We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Manolis Greek Taverna

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
64 Smith St, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
+61 8 8981 9120
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
Closed now
See all hours
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

233 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 224: English reviews
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I are regulars at Manoli's in Darwin either together or with others. The other night, a Friday night, we had to be somewhere and they were busy. But they got us in and with the boozokia music we got fed and entertained all in a tight timeline. I love their calamari but to be honest there is... More 

Thank Ashley M
Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Really tasty hole in the wall eatery. A nice traditional Greek style restaurant with pleasant live music, a bustling vibe and delicious food. It's not a fancy place, but a friendly, welcoming restaurant with cute blue checkered table cloths. Would highly recommend the seafood platter. It's suggested for two, but it's more than enough for three (its a bit too... More 

Thank Benvoa
Darwin, Australia
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We accompanied some friends who were relocating South from Darwin. What better place to enjoy a last meal in what is almost an icon of Old Darwin. Amidst the newly minted Tapas bars & hipster eateries that are springing up in Mitchell, Smith & Knuckey Streets, Manolis relaxes like your favourite lounge chair. The service as usual was accommodating, friendly... More 

Thank Philip J
Level Contributor
23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

We had a really lovely Greek meal of scallops and meatballs made of minced octopus. The salad was fresh and crisp. The dessert was freshly made vanilla slice. Serving sizes were just right. Delicious coffee.We found that the wine list was excellent, although predominantly Australia wines. Well priced. Service was attentive but not intrusive. We had a very romantic dinner... More 

Thank michaellouisem
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Excellent meal - Taramasalata with Pita Bread, Moussaka, Lemon Herb Potatoes - all beautifully prepared and served and to finish Metaxas Brandy with a Greek (Turkish) Coffee. Very friendly efficient service with Greek and Cypriot staff. Homely decor. Great Busy atmosphere

Thank austintravel2016
Level Contributor
34 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Everything is excellent, including the service and atmosphere. Calamari is to die for, as are lots of other things on the menu. Great sized servings. Can't fault it at all, and the cost is very reasonable. A must try for everyone.

1 Thank juroDarwin
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Very authentic kitchen the best food i have experienced in Darwin. The atmosphere and staff were very welcoming and genuine, loved it !!!

Thank vinetaap
Darwin, Australia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Had been planning to eat at Manolis for some time. I was very pleased with my moussaka, delicious, hot and very tasty. Unfortunately they didn't have the veal dish that my husband wanted to order, however he ordered the open yiro which he was happy with. The down side was dessert - I was really looking forward to some lovely... More 

Thank LudmillaDragonLady
Darwin, Australia
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

My auntie came to visit us in Darwin and she liked the look of Manoli's so that's where we went. It was noisy with guests happily chattering and great music and busy with plenty of people eating and moving about. Food was great and they were flexible around my wife's allergies. I have a Maltese background, which is plenty similar... More 

Thank Daniel R
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Poor Service, Bad Food, Expensive Prices The decor was cheap and tacky. The meals did not come with sides (for the most part). The souvlaki for $20 was only 4 chicken skewers. No sides, no sauce. When asked about getting tzatziki for the skewers, we were told it would cost $7... I called in advance to see if there were... More 

Thank Tim C
ManolisGreekTavern, Owner at Manolis Greek Taverna, responded to this review

Hi Tim C If you took time to read the menu it will tell you how we operate also the staff explains how we work, we are a mezthes style which means tappas no main meals, the décor sorry if it doesn't satisfy your quality but this is how its is when you go to Greece to a traditional Greek... More 

Travellers who viewed Manolis Greek Taverna also viewed


Been to Manolis Greek Taverna? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 64 Smith St, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Northern Territory  >  Top End  >  Darwin
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8981 9120

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Manolis Greek Taverna and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Darwin, Australia
6 months ago
Perth, Australia
over a year ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Manolis Greek Taverna staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?