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Yiama's Greek Taverna

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275 8th Street, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N-1N4, Canada
(250) 871-8552
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
best food and service in the Valley

Due to work I've lived in hotels for 6 years straight which usually meant meals 3 times a day in restaurants. Few restaurants match Yiama's in Courtenay for service, value and a genuine ethnic food experience.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
Ralphr88
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Courtenay, Canada
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Courtenay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Due to work I've lived in hotels for 6 years straight which usually meant meals 3 times a day in restaurants. Few restaurants match Yiama's in Courtenay for service, value and a genuine ethnic food experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

It was 8:30 and everything in town seemed to be closing. We happened by Yiama's and the waitress was very pleasant and said they could definitley look after us. She recommended some dishes and the food was specatular. We ended up sharing the platter... at dinners end they offered up a complimentary oozo shot that capped a memorable evening

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Food excellent service excellent friendly helpful staff.shared the platter and was defeated. Kalamari really fresh with nice crisp coating. Guitar player excellent.

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Courtenay, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Been to Yiama's 2 times in the past 2 weeks as the food surprised us. Was great! Hubby loves Kalamari and he said was some of the best he has had since our last visit to Italy. Dolmades are fabulous... grape leaves tender and filling tasty and the roast lamb was the same . Service is exceptional.

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Union Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

When walking into this quaint restaurant, you are greeted with the utmost respect and kindness. The atmosphere made you feel warm and welcomed, and service was beyond expectation made to feel friends by the owner himself. To order food, even on a busy night was quick and charming, courtesy and understanding when asking questions about menu items, and when the... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Wow! We were so impressed by the food at this restaurant. All of it - the saganaki, the spanakopita, the pita...exquisite. But most of all the vegetarian moussaka. We honestly didn't miss the lamb and it worked out well for the vegetarian teen in the group. A wonderful spot for Greek food if you are passing through Courtney.

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Comox, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Outstanding Greek food! Good menu selection. Typically great service - just one horrific experience to date and will not let that deters us from visiting again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We came from Vacouver on hollidays. The service was very friendly, good food and excellent atmosphere. We highly recommend this place.

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Campbell River, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We stumbled across this place 2 years ago when there were few restaurants open on Monday evenings in Courtenay and it has become our family favourite. Always impressed with the service. One waiter in particular handled the entire front end - seating, ordering, cleanup - for 10 tables with timely and attentive service. The roast lamb slow cooked on a... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We ate here in July during a rain-soaked Musikfest. The food was excellent, especially my roast lamb and the hummus appetizer. They have a very unusual pita bread which was also superb. The portions are extremely generous and I brought half of mine home for lunch tomorrow. We both highly recommend this place if you're looking for a good Greek... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 275 8th Street, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N-1N4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Comox Valley  >  Courtenay
  • Phone Number: (250) 871-8552

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Greek

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