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Yiannis Taverna Restaurant

#228 of 2,032 Restaurants in Edmonton
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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10444 82 Ave NW, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2A2, Canada (104th)
+1 780-433-6768
11:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Mon 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had planned a holiday celebration night out with friends and our visit to Yiannis was very disappointing. The service was painfully slow and our server could never be found. When we asked to speak to a supervisor, it took her 20 minutes to come over to our table and then she was full of excuses. Our food was not... More 

1 Thank Awesomeness15
Tammy A, Manager at Yiannis Taverna Restaurant, responded to this review

I am sorry for your experience. I absolutely do not remember this incident. With the amount of phony reviews you should provide specific details about what you ate etc. It lends more credibility to the review. More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

There were several large parties when we visited the restaurant. They were getting terrific service and they literally forgot about the rest of us. We had to continually hunt down someone to order more items and to actually get our food. Food was good for the most part, but the chicken and lamb were overcooked. Not the least bit satisfied... More 

Thank Karen M
Tammy A, Manager at Yiannis Taverna Restaurant, responded to this review

We are very sorry that you feel this way. We did buy you some appetizers when you came to complain. I guess this wasn't enough compensation. More 

Baku, Azerbaijan
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Went to Yannis on 21th of November with friends. We ordered appetizers (tzatziki, cheese spinach cake) first and they were very tasty. Main dishes were good too and meat was very flavoured. Also, our server was very nice and knowledgeable.

Thank fuadhmadov
Tammy A, Manager at Yiannis Taverna Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the compliment. We do try to please our customers and it is especially nice when they share their good experience. More 

Edmonton, Canada
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Went to Yianni's on Nov 10 with a girlfriend. The atmosphere was great and we sat by the window so we could people-watch on Whyte Avenue. We shared a Mezethes Platter which was more than enough food for two of us and very delicious. It is the atmosphere that is the best part of the restaurant though. It is very... More 

Thank 65diane94
Tammy A, Manager at Yiannis Taverna Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing your good experience. We appreciate feedback and it is nice to be reminded of what we are doing right. More 

Edmonton, Canada
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We shared a 2 person platter and the food was good. Portions were fairly generous, tasty and cooked well. We'll likely be back.

Thank Melinda_Edmonton
Tammy A, Manager at Yiannis Taverna Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the compliments. We certainly hope that you do visit us again! More 

Saskatoon, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

A friday night, lots of tables available, but nice festive atmosphere. Order a Greek platter MEZETHES (plenty for two), that started with three dips and pita, followed by the second course of Greek salad, dolmades, meatballs, spanakopita, and kalamari. Ok, but nothing was great and the bread was stale, not good for the dips that were the best part of... More 

Thank Tucatuca2016
Tammy A, Manager at Yiannis Taverna Restaurant, responded to this review

We are very sorry that you were disappointed that we were not Greek enough. We work hard at being authentic in a multicultural country by employing a broad diversity of people. You seemed shocked that after complaining about dry bread we tried to fix this by replacing. It is unclear what we were supposed to do. More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

A thoroughly enjoyable family meal. I found the service good and the restaurant had a relaxing vibe. Food was tasty.

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British Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

On Whyte Avenue almost next door to the Mettera hotel, provided a delicious feed of lamb with the Greek trimmings including Greek salad, lemon potatoes and baked veggies. I would definitely return to this restaurant.

Thank crazycycler
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

One of the Better places I have been going to for years...don't get the negative reviews but any restaurant can have a off day...out of the dozens of times I go never had a bad experience...some waiters better than others but usually great service...I agree it has gotten a little pricey but most Greek will run at least $25 per... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

Went here on a Saturday night for a birthday party. This place has a fun party style atmosphere with a large food menu. Music was loud (but you could still speak without yelling) and they had a belly dancer for entertainment. I split an Athena platter for 2 which included hummus & pita, Greek salad, and flambed cheese (which was... More 

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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
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10444 82 Ave NW, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2A2, Canada
  • Public Transportation: There is a bus stop on the block, and a taxi stand.
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Edmonton>  > Strathcona
  • Neighbourhood: Strathcona
  • Phone Number: +1 780-433-6768
Yiannis serves Greek food that is inspired by traditional recipes and healthy living. Our chef, James Anast, tries to encompass every aspect of Greek cookery, from its inherent healthfulness, to its history and customs in our menu. We are located in our own building on trendy and historic Whyte Ave and have a warm and ambient room that evokes thoughts of the Mediterranean. To further enhance your dining experience there is belly-dancing on weekends and a beautiful Moroccan lounge in our lower floor for you to sip some tasty libations before or after your dinner.

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