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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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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 4
    Very good
  • 2
    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
Wonderfully Cozy, Authentic

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Judy M
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Seattle, Washington
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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Seattle, Washington
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 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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Mission Viejo, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Seattle, Washington
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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Dallas texas
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155 reviews 155 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Needed a place to eat after going to the locks in Ballard. Decided Greek would be "safe"-we were VERY happy to have stumbled onto this charming restaurant. Obviously, a family restaurant where a lot of locals go. However, we were made very welcome and really enjoyed the meal. Reasonable prices-everything was very good. Just let your server recommend something-I can't... More 

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Washington
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I've been here 5 times now in the past year. Great service every time and fairly certain many of them are family members. Cozy greek feel with lots of pictures of friends and family. Relatively convenient parking depending on the day of the week. They have a nice wine selection (including retsina), then yummy breads and spreads come with the... More 

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Israel
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155 reviews 155 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

A Greek restaurant in Ballard, 10-15 minutes drive from downtown. We arrived with sheer coincidence, the last ones to appear, after 8 PM. Oraniya, the daughter, looked at us, took us to our table, talked with us, and we fell in love. The Avgolomeno soup arrived simmering, hot with enough lemon to bring tears to our eyes; the Octopido (I... More 

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Houston, Texas, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We love the small, family atmosphere of this authentic Greek restaurant in the Ballard district. The owner greeted us at the door and helped us with our wine selections. His daughter Mia was our server. We ordered the smaller size dishes so we could sample about 5 different dishes. Everything was delicious! Father and daughter made us feel right at... More 

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Seattle
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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

No matter who greets us, the service is uniformly open and attentive. Whether for lunch or dinner, it's always been a great experience. We enjoy not only the food and wine (nice, wide selection) but the atmosphere and decor - you can easily feel you're in Greece when dining here.

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Seattle, Washington
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158 reviews 158 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Plaka Estiatorio manages to be both Elegant and Casual at the same time. I have celebrated special occasions with large numbers of people and as a couple with my wife. I have found it to be whatever the occasion demanded of it. The cuisine is very Greek with an American bend to it. Sea food and specialties of the house... More 

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I have been traveling to Greece since 1983. The food at Plaka is the best...in fact better than a lot of restaurants in Greece. We feel like we are in Greece when we are at Plaka. It is a family owned and run establishment where many Greeks go to enjoy the atmosphere and a great meal. We have gone numerous... 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: 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?