This was quite possibly one of the worst meals I've eaten in Vancouver in a very long time. In a city known for its foodies and excellent restaurants, I am very surprised that Simpatico is still around and people actually still go there for "Greek" food. The only thing this restaurant has going for it is the West 4th Avenue Kitsilano location.
We went there for my cousin's dinner in a group of 11 - so we had a chance to try a variety of menu items. We ordered the kalamari to start and it was bland, tasteless and lukewarm. The tzazitzi tasted really off as well. After waiting almost an hour for our dinner to arrive, we were all starving. Unfortunately being that hungry still couldn't save this meal. The chicken and beef souvlaki were both completely bland, overcooked and totally tasteless, the potatoes were rubbery, even the greek salad was totally bland and I've tasted much better in the deli section of Safeway. The garlic bread was cold and gross. I am not sure how anyone could screw up greek salad and garlic bread but they managed to do it.
Two of us ordered steak and it was absolutely dry and bland. The rice needed a lot of salt just to taste ok. The moussaka had a weird musky aftertaste and it was the first time I didn't enjoy this dish. I've had better moussaka from the frozen food section at the grocery store. There was not a single redeeming quality about the entire meal. Oh and there was only 1 tiny olive in each of our greek salads. Stingy.
Then when we got our bill we found that we were overcharged - they had added three entrees onto it. Also the bartender and what looked like one of the managers just stood around looking miserable and unsmiling throughout the entire night.
We would never go back here again after this meal and would not recommend it. The service was sub-par and the food was terrible. There are much better restaurants in Kitsilano. I even think Opa, the greek food court kiosk in the mall, has better food which says a lot about the food at Simpatico.