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8650 Genesee Ave Ste 106, Costa Verde Center, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92122-1128 (Nobel Drive)
+1 858-455-1535
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Walnut Creek, California
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78 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this place. They have a varied menu and nice happy hour. Good happy hour! Service was great also. Nice out door seating.

Thank FredN47
Avon, Connecticut
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127 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An excellent restaurant with good authentic food . Interesting sculptures and paintings on the wall. Limited but good choices on the lunch menu

Thank JDinAvonCT
Mexico City, Mexico
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274 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice Greek restaurant. Service is good and the food is ok too. Nothing outstanding. The location is excellent.

Thank eduardops60
Carlsbad, California
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417 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Apollonia is located in a shopping center across from University Town Center. The restaurant is nicely decorated has a full bar with televisions and lots of tables inside as well as out on a patio. They have a good menu with salads and Greek dishes. I had the moussaka which was made with eggplant not potatoes and the lamb filling... More 

Thank DarylJ552
La Jolla
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

The other night my wife and I ate here. After waiting for our slow-to-arrive initial glass of wine we waited 40 minutes before being served our food. What arrived were not the appetizers we had ordered but our main meal. We sent the meal back and enjoyed the appetizers which arrived in less than four minutes. We were rushed a... More 

Thank RoverLaJolla
San Diego, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We had a group dinner for 36 people in conjunction with a reunion. Since our group was too large for the private room, they set up 3 long tables in the fireplace area. They have banquet menus and we worked with Mariana ahead of time to customize one menu. The price was very reasonable. Our guests enjoyed two appetizers served... More 

Thank Kathryn B
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

We live around the corner from this restaurant so it is convenient and they have outdoor seating so we go often. The moussaka is outstanding. it is in a bechamel sauce rather than a red sauce and has subtle undertones of cinnamon which is delicious and unexpected. The spanikopita is tasty but could be larger. I'd rather have one good... More 

Thank Maureen M
Phoenix, Arizona
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

A nice lunch near UTC. Great hummus and really great menu selection. Go here before you try any spots in the shopping center.

Thank DesertBaroness
Calgary AB
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73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

Needing an evening meal, I found Appollonia quite by (delightful) accident in a shopping mall. Outdoor seating on a warm evening, tomato basil soup followed by moussaka, and a galakto-boureko dessert. All were excellent in this quiet and friendly place. The cappucino I ordered didn't come out right - probably the milk had turned sour, so a replacement regular coffee... More 

Thank CalgaryMark42
Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

We decided to try for a local dining experience as our apartment is colocated to the Costa Verde shopping center. Bottom line, we'd highly recommend Apollonia Greek Bistro and will return in future for great Greek food. After experiencing frustration with parking at Balboa Park earlier in the day, pulling right into a space at this shopping center was a... More 

Thank Thelma K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$23
Mediterranean, Greek, Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8650 Genesee Ave Ste 106, Costa Verde Center, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92122-1128
    (Nobel Drive)
  • Public Transportation: Bus stops are available on Nobel Drive and Genesee Avenue within 2-minute walk from Apollonia
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-455-1535
A contender for the best Greek restaurant in Southern California, For 28 years, Apollonia (formerly Aesop's Tables) has been the destination of choice for La Jollans with an appetite for Greek delicacies. The restaurant has a handsome outdoor patio where shaded alfresco dining is delightful. Venture inside and you will find a charming ambiance in every dining room and in the beautiful lounge. The menu includes age-old favorites such as Dolmades and Moussaka, alongside some absolute surprises guaranteed to tantalize your adventurous curiosity. The menu offers many heart-healthy items prevalent in Greek cuisine and are suitable to those who follow a restricted diet yet like the joys of eating and the finer things of life. Apollonia's service is very friendly and as pleasant as the food.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?