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Asteras Greek Taverna

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347 Wesley Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 2T5, Canada
250-716-0451
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4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 293
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A favorite restaurant, maybe not anymore.

Special dinner out was disappointing. Hate the seating, crammed in like sardines in the sun-room, though we had reservations and dined early. The left dining area appears comfortable with adequate space between tables. If you value a reasonable space between tables, request a table on the left... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
diabow_10
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Ladysmith, BC
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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401 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Ladysmith, BC
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Special dinner out was disappointing. Hate the seating, crammed in like sardines in the sun-room, though we had reservations and dined early. The left dining area appears comfortable with adequate space between tables. If you value a reasonable space between tables, request a table on the left side when you call for reservations. My order included a request to omit... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had a birthday gathering for a friend at Astera's Greek Taverna last night. When we arrived there was an issue with a power outage. The management graciously arranged to seat us anyway, provided complimentary drink and veggies and humus. Candles were lit and we settled in. Within a short time they had gotten BC hydro out to fix the... More 

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Courtenay, Vancouver Island, BC
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This was the second time I've been to Asteras and it was a great experience again. First time was last year with two friends, and this time there were five of us. Lunch both times, and both times we were looking for a place with good food, nice atmosphere, and the ability to sit for several hours without being rushed.... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Second meal here during visits from the UK and was not disappointed by any aspect from the booking to the meal. Good food and substantial portions, buzzing atmosphere, attentive service and the table that we had requested. Wish we'd had room for a dessert.

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Nanaimo, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Asteras makes you feel welcome from the get-go. Love the atmosphere of the old house and the wonderful service. Excellent main course choices and desserts. For us a special place for our special occasions.

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Nanaimo
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a well established restaurant in the Nanaimo area. Great location. They are situated in a refurbished old house. Nicely decorated and great atmosphere. Make sure you reserve as there is line ups on most nights. Great selection of Greek dishes. Say Hi to Peter the Owner.

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Nanaimo, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Never disappointed by this choice here--the lamb is excellent. The service is consistently good and the host is always has the time to great us. This is one of the best restaurant choices in town.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have been dining here a couple of times a year since it opened and the place only gets better! Food is consistently excellent - fresh, tasty, well-prepared and appealing. From a great range of appetizers through their mains and desserts, everyone will find something they love and want to return for.

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Nanaimo, Canada
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is THE place to celebrate a special occasion, or just catch up with the girlfriends. Service is always great, food is always delicious and the decor is lovely.

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Vancouver Island, BC
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We've never had a bad experience or meal at this restaurant. The service is always good and the menu contains most Greek favourites from a Saganaki to a variety of Souvlaki and Mousaka. The owner is always present in the restaurant when we've been there either for dinner or lunch. We have also been treated to a dessert or liqueur... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 347 Wesley Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 2T5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: 250-716-0451

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm

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