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Athene's Restaurant

3618 Broadway W, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Kitsilano)
(604) 731-4135
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Ranked #1,143 of 2,804 restaurants in Vancouver
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Kitsilano
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Kitsilano
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English first
Powell River, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

To start, I had the lamb and it was delicious, but the greatest thing happened there, George our fabulous and amazing waiter saved my life. Life is fragile, thanks to my new hero George, I am here today. While dining at Athene's I choked on a piece of food, and had no air, I got up & moved towards the... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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82 reviews 82 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

This place was just awful. It was empty when we arrived for lunch and it stayed that way for our entire meal. I ordered a beef and chicken souvalaki meal. Where do I start... Cons: -The greek salad was not fresh. I don't like when my cucumbers taste pickled and that is precisely what they tasted like. There were no... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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113 reviews 113 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

We love going to Athenes for their Greek food, and usually go for the souvlaki - we love the lamb or chicken. The service and value here are great, and the place has a nice atmosphere. It is a nice cosy place to sit inside in winter, and fun outdoor setting when the weather is warm. On top of all... More

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Kamloops
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111 reviews 111 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

What I like about this place is that besides the usual Greek fare, there were quite a few authentic dishes. The chicken livers were outstanding as an appetizer and mousaka and other Greek dishes were on par with some more expensive places. I would not hesitate to return.

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Vancouver, Canada
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73 reviews 73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

The beef, lamb and chicken souvlakia are all very good, although my personal favourite is the beef. The pizzas, calamari and baked spaghetti are good too. What sets Athene`s apart for me is their hummus and the roast potatoes. Service is top notch. Athene`s has been a family favourite for many years and still holds top spot as our ``treat``... More

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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386 reviews 386 reviews
280 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

This is plebian Greek food. They do a nice job of service and food preparation. We find it also to be reasonable for the plate of food you receive for the price.

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Singapore, Singapore
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

My family loves Greek cuisine, and we've tried a number of places during our travels and experiences, from Singapore (Blu Kousina), Manila (Cafe Mediterranean), Toronto (Zorba's), Vancouver (Simpatico)... So this one was up against tough competition, if it was competition. But it really isn't. As long as the place meets our expectations of genuine Greek food, quality and tasty and... More

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Port Townsend, WA
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114 reviews 114 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2011

The interesting lunch box mounted high over the bar once belonged to a previous owner. It has been preserved to show the humble origins of Athere's. We used an Entertainment coupon while visiting Vancouver from the States, aftger seeing that Athene's was well reviwed on Tripadvisor. We always do this before using a coupon or discount at any restaurant we... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2011

Had the lamb special shoulder; I am not normally a huge fan of lamb but I asked for a taster and it was very good. The "real meal" did not disappoint. It was a large enough portion, the meat was tender and the sides were very tasty. Wife had the chicken dish (stuffed with feta) and it was also delicious.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2008

Only once, was good. Sweet atmosphere. Sit by the fire.

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