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Yiama's Greek Taverna

275 8th Street, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N-1N4, Canada
(250) 871-8552
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Ranked #7 of 116 restaurants in Courtenay
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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94% Recommend
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English first
Vancouver Island BC Canada eh.
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We visited this restaurant for my aunt's birthday. We had reserved room for about 12 and were seated against the back wall. Our server's name was Amanda and she was very efficient and friendly. She took everyone's beverage orders as they arrived and took orders for appetizers while we waited for the remaining members of our party. She was very... More

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Saskatoon, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I was very impressed with the delicate tasty garlic prawns, so tender and tasty. The zucchini and peppers were cooked perfectly, not mushy at all, accompanied with a tasty oregano rice, and a perfect greek salad containing crisp vegetables with feta but no lettuce. Topped of with a mouth watering desert called Ekmek, a light custard with phyllo pastry, almonds,... More

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Courtenay, Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We were her Feb 13th 2014. We have been here before at least 3 times. Never a disappointment. Super service and even a bus person filling you glass if it is half empty. Best calamari anywhere, and most places don't know how to prepare it. Awesome roast lamb meal at $20. It was my birthday and my wife told the... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

A miscommunication between servers gave us no service in the beginning. The food & server ended up being worth the stay!! We will be back :) Thanks for the great meal.

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Hythe, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

We just dropped by on a Friday night, they were very busy but made no fuss and immediately found us a table even though we had no reservations. Service was quick and attentive, food was FANTASTIC and the atmosphere was relaxing. Despite several large tables our waiting staff appeared unflustered and our food came out in a timely manner, even... More

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Vancouver Island, Canada
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

The food has always been good; now Yiama's has expanded its menu and added a fresh sheet. I ordered one of the features: the lamb and asparagus in phyllo. Delicious. Am looking forward to going back and trying the other new additions as well as repeating favourites. Amanda, who was my server, is friendly and efficient. The owner/manager is welcoming... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

If you fancy greek food it serves a decent meal. I wouldnt say it was out of this world but does the job. Service was nice and friendly. Price was reasonable.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

We had an excellent meal at Yiama's. Our server was very friendly and attentive even though she was the only one working. The atmosphere was pretty nondescript but the food made up for it. Would go again.

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Victoria, Canada
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59 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

There was only one overworked server the weekend we were there. She was likely just a bit stressed but my friend commented that she seemed judgmental of their choices. The food was alright. The calamari was a bit overcooked and the Greek salad vegetables are kept separately in the kitchen so the veggies do not marinate together and get that... More

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Surrey, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Was in the mood for a good greek dinner and must say that Yiama's satisfied my craving .... bubbly , friendly server ... will return .

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