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Costas Taverna Greek Restaurant and Ouzo Bar

3/478 Cranford Street, Christchurch 8051, New Zealand
+64 3-352 3232
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Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“moussaka” (36 reviews)
“mini desserts” (27 reviews)
“granita” (18 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
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LOCATION
3/478 Cranford Street, Christchurch 8051, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Make sure you book this is a popular restaurant. The food was delicious, large servings, fresh ingredients. Friendly helpful staff.More

Thank Wendy R
CostasTaverna, Guest Relations Manager at Costas Taverna Greek Restaurant and Ouzo Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Wendy, thank you so much for your kind words. Indeed, booking in advance is always recommended, as some nights can be very popular. We're so glad to hear you enjoyed the food and the service, and we look forward to having you back with...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for our wedding anniversary and wanted to experience something different. Our first time here and were very impressed. The service is outstanding and friendly. The chef's are brilliant as the food is so YUMMY I want to visit Greece. We enjoyed the cocktails,...More

Thank almya
CostasTaverna, Guest Relations Manager at Costas Taverna Greek Restaurant and Ouzo Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, thank you so much for the great review. We're very happy to hear you enjoyed your first night out with us, particularly on such an important occasion, and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon :-)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is where we take all of our out of town friends. Our go to restaurant. Love it. Atmosphere and staff A+

Thank 869LeeG
CostasTaverna, Guest Relations Manager at Costas Taverna Greek Restaurant and Ouzo Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, thank you so much for the great review and for your kind words. We really couldn't be happier to hear Costas Taverna is your go-to restaurant in Christchurch :-)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed another memorable evening for our family dinner. We were impressed with the staff who provided a friendly, high standard of service throughout the evening. We were very pleased with our mains choices of chicken, moussaka and steak. The recommended wines were also a...More

Thank Barry5252
CostasTaverna, Guest Relations Manager at Costas Taverna Greek Restaurant and Ouzo Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Barry, thank you very much for your review. We're very happy to hear you enjoyed everything on your night out with us and we look forward to serving you again some time soon :-)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place, good service, great Greek food. Some of the best dolmades i ever hade and a very nice fish.

Thank dan111dan
CostasTaverna, Guest Relations Manager at Costas Taverna Greek Restaurant and Ouzo Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there, thank you so much for rating us here on TripAdvisor. We're very happy to hear you enjoyed everything, and especially our dolmades and the fish, and we look forward to serving you again some time soon :-)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great menu with delicious food! Moussaka and the drunk prawns were the favorites. Friendly staff! Disappointing there is no GF pita option to have the souvlaki or entree dips and breads.

Thank GF_adventurer_NZ
CostasTaverna, Guest Relations Manager at Costas Taverna Greek Restaurant and Ouzo Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there, thank you so much for leaving us a review here. We're very happy to hear you enjoyed the food and the service, and we'll definitely pass your suggestion to add a GF pita option to our menu on to our Head Chef :-)

Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Food to die for. Quick service. Fresh food priced very reasonably. Lots of choices. Good bar. 😊😊. fantastic parking. wait staff were friendly and efficient.

Thank Keren C
CostasTaverna, Guest Relations Manager at Costas Taverna Greek Restaurant and Ouzo Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Keren, thank you so much for the amazing review. We couldn't be happier to hear you enjoyed everything and we look forward to welcoming you over at Costas Taverna again soon :-)

Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

We started with the Flaming Saganaki, which is flambéed at your table. Then had a chicken and lamb souvlaki platters, also great! Dessert was also good; mini fried donuts and baklava icecream.

Thank Nick L
CostasTaverna, Guest Relations Manager at Costas Taverna Greek Restaurant and Ouzo Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Nick, so happy to hear you enjoyed all your courses. Thank you so much for your review, we look forward to serving you again some time soon :-)

Reviewed 5 November 2017

Costa's is hands down one of my favourite places to eat in Christchurch. The waitresses are all very friendly and we have had exceptional service from a woman called Rebecca multiple times we have been in. The moussaka is a favourite as well as the...More

Thank jackyjack6163
CostasTaverna, Guest Relations Manager at Costas Taverna Greek Restaurant and Ouzo Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there, Thank you so much for your kind words. We couldn't be happier to hear Costas Taverna is one of your favourite places in Christchurch, we'll make sure to pass on the great feedback to Rebecca, and we look forward to having you over...More

Reviewed 4 November 2017

Costas Taverna gets 10/10 for food, drinks, atmosphere and service. My boyfriend took me here for my birthday and we had the most lovely night. For all those with a sweet tooth you must try the Baklava Margarita. Hands down, best cocktail I've ever had....More

Thank jessw2610
CostasTaverna, Guest Relations Manager at Costas Taverna Greek Restaurant and Ouzo Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Jess, thank you so much for leaving us such a wonderful review here. We're so happy to hear you enjoyed everything on your special night out with us, we'll pass on your kind words to Kate and Laura, and we look forward to welcoming...More

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ashleigh h
30 May 2017|
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Response from dorinab407 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for late reply - am on holiday but no they don't do takeaways
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Young Sil B
1 March 2017|
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Response from CostasTaverna | Property representative |
Hi there! Yes, we can cater for a group of 18 guests - you would need to be at two tables of 9 right next to each other. We do also have vegetarian options, which are available to view on our website. These include, but... More
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Swallow73
22 March 2016|
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Response from Peter W | Reviewed this property |
Hi here is the information I got back from Costas today for you They are open from 5pm - you need to book check out there website for costas cranford st christchurch and you can book online. Thanks very much for your... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$21
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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
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Description
Costas Taverna is a place to celebrate the simple joys in life... family, friends, conversation and great food.
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