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8650 Genesee Ave Ste 106, Costa Verde Center, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92122-1128 (Nobel Drive)
+1 858-455-1535
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Madison, Wisconsin
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a quick bite and had followed the GPS to what we thought was going to be a Five Guys, but instead the hubby noticed Apollonia and suggested we try it. I am so glad we did. We lunched al fresco on a perfect April afternoon. Our server was attentive and right on task. We both had... More 

Thank jmgile50
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

We arrived late afternoon to our hotel in La Jolla (Marriott) and were hungry. Of the close-by restaurants on Trip Advisor, this one sounded good, was very highly rated and was just a short walk away. It happened to be Happy Hour when we arrived (before 6)--nice surprise. We ordered wine and several small plates (pita/humus, spanakopita, kabobs, falafel, Greek... More 

Thank James P
Saugerties, New York, United States
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

We went there in connection with San Diego Restaurant Week. One of our party had some serious allergy issues. The waitress listened carefully and brought food that totally conformed to our specifications and the food was delicious. Some of the food ordered came from the special SDRW menu and some came from the regular menu. The portion sizes were all... More 

Thank Jules M
San Diego, California
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214 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

We so enjoyed a variety of food last night, from the chicken kebabs to delicious gyros, and meatballs as well. The spanikopita was very delightful and flaky. My kids really delighted in the many flavors.

Thank 2beans2000
San Diego, California
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602 reviews
347 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

This restaurant has one of the best happy hours I have been to. They feature many appetizers reasonable prices. My Stella Artois was $3.00. We had some chicken kabobs on the happy hour menu for a low price. Parking is good. Traffic from most directions around 5:00 PM is terrible.

Thank baltoro
Walnut Creek, California
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91 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Loved this place. They have a varied menu and nice happy hour. Good happy hour! Service was great also. Nice out door seating.

Thank FredN47
Avon, Connecticut
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127 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

An excellent restaurant with good authentic food . Interesting sculptures and paintings on the wall. Limited but good choices on the lunch menu

Thank JDinAvonCT
Mexico City, Mexico
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372 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Nice Greek restaurant. Service is good and the food is ok too. Nothing outstanding. The location is excellent.

Thank eduardops60
Carlsbad, California
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452 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Apollonia is located in a shopping center across from University Town Center. The restaurant is nicely decorated has a full bar with televisions and lots of tables inside as well as out on a patio. They have a good menu with salads and Greek dishes. I had the moussaka which was made with eggplant not potatoes and the lamb filling... More 

Thank DarylJ552
La Jolla
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

The other night my wife and I ate here. After waiting for our slow-to-arrive initial glass of wine we waited 40 minutes before being served our food. What arrived were not the appetizers we had ordered but our main meal. We sent the meal back and enjoyed the appetizers which arrived in less than four minutes. We were rushed a... More 

Thank RoverLaJolla

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$23
Mediterranean, Greek, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8650 Genesee Ave Ste 106, Costa Verde Center, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92122-1128
    (Nobel Drive)
  • Public Transportation: Bus stops are available on Nobel Drive and Genesee Avenue within 2-minute walk from Apollonia
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-455-1535
A contender for the best Greek restaurant in Southern California, For 28 years, Apollonia (formerly Aesop's Tables) has been the destination of choice for La Jollans with an appetite for Greek delicacies. The restaurant has a handsome outdoor patio where shaded alfresco dining is delightful. Venture inside and you will find a charming ambiance in every dining room and in the beautiful lounge. The menu includes age-old favorites such as Dolmades and Moussaka, alongside some absolute surprises guaranteed to tantalize your adventurous curiosity. The menu offers many heart-healthy items prevalent in Greek cuisine and are suitable to those who follow a restricted diet yet like the joys of eating and the finer things of life. Apollonia's service is very friendly and as pleasant as the food.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?