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Asteras Greek Taverna

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347 Wesley St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 2T5, Canada
+1 250-716-0451
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Today
16:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 16:30 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 16:00
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Vancouver Island, Canada
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have lived in Nanaimo my whole life and have never been to Asteras. The restaurant was packed (make reservations) and I was expecting average service with long wait times for our meals. Nope! Fantastic service. I drink a lot of water and my water glass was never empty. Staff went out of their way to accommodate and the food... More 

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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went there for dinner a few weeks back. The restaurant is "cozy" and has a nice ambiance. Minor point, but the tables were very close together and the place was PACKED and turned out to be a bit noisy. Had calamari that was cooked in a different way. The quality of the seafood was good but they overcooked it. A... More 

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Thank Casey L
Nanaimo, Canada
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Restaurant is a little cramped. Food is mediocre, the dalmades were great but the carrots, potatoes, and Greek salad were bland. Service was great, as usual! A lot of people rave about this restaurant, so it is definitely worth a shot.

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Thank jessicaaasmithhh
Nanaimo, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My boyfriend and I decided to eat there one night when we stumbled upon it during a walk down the street.They gave us a free drink of the best tasting shot we have ever had! The servers were nice, food was a bit above average for Nanaimo but we were excited to leave as it was so warm and incredibly... More 

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Thank Fiona W
Martina Franca, Italy
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We ate there twice...in one day! Lovely lunch specials and gorgeous dinner menu at night. Food is of top quality, staff very friendly and efficient, nice soft Greek music in the background and a cosy romantic atmosphere, especially at night by candle light, which makes you feel at home. Madeleine & Jur, Martina Franca, Italy

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Thank jgipon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I dropped in for a late lunch without a reservation. They were quite busy with Christmas office parties that afternoon. We shared a spaghettini with meat sauce. My husband normally won't eat lamb, but even he really liked this Greek style lamb sauce. The decor and atmosphere felt authentically Greek too.

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1 Thank Pearl F
Nanaimo, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Been here on many ocassions and never ever have had a bad meal. Tasty, plenty on your plate and awesome staff. The best in Nanaimo.

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Thank byeend
Nanaimo, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Love this restaurant, you always get greater by Peter...the food is always delicious, the staff is very attentive friendly and the atmosphere is awesome . A most try it's worth it, you'll be back...

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Thank nsmm48
Nanaimo, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great atmosphere and good food. Nice downtown location. Should always make a reservation. Always busy

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Thank lamcraft2001
Nanaimo, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We go to Asteras quite often. My whole family (husband, wife, son, and daughter) loves it there. Great food, great atmosphere, great service, and yes, best Ekmek in the whole wide world. An added bonus is the charming owner who is there almost all the time to greet his customers, make them feel so welcome, and ensure they get the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 23:00
Monday
16:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 16:00
Tuesday
16:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 16:00
Wednesday
16:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 16:00
Thursday
16:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 16:00
Friday
16:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 16:00
Saturday
16:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 347 Wesley St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 2T5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-716-0451

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