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Costas Taverna Greek Restaurant and Ouzo Bar

3/478 Cranford Street, Christchurch 8051, New Zealand
+64 3-352 3232
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“moussaka” (33 reviews)
“mini desserts” (49 reviews)
“granita” (17 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3/478 Cranford Street, Christchurch 8051, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I visited Costas last night with my flat mates and we all had a really enjoyable night! Service was warm and friendly (thanks Charlotte!) and we weren’t left waiting, or feeling rushed. Perfect. We started with a round of granita shots, because they’re just a...More

Thank Kate F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great atmosphere and delicious food! Steak cooked perfectly every time with flavours that truly awaken even the faintest of taste buds. Highly recommend

Thank Cara H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was yummy, drinks menu extensive service was good and fast but tables are small and not much privacy. Suggest to book to avoid disappointment.

Thank dannierolls
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a long wait for our food and people arriving after us were on to their desserts before we had our mains. We did get a shot each to say sorry. One of the diners at our table asked to take away the rest...More

Thank 22Kazza7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a lovely place , been many times and never had a bad meal, really lovely staff , definitely would recommend

Thank MEdmonds31
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely evening with friends last night and I decided to try something different. My usual is the Souvalaki platta. This time I had Mamma's Moussaka. There is a half hour wait for this option but everyone was happy to wait. I could...More

Thank cari4_10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner here our final night in Christchurch , this place is very popular with locals which is always a good sign and for good reason . Service was friendly and quick . Our meals arrived in great time and the food was just...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I found Costas Taverna excellent. Well lit restaurant (some places can be quite dim) not too noisy for a Sunday night. Lovely interior design with nice ambient Greek style music. Spacious, comfy chairs. Waitresses were all great, smiley, kind, and good at their job. Food...More

Thank Sakkacon
Reviewed May 16, 2018

We’ve been here several times, as it’s always been a great atmosphere and the food’s been tasty. But on our recent return, I was disappointed to see that the menu was exactly the same as last year and the kids only had the same one...More

1  Thank roses77
CostasTaverna, Owner at Costas Taverna Greek Restaurant and Ouzo Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Rose, Thanks for your feedback! We were fully booked on this night (Mother's Day - one of our busiest nights of the year), when you requested an extra four people join your table of three (yourself and your two grandchildren), to make it a...More

Reviewed May 13, 2018

Easily one of the best restaurants in Christchurch, Every meal I have had here has always been well presented, generously sized and delicious! The hercules Brizola is unreal.

Thank cozza22
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Fuatino L
February 17, 2018|
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Response from Melissa M | Reviewed this property |
hi yes it should be fine
ashleigh h
May 29, 2017|
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Response from dorinab407 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for late reply - am on holiday but no they don't do takeaways
Young Sil B
February 28, 2017|
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Response from CostasTaverna | Property representative |
Hi there! Yes, we can cater for a group of 18 guests - you would need to be at two tables of 9 right next to each other. We do also have vegetarian options, which are available to view on our website. These include, but... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$21
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3/478 Cranford Street, Christchurch 8051, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-352 3232
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Costas Taverna is a place to celebrate the simple joys in life... family, friends, conversation and great food.
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