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“Good food but...” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Koutouki Taverna

Koutouki Taverna
10719 - 124 St, Edmonton, Alberta T5M 0H1, Canada (Westmount)
(780) 452-5383
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Ranked #307 of 2,020 Restaurants in Edmonton
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Greek
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Westmount
Cross street: 107 Ave 124 Street
Edmonton, Alberta
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Good food but...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Went here with a group, although its fun to go with a lot of people I don't know if this place is the best for it.
Making the arrangements beforehand was difficult and frustrating, we were cramped in, and they are right the chairs are horrible!!! My legs hurt the whole time. The food was very good but we didn't get enough. We had the group meze meal so we ate "family style", some people went without a course because there wasn't enough to go around. I wasn't full at the end of the night, and after paying $50 a person you would think you'd be stuffed.
The entertainment was great, belly dancer, Greek dancing, plate smashing, the works!
I would consider going back here but not with a large group and not in the busy season.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Edmonton, Canada
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Fantastic Greek”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Wonderful Moussaka. I love their ribs, octopus and all the usual Greek stuff. The roast potatoes are soooo good - best I've ever had - and I'm Irish!! Service? - so you may have to wait a little if they're busy . . . I hate restaurants where you never have to wait because then you know nothing is freshly made. A little pricey but worth every penny.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fernie, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Delicious authentic Greek!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

Amazing food and a lovely place. Lots of Greek culture vested in this joint. Totally a great stop by on a cold day.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Edmonton
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“As always fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Best Greek food in the city! Always has been and probably always will be! Very obvious that it is family run and they care about their business and customers. Hope it stays around for a very very long time. A little pricey, but worth every cent!

Visited August 2012
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Edmonton, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Reasonable Food But Pricey”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

My wife and I recently made a return visit to Koutouki. We'd been there before a number of times but had ceased going as we found that the service overall had been faltering. In any case we stopped by recently for a quick bite to eat. As we felt like sharing a few smaller items, we ordered the following:

Greek Salad - nothing spectacular, a bit heavy on tomatoes and feta and a bit light on cucumber and peppers. I'd describe it as on par with greek salad at any number of restaurants flavour wise, but, overpriced.

Calamari - we found this to be a bit of a letdown; the calamari was fresh, however, the breading was kind of soggy and not overly flavorful. It was served with a disproportionately large amount of onions. Considering the cost, that it doesn't even come with a side ot tzatziki is disappointing.

Dolmades - probably the best item we had this visit; flavourful, well seasoned and enjoyable. That said, and, as is the theme here, the charge relative to the amount of food given is not good.

Keftedes - since the last time we'd visited this dish has changed slightly; on previous visits it was a lot more keftedes that were smaller in size. On this visit, the order was comprised of only 6 keftedes of a small-medium size. Flavour was good but not great.

So, as you're already guessing, I didn't walk away from this visit overly enamoured or dying to run back. If you're in the mood for Greek food, they do the job, but, you pay a premium that neither the food nor the service seem to warrant. Will we be back.....likely not anytime soon.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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