The favourable reviews about this restaurant are for sure ringers by someone from the restaurant family or ownership because this place has really bad to mediocre food and is really bad value. I strongly encourage you to pass on this place.
I went there few nights ago and was shocked by the price and the poor food quality. Honestly, I only went by mistake because Mr Greek Taverna on Brunette was full to the brim and the wait for a table was 2 hours.
Portions here were tiny and so expensive compared to good Greek restaurants like Mr Greek Taverna on Brunette or even fast-dish ones like Stepho's Downtown.
The daily special was a beef souvlaki for $15.95 (rather pricey for the daily special and horrible value for what it ended up being) and ended up being a tiny SINGLE skewer of beef no more than 4-5 ounces altogether. The beef was heavily marinated but you could still taste the staleness (the "blue" beef taste of meat that is almost spoiled). The rice was old and obviously boiled, then quickly roasted rather than being roasted completely as it should be. It was dry and had no flavour at all, I wouldn't be surprised if it had been microwaved. The potato was also boiled and wasn't roasted at all, was still full of water when I cut it. I wish I took photos of this dish to show you how pathetic it looked.
The salad was old and stale and appeared to be straight out of the fridge with a quick dash of oil and cheese as it was in a separate bowl. The tzatsiki was in a plastic cup.
I should mention that that was the cheapest meal on the menu. The lamb was over $20, which is ridiculous because Mr Greek has fantastic lamb for $11.95 and Stepho's serves awesome lamb for $8.95!!!! I can't even imagine what crap they would have given me had I ordered that.
We had a calamari appetizer which was super greasy and clearly made from frozen from those bulk-purchased pre-made breaded kalamari. You might as well buy a bag from Safeway and throw it into a deep-fryer because at least your oil will be fresher as this had a stink of reused oil that's changed once a month.
My friend ate everything on his meal and was still not full. I have never previously walked out of a Greek restaurant and not been so full that I can hardly stand up. This is my first disappointing Greek restaurant experience.
The server was clean and polite. The restaurant decor was outdated and old-fashioned but clean and neat.
As was to be expected from such horribly mediocre and poor food, the restaurant was almost completely empty.
Very disappointing and I am shocked that a family-owned restaurant would not be better, I guess the family just doesn't care.