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Asteras Greek Taverna

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347 Wesley St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 2T5, Canada
+1 250-716-0451
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Today
16:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 16:30 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 16:00
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San Francisco, California
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Mixed experience for dinner at this restaurant. I had vegetarian moussaka which was really, really good. My wife had grilled salmon which was not so good (rather dry and not flavorful). The service was also mixed. Our server talked very fast and when politely asked to slow down, she did for a minute and then resumed speaking very fast again... More 

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Thank Michelle56_13
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a wonderful place. Throwback to your classic Greek taverna feel. Owner, manager and serving staff were exceptionally attentive. It's a warm and welcoming place. We sat at the table in front of the fireplace which was lovely. Moussaka was very good. We will go back again and again. My favourite spot in Nanaimo for excellent service, food and... More 

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Thank Paul S
Parksville, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Loved it - busy, but great atmosphere! We arrived for an early dinner prior to going to the theatre - so did all the other customers, but the staff coped well, service and food were great.

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Thank Jerry P
Vancouver Island
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Had a fantastic meal at the Asteras Greek Taverna last night and I can't say enough good things about it. After reading all the wonderful reviews, we decided to give it a try and were blown away by how good the food was. Everything was cooked to perfection and the portion sizes were huge! But what impressed us even more... More 

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Thank islandgal51
Ucluelet, Canada
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had been wondering why Astera's was rated number one in Nanaimo. We finally went there for dinner, and now we understand. It really is the best. Everything we tried was awesome!

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Thank BC_CANADA_LASS
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was perfect flavourful and perfectly powerfully Greek. The service was impeccable Bushra and Jimmy were both flawless and so happy to help. :) This will now be a must visit restaurant whenever I visit Nanaimo.

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Thank Allie W
Nanaimo, Canada
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i wrote a review last time we were here and nothings change still the best restaurant in Nanaimo this was say nite full house and it was humming to watch those people handle a full house with good cheer and hard work is a beautiful thing to see. The service was quick and spot on the water glasses never empty... More 

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Thank William R
Nanaimo, Canada
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the only Greek restaurants where you can get grilled Calamari on the menu. Tender and delicious. We go often and have had great food and service every time. The lamb chops are wonderful. Taramasalata the best. You gotta eat here.

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Thank BRINTON
Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Going to Nanaimo, from Seattle simply to have dinner at Asteras again. We have eaten there twice when staying on the island, and it is second to none in Greek restaurants we have eaten in, which include a healthy dozen or so in Crete, Rhodes and Athens in 2016. Everything we ordered was far better than average and the melitzanosalada... More 

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1 Thank Don R
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Went as a group of eight, my first meal there. Excellent dinner, or beef souvlaki. My wife had prawn souvlaki, both meals excellent. Not a fan of greek salad but forgot to ask to sub ceasar salad. To my surprise, I enjoyed it. All in all one can see why Asteras ranks high on the list of Nanaimo restraurants.. Will... More 

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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
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 23:00
Monday
16:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 16:00
Tuesday
16:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 16:00
Wednesday
16:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 16:00
Thursday
16:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 16:00
Friday
16:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 16:00
Saturday
16:30 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?