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The Great Greek Restaurant and Taverna

$$ - $$$
Universal City Area
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13362 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91423-3939
+1 818-905-5250
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Extremely happy we found this place down the street from our hotel, fabulous authentic Greek food in a fun atmosphere! Keftheres, avelemeno and patitsio very good! Greek dancers and musicians as well who encourage the patrons to clap and dance along! Reasonable prices as well. One of the best dining experiences I've had!

Thank freswench
Los Angeles, California
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146 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I took my mom here to celebrate Mother's Day. Upon our arrival, we were seated immediately (had reservations). The restaurant was nicely decorated for the occasion and live music entertained the patrons. Service was fantastic in spite of it being very busy. In terms of food, my husband ordered the salmon and I ordered the vegetarian pasta.... More 

Thank Isunwin
Los Angeles
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335 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Finally made an evening to go to the Great Greek open since 1984 which by LA standards makes it a classic! Nice selection of traditional Greek dishes- I highly recommend the "Family Feast" at dinner it is $30.00 per person for a tasting of 14 different dishes- including the whipped Greek Caviar,pita bread flown in from Chicago.. super tasty and... More 

Thank BackRoadsUSA
Los Angeles, California
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Perfect place for a real Greek cuisine. This place is a gold mine! Live entertainment, waiters dance in between the tables, bar and big menu with many choices for any taste or diet. This place is great for a fun night of music and good food!

Thank dina857
Los Angeles, California
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

First time I went I didn't order properly. Ordered off the main entree side of the menu and was very disappointed. Next time I went with someone who knew to just order from the appetizer side. All these great dips with delicious pita style bread made for a much more enjoyable meal.

Thank Elena P
Los Angeles, California
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Went for dinner with my family,last Friday. It is not our first time here, and we always happy to come back. Great food, great ambiance, great service. The singer is awesome, and everybody is dancing, including the servers. Great restaurant, if you are a happy person, who loves Greek music (who doesn't...?) . Don't miss that.

Thank Edna G
Sarasota, Florida
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230 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Saturday night meal w excellent presentation and preparation. Delicious - typical Greek dishes. This evening was very busy with music and dancing waiters as a group and individually. Happy atmosphere and just delightful. The valet at the French bistro next door will park your car but instead of the $6 for the French bistro you can just tip as you... More 

Thank 6sandy6
Los Angeles, California
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67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Loved to see waiters form a line and performdo Greek dances while everyone clapped to the music. We shared a large platter of appetizers. Food was healthy and very tasty. It's a fun place to take children. Casual dining and warm hospitality

Thank munchingmavin
Mission Hills,ca
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56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is not a quiet restaurant. A party atmosphere all evening. Fun servers ,who dance to traditional Greek music. Good service, food was just OK, for the price. Bring the whole family and enjoy.

Thank Bradley L
Manila, Philippines
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81 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

The Great Greek Restaurant offers excellent food served by a friendly and efficient staff. The general ambiance of the place is a big Greek party and it will not be surprising to see some people singing and dancing, Greek style. The restaurant itself is not that big so if you prefer a nice quiet place to chat, this is not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$30
Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13362 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91423-3939
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Universal City Area
  • Neighbourhood: Universal City Area
  • Phone Number: +1 818-905-5250

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