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“Everything a restaurant should be”

Asteras Greek Taverna
Ranked #1 of 328 Restaurants in Nanaimo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Greek
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed May 13, 2014

Located in a heritage house in Nanaimo's 'Old Quarter', this restaurant is both comfortable and classy and the food is both superb and authentic - not too surprising as the owner is Greek. But while the menu, and the aromas, may carry you back to Santorini, the view is all Nanaimo. Attentive, personal service, a good wine list, and remarkably good prices, make this a place to come back to often, but the word is out so a reservation is a must.

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Reviewed May 4, 2014

I was feeling homesick . I looked for a Greek restaurant and boy did I find one. The food was excellent and well priced . The baby back ribs were actually little, delicate, tender, chewy and we'll seasoned. Ribs should not be boiled, they need to be gently grilled and this place does ribs PERFECTLY. I also love that one man is the greeter, waiter and sommelier . Yet no one waited, no one was left unattended AND he got the orders correct. Of course he has some stunning ladies helping out but clearly he runs this place like a fine tuned orchestra .

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Reviewed May 1, 2014

We enjoyed asteras very much and we will be back soon. The place has great atmosphere. The staff is very friendly and very professional. The food quality, amount and price can't be outdone. Thanks for job well done

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Thank gypsybloodfree
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Reviewed May 1, 2014

Set in a home a few blocks up from the waterfront. Relaxing atmosphere. Attentive service. First class Greek fare.

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Reviewed April 30, 2014

A girlfriend and I had lunch, we shared the Prawn Appetizer and each ordered the Lunch Special. The prawns were perfectly cooked in a butter, garlic, lemon sauce. We chose to keep the leftover sauce after we finished the prawns. The Lunch Special was superb as always. The Calamari is lightly breaded and cooked to perfection, hot and tender. Delicious, tasty and flaky spanakopita, Greek Salad with feta cheese that does not come from the local grocer, tender, tasty keftedes, tangy dolmades. Hummus and Tzatziki are delicioushly fresh and the freshly grilled pita bread is the best. We dipped our pita bread in our leftover prawn dip...it was delicious!

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