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Costas Taverna Greek Restaurant and Ouzo Bar

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3/478 Cranford Street, Christchurch 8051, New Zealand
+64 3-352 3232
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17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Brisbane, Australia
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food here was just amazing, not a thing was out of place and everything was delicious. We were staying in Christchurch for a few days as part of our holidays and I highly recommend anyone visiting this city to give this place some of your time, you won't be disappointed. Anytime we indulge in Greek food in future, it... More 

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Thank GwagFunk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great service as usual. Same high standard that we've become used to. Friendly staff. And the ouzo 12 is amazing

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Thank Andy W
Christchurch, New Zealand
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is probably the restaurant we most visit in our home town Christchurch. The standard is always 5 star, great food, great staff and service. This time we received a deal - 2 souvlaki platters for the price of one. So two main meals for $26. Amazing. Of course we couldn't resist the entrees (even though we didn't need them)... More 

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Thank Robyn P
Christchurch, New Zealand
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was disappointing. I ordered moussaka which was tasteless. The staff had no personality and the overall experience was just not very memorable.

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Thank Herodeniro
Christchurch
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94 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We regularly dine at costas. They food is delicious and their standard is always excellent. However, the last couple of times we have, we have found the service just really slow. I feel that 2 hours for three courses (entree shared) is just to long, especially when we are required to leave the restaurant within two hours, and we got... More 

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Thank Samantha M
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food Good service But nothing great Big highlight was the desert Small size desert menu a great idea

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Thank pauleaton1967
Christchurch, New Zealand
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is always busy, even on a Wednesday night and there's no doubt as to why, although not cheap the meals are value for money as the quality, size and most important of all taste is killer. Very true modern Greek presentation without loosing the classic flavours. The service is great too. Try the non-alcoholic Blackberry Mojito with mint... More 

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Thank Winky001
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my girlfriend came here after reading some reviews and were mightily impressed with the food and service. The restaurant is a 10 minute can ride out of town but well worth the visit. The mezze starter was delightful with the meatballs and zuccini fritters a particular highlight. Be warned the mains are huge but so tasty so think... More 

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Thank Krys P
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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104 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When catching up with friends in Christchurch, they booked us a table for 4 to start celebrations to bring in the new year. What a perfect place! The night was busy as you would expect for a good restaurant on New Year's Eve so can live with that but the food was brilliant. We could have had two or three... More 

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Thank Kyle M
Katherine, Australia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Greek food and many types of ouzo. Vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free food on menu. Warm, delightful restaurant with equally delightful staff. Free cold water. Regular or mega meal on offer although I struggled to finish the regular. I recommend this restaurant for Mediterranean food lovers and people who want their taste buds tantalized.

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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
Average prices
US$7 - US$21
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Greek
Meals
Dinner
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
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
Costas Taverna is a place to celebrate the simple joys in life... family, friends, conversation and great food.

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