Fresh, home-made and very traditional Greek dishes are the hallmark of Taverna Greka Waterfront Restaurant. Situated across from the Columbia Skytrain station, the restaurant offers wonderful views of the Fraser River.
I've been here a couple of times. Nothing to complain about. Food is good, prices are ok. They have a room in the back if you're planning on having a big party. Nice to have some privacy from the rest of the restaurant.
I can't believe I a the first to lay down the spiel on this place but it delivers a good greek spread. In terms of appy's dolmades are a standardizing dish for me and they certainly made them well. Saganaki and Zucchini sticks just okay but a pretty darn good Kalamari covers for them. Overall a more simple greek menu but all items received were of good quality. Vegetarians might find this place a good stop to enjoy the spano-dinner or the veggie-moussaka, that my sister and her boyfriend both enjoyed. Service was super and attentative and the photos from the website are no embellishment for the ambiance. Truely, nice views in the south seating area although a loud train may pass during the meal. Of course there is also the belly-dancers for those who come for that too. I would return here again if in the area.
I went there on a Saturday night, it wasn't even packed. Still the waitress took forever to get us our food. She didn't seem that knowledgable about Greek food and was not friendly. When we ordered appetizers she was pushing us to order enterees even though we weren't in the mood for so much food. She was rude and acted like a high school prom queen. Our appetizers took an hour to arrive. On the menu it says the kalamari arrives with pita bread we didn't get any pita bread and when i asked the server about it she said the pita bread that arrived with my red pepper feta dip was the pita bread that was supposed to come with the kalamari. We didn't want to make a scene so we continued eating.
When we asked for refills it took her 20 minutes to get them. And then we had to wait 30 minutes just to get our bill. They ignore you for the longest time. I like the food but the service is the worst in the city.