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Socrates Greek Taverna

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6633 Hastings St, Burnaby, British Columbia V5B 1S1, Canada
+1 604-299-3777
16:00 - 22:30
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Sun 16:00 - 21:30
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Burnaby, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Very shady! They give empty promises! I didn't eat my salad as it tasted old. The server mentioned that the manger said I would get my next meal free because of the poor quality (I did not bring the salad to the server's attention). After I paid, I asked the serve if I would get a voucher for my free... More 

Thank hannierennie
Burnaby, Canada
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

I thought that my wife and I had dined at every Greek restaurant in Burnaby so we found this restaurant to a surprising discovery. The atmosphere was quite relaxing and the decor authentic. My wife and I were greeted almost immediately and shown to our table. The service throughout was great. Our water glasses were never empty. My wife had... More 

Thank j0ecr
North Vancouver
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75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

The chicken souvlaki was delicious. The chicken was well cooked and presented without the skewer which it so much nicer for the customer. I substituted additional salad for the rice and potatoes; several others made substitutions as well. The salad was a traditional greek salad, onions, peppers, cucumber and tomatoes but was lacking a bit of flavour likely due to... More 

Thank TennismomVancouver
Vancouver, Canada
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

I ate here with friends. As soon as I walked in, a man and two women just eyed me up and down and didn't say anything. I found my friends and went to the table. The hummus had zero flavour and the pita bread was hard. We were the only table on a Saturday night - odd. There were kids... More 

Thank Ester K
Caledonia, Canada
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71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015

Friday night and the place was empty and that should have told the story. Greek musak does not make a Greek restaurant. Waitperson seemed reluctant to approach closer than 10 feet, no welcome, no connection at all. Food was strange, a mix of tasty (the lamb) and the completely inedible (potatoes - too salty to get beyond a mouthful). Mid-range... More 

Thank deedub47
Vancouver Island, Canada
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83 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2012

Had a great dolmades dinner. My son had the chicken souvlaki. Our dinners were served with a small Greek salad, rice, Greek roasted potatoes, tzatziki and a basket of hot pitas to share. Our meal only took about 15 minutes to be served. Service was great. Food was great. My son resides nearby, says he has been here many times... More 

1 Thank Michael D
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2012

We eat here all the time. We have been going here for the last 10 years and we love it. Great food, great service! They always remember us when we come in, and know our food and drink orders. The owners are wonderful people!

Thank Robyn-Anne T
Chorley, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2012

was a great place my partner had a cheesy grin as soon as he walked in , he loves greece and says it just like a greek resturant i loved it loved the food the people and the chef even came out to say hi and he was also greek fantasic place to go best resturant by far

Thank nichola52
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2009

I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone. Avoid it at all costs. I have never in my life had such horrendous service as I did at Socrates. It appears that customer service is not their forte. We were verbally abused by 2 of the staff - yelled at and sworn at. All because we pointed out an error that... More 

1 Thank Anonymous141
British Columbia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2009

We go there to eat all the time and the food is always amazing! some of the best rice and chicken souvlaki ive ever had!

Thank naomiw22

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Greek
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6633 Hastings St, Burnaby, British Columbia V5B 1S1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Burnaby
  • Phone Number: +1 604-299-3777

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?