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  • Food3.5
  • Service3
  • Value3
  • Ambiance3.5
  • Reviews45

Minoas Greek Taverna

3823 Kingsway
Burnaby, BC V5H1Y5
Tel: (604) 430-2545
Neighbourhood: Central Park
  • Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean
  • Price: $$ ($15 - $30)
  • Reservations: Accepted
  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner
  • A restaurant in what appears to be a large 2 story house that is full of old world Greek charm, inside and out. The dishes are rustic, simple, and full of mediterranean flavor. Family staff is always friendly and ready to help. Across from Central Park. Free parking at back.


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Simply Overpriced
By mrchristie of Burnaby, Vancouver (2 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, August 12, 2009 - 9:04pm [Dine in]

Before entering the restaurant, the place looked like a big old house. Walking in, a waiter happily greeted while he was heading up the stairs. We were seated to the window and the waitress offered that we can sit at other tables. The waitress was nice in giving us choices of seats. Service was very authentic and they treated us with good customer care and without being too disturbing.

The food was solid. I had a lamb souvlaki. The entree came with greek salad appetizer. The salad tasted great and fresh. When the souvlaki came, I was a bit disappointed about the portion. For $15-16, I would have expected a bit more from the entree. For my entree, there were two sticks of lamb and rice. The entree portion was not memorable and tasted like lamb from festivals.

The ambience offers an old, rustic look. The place was quiet, with old greek music playing on the big rear view projection TV in the background. To me the old rustic decor was simply because it was old. I felt awkward because of how old things were. Maybe others would appreciate this type of ambience.

In summary, I felt that the food was solid but overpriced. Even if service was included into the food, the place does not deserve to charge that type of price range.

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Overpirced and doesn't taste good
By Bornhere of Burnaby (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, June 25, 2009 - 7:27pm [Dine in]

I ordered the roast lamb dinner for takeout it cost $20.00. It came with a crappy greek salad which had only one olive (how cheap). the rice was not very flavorful and was the only large portion received. The potatoes were very tiny and were average tasting. The lamb just tasted like a piece of meat without good seasoning and had too much mushy fat in it. The piece was not very large either for the price. The sides of carrots and tatziki were not good either. Will never go back.

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Full glass of wine
By tops64 of New West (8 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, February 5, 2009 - 5:55pm [Dine in]

We ate upstairs, the parents raved about the lamb shoulder. The beef souvalaki was good, but have had better rice and food portions at other Greek restaurants, not good value for money. However, the wine was served in a nice FULL wine glass! Weelll worth the $5.99 :-)
The service was good, until the end. Waited a bit for the plates to be cleared and bill to arrive, but no biggie. Would probably give it another try...one day

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Blah blah bland
By nathan_and_daph of Burnaby (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, April 9, 2011 - 7:35pm [Dine in]

No flavor, no spice, no nothing, and no repeat visit. Nice little place, with nice staff, and thats about it. We ordered the combo souvlaki and seafood pasta. No spice or taste to either dish and the pasta was mush. All the dishes had was a whole lotta garlic and thats about it. Basically we ate some food that made us full.

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Good Food, Terrible service
By pokka of Burnaby (2 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, January 16, 2008 - 5:01pm [Dine in]

i went there to have dinner in last wednesday, i really want to try this restaurant since forever.
We're welcome in downstair by junior server/ waiter i think (because he didn't serve any food, just running up and down to bring the food to the server/ senior waiter and he bring dirty plates and stuffs.
However we ask him to ask about the menu and surprisingly he can explain the menu very well, he recommend the calamari dishes which is superb, kleftico lamb which is outstanding, lamb souvlaki which is also good and for my parent he recommend vegetable musaka, he also recommend tiramisu and bogatsa for dessert which is sold out.
He had better knowledge than the server obviously since the server could not describe the food really well and seems arrogant.
Other than the long time waiting for the food everything is good
Perhaps the junior server/waiter should get promoted and replace his senior.
obviously we'll come back again and bring some friends.

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