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Asteras Greek Taverna

347 Wesley St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 2T5, Canada
+1 250-716-0451
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“roast lamb” (73 reviews)
“calamari” (77 reviews)
“spanakopita” (40 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
347 Wesley St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 2T5, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We brought our office to Asteras for our winter dinner celebration. Everyone raved about their food. The grilled calamari was a favourite and the roasted lamb platter was AMAZING The owners take great pride in their business and it shows!

Thank froggnik
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was my third visit and it was as good as the first. Consistent good food and service. Although a limited menu as Greek restaurants go it has all the favourites. Mediterranean decor with bright colours provides a summer feel. I will happily return for...More

Thank Marc D
Reviewed 5 days ago

Have been to the restaurant a number of times, mostly for lunch but once for dinner. In spite of a reservation my companion and I were stuffed into a tiny table in the way of all the servers. We were bumped frequently and felt like...More

Thank ANorristraveller
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our first visit here and we will return. I had the calamari and my husband the eggplant, both were good. Service was good.

Thank Romance10
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Frequent 2-3 times per year for special occasions. Never disappoints .. menu selection, wine list, attentive service, ambiance. Will be back.

Thank close2good
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The owner of this restaurant is a memory right out of Greek neighborhood owned restaurants I frequented when I lived in Chicago. This staff worked for one boss and there was no doubt who owns the restaurant. Food and the atmosphere make this an experience...More

Thank jstamilio
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best ever Greek restaurant! I try not to have the same thing twice. The platters to share come with an assortment Greek fare, either souvlaki or seafood based. First time in my life I've eaten calamari that was not deep-fried. Soooooo good. The wait staff...More

Thank Poomba19
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Oh the food is so good! I have never had any complaints and I have eaten here many times. The roast lamb is my favourite. It is a beautiful setting in a restored house in the quaint part of Nanaimo called the old city quarter....More

Thank Eleanor K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sandy and I came out to Asteras for Mothers Day this year. Excellent food as always. I have never been disappointed by anything here. Try the Roast Lamb.

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Simply put, it was perfect. Great food, service and atmosphere. The service was probably the best I have experienced this year and the food was excellent. We both had different lamb dishes and it was hard to pick which was best. Every dish was sublime....More

Thank Christopher D
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Carolyn G
What gluten free options do you have?
5 November 2016|
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Response from Meatandcheeze | Reviewed this property |
staying at home is a good option
Nigel R
Why was the lamb advertised as "slow roasted " when it must of been steamed or moist cooked in some way. And the oysters were nowhere mentioned as swimming in worchestshire sauce instead of tobassco wine and olive oil ? I have cooking for over 40 years and have knowledge regarding my comments.
27 August 2016|
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Response from KiwiSnifters | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I have not had either of these items at Asteras so I'm sorry I cannot help you with your questions. My best suggestion would be to have spoken with the wait staff/manager of your concerns/questions.
What gluten free options are there on your menu?
12 January 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 16:00
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11:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 347 Wesley St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 2T5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-716-0451
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