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“A Family dinner at a family restaurant”

Minoas Greek Taverna
Ranked #42 of 601 Restaurants in Burnaby
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Ottawa
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65 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“A Family dinner at a family restaurant”
Reviewed August 22, 2014

To finish off our girls day out of shopping with our sisters-in-laws and daughters we decided to check Minoas and we weren't disappointed. Between the family serving us the deliciously prepared food and the atmosphere- we felt right at home. Kudos to the staff hauling the food up the stairs to the second floor restaurant area. We found the portions to be very generous (we split the chicken souvlaki platter) and the fried calamari hit the spot! Thanks to Georgia and her family for sharing a place for us at their family's table.

  • Visited August 2014
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English first
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Burnaby's great Greek resturant”
Reviewed April 21, 2014

A social shopper coupon prompted our third visit to this restaurant. This restaurant is located across the street from Central Park, Burnaby. Easy walking distance from the Patterson Skytrain station, Or if you drive......there is parking in the back. This is a family run restaurant...around 28 years. The staff (family) greet you with smiles when you arrive. The main part of the restaurant is upstairs. The atmosphere is enhanced with Greek music, and Greek décor. We had a platter for 2 which consisted of 2 spanopikia, 2 Biftekia, Manoraria - sautéed mushrooms, Rice, potatoes, carrots, 2 skewers of chicken Souvlaki, pita bread, and Tzatziki. A starter greek salad was included too. Overall we really enjoyed the platter and could not finish eating it and had tasty leftovers the next day..Previously we had the seafood platter and devoured it as well..For drinks, we had Ouzo on ice......which we thought was quite good. However we tried the white greek house wine "Lafazanis" which was not to our taste.
For desert they gave us GREAT home made greek cookies.
The service is great as they really look after their customers. And will do their best even during busy times.
So give Minoas Taverna a try if you want really good Greek food with Greek ambiance from a Greek family. We plan to return in the future.

  • Visited April 2014
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Port Coquitlam-BC
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176 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Greek food at its best”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

Want an authentic and great tasting Greek meal? Minoas has it. We have been here twice. This visit last Saturday, we ordered the Lamb platter. We weren't sure about an appetizer, so got the grilled calamari- It was good. Turns out the regular fried calamari was also on the platter, so we got a double dose.
This restaurant is family run for 27 years so is authentic servers here. We ordered Greek wine to complete the experience. We made our way through the platter and had lots of leftovers to take home. No problem recommending this restaurant. We'll be back.

  • Visited July 2013
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Burnaby, Canada
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A Special Evening Out...”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

My wife and I, along with our great neighbors, went to Minoas Taverna, to celebrate 'The Girl's' , Birthdays... ! - We had all been to Minoas before, and as again, we were not disappointed. The service was quite cordial..as usual and with rememberances of previous visits, lended a hand to our orders, - which varied a bit from the 'norm' .. She/they, 'customized' our 'platters' to suit our wishes.. and it worked out quite well for all of us. - Our choice of wine was quite compatable...
If those in the area have'nt visited Minoas Greek Taverna, you should.. I think most would enjoy the food...and ambiance..!
Enjoy........

  • Visited May 2013
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Burnaby, Canada
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good food, friendly staff, good value”
Reviewed April 25, 2013

Very friendly staff, family atmosphere, food is good and portions are generous. Didn't have room for dessert this time, but the homemade cookies that they provided were awesome.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Lyle S
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