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“Great atmosphere, great food, great staff”

Costas Taverna Greek Restaurant and Ouzo Bar
Ranked #16 of 1,203 Restaurants in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $20
Cuisines: Greek
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Costas Taverna is a place to celebrate the simple joys in life... family, friends, conversation and great food.
Reviewed April 6, 2013

Well, what can I say? My wife and I went with our son and his wife to try out Costas Taverna. The starter was excellent and the pitta bread was the best we had tasted in a long time. Dips were also tops.

We each had a different main meal and all enjoyed the authentic Greek cuisine. The lighting and decor is modern and relaxing and so too was the background music. We enjoyed ourselves so much that I am about to book for around 15 people to celebrate a birthday.

Date of visit: March 2013
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CostasTaverna, Owner at Costas Taverna Greek Restaurant and Ouzo Bar, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2016

Hi, pacific2! Thanks very much for a great review and we hope to serve you again soon! :)

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Reviewed April 5, 2013

Got to attend a work dinner this evening to farewell a colleague embarking on a new journey. She chose the venue. From first appearances we were in for a lovely evening - nice and new.Great service.Food devine - ate too much.Good selection too. Only downside was being told it was time to vacate the tables as there was another booking for our tables.Made it more rushed.There were 24 of us and we had just 2hrs to complete the entire meal.Possibly unrealistic from the restaurants perspective trying to get that many people through so they could do another sitting.Cost is up there too - more than I would usually spend on a meal.Still I would return.

Date of visit: April 2013
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Thank Shane g
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CostasTaverna, Owner at Costas Taverna Greek Restaurant and Ouzo Bar, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2016

Hi, Shane g! Thanks very much for your review! For larger bookings, it's now a 2.5 hour seating time - not 2 hours. We do offer 8pm, or 8.30pm, for groups that would like to arrive earlier for a drink and then not have an "out time". Our dishes are priced accordingly, taking prep time, service and very good local and imported ingredients into consideration. :) Thanks again for your feedback - we hope to serve you again soon!

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Reviewed April 3, 2013

Happened to visit Costas Taverna for a meal over the Easter break based on a recommendation from a friend. It was my first experience with Greek food and I was blown away by the dining experience. Reserving a table was a breeze, there is plenty of parking and the ambiance really sets the mood with a heavenly blue backdrop. The staff was really friendly & the service was efficient despite a packed house. The food was mouth watering & the main course was worth every single buck. They also have a wide range of beverages including a range of wines to satisfy all occasions. No meal would be complete without dessert & the chocolate mousse was delightful. I guess when people from surrounding tables start pointing towards your dish & say "I'll have what he is having" speaks for itself! To top it all off learnt that they do not rip you off with a public holiday surcharge!! Would surely be visiting again & would be on my recommendation list for my friends. Bon appetite...

Date of visit: April 2013
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Thank Abbzz255118
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CostasTaverna, Owner at Costas Taverna Greek Restaurant and Ouzo Bar, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2016

Hi, Abbzz255118! Thank you for such a lovely, in-depth review! Hope to serve you again soon! :)

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Reviewed March 30, 2013

Works meal at Costas, fresh cooked food to 70 people in a reasonable time, best staff in town. Best to book as it is a bit out of town and you don't want to have to go somewhere else.

Date of visit: March 2013
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TasteMaster101, Public Relations Manager at Costas Taverna Greek Restaurant and Ouzo Bar, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2013

Dear NZCitizen

Thank you so much for your comment :) Through many years, and a lot of hard work, our systems and procedures for both front of house and kitchen have made a big difference in how we fulfil our guests' expectations. It makes all our hard work worth while when we receive great comments like yours. Thank you again and we look forward to serving you next time.

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Reviewed March 10, 2013

We were regular diners at Costas before the earthquake closed it down and were pleased to hear Costas had reopened albeit at a different location. We were thrilled to find the food was just as fabulous as previous and the staff just as friendly and helpful and the atmosphere relaxed and friendly. We would certainly recommend Costas to anyone wanting a delicious meal in a relaxed setting.

Date of visit: March 2013
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TasteMaster101, Manager at Costas Taverna Greek Restaurant and Ouzo Bar, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2015

Hi there, aotearoanz! Pleased to hear you enjoyed your evening with us. :) Hope to see you again soon!

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