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“How demanding can you be for authenic Greek food in Beijing?” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Athena Greece Restaurants

Athena Greece Restaurants
Chaoyang District Sanlitun Xiwu Street 1, Beijing, China (Beijing Workers' Sports Complex)
010-64028686
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Ranked #3,222 of 9,464 Restaurants in Beijing
Cuisines: Greek
Neighborhood: Beijing Workers' Sports Complex
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Neighborhood: Beijing Workers' Sports Complex
Shanghai, China
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“How demanding can you be for authenic Greek food in Beijing?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

I have lived for 5 years now in China and I know that it is almost impossible to get close to "authentic" Greek cuisine (or any other kind of cuisine) in China, even in Beijing. This restaurant sits in the middle of the embassy district, so you would expect better, but again...you are in Beijing. The Sunday brunch is reasonable and passable for...again....Beijing. If you are looking for "authentic," go Chinese and try the duck.

Visited October 2013
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Beijing, China
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Weekend Brunch - worth it 78 RMB”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

I live in Beijing and come here only for the weekend "all you can eat brunch" for 78 RMB. Given the quiet Sanlitun North location and among the embassies the locale is nice, sitting outside or in the aircon interior. Its not all real greek, yes, but if you want to meet friends for brunch or have the hangover food binge with decent veggies,meat, soup, and desert its a way reasonable price for the time you spend there in Sanlitun. Tsing Tao on draft for cheap.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Zhengzhou, China
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“Not Greek”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

I live in China, from Greece, and was so looking forward to some Greek food. Sorry, but this was a very poor excuse of a Greek restaurant. I truly doubt that it is actually owned by a Greek. The feta was some kind of soft, white creamy cheese, (anthotiro?) far from the sharp Greek feta. The spinach pie was puffed pastry with a stem of something green in it-definitely not a Greek spinach pie. The tsatsiki was edible but where was the garlic? I had to ask for bread. No Greek would eat feta and tsatsiki without bread, nor would it ever be served that way. The wine passable. If you're looking for Greek, this is not the place. Also, extremely expensive, especially considering you are not really getting anything for your money. The only thing remotely Greek was a few cats hanging around.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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