Opa! Celebrate the enduring flavours of the Mediterranean with a delicious Greek feast.
Here are our picks for where to find the best Greek food in Metro Vancouver.
The Greek by Anatoli
The Greek by Anatoli opened its doors on Mainland Street in March 2015 with the aim of bringing great-tasting, quality Greek food to Vancouver’s downtown. After growing up in their family restaurant, North Vancouver’s Anatoli Souvlaki, brothers Brothers Alexi and Iani Makris have created a beautiful environment in Yaletown where diners can discover delicious delicacies and traditional Greek fare. The menu, which offers a range of salads, small plates (mezze) and entrees, also features a slow-braised shoulder of lamb, Spanakopita, and Moussaka. One of the restaurant’s most popular dishes is the Rabbit Kalamakia: braised rabbit loin with house-made lamb sausage, wrapped in bacon.
Address: 1043 Mainland Street, Vancouver
Stepho’s Souvlaki Greek Taverna
As a longstanding favourite Greek restaurant in Vancouver, Stepho’s Souvlaki Greek Taverna continues to please its customers with authentic and affordable Greek cuisine, in addition to its relaxed vibe and generous portions. The menu at this family-style restaurant offers a varied selection of Greek food including: calamari; roast lamb; chicken Souvlaki; garlic prawns, and baklava for dessert. Even with two locations, one on Davie and the other on Robson, Stepho’s manages to pull a crowd for dinner most nights.
Address: 1124 Davie Street, Vancouver
Address: 1359 Robson Street, Vancouver
For nearly 30 years Paros Taverna has been serving the Tri-Cities area with Greek food using carefully selected ingredients and following authentic time-tested recipes. The menu at Paros Tavern features a smorgasbord of various temptations including: succulent Greek spiced lamb chops; a selection of meat-based Souvlaki (fire-grilled skewers); lightly battered calamari; chicken breasts stuffed with spinach, fresh basil, sun-dried tomatoes and feta; sautéed black tiger prawns, and many more delicious dishes.
Address: 9604 Cameron Street, Burnaby
Apollonia Greek Restaurant
Fairview Slopes’ Apollonia Greek Restaurant dishes up some fabulously authentic Greek cuisine. Open for both lunch and dinner, Apollonia offers a solid menu featuring dolmades; keftedes (Greek meatballs); juicy bite-size chucks of chicken Souvlaki, and marinated ribs. For the indecisive eater, Apollonia’s Greek platter is a great way to sample a few things as it comes with a small Souvlaki skewer, Moussaka, hummus and satziki.
Address: 1830 Fir Street, Vancouver
Diners at this cozy, reasonably priced Davie Street taverna can expect an enticing range of flavourful Greek Cypriot dishes. Here the menu is comprised of seafood, Souvlaki, vegetarian dishes, soups, salads, dips and platters. Locals agree that the calamari, both the grilled and deep-fried variety, is delicious and a must-order.
Address: 1106 Davie Street, Vancouver
My Greek Taverna
Traditional inspired Greek food is what patrons can expect when visiting My Greek Taverna.
Among the lunch and dinner time staples at this friendly eatery you’ll find vegetable, fish, and various meat plates, including lamb and poultry. There’s also a range of tasty appetizers, platters, classic dips and flaky filo pastry filled with spinach and feta cheese (Spanakopita).
Address: 946 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
Address: 6450 120th Street, Surrey