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Apollonia Bistro

8650 Genesee Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92122-1134
858-455-1535
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Ranked #148 of 1,275 restaurants in La Jolla
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Greek
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Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Nobel Drive
Transit: Bus stops are available on Nobel Drive and Genesee Avenue within 2-minute walk from Apollonia
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San DIego
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

I'm not a particularly big fan of Greek food, but when a friend suggested Apollonia for dinner, I thought "why not?" I'm really glad I discovered this charming place. The ambience is nice, casual and welcoming, and the service was top-notch. Those things wouldn't matter, of course, if the food wasn't good--and it was more than that; it was great.... More

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LittleBitBritish
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Sometimes I just want a delicious moussaka and this is my go to place! Never disappointed, love the Greek wine selections. All the food is good, authentic and fresh.

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Danbury, Connecticut
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75 reviews 75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Apollonia is a Greek bistro located in a strip mall with indoor and outdoor seating and plenty of parking. We were a party of 4 having lunch and it was quite good. Not a place for a quick, cheap bite, but if you have the time and you’re not averse to spending $15-$20/person for lunch, then I recommend it. It... More

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Carlsbad, CA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

After looking over the large menu, we finally decided on lunch. We started with a hummus appetizer for lunch, which was delicious. The hummus was fresh, tasty and served with warm pita bread. For lunch, I ordered chicken souvlaki that was served with a tzatziki sauce. It was average as far as taste goes--not special, but OK. My dining partner... More

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San Diego, California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

I have been here for dinner a couple of times and found the food and service to be quite good and reasonably priced. I thought I would give it a try for lunch. The lack of a crowd should have given me a clue. I asked if there were lunch specials and was told that most people ordered sandwiches or... More

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San Diego, CA
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74 reviews 74 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

I somewhat reluctantly agreed to have dinner here with friends because my last experience wasn't that great. For example, if you like good thick lentil soup, this is not the place for it. Their lentil soup is very brothy (or "watery" in my terminology). I had the tomato basil soup this time which was fine although it could have had... More

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Del Mar, California
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227 restaurant reviews
243 helpful votes 243 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Went here on recommendation as we were in the area and we were disappointed, I just didn't think it was very authentic Greek food. The Moussaka was not very good and I don't know were they got their recipe because it wasn't Greek. The rest of the food was all about the same just not very good. I have been... More

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

San Diego may have the worst Greek food of any major city. But if you are craving a good gyro or other Greek specialties you can't go wrong here. Well prepared and good service. But don't compare it to what you can get in New York!

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San Diego, CA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

Apollonia Bistro is in a very busy shopping center in the UTC Golden Triangle area but is well worth stopping in. Warm, friendly service and wonderful authentic Greek food. Outside dining is protected from weather and very inviting. Menu is worth taking your time to read. Great for lunch or dinner and enjoy a great wine with you meal!

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LittleBitBritish
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

I was craving moussaka and we took a chance here. We arrived and choose to sit on the patio. Husband enjoyed the beer which was authentic and the moussaka we were told was made on the premises, we could not fault the food. Really delicious! The menu offered a great selection too. My portion of moussaka was most generous, I... More

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