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Plaka Estiatorio

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5407 20th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107-4004
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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All hours
Mon 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Wed 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

This place warmed my heart! I love coming across gems like this place. It is a family run establishment, with the mother supplying the family recipes and culinary know-how, and the very capable daughter who waits tables and manages the books (from what I gather). The daughter (Mia, I believe) introduced herself to us because my dad is a regular... More 

Thank Aloisiks
Seattle, Washington
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182 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

Nice setting with very friendly service. Menu is authentic with lots of choices. We had the smelt and lamb with lemon potatoes. Both were tasty, but not fantastic. Prices are a bit high for what you get ($26 for a fairly small plate of lamb with one small potato and some beans). We will go back, but will not make... More 

Thank TravelTalk2
Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

This is our family go-to place. The food is simply amazing and more importantly, it's authentic! We have collectively had almost everything on the menu and have never been disappointed. From spot on skordalia to avgolemono to lamb to souvlaki, we always leave stuffed and happy. PS, the menu changes so its always a treat even for long time visitors.... More 

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2016

This place has great food, at a good price. The staff is mostly Greek, and the food is traditional. Be sure to make a reservation.

Thank bfahl65
Seattle, Washington
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96 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2015

We have eaten here many times and we have never had a bad meal nor terrible service. The greeting is always warm and welcoming (even when they are very busy). I've never had a dish I did not like. I'm married to a Greek and have had fabulous family meals in Greece. I feel I'm there whenever I visit Plaka!

Thank lady58_11
Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015

This is my go-to Greek restaurant in Seattle. After living in Greece as a young adult, finding the perfect Greek place is of utmost importance. The food is fantastic. We usually order a bunch of the small plates and share amongst the group. The main dishes are also fantastic. The staff makes you feel right at home.

Thank Roy A
Roscoe, Illinois
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95 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2015

When ever we visit Seattle we always try to eat at Plaka. The menu has a wide variety of selections and the food is well prepared. It's a family run business and the make you feel comfortable. On our last visit there was a large birthday party and near the end of their celebration they served birthday cake to the... More 

Thank Duane B
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2015

We always are on the lookout for Greek restaurants when we travel and based on other trip advisor reviews we tried Plaka on the weekend. The initial pita bread arrived burned on the face up side...picture about an 8/10 toast burn...why would you even serve this to a customer? The greek salad was good. The chicken souvlaki was a poor... More 

Thank Matta1
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60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

Top-rate!! While on vacation in Seattle, we stumbled across this family owned restaurant which was fantastic! We asked for grape leaves which weren't on the menu & were served the most delicious ones we had ever tasted! My husband had the sea scallops with a spicy red sauce that had feta, peppers and onions. Never having had that before, he... More 

Thank Spufi10
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130 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2015

This charming little restaurant has been in Ballard a long, long time and there's a reason it stays. Food is authentic Greek, owners are welcoming, feels like family. I brought my handicapped brother in and they were particularly friendly and made extra efforts to make him comfortable. Menu is large & everything I have tasted here has been outstanding.

Thank HappyTravlrInMO

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $30
Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5407 20th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107-4004
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: 206-829-8934

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