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“Best Greek evaaaaaarrrrr O m g” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Greek Souvlaki Shack

The Greek Souvlaki Shack
258 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
(613) 695-1185
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Ranked #28 of 2,140 restaurants in Ottawa
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Ottawa, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Best Greek evaaaaaarrrrr O m g”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

This place is perfect. Ask for The Sean. And get the honey villa, they're a don't miss.

I can never get sick of this place. The food and the service are fantastic. Shawna is super friendly and makes great recommendations - basically she's the bomb. EVERY MEAL YOU DONT EAT HERE IS A WASTED MEAL. i like dis

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CALIFORNIA
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170 reviews 170 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 88 cities Reviews in 88 cities
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
“Fabulous Greek Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Based on TripAdvisor reviews, we tried the Greek Souvlaki Shack and had some of the best Greek food at very reasonable prices. We have been touring New England and Eastern Canada the past 3 weeks and this was one of the best meals that we have enjoyed. The food is all made from scratch from Greek recipes back home. The waitor is very willing to offer suggestions and the service was great. If we lived in Ottawa we would be here at least once per week.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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NY
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43 reviews 43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Small on size, big on flavor.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

The selection is good ( could have had a few more vegetarian options )
the taste of the dishes is excellent and the portions hearty.
I would only add that the previous reviews led us to believe the place, although small, had a slightly nicer interior...not really. It's clean, but no amount of subtle grey painted walls and art can make it feel any better than a " shack" reimagined. Very good for a week night meal or a casual weekend.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Edmonton, Alberta
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11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Local neighborhood place with amazing food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We wanted to have our anniversary dinner at someplace authentic, and out of the way of the tourist places in Ottawa. We were visiting from Edmonton. We found this place on trip advisor and not too far of a walk, so we went for it. We were not disappointed! As previously stated in other reviews, don't let the name fool you! It is a family run business, and they obviously take great pride in their business. The server was cool, and charming and did not fool around. The kitchen was staffed by a great young man and an older gentleman who turned out to be the owner. The service was fast and efficient, and the food.....well if you like Greek, was AMAZING! We shared some tzatziki and fresh warm pita, and then had our entrees. My wife had the moussaka, and I had the chicken souvlaki. Amazing food and so authentic! Very hot and delicious. We noticed this was a place favored by the locals in the neighborhood. They seemed to do a lot of business with their takeout. Many people coming in to pick up. Says a lot in my book! Thanks guys for a great night of food and laughs! The Greek beer was awesome too!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Excellent authentic Greek food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Found this place (staying nearby on vacation) and ate there tonight (August 8, 2013). The place is small and the kitchen is down the back with Greek dad and son duo plus another guy cooking all the food. The food was delicious - we had several starters, shrimp, clamari, saganaki (flaming Greek cheese). French fries arrived for our (almost) 6-yr old but he tucked into the calamari too. Service was friendly and prompt and the owners were delightful. You go up front to pay - they do not have a portable machine - and there was some friendly banter about this being a piece of the "real" Greece. You can get a lot of bad Greek food almost anywhere but this is an exception; one tip - portions are generous so don't over-order. Simple place, great food, reasonable prices, nice people. Five stars!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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