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1561 Hertel Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216-2805
7:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 1:00 am
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bonita springs fl
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240 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very busy, extensive menu (not only Greek style) food s very good and place is spotless.expect god service as we did from Greg.

Thank bonitabuffalo
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89 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was so good we went back twice in our one week stay. The staff was great and the food was excellent.

Thank J-Birds
Buffalo, NY
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92 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

The open chicken souvlaki is the best around. Fresh mixed greens - not just romaine like most places, the usual onion and tomato, and here's the best part, light "fluffy" feta cheese! Not your typical feta chunks, it's light (both in taste and texture) and fluffy. The greek dressing is very good but you have to really shake it up... More 

Thank BuffaloKitty
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

I had chicken soulvacki for lunch. I was disappointed with the salad it seemed to have been missing a lot of the major ingredients even though i did not request this. The taziki was lacking in flavor.

Thank aller7210
Fort Myers, Florida
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Was up from SW Fl, for Memorial Day Week. Cousins recommended Kostas, I saw Mousaka and Kourabiedes for desert.Delicate bechemel sauce (I make mine with sliced potato between layers)t going to make it Kosta style. Greek Salad, coffee and Kourabiede for desert. Will be back to Kostas again.

Thank Maureen L
New York City, New York
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

I went here with a friend. He had the chicken parm and he chicken was overlooked. I had calamari and it was very bland. The marinara sauce wasn't the best. It was very clean and our waitress was very kind. It's a cool place to go with decent prices. Sorry I forgot to take photos

Thank MsKellyDiane
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103 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

We went to Kostas on a weekday for lunch at the recommendation of a local UB student. Good pull. Much of what we had was basic Greek staples, but everything was delicious. Our service was excellent and we had a great seat for people watching.

Thank Saxtell
Silver Creek, New York
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146 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016 via mobile

Went to Kostas for some great Greek food and was not disappointed in the food, but had an overwhelmed waitress who could not seem to keep up. The Greek potatoes and souvlaki were great; the Greek burger with feta cheese was very tasty, the Mediterranean pasta with lots of artichokes was very good. The portions are very sizable and definitely... More 

Thank Diana C
Cayuga, New York
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19 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

We found the waitstaff friendly and efficient, the menu diverse, and the food well worth the money. A thoroughly enjoyable experience.

Thank SalvoJ_CNY
New York City, New York
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

Went here as a date with my husband. Three waitress came over to ask us our drinks took forever for us to get our drinks. Ordered our food, when the food came she just threw it on our table and walked away. As I was eating I found a a gray hair in my food. I told the waitress and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Mediterranean, Greek
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1561 Hertel Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216-2805
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
  • Phone Number: 716-838-5225

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