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Spitaki Greek Taverna

133-135 East Claremont Street, Edinburgh EH7 4JA, Scotland
+44 131 556 9423
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“octopus” (34 reviews)
“pitta” (15 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
133-135 East Claremont Street, Edinburgh EH7 4JA, Scotland
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Reviewed 5 days ago

One of the best Greek restaurants in town. Nicely cooked and tasty dishes, some of the most traditional greek starters, main courses in meat and seafood, to enjoy with wine or the greek Mythos beer, finishing with classic greek deserts and greek coffee, all served...More

Thank konper
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was delicious from start to finish, the Pita and Sour dough bread with dips was a great start followed by a selection of succulent meat and fish. Everything was great but the Octopus and Lamb chops stood out. Staff are friendly and couldn’t have been...More

Thank Cosmopolitan85975
Reviewed 1 week ago

A little unexpected to find such a nice little restaurant at the edge of Edinburgh's New town. It serves good simple food (tapas style) and is great value. Recommend the Lamb chops - always good! Its is not 'fine dining' but more family or casual...More

Thank 54SteveS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice Greek food served by attentive, and friendly, staff in an informal atmosphere. Just off the beaten track, but we'll worth a visit.

Thank MarkJohnstone67
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate in this restaurant last week with a friend. The food is really good. We loved the taramasolata and the spicy shrimps were excellent. However the experience could have been SO much better if it weren't for the grumpy young waitress. She never smiled and...More

Thank Outhau
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Spitaki with my girlfriend and the place was amazing, the food is cheap and good, the staff was very kind. I will recommend this place and i will go again for sure!

Thank juanmabl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went to Spitaki with some friends for a Friday night out. The food was fantastic and really good value. We went tapas style and shared lots of different dishes and all of them were good. Highlights were the octopus (I’m not sure which it...More

Thank jimmybro8
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Really good food that makes you want to go back again. Calamari and octopus were delicious. Very good selection of veggie options including amazing aubergine with walnut dip.

Thank Jon W
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Visited Spitaki last night and we were absolutely delighted with the beautiful food. Although it is a short walk from the centre, it is well worth the detour for the wonderful food and drink. We had hummus,pitta bread,stuffed vine leaves, calamari, a greek salad and...More

Thank Molly W
Reviewed 21 September 2018

Loved sharing some food here. The Octopus was incredible and a lovely relaxed atmosphere. Nice and chilled out and will definitely be back.

Thank RachelJay91
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This is a question for the restaurant or anyone that can answer me. I have just returned from Crete and had the most amazing samali cake. I manage to get recipe online for it and it asks for mastic. It is very expensive to buy online and as I only need a very small amount cannot justify it. Is there an alternative that I can use or somewhere local that I can buy a small amount of this ingredient Thanks Αυτή είναι μια ερώτηση για το εστιατόριο ή κάποιος που μπορεί να μου απαντήσει. Έχω μόλις επιστρέψει από την Κρήτη και είχε το πιο εκπληκτικό κέικ σάμαλι. Θα καταφέρει να πάρει τη συνταγή σε απευθείας σύνδεση για αυτό και ζητά τη μαστίχα. Είναι πολύ ακριβά για να αγοράσει απευθείας σύνδεση και όπως έχω ανάγκη μόνο ένα πολύ μικρό ποσό δεν μπορεί να δικαιολογήσει. Είναι μια εναλλακτική λύση που μπορώ να χρησιμοποιήσω ή κάπου τοπικές ότι μπορώ να αγοράσω ένα μικρό ποσό του συστατικού αυτού υπάρχει Aftí eínai mia erótisi gia to estiatório í kápoios pou boreí na mou apantísei. Écho mólis epistrépsei apó tin Kríti kai eíche to pio ekpliktikó kéik sámali. Tha kataférei na párei ti syntagí se apeftheías sýndesi gia aftó kai zitá ti mastícha. Eínai polý akrivá gia na agorásei apeftheías sýndesi kai ópos écho anánki móno éna polý mikró posó den boreí na dikaiologísei. Eínai mia enallaktikí lýsi pou boró na chrisimopoiíso í kápou topikés óti boró na agoráso éna mikró posó tou systatikoú aftoú ypárchei
9 October 2016|
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Response from Finn C | Reviewed this property |
Hello Annie The only place I can think of that might stock is the Meditiranean Market at the bottom left of Leith Walk just next to the Pipe shop. It stocks a wide vareity of items not usually found in the local... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 133-135 East Claremont Street, Edinburgh EH7 4JA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 131 556 9423
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