Bouzyos is a family-friendly Greek Taverna that boasts a menu of Greek classics and live entertainment on the weekends.
I see the other reviewers took the time to report some negative experiences. Bouzyos is much better than they report. Their food is not exceptional, but nothing to complain about either. I've had good and bad service from them, but never awful--typical of most places. Their ambiance is really a great deal better than the average Greek restaurant. They do hire good belly dancers.
This is my first review, and I am disappointed that it is so scathing.
I am so sick of overpriced and terrible quality food on Commercial Drive. I would like to say any good reviews about this place "Bouzyos" must be from people with low standards, or shill writers. It has been consistently bad for years.
This is one of the worst Greek places in the city. I made a decision to boycott this place several years ago when they raised the prices and lessened the portion sizes. Wow, I should have stuck with my boycott! I went there a few nights ago, and was we were amazed at the low quality and high prices. I ordered the starter of tzatziki and pita. The tzatziki is 100% plastic, and looks more like sour cream. It had no real flavor, and is a waste of money. They should be ashamed serving that! The roast potatoes were lousy, and the rice was way over salted and mushy. The “Roast Lamb” house specialty was overcooked, and 4/5th of it was bone and fat. I had a huge mound of fat on my plate! Also overall everything was incredibly greasy. My stomach felt terrible all night. I know the Drive, since I grew up here, and know for a fact the owner likes to sit there all day with his friends and drink. This is likely why they have decided to purchase the cheapest premade and frozen food possible, and raise the prices. $15 dollars for one skewer of souvlaki! Are you kidding me? The management is a mess, and I have also had several friends who worked there, and they have advised against it. That is why they are always hiring. I paid 42$ for gut rot.
I do not know how anyone can say its quality, they must have no idea what non-greasy, decent food tastes like. If you still don’t believe me, then go ahead and try it out, but you have been warned!