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Plaka Estiatorio

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5407 20th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107-4004
206-829-8934
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Hours:
Mon 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Wed 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 4
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
It is like being in Greece but without the sun!

We have eaten here many times and we have never had a bad meal nor terrible service. The greeting is always warm and welcoming (even when they are very busy). I've never had a dish I did not like. I'm married to a Greek and have had fabulous family meals in Greece. I feel I'm there whenever I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
lady58_11
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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88 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We have eaten here many times and we have never had a bad meal nor terrible service. The greeting is always warm and welcoming (even when they are very busy). I've never had a dish I did not like. I'm married to a Greek and have had fabulous family meals in Greece. I feel I'm there whenever I visit Plaka!

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Thank lady58_11
Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This is my go-to Greek restaurant in Seattle. After living in Greece as a young adult, finding the perfect Greek place is of utmost importance. The food is fantastic. We usually order a bunch of the small plates and share amongst the group. The main dishes are also fantastic. The staff makes you feel right at home.

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Thank Roy A
Roscoe, Illinois
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

When ever we visit Seattle we always try to eat at Plaka. The menu has a wide variety of selections and the food is well prepared. It's a family run business and the make you feel comfortable. On our last visit there was a large birthday party and near the end of their celebration they served birthday cake to the... More 

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Chilliwack
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We always are on the lookout for Greek restaurants when we travel and based on other trip advisor reviews we tried Plaka on the weekend. The initial pita bread arrived burned on the face up side...picture about an 8/10 toast burn...why would you even serve this to a customer? The greek salad was good. The chicken souvlaki was a poor... More 

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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

Top-rate!! While on vacation in Seattle, we stumbled across this family owned restaurant which was fantastic! We asked for grape leaves which weren't on the menu & were served the most delicious ones we had ever tasted! My husband had the sea scallops with a spicy red sauce that had feta, peppers and onions. Never having had that before, he... More 

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OFallon
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104 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This charming little restaurant has been in Ballard a long, long time and there's a reason it stays. Food is authentic Greek, owners are welcoming, feels like family. I brought my handicapped brother in and they were particularly friendly and made extra efforts to make him comfortable. Menu is large & everything I have tasted here has been outstanding.

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Thank HappyTravlrInMO
Boston, Massachusetts
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Went here for dinner after a long day touring the city, close to the hotel. Came in because it looked inviting. Large party celebrating graduate of UW student, but they gave us a nice seat in the window near the open kitchen. Took a while for the waiter to stop by so the cook behind the counter engaged us in... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Cozy, authentic, wonderful and friendly service, and they treat you like family, welcoming you to the table. I am looking forward to going back! We had no idea what to order, so we took the owner's great suggestions and were able to sample wine, salad, dinner, dessert and a dessert wine... it was ALL magnificently fresh, cooked and presented beautifully.... More 

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Thank Judy M
Mission Viejo, California
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Visiting the area... tried this per tripadvisor reviews and was NOT disappointed! I love good authentic Greek food. Sweet unpretentious service, from a very kind gentleman (Greek? owner?). Wonderful cozy place you must try! The baklava is homemade and wonderful.

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Thank Jojofoodie
Seattle, Washington
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124 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have to say, I knew nothing about Greek food when I went there. The owner and his wife put an end to my ignorance in a thorough and friendly fashion. I went with a friend and it was very easy to simply allow for chef's choice. We sampled several types of Greek wine and dined on olives, cheers and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5407 20th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107-4004
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: 206-829-8934

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?