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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
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 301
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  • 73
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 12
    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
Never fails to please as one of the best restaurants on Vancouver Island

Booked a reservation for our anniversary, many restaurants to choose from in the area but we have never been disappointed at Astera. Great ambience, great service and fantastic food. My wife and I travel extensively and have our favourite places to eat so when we find something as good as this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
JoeBear
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Northern Canada
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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415 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Northern Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Booked a reservation for our anniversary, many restaurants to choose from in the area but we have never been disappointed at Astera. Great ambience, great service and fantastic food. My wife and I travel extensively and have our favourite places to eat so when we find something as good as this we keep returning. We have been experimenting with the... More 

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Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

My husband and I recently had dinner at Asteras. We ordered the # 1 Greek platter which had the standard Greek dishes - Lamb, Spanakopita, Calamari, Moussaka, as well as ,Greek salad and veggies. The Moussaka was the most flavourful and reminded us of the Moussaka we had in Greece. The Spanakopita was a heavy, greasy pastry with no hint... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This is the second time I have been turned away as a single diner. This time I called first and was told there was no room for one person. This was at 5 so I was trying to not go at the busiest time. I found a great Greek place not too far away that was happy to have me.

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Nanaimo, Canada
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The first time at this restaurant was excellent and we have been back a number of times as the food is great no complaints at all.Service is exceptional the last few times they were very busy but surprisingly all food was on time tasty fresh always trying there best always friendly with a pleasing smile from the servers.we were also... More 

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Fort St. John, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This is one of the best Greek meals we have had outside of Greece! The food was authentic, and the lamb in particular was exceptional. The portions were very generous & the service prompt & friendly. Our reserved table was not ready as it was a very busy Saturday evening. However, we were seated at the bar where we sampled... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Well I gave this restaurant a second chance with my new girlfriend she recommended to me but I told her I was there once before. She said lets give it a second chance anyways we wanted to sit in the sun room but we're told there was no room . Any ways we sat down to eat with a nice... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I visited Nanaimo about two weeks ago and was hungry for Greek food. My friend and I stumbled upon Asteras Greek Taverna in the old part of Nanaimo. We arrived around lunch time to a busy restaurant. We thought this was a good sign. Not so much. I ordered the roast lamb at $16.00 pricey for what I got. The... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

This place was recommended by the front desk at my hotel, and I could not have been more splendidly surprised. The food was off the charts good, from the hummus to the roasted lamb to the ouzo. I need to come up with another reason to visit Nanaimo, just so I can eat here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Have been here at least 30+ times. Never had a bad experience. the food is the best. Even the people i have brought here from Victoria say it's the best Greek they've ever had.

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Nanaimo, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

we really enjoy this restaurant and really, its the only place we would take anyone for Greek Food from Comox to Victoria, hard to beat this restaurant!

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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?