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Zougla Restaurant

2021 Estevan Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
(250) 716-3233
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Ranked #28 of 269 Restaurants in Nanaimo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Sep 9, 2014
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Nanaimo, Canada
Top Contributor
171 reviews 171 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We went for dinner at Zougla's to celebrate both an Anniversary and a Birthday for visiting special friends. The experience was truly delightful. The restaurant is very nicely appointed and very clean. There are picturesque windows overlooking Departure Bay. Our server for the evening was Alicia. She was friendly, very attentive and efficient yet not at all overbearing. We noticed... More

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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Zougla is not your typical Greek restaurant. It's more like a fusion of Mediterranean food with some Italian thrown in for good measure. The service is exceptional, the ambiance is lovely and the food is far above average. I've been with groups and just with my husband. Every time it has never failed to deliver. The wine list is great... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

So there I was, sitting with my back to the huge plate glass window so as to give our visitors a better view of the outside, when in walks three members of the "gang" and plop themselves down next our table. There was no mistaking who they were. Their affiliation with the Hell's Angels was advertised all over their clothes.... More

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Port Alberni, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Wonderful service. Great food. Every time I go there I'm amazed by the delicious dishes. I have never had a mediocre meal here.

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Parksville BC
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Let's start off with the bad - the parking lot is very tight with no easy access or egress, but prevail. Now the good - Once past the parking problem you have some steep steps to navigate, but there is a ramp off to one side for those that are stair challenged. Once inside the setup is a semi-circle with... More

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Tsawwassen, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I have been at Zougla's twice in one week - once for a business lunch and once for dinner with my spouse. Both times were excellent. The Greek items on the menu were very well cooked and presented with professionalism. There is a great view including some of the Departure Bay. This is a good place to eat whatever the... More

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New York
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67 reviews 67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great authentic Greek food in a lovely atmosphere with friendly service. I recently dined at Zouglas during my trip to Vancouver Island and was impressed with the food and service. There were three of us and we ordered the saganaki (fried cheese similar to haloumi) and pita with hummus for starters. The saganaki was very tasty and was served with... More

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North Nanaimo
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36 reviews 36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

We've always enjoyed this restaurant for quiet, relaxing evenings with really good food. Several times we suggested adding Saganaki to the menu. Now they finally have - apparently many people made the same request. Awesome! I think we'll be going to Zougla more frequently :)

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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91 reviews 91 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

We live here in Nanaimo and have eaten at Zouglas for years, thus this review is very long overdue. For us this is the best restaurant in Nanaimo for a special dinner. The atmosphere is very nice, the service is always top notch and the food is consistently very good. The owner, Chris, is almost always there overseeing everything which... More

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Nanaimo, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

My husband and I went to Zougla's for my birthday,and i must say i was impressed.I ate there once before and vowed i would never go back again.But i decided to give it another try.We both had chicken and it was very good.The server was very polite.We both enjoyed it very much.And it wasn't over priced either.We definitely will be... More

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