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“If this is the best Greek in town, avoid Greek food.” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Poppi's Anatolia

Poppi's Anatolia
992 Willamette St, Eugene, OR 97401-3134
541-343-9661
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Ranked #76 of 529 Restaurants in Eugene
Price range: $6 - $15
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
Coos Bay, Oregon
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“If this is the best Greek in town, avoid Greek food.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Went here because it's rated the near the top for Greek food in Eugene. Wasn't worth it. The appetizer, Saganaki, was fine. No issues, but served with the wrong style of bread for traditional Greek. No big offense though.

The entrees were pretty pathetic. WIfe had the Greek chicken, which lacked flavor and was no better than any piece of baked chicken any inexperienced cook could do at home. Whenever I've gone for chicken at a Greek restaurant, I've gotten a full half of chicken. Here it was a leg & thigh. Cost: $13.50. The sides, potato and veggies, were pulled from a pot kept in the oven over the course of a dinner service. I watched the cook spoon the sides right out of the oven. No cooking appeared to be going on during the dinner service. Just food being pulled from pots. Potatoes were passable, but lacking season. This might be fine if the veggies weren't zucchini squash/onions. Was a big pile of over-cooked mush.

I ordered the Gyro plate. $13.50. The sauce and veggies were good. The meat was mass processed gyro meat. The kind of stuff I can buy at any supply store. Pressed mush. The sad thing was the kitchen had the gyro meat rotisserie, but it looked as if it hadn't been used in years. If I pay $6 for a gyro at a hot dog stand, I expect pressed/packaged meat. But if I pay twice that at a Greek restaurant, I expect the real deal homemade.

The place also served Indian food, so maybe that's good. And maybe we just ordered the wrong items off the menu. But we ordered Greek staples. If you can't do those two meals well, you can't do Greek food. I know the restaurant industry is tough right now, but we felt like Poppi's Anatolia was trying to get by while cutting too many corners.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Eugene
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125 reviews 125 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Yummy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

One of my favorite places to eat. My entire family loves eating here. Sometimes you have to wait, but it is worth the waite.

Visited April 2013
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Eugene, Oregon
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53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Real Greek?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Yes real greek, Baclava and more quality is awesome. And the coffee is a cut above. A quiet place for nice lunch experience.

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Eugene, Oregon
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10 restaurant reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“funky, eclectic, fun and taramasalata is to die for”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

This is a typical Eugenian type place: eclectic with exposed piping and warm woods, and featuring Indian music humming in the background. The plates have gotten smaller and the cost bigger over the years, but I still love, love, love their taramasalata. It's served with their homemade bread and the combo is to die for. I've tried this dish in a multitude of other, much fancier, places, yet no one beats their recipe. Friendly folks and good service too.

Visited November 2012
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Texas
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140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
“Tasty but kind of bland with small portions”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

We had lunch at this restaurant. One of us got the moussaka with a salad and the other the Greek salad with the soup-of-the-day which was a lintel soup. Service was fast efficient and friendly -- they were not busy at all. The space is OK, but could use a bit of update or sprucing up. The dishes were good, but surprisingly small and were not overly interesting. The price was OK. One note, this is downtown and parking can be an issue but there is a large parking garage a block away.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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