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Costas Taverna Greek Restaurant and Ouzo Bar

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3/478 Cranford Street, Christchurch 8051, New Zealand
+64 3-352 3232
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17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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71 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Busy busy busy. The restaurant was pumping with patrons and yet we received a lot of attention from our waitress so well done on that. Good menu and nice atmosphere considering it's located in a bland suburban roadside mall. We had the lemonato chicken meal and Kleftiko lamb casserole. Both looked great and nice ingredients BUT neither of us could... More 

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Thank shouldhavebeenanAB
Canberra, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent food and service. Big servings. A bit too much capsicum and onion in the Kleftiko dish for some reason and potatoes weren't quite seasoned perfect, but otherwise great.

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Thank theodore97
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

As the title states, enjoyable food however service and staff attitude fail on many levels. We were over charged. I tried to phone the restaurant SIX times within a one hour period - No one answered. I drove back to the restaurant to be told "sorry we are quite busy hence why we didn't answer." At this time, there were... More 

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Thank MTCOOKNZ
Christchurch, New Zealand
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I joined a group of ladies from work here for dinner. They had all been before. The restaurant had a cheerful atmosphere and the staff were friendly. Everything was delicious with my meal. Two others at the table couldn't get what they wanted at some part of the meal. Was a bit rushed trying to get a 3 course meal... More 

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Thank harvarddriver2016
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place! Have been meaning to go for yonks. Loved the pita bread and souvlaki. No room for dessert this time but they looked delicious. Friendly service from all the staff and lovely setting! Will go again

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Thank Simon M
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time in awhile as I always left my booking too late - the meal was top notch and at a great price. No wonder so tough to get in..

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Thank Dave J
Christchurch, New Zealand
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been wanting to go for years but since we make similar food at home we always went elsewhere. Finally decided to eat here and it blew our minds and taste buds. Food is on the high side price wise but you really get what you pay for. We're already planning a return visit. The Meze platted followed by the Lamb... More 

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Thank Chris P
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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72 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to costas many times, and they have always served great food. My favorite would be the lamb souvlaki with potatoes. Decent sized meal - and that's just "regular" size. Definitely try the ouzo while you're there ... a traditional Greek alcoholic drink.

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Thank Ashleigh F
Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a family outing. Costas is a busy place, but the staff work hard to give a good experience. My daughter wanted to customise the sauces for her souvlaki. This was not a problem. Food was tasty, good sized portions and served promptly, even when the venue was fairly full. All the family were pleased with their meals.

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Thank RalphLCG
Christchurch, New Zealand
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whenever I go there I always eat the same thing: lamb souvlaki! It's the best in town! Great food and good service :-)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$21
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Greek, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3/478 Cranford Street, Christchurch 8051, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-352 3232
Description
Costas Taverna is a place to celebrate the simple joys in life... family, friends, conversation and great food.

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