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Tsindos-The Greeks Restaurant

197 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
(03) 9663 3194
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Ranked #279 of 4,012 Restaurants in Melbourne
Price range: $18 - $22
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Melbourne CBD
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Melbourne CBD
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79% Recommend
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English first
Canberra, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

This restaurant was close to our hotel and it was definately a high light to our trip. The slow roast lamb was unforgettable. This is a family style greek restaurant. Moderate price, understated from the street view, and over delivers on the good honest flavours. This restaurant is added to my list of trusty "go to" restaurants.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We went for dinner here last night and we were very disappointed. We waited for an hour for our meal even though the restaurant wasn't full. The table wasn't set and we had to ask for cutlery. When the meals did arrive they were very small and basic. We won't be back.

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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

For authentic traditional Greek fare, you can't go past Tsindos. We always dine here at least once when in Melbourne and never fail to be pleased that we did. Excellent wine list too.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Dined here on my own on a Friday night. The food wand service was fantastic. Typical greek fare as you'd expect, with the meat platter being the highlight. I found the calamari to be a little bland, but still delicately cooked. My only criticism would be the seating arrangements. I was located right at the front window with the menu... More

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Perth, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Went here with my family while in Melbourne. The food was fantastic, and the meals are very big serves. It was traditional Greek food that was just lovely. The service was very friendly and really helpful. The prawns saganaki were fantastic - a big hit with everyone. The favourites of the night were the garlic prawns, the moussaka and the... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Simply Mediteranean. Nice pita, dips with cheese. Lamb though nice still has lamb smell. Not too soft, roasted . Lots of olive oil. Mostly grilled.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Our favorite restaurant in Melbourne!!! Each trip to Melbourne we dine here more than once. Service is great, our waitstaff was very attentive and made good recommendation on fresh catch of the day and the evening special. We started with the eggplant dip and the hot sausage which was very flavorful....The blue eye fish was cooked perfect, very tasty and... More

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New Zealand
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

none of the other restaurants we went to had this, so reason we picked it from the menu. Waitress was very accommodating. Food was lovely as was the wine. definitely worth a repeat visit. Seemed popular with locals!

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Milton, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

After having lived in Greece many years ago I was keen to show my kids and hubby some Greek hospitality when we visited Melbourne - and we were not disappointed! This is definitely the restaurant where the Greeks go - warm, welcoming and very authentic. The food was excellent, the service friendly and prompt, and it was a joy to... More

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81 reviews 81 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

Hard to imagine that we didn't get a great meal in Melbourne. Not sure how this restaurant gets good reviews. The owners ate Cypriot which might explain why some Greek dishes fail. Moussaka was ok, as was meatball soup but the lamb was almost cooked to leather and canned green beans were disgusting

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