Greek home cooking offering delivery and take out.
We had never been to Rodos before but we were visiting family in the Port and they are regulars at Rodos and wanted us to come for dinner at their favorite Greek restaurant. Except for an unfortunate incident in my 20's with a bottle of Retsina, I've always been a big fan of Greek food so we were up for it.
The owner of the restaurant, Michael I believe, greeted us at the door with a big handshake and welcome, calling our friends by their names and moving at light speed to prepare a table for us. Waitresses swooped in and never left us waiting for anything. It didn't appear we were getting any special treatment; they were equally attentive to the other tables of diners. So high marks for service.
The restaurant is cosy with blue tablecloth covered tables adorned with white plates and tea candles, and a scattering of mediterranean items around the room for decor. Fairly standard restaurant decor and background music with only a hint of Grecian inspiration. I'll admit I'm a sucker for the blue and white ceramic tiles that seem so Hellenic in other Greek restaurants.
We started with a bread basket and an olive oil/balsamic dip and a tsaziki yogurt dip.The bread and pita were excellent with the dips and we quickly devoured everything on the table. Chicken souvlaki, roast lamb, and veggie spanikopeta were on our orders. Total bill for two of us came to $48.
Overall, the food was well cooked and presented. My only gripe was the scarcity of Greek seasonings which seems to be a trend in many restaurants catering to a mixed population
I have eaten here several times and the experiences have been inconsistent. On on occasion the food will be good but on others it is simply poor. On one occasion the roast lamb was simply atrocious with basically bones and little meat. The service and ambiance are average and the prices are reasonable. If you hit a good night, the experience is positive but on a bad night, not so much.
I recently went over to Rodos with my wife and must say the there was an improvement from the last time we were there(4 months ago).
Our entrees came as ordered and we did enjoy our meals. However, the other things were still the same with Frankie singing his songs as usual. It just seems odd to have a karoake singer in a Greek Restaurant. Belly Dancing would be appropriate- but not Karoake. Overall, food was good and service was acceptable.
My fiancée and hoped to make this our new Greek restaurant given its close proximity to Newport Village. Not going to happen. The food was greasy, overcooked, and any flavour was overpowered by copious amounts of salt. The service was attentive and friendly, but just ok. The restaurant hired a karaoke-type singer to entertain for the evening. What a mistake, and if it wasn’t for the Ouzo I don’t know if I would have made it through dinner. If you looking for Greek, I strongly suggest going somewhere else.
A very cozy atmosphere, with a loyal following (noticed that the manager knew a lot of customers by name). Have come here a handful of times, and will make this place my go-to greek restuarant. While it is a little loud on the live music nights, the atmosphere is great. Service is always fantastic and on slower nights, the manager comes around and ensures each customer is satisfied. Meals have been consistently good, even if a little heavy on the sauces. Rice is a little lackluster though. Best hummus I have ever had (althu some may find it a bit heavy on the garlic). Good portion sizes relative to price (souvalaki's $16-19).
My family has been going to Rodos for lunches and dinners since it opened. Before that we frequented the Lighthouse in Port Coquitlam, which was Michael, the owner's, previous restaurant. We have also gone to Rodos several times for our company's annual staff lunch. The food is always great and the portions typical of Greek...usually too big to finish. Michael is always attentive and definitely sincere about his guests' experiences. Sometimes the serving and kitchen staff/service is more efficient than other times but this can be a challenge in smaller, family run restaurants. More importantly the atmosphere is warm and authentic, and our experiences have always been good ones. I came to this site today to look up Rodos' number to call and make a reservation for 9 of us for my Grandmothers' birthday.
Our group of six, ranging from eight to 72, had a great evening. The avogolemono soup is very tasty, the lamb rack was cooked perfectly and was very meaty, and the salmon was tender. Portions were huge, the entertainment was schmalzy friendly and fun, and the service was great. The owner visits each table to ensure all is well. We've been there a half dozen times and have always had a good time.
The ambiance is pleasant and typical of small Greek restaurant, the service was okay / average, but the food was very disappointing - for a second time.
Bland and lacking in taste, out of our group of four, only one completely enjoyed their meal, and we all ordered different dishes
Service was prompt and there seemed genuine concern by our server, who asked the owner or manager to talk to us when we talked about our meals. He came over but seemed insincere and more interested in convincing us that it was the style of cooking rather than the preparation. Completely overcooked lamb and overseasoned vegetables and stringy veal doesn't fit as a regional style of cooking to me - just plain poor cooking or re-heating perhaps.
Rodos has to be one of my favorite greek places, altough I have to say I had a much better food (sorry) it's still greek, and service is marvelous, what I like the most is the "karaoke"like music, again has not much to do with Greece, but the man has a great voice and it does create a great evening atmosphere. It wouldn't be my everyday food choice, but I'll come again.
I can't comment on the ambiance and service, since this was a take-out meal. The food was simply gross. We tried it the night we moved to Port Moody (too tired to cook), and we were VERY hungry. My husband and I love Greek food but we were both so disappointed our meal ended out in the garbage. Go the extra 20 minutes to the restaurant in Coquitlam (Alekos), it's more expensive, but at least it's edible.
I live in the area and have tried this retaurant many times. I will never go there when they have live music as it caters to an old group, and it gets tiresome to hear "happy birthday" sung 5 times in an evening.
Port Moody has changed to a younger demographic, and good piped music would cater to all.
I will continue to order take-out only
I have never eaten in the restaurant but when I crave Greek, this is the place I call! They have the best veggie Mousakka around. The rice is flavourful, potates are cooked to perfection and the veggies are perfectly seasoned. Only once have I ordered take-out and been disappointed, and I order quite frequently!
I highly recommend this place for it's yummy food!
Never again. For the first time in our life, my husband and I actually did not finish our plates! In a Greek restaurant! Amazing. We had a few bites and that was it.
Many friends have told me this is a good restaurant. So either it was a bad day or I can't trust their tastes, but a good restaurant should never have bad days... you don't want to fall on one.
Avoid it. Go to Coquitlam or Burnaby, anything is better than this.
Rodos Kouzina Mediterranean Grille
221 Loco Rd
Port Moody, BC V3H 4H2
I was very disappinted when I ordered the daily Special 'Beef Tenderloin' on Saturday, Sept 19th 2009 and recieived a tough piece of sirloin steak... Service was great, ambiance great, entertainment great....food was disappointing on both visits to this restaurant. We won't go back again.
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