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Costas Taverna Greek Restaurant and Ouzo Bar

3/478 Cranford Street, Christchurch 8051, New Zealand
+64 3-352 3232
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“mini desserts” (48 reviews)
“moussaka” (32 reviews)
“granita” (18 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 22:00 Hours
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
3/478 Cranford Street, Christchurch 8051, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We’ve been here several times, as it’s always been a great atmosphere and the food’s been tasty. But on our recent return, I was disappointed to see that the menu was exactly the same as last year and the kids only had the same one...More

Thank roses77
CostasTaverna, Owner at Costas Taverna Greek Restaurant and Ouzo Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Rose, Thanks for your feedback! We were fully booked on this night (Mother's Day - one of our busiest nights of the year), when you requested an extra four people join your table of three (yourself and your two grandchildren), to make it a...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easily one of the best restaurants in Christchurch, Every meal I have had here has always been well presented, generously sized and delicious! The hercules Brizola is unreal.

Thank cozza22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first visit to Christchurch and combined with a birthday in our small group. The food was absolutely delicious,and very authentic. We had a bit of a problem making a booking and found the service a bit disconnected. It seemed there was pressure...More

Thank anyakiri
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been here a few times and it’s always excellent. Staff are friendly, helpful and attentive. Food is full of flavour and portions tend towards the large size. You’ll need to book as it’s always busy, but the website is super easy for making...More

Thank Fenchurch40
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great Greek food we went for a birthday dinner i had the chicken specials dish it was excellent. Desert was excellent to we had a tasting plate

Thank Blowflyyachts
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love the food and the portions are big. Ordered the canterbury lamb souvlaki and it was delicious . My fries that came with my meal were too salty but overall meals that we ordered were so yummy . Definitely would come back again . We...More

Thank 842nessat
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is truly delicious! The coktails were yummy offering a good variety and the menu was outstanding and I wanted so many of the dishes so will definitely be returning to try more dishes! All of us had exceptional meals with a fantastic waitress!

Thank JaneyOct1958
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

So far, this was the best experience we had in any New Zealand restoran. Meal was prepared up to perfection, staff was very kind and professional and menager Ana was great person to deal with. Thank you so much for great experience Greetings from Serbian...More

Thank Darko P
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Costas food is amazing and great value for money. I love the big portions and the great drink selection. Even though its out of central chch I would highly recommend this place.!

Thank CJM324
Reviewed 24 March 2018

The food is beautifully cooked and authentic. The staff are very well trained and accommodating. The value is truly outstanding. I am taking the extended family next time so we can have a big fat Greek feast in a fun and vibrant atmosphere.

Thank Inverness1966
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Fuatino L
18 February 2018|
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Response from Melissa M | Reviewed this property |
hi yes it should be fine
ashleigh h
30 May 2017|
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Response from dorinab407 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for late reply - am on holiday but no they don't do takeaways
Young Sil B
28 February 2017|
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Response from CostasTaverna | Property representative |
Hi there! Yes, we can cater for a group of 18 guests - you would need to be at two tables of 9 right next to each other. We do also have vegetarian options, which are available to view on our website. These include, but... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$21
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3/478 Cranford Street, Christchurch 8051, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-352 3232
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Costas Taverna is a place to celebrate the simple joys in life... family, friends, conversation and great food.
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