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Manolis Greek Taverna

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64 Smith St, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
+61 8 8981 9120
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a really lovely Greek meal of scallops and meatballs made of minced octopus. The salad was fresh and crisp. The dessert was freshly made vanilla slice. Serving sizes were just right. Delicious coffee.We found that the wine list was excellent, although predominantly Australia wines. Well priced. Service was attentive but not intrusive. We had a very romantic dinner... More 

Thank michaellouisem
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent meal - Taramasalata with Pita Bread, Moussaka, Lemon Herb Potatoes - all beautifully prepared and served and to finish Metaxas Brandy with a Greek (Turkish) Coffee. Very friendly efficient service with Greek and Cypriot staff. Homely decor. Great Busy atmosphere

Thank austintravel2016
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34 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything is excellent, including the service and atmosphere. Calamari is to die for, as are lots of other things on the menu. Great sized servings. Can't fault it at all, and the cost is very reasonable. A must try for everyone.

1 Thank juroDarwin
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very authentic kitchen the best food i have experienced in Darwin. The atmosphere and staff were very welcoming and genuine, loved it !!!

Thank vinetaap
Darwin, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had been planning to eat at Manolis for some time. I was very pleased with my moussaka, delicious, hot and very tasty. Unfortunately they didn't have the veal dish that my husband wanted to order, however he ordered the open yiro which he was happy with. The down side was dessert - I was really looking forward to some lovely... More 

Thank LudmillaDragonLady
Darwin, Australia
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My auntie came to visit us in Darwin and she liked the look of Manoli's so that's where we went. It was noisy with guests happily chattering and great music and busy with plenty of people eating and moving about. Food was great and they were flexible around my wife's allergies. I have a Maltese background, which is plenty similar... More 

Thank Daniel R
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Poor Service, Bad Food, Expensive Prices The decor was cheap and tacky. The meals did not come with sides (for the most part). The souvlaki for $20 was only 4 chicken skewers. No sides, no sauce. When asked about getting tzatziki for the skewers, we were told it would cost $7... I called in advance to see if there were... More 

Thank Tim C
ManolisGreekTavern, Owner at Manolis Greek Taverna, responded to this review

Hi Tim C If you took time to read the menu it will tell you how we operate also the staff explains how we work, we are a mezthes style which means tappas no main meals, the décor sorry if it doesn't satisfy your quality but this is how its is when you go to Greece to a traditional Greek... More 

Horsham, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

From the greeting when we first walked in, to the farewell at the end of the night, the whole experience was just sensational. The restaurant was quite busy but not once was there a fault with service or food. Staff were very friendly and they all had an extensive knowledge of the menus both food and drinks. Both service and... More 

Thank Ren0206
Darwin, Australia
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Visited here for dinner with family got seated right at the front door and directly in front of this guy playing Greek music on guitar not a good start , there seem to be confusion amongst the waitresses as to who was going to serve us and the one that did was hopeless so we asked for another. The food... More 

Thank Mullomatic
ManolisGreekTavern, Owner at Manolis Greek Taverna, responded to this review

Sorry to hear about your experience are you sure you dine at my Taverna what day was it? we don't sell home brew ouzo! Our signature dish is not souvlaki, A lot of people confuse Manolis with other Greek tavernas so I just want to clarify when you came for dinner. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Poor service from start to finish. Food was fairly average and probably not that good value. Very noisy. Wouldn't go back in a hurry

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 64 Smith St, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Northern Territory  >  Top End  >  Darwin
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8981 9120

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