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Costas Taverna Greek Restaurant and Ouzo Bar

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$$ - $$$
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3/478 Cranford Street, Christchurch 8051, New Zealand
+64 3-352 3232
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17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went with a group of 8 for 2 special birthdays and the food was of very poor standard. All the meals including entrees were very greasy and overcooked. The lamb was tough. They didn't have 3 of the wines on the wine list which didn't leave any choice at all when ordering by the glass.

Brisbane, Australia
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here was just amazing, not a thing was out of place and everything was delicious. We were staying in Christchurch for a few days as part of our holidays and I highly recommend anyone visiting this city to give this place some of your time, you won't be disappointed. Anytime we indulge in Greek food in future, it... More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service as usual. Same high standard that we've become used to. Friendly staff. And the ouzo 12 is amazing

Christchurch, New Zealand
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is probably the restaurant we most visit in our home town Christchurch. The standard is always 5 star, great food, great staff and service. This time we received a deal - 2 souvlaki platters for the price of one. So two main meals for $26. Amazing. Of course we couldn't resist the entrees (even though we didn't need them)... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was disappointing. I ordered moussaka which was tasteless. The staff had no personality and the overall experience was just not very memorable.

Christchurch
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94 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We regularly dine at costas. They food is delicious and their standard is always excellent. However, the last couple of times we have, we have found the service just really slow. I feel that 2 hours for three courses (entree shared) is just to long, especially when we are required to leave the restaurant within two hours, and we got... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food Good service But nothing great Big highlight was the desert Small size desert menu a great idea

Christchurch, New Zealand
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is always busy, even on a Wednesday night and there's no doubt as to why, although not cheap the meals are value for money as the quality, size and most important of all taste is killer. Very true modern Greek presentation without loosing the classic flavours. The service is great too. Try the non-alcoholic Blackberry Mojito with mint... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my girlfriend came here after reading some reviews and were mightily impressed with the food and service. The restaurant is a 10 minute can ride out of town but well worth the visit. The mezze starter was delightful with the meatballs and zuccini fritters a particular highlight. Be warned the mains are huge but so tasty so think... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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108 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When catching up with friends in Christchurch, they booked us a table for 4 to start celebrations to bring in the new year. What a perfect place! The night was busy as you would expect for a good restaurant on New Year's Eve so can live with that but the food was brilliant. We could have had two or three... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$21
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Greek
Meals
Dinner
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
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
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
Description
Costas Taverna is a place to celebrate the simple joys in life... family, friends, conversation and great food.

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