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Takis Taverna

1106 Davie Street
Vancouver, BC V6E1N1
Tel: (604) 682-1336
Neighbourhood: Central

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Close to home, but that's all
By Gilster217 of Vancouver (2 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, October 18, 2009 - 2:49am [Dine in]

My husband and I are on a quest to find the best Greek restaurant in Vancouver.

Takis is close to our house, and that is pretty much the only reason we end up eating there. The food isn't spectacular by any means, and it definitely isn't a bargain compared to other Greek restaurants we've looked at. The food usually takes about 20 to 30 mins to arrive. Often its overcooked and could use more flavor. Portions are mediocre.
Don't waste your time unless you happen to be in the area

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Over-rated
By missymiss of Vancouver (3 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, July 11, 2009 - 10:00pm [Dine in]

I just ordered pick up from Taki's today and I'm actually a bit disappointed. The rice is dry and lamb is chewy and bland. The Greek salad and carrots are good though. Sorry Taki's fans but, I actually pick Stephos over Taki's for flavour. The quality might be better at Taki's but, IMO, Stephos is yummier.

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Affordable, generous and tasty lunch menu, great service and atmosphere
By Thalia of New Westminster (6 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, January 28, 2008 - 1:56pm [Dine in]

Takis is a great place for weekend lunch. Dinner is a few bucks cheaper at Stephos, but lunch is the same price at Takis and at Stephos. Takis has no line-ups, pressure, nasty washroom, and bus stop atmosphere like Stephos.

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Best Huomous in town
By CalicoGirl of WestEnd (6 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, March 11, 2007 - 6:11pm [Dine in]

I love the Houmous at Takis, out of all the Greek/Mediteranean restaurants we have been to none of them compare to Takis. We've been here on and off for about six years and its still my favourite Greek restaurant, great for a casual lunch.

I just do not understand why people are willing to line up on the street for Stepho's when this wonderful restaurant is just a few doors down. For a couple more dollars you get better quality food and an overall much more enjoyable experience at Takis.
The service is usually pleasant and helpful, especially Ivon, he is especially attentative.
The mismatched chairs and pillows give great character to the space.
Will definitely continue to dine here.

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Tourist's Review
By SfromAustin of Austin, TX (3 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, July 23, 2006 - 10:32am [Dine in]

This small, cozy place offers up some great food and service. The hummus was delicious, the spanokipita great. My girlfriend loved the food as well. The service was excellent. Our server was knowledgeable and prompt but not intrusive at all. We got the last available table just before the line started forming out the door and into the street (5:30PM on a Friday). If I lived in Vancouver I would definitely dine here a lot.

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Some of the best Greek food in town
By nbo of Vancouver, BC (9 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, June 17, 2006 - 12:41am [Dine in]

I have been to Takis numerous times and it is by far my favorite Greek restaurant in Vancouver. I cannot understand why people line-up for the substandard food at Stephos a couple doors down when there is much better and tastier food at Takis. I ate at Stephos once and hated it - large portions of bland food. If you care about quantity not quality eat at Stephos - if you have a palate then go to Takis.

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Awesome Roast Lamb
By humblechef of West End (9 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, February 1, 2006 - 3:22pm [Dine in]

Taki's is well worth a visit. It is inexpensive and the portions are huge. My fave is the Roast Lamb, for $12.95 you get enough for two meals. The staff is friendly and hospitable, ambiance is good. They could use a better cocktail menu and a bartender to serve up some yummy drinks to go with the great food. Much better than waiting in the line at the other greek restaurant up the street.

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More Please
By MrTriscut of Commercial Drive, Vancouver (3 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, December 24, 2005 - 4:54pm [Dine in]

I have been here a few times, never wanting to stand in line for the other place. I don't even bother thinking about the other place. I have heard from a few people that they prefer this one.

The non deep fried calamari is amazing and I recommend it to anybody who likes calamari. All the food is simply excellent, and the service is great. The staff are always pleasant and happy, laughing and joking. I enjoy the atmosphere too. Its cozy and comfortable. I have spent many evening with friends having a great time.

For great Greek food here is the place to go.

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Better than Stephos!
By Hammer of West End (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, December 23, 2005 - 7:58pm [Dine in]

So, I've been here is the West End now for 3 years, and love the Greek food! I used to wait in line at Stephos like everybody does, except one day I was too starving to wait, so my gal and I tried out Takis. We both completely agree that this place's food is simply better. We figure "Best greek in Vancouver." Stephos is good, don't get me wrong, but don't believe the hype! Try this place out, and you'll be walking right past Stephos to Takis!

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Love,love,love Takis!
By amarie09 of Vancouver (4 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, February 18, 2009 - 11:24pm [Dine in]

i love takis, the ambiance, the food, perfect! its a small place with very nice decor, at night they turn the lights down low and light candles, its wonderful; a really nice little laid back place. the service was terrific although it gets busy in there we never felt forgotten. And the food, simply amazing. Huge portions! i recomend the kalamari. deeelicious!

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Very satisfied
By wedqcent of Burnaby (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, July 22, 2008 - 6:21pm [Dine in]

I had been here once before with my fiance, and we decided to take his family, who were visiting from France, here for a meal. We came at an awkward time- between lunch and dinner- but our server was gracious and inviting.
The ambiance is of a typical Greek taverna, with the usual Greek music and colours. The food was very good. We ordered two platters- one seafood platter, and one "regular" platter (the name escapes me now, but it had the usual Greek fare like souvlaki, moussaka, rice pilaf, dolmades, etc.) The portions were great, and we were unable to finish our meal, we were so full.
Our server was wonderful. He was proactive in explaining what each dish was, he was patient as we translated for my in-laws, and at the end of the meal, he brought us five shots of ouzo on the house! He said it was a from the owner.
My in-laws were very happy and enjoyed their time very much. It's fast becoming a favourite spot for the two of us, as well.

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pay more, get more
By junevisitor of New Jersey, USA (7 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, June 16, 2006 - 8:28pm [Dine in]

We looked at the menu and through the window at the food in "the other place". Prices and quality both looked lower. At Taki's, the quality was high, the Greek wines were interesting and food friendly as well. The main dish portions were huge, enough for two meals. Five of us shared one serving of saganaki, and with the excellent bread, it was plenty. Our meals (5 people) were split between seafood and lamb, and everyone was content. The service was outstanding, very relaxed, friendly and knowledgeable. The space between the tables was also appreciated.

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