the bad. I question the timing of your review as your visit is listed in march 2018. That is an extremely bizarre & long time to submit a review...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

We feel like family when we go to Ithaka Greek Restaurant and we bring our out-of-town guests and family here because we know the food and atmosphere is always excellent. We always judge Greek restaurants by the quality of their calamari and theirs is the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank gailwainman
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very nice Greek restaurant with amazing food and great staff. The owner played a song for us on his bouzouki, and gave us a list of things to do in Victoria!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Thomas T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We shared plates across the family. Appetizers: the hummus and tzatziki were delicious. The dolmades were fought over. Spanakopita, Chicken Souvlaki, oh, and the cheese on flambé (saganaki) was out of this world. We would go back here in a minute. Good vegetarian options, super...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank Kirklanders018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We snuck in on new years eve and had a wonderful experience here! We had the best calamari of my life. The roast lamb wa memorable and my tiger prawns were cooked to perfection. Our waiter Chris was so great and made us feel very...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank CarlyG2019
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Despite not having reservations on abusy night before Christmas the management was very accomodating, letting see what was available and allowing us to move once we were seated. The souvlaki (both pork and lamb) were excellent. Roasted potatoes and rice all had a wonderfully lemon...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Fred085
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great Greek food. There are several marginal reviews, disregard those trolls. This is one of the best restaurants outside of Greece. The food is authentic and service is top notch. Our server Lauren was excellent and on top of her game. Never had to ask...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank WestSidePugetSound
Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

Tonight we discovered this lovely greek restaurant in Victoria. What a lovely place. The food is great and the people amazing,.......we did celebrate our granddaughter and Opa's birthday. Could not have done it in a better place. Thanks guys. We will definitely be back when...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank susanneketelaar
Reviewed November 23, 2018

The restaurant was very busy and the staff was so friendly. I had the roast lamb. Because I was alone at my table, the server brought me his family album with pictures of Greece. I had a really good time. No need to say you...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank IHgsg452
Reviewed November 17, 2018

Great meal and service. Made a reservation for two on a Friday evening but likely didn't need it; the restaurant was busy but tables were available the entire time we were there. The service was excellent - the majority of the staff are family and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank BC-Westcoaster
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April 14, 2017|
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Response from ithakacanada | Property representative |
We do our rendition of zorba's dance most evenings at Ithaka. It's spontaneous and do our dance when we have a few minutes during our dinner service. It's not cirque de soleil, but our guests enjoy it. It's fun, come check... More
December 23, 2016|
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Response from ithakacanada | Property representative |
Hi there, We have free parking right outside of the main entrance on the Cook street side ( we are on the corner of Yates st and Cook street ) If it's full, simply exit and drive around the block to get onto Yates street... More
Oregon J
March 19, 2016|
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Response from ithakacanada | Property representative |
Hello there, Not to worry. We only use toasted pine nuts for one item on our menu and they are safely kept in a sealed container. We can accommodate your sons allergies, not a problem. Thank you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$19
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1102 Yates St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 3M8, Canada (Formerly Passero's Restaurant)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > Fernwood
  • Neighbourhood: Fernwood
  • Phone Number: +1 250-384-6474
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Ithaka Greek Restaurant is a family-owned business that celebrates culinary and cultural traditions through authentic, healthy and lovingly-prepared food. Be our guest!
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