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“Very authentic” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Zorba's Tavern

Zorba's Tavern
2230 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130-2617
215-978-5990
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Ranked #229 of 3,785 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Price range: $25 - $25
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Very authentic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

The place was filled at 4pm on a Sunday when our group arrived after seeing the one day in Pompei exhibit. The food was very authentic Greek. I had excellent lamb meatballs, someone had the grilled lamb chops and another had the lamb shank. The artichokes were also outstanding. Vey cozy. Very Greek.

Visited January 2014
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English first
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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94 reviews 94 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Authentic Greek”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Family living in Philadelphia insisted we try this restaurant. So glad we did. The wait staff was so attentive to the point of helping us maneuver a stroller in the door. The food was just outstanding and truly Greek. There is a vast menu of selections to choose from and you cannot go wrong with any of them. Portions are huge so consider sharing. It is BYOB so come prepared . This place will not disappoint.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
“Great Greek”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Cozy little restaurant in the Art Museum area. The food was excellent. Starting with a very nice grilled octopus appetizer and a Greek salad large enough for four to share, our main courses were super. My wife had a delicious eggplant dish. I had the octopus dinner, served with a side of vegetables. Our friends had nicely done salmon and chicken. Good value, super friendly service. BYOB

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Diego, California
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Authentic flavors with a Philly twist.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

We'd worked up quite an appetite viewing the brilliant 'Leger' exhibit at the Museum of Art, so we drove down Fairmount Ave. to an area full of shops and restaurants and spotted Zorba's. I walked inside to discover a cozy little bar and dining room filled with tantalizing aromas. We sat down across from a Greek family (always a good sign) and ordered the assorted cold appetizer plate, which included a caviar spread, hummus, garlic spread, eggplant & tomato spread, tzatsiki, feta cheese spread, a stuffed grape leaf, olives, sliced cucumber, and of course, some warm pita bread. Each item was intensely flavorful and distinct...nothing timid here.

For the main course, I ordered a delicious Lamb Sandwich, full of tender, juicy meat, with lettuce, tomato, tzatsiki, and a few french fries thrown in (that's the Philly twist), all wrapped up in pita bread. My husband got a Seared Salmon Plate with tasty cubed potatoes and a vegetable melange - all cooked to perfection.

It's obvious why the Greek family across from us has been coming here for years!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Philadelphia
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“Tasty Greek Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We went in a group of 6 and had plenty of space and very prompt service. The space is set up to accommodate anything from couples dates to medium/larger groups. The food was excellent (spicy feta spread was incredible). My wife and I shared the meat platter, which was seasoned incredibly well. The meat was tender and very tasty. I'm a sucker for baklava, and I was not disappointed. It wasn't exceptional, but it was very tasty and definitely satisfying.

We always love finding BYO places with good food, and this one definitely delivers. We really look forward to returning and trying some of the other dishes.

Visited October 2013
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