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Three Kretans

151 Frederick St | In the basement of the YWCA, across the street from the Centre in the Square, Kitchener, Ontario N2H 2M2, Canada
+1 519-576-9091
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Overview
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good49%
  • Average11%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“souvlaki” (8 reviews)
“calamari” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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Value
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LOCATION
151 Frederick St | In the basement of the YWCA, across the street from the Centre in the Square, Kitchener, Ontario N2H 2M2, Canada
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1 - 10 of 68 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

Great spot for traditional greek food and it feels like you are in Greece. Ideal for a special nite out.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank crobinson2014
Reviewed August 25, 2018

We tried this for the first time. I had the Three Kretans Pikilia which came out on a big platter. My wife had the Greek Stew (Stifatho). Both were very flavourful and I can't believe we ate it all. Great food and quiet atmosphere.

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank browncondo2102
Reviewed August 15, 2018

good food good service very pleased would go back again nice decor friendly fast service lots of parking easy to find

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank LarryM1190
Reviewed June 19, 2018

This is a lunchtime favourite with colleagues and clients. Food is consistently good. Staff are friendly and attentive.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank kenandcindy2018
ThreeKretansMgmt, Owner at Three Kretans, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2018

Hi Ken & Cindy! Thank you so much for taking the time to review us! We are glad you enjoy our restaurant and we are looking forward to serving you again soon!

Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

This place is old school and somewhat hard to find (basement of the YMCA) but well worth trying. It has a family-owned feel to it and the menu is classic Greek. Had the Gyro and chicken brochette platters. Very ample portions and delicious homemade Tzatziki....More

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank Heaterhabs
Reviewed January 24, 2018 via mobile

There is parking right at the restaurant., ask when you make a reservation. The staff are welcoming and very friendly. The decor is Greek. The wine selection is limited but reasonable in price. We had the salmon that was nicely done and tasty, nothing exotic...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank dougw4345
ThreeKretansMgmt, Owner at Three Kretans, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2018

Hi Doug, Thank you for the good review. It's always nice to hear positive things from our customers. We look forward to serving you again soon! -Three Kretans Management

Reviewed November 30, 2017

We were quite surprised that we could not order off the "full menu" because it was a "concert" night and the menu was limited. We ordered the dolmads which were very good as was the village salad (no lettuce in a village salad) however we...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Belle T
petuniawaterloo, Manager at Three Kretans, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2017

Hi Belle, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent experience. Yes - we do have a limited theatre menu prior to performances at the Centre in the Square. This is to make it easier on the kitchen so that...More

Reviewed November 28, 2017 via mobile

Food drink and service were fantastic. Our server Gina did a great job taking care of our needs. We really enjoyed our experience and will be back. Free theatre parking is a bonus.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank ceitoo
ThreeKretansMgmt, Manager at Three Kretans, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2017

Hi Paul! Thank you so much for your feedback! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience and look forward to serving you again soon! Thank you for mentioning the theatre parking also :) Three Kretans Management

Reviewed September 18, 2017

Had dinner here with a group of friends. We were first into the restaurant and somewhat loud, but they handled us expertly and managed to get us in and out in about an hour, as we were in a rush. I love souvlaki and their...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Scott C
petuniawaterloo, Owner at Three Kretans, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2017

Hi Scott! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your experience. Being Greek, we don't mind loud folk and we are thrilled that we were able to get your group out swiftly. I do quite enjoy our lamb and...More

Reviewed September 15, 2017

Wanted to take my wife out for a special dinner for our wedding anniversary. We both like to try different restaurants & often try small out of the way places. The service is almost always better & most of the time the food is great....More

Date of visit: September 2017
1  Thank Alan B
petuniawaterloo, Owner at Three Kretans, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2017

Thank you so much for the amazing review and Happy Anniversary! We are happy you spent it with us and enjoyed yourselves on such a special occasion. It's always nice to hear great things about our restaurant - and Michelle isn't so bad either ;)...More

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Melissa H
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Response from ThreeKretansMgmt | Property representative |
Hi Melissa, Thanj you for your interest. There is elevator access to the restaurant and we have tables where a wheelchair can sit comfortably. However, the washrooms aren't wheelchair accessible due to their size and the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$22
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 151 Frederick St | In the basement of the YWCA, across the street from the Centre in the Square, Kitchener, Ontario N2H 2M2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Kitchener
  • Phone Number: +1 519-576-9091
  • E-mail
Description
Angelo and Doxa Makrydakis immigrated to Canada from the island of Krete. In 1996, they decided that Kitchener needed a Greek dining experience where customers would feel welcome and a part of the family in a casual, warm atmosphere. Soon after, the Three Kretans was born. Named after their 3 sons - Gus, Zack and Niko - they succeeded in bringing the tastes of Greece to KW. With fresh ingredients and traditional Greek dishes and desserts prepared daily, Three Kretans has established itself as being Kitchener-Waterloo's premiere authentic Greek restaurant for over 22 years. OPA!
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