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“Canada Greek”

Asteras Greek Taverna
Ranked #1 of 323 Restaurants in Nanaimo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Greek
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Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed April 15, 2013

Our Buccaneer Motel host highly recommended this as one of his favorites after he was unable to name a good local seafood place. We were happy with his recommendation and probably would not have discovered this on our own. For one thing it is in an obscure location in an unusual looking house.
Once seated at our reserved table hospitality was good and an interesting menu was presented. We selected one of three combination platters, which turned out to be more than enough food for two at a little over $50. Reasonably priced wine made the whole meal deal affordable.
Service was a little disorganized at first, but got better when the proprietor took over from two less polished servers.
Our combination consisted of several Greek standards, well presented and prepared. We would not have ordered appetizers had we known the large amount of food that arrived with our order. It turned out to be too much and we should have been told not to order appetizers.
My point of reference for all Greek restaurants in North America is Chicago's Greek Town and specifically The Parthenon. It is better, but when in Nanaimo I would return here again.

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Reviewed April 13, 2013

With high expectations we tried Asteras for dinner. Went for the grilled rack of lamb chops.
The lamb was simply the very best we've ever had. Super tender, fantastic flavour, great seasoning.

The rest of the plate was just ok with a bit of grilled root vegetables, plain white rice, small roasted potato wedge and disappointingly smaller greek salad. My medium well done lamb was well done and my partner's medium well order had a very rare chunk. We down-grade the rating from excellent due to the ordinary sides served on the plate.
We tried the garlic prawns starter from a reviewer's tip, but it was a bowl with 5 prawns surrounded by a pool of melted butter and liberal amounts of grated fresh garlic. It didn't appeal to us.

The rooms had a crowded feel even at 5:30. We learned It opened only a year ago and it's reputation has grown. Reservations best booked awhile ahead to avoid disappointment.
Service was professional and outstanding.

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Reviewed April 11, 2013

O the food was fine totally overcrowded and the tables to close togther (very uncomfortable) owner was too much involved with chatting and just being in your face.... went out to be with my wife not him... probably wont be back waitress was rude

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Thank RJV2651
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

My goodness - it was so good, I don't know what to say. Authentic, flavourful, romantic. The food was so fresh and the servers were amazing. Thank you so much for a great evening.

Thank joannef116
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Reviewed April 5, 2013

Food was excellent - though we ordered way more than two people could possibly eat. Large portions, very tasty. Good service.

Thank 12JB12
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