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Asteras Greek Taverna

347 Wesley Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 2T5, Canada
250-716-0451
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Ranked #8 of 269 restaurants in Nanaimo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Greek
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Edmonton, Canada
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Ok. I will make this simple for you. This is the best Greek restaurant in North America. We discovered it 4 or 5 years ago. I love it, my wife LOVES it, my kids love it and so will you! We have been there several times over several years and continue to enjoy the consistency, value and atmosphere. We were... More

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quebec
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

This is unquestionably the best Greek restaurant we have ever been to. Besides the delicious authentic dishes, the owner has created a wonderfully warm atmosphere that shows his passion and dedication to pleasing his guests. Also impressive is the attentiveness of his staff who are the perfect combination of professional and personable. Thank you Peter and staff for a most... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

It is hard to find a fine-dining restaurant with a great service, food and atmoshere in such a small city as Nanaimo. Asteras has it all! I went there with my friends for a Birthday party. We were treated with a special attention and great care. Drinks and food arrived on time despite the fact that the restaurant was packed... More

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Nanaimo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Asteras being by far the best restaurant I'm town, I brought my visiting family there for a nice dinner. They were blown away by the service, and the food was mouth watering. I defiantly recommend this restaurant to all visitors and locals. <3

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Food and Service were both great! We passed by and were drawn in by the charming house. It was packed and we thought we had missed our chance. The hostess was very helpful and made room for us with a little wait time. We shopped in the nearby shops. Our server was beautiful and knowledgeable about the specials and menu.... More

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Nanaimo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

We've enjoyed Asteras atmosphere, friendly service, and out-of-this-world authentic Greek food for the 6 years they've been open! Consistently impressed with every aspect of this establishment--it's a must-do for anyone visiting Nanaimo, and a must-have for locals alike. Whether for special occasions or a quick lunch over break: Asteras will not disappoint. The value for money and attention to detail... More

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Nanaimo, Canada
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70 reviews 70 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

At a recent business lunch enjoyed the warm atmosphere, friendly service, and quite decent calamari which is a a favorite. Will go again.

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We are all lovers of greek food and this place puts a shame to the cuisine. We ordered our appetizers and it took forever to get them and when they finally arrived we were very disappointed with the flavour and portions. The kalamari was chewy and the tzatziki had no flavour. The ribs were dry and must have been old.... More

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Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We visited Asteras on the Friday night of a busy weekend in Nanaimo, around 6:00pm without a reservation. We were greeted immediately and although the restaurant was busy our twosome was seated after a few minute wait. We tried the Mythos, a Greek beer at the server's suggestion. It was fine. We tried the roast lamb and it was tender,... More

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Was on a business trip from Toronto this passed week when I stumbled upon this gem in downtown Nanaimo. The service was warm and friendly. The food was excellent. I had never had Tarama before, but I loved it. All in all, as an out of town traveler, I would recommend Asteras to anyone looking for a great meal and... More

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