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Yanni's Greek Taverna

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17 Abbott St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
(07) 4041 1500
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Cairns, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

I think people have gotten the old Yannis that then was renamed Adelfia mixed up. Unfortunately both restaurants are now not in operation. There is no greek restaurant situated on Abbott street, its actually an Italian restaurant called Piccolos Trattoria. Yannis/Adelfia was situated on the corner of Grafton and Aplin Street. I'd also like to point out the picture above... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

Good, but not spectacular, Greek food. Try the sardines and the chicken livers-particularly good. Not great atmosphere, but a pleasant night all round.

Thank Michael P
Greater Perth, Australia
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

Not sure how Greek the food is but was a lovely meal. Be prepared to pay the price for a restaurant that is not all that fancy.

Thank 298rosemarieh
Brisbane Region, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016

4 of us had dinner at Yanni's on a Saturday night so it was very busy. The service was still good and the food was also to a good standard. Maybe it's because I lived in Cyprus for about 5 years that I am a bit picky when it comes to Greek food, but I thought it was a little... More 

Thank Amadeus M
Thursday Island, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

A delicious meal, fantastic service and a relaxed ambience with a lovely view. Thoroughly enjoyed my experience and will definitely return when next in Cairns.

Thank VictoriaH41
Cairns, Australia
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Love the food. Love the atmosphere. Regular belly dance entertainment! The owner often mingles with the customers - lovely man.

Thank Ormond P
Cairns, Australia
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

A nice and authentic Greek Taverna even down to the strange variability in the appearance and contents of the dishes compared to other Greek restaurants - I like the fact that you never get exactly the same moussaka twice when you visit different Greek places - it makes you realise that it is genuine homestyle cooking. Tasty, friendly and authentic.

Thank BenCairns_Australia
United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 via mobile

Way too much salt used in the lamb casserole. Such a shame. Must have taken hours to prepare something completely inedible.

Thank Capevisitor
Perth WA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We booked a table for 6 but when we saw the place we almost cancelled. We are SO GLAD we did not. Loud, fun, laughter, several birthdays (for each WE lead the singing I think), some plate smashing, excellent service and the food was terrific, which was surprising as we felt that it would be ordinary fare for such a... More 

Thank Tangalooma2000
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We lobbed in on a Monday night. The decor is 1960s "blue and white' Greek, even with a tipsy maitre d wandering around breaking plates! The food wasn't bad( albeit smallish serves) and prices were OK( Cairns is not a cheap place to dine out)

Thank Dwight1960

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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    5 of 5 stars
Mediterranean, Greek
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Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Abbott St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: (07) 4041 1500

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?