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“Solid Greek Food. One of the best in San Diego” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Apollonia Bistro

Apollonia Bistro
8650 Genesee Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92122-1134
858-455-1535
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Ranked #148 of 1,275 restaurants in La Jolla
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Greek
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Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Nobel Drive
Transit: Bus stops are available on Nobel Drive and Genesee Avenue within 2-minute walk from Apollonia
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“Solid Greek Food. One of the best in San Diego”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

San Diego may have the worst Greek food of any major city. But if you are craving a good gyro or other Greek specialties you can't go wrong here. Well prepared and good service. But don't compare it to what you can get in New York!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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San Diego, CA
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17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great Greek food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

Apollonia Bistro is in a very busy shopping center in the UTC Golden Triangle area but is well worth stopping in. Warm, friendly service and wonderful authentic Greek food. Outside dining is protected from weather and very inviting. Menu is worth taking your time to read. Great for lunch or dinner and enjoy a great wine with you meal!

Visited November 2012
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LittleBitBritish
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Real Greek food!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

I was craving moussaka and we took a chance here. We arrived and choose to sit on the patio. Husband enjoyed the beer which was authentic and the moussaka we were told was made on the premises, we could not fault the food. Really delicious! The menu offered a great selection too. My portion of moussaka was most generous, I did think I would not manage to eat it all....but no....and instead I didn't have a dessert, the moussaka completely satisfied my appetite!! Yummy!! it came with delicious rice too. Husband tried a medley of items which he really enjoyed.....we'll be back!! The inside of this restaurant was really nice decorated too....

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Diego, CA
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Quite disappointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

The menu looked great and I had a hard time deciding what to order. I finally ordered the minestrone soup and chicken couscous. The soup was watery so distracted from all the nice ingredients. The chicken couscous was so spicy I couldn't eat it and I had asked them not to include the harissa! They couldn't have been nicer about letting me choose something else to eat other than the chicken, though. (I never said anything about the soup).

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Davis
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Apollonia Bistro is located in a strip mall so there's plenty of parking and it's easy to find. There is both indoor and outdoor seating.
The chicken kebob is perfectly seasoned, tender and delicious, and served over rice pilaf. They have many vegetarian options as well. Be sure to try the briami (vegetable stew).
Prices are very reasonable for such good food.

Visited August 2012
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