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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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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“mini desserts” (41 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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3/478 Cranford Street, Christchurch 8051, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 824 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

If you like Greek food then you will like Costas. They have a great menu of well cooked and presented food served by a friendly staff. Busy even on a wet Thursday night but they found a nice spot. Plenty of car parking and easy...More

Thank Wayne K
Reviewed 4 days ago

Recently went to Costas for the first time with a group of work friends and was pleasantly surprised. Its a very busy place so there is a limit on how long you can have a table. However the food was great, staff and service was...More

Thank Bernadette C
Reviewed 6 days ago

Catering for 12 yr old to late 70's in our group, everyone found something they enjoyed from the mix of entrees, to plenty of platters and lovely deserts. Served at a relaxed friendly pace, giving us time to chat and interact. Generous servings, genuine flavours,...More

1  Thank PauleLec
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Group of around 15 for dinner on a weekend. Restaurant runs a limit on table time as it is quite a popular destination. Food was good. We had shared a chicken souvlaki. The dishes are enormous so that if you are not a big eater...More

1  Thank F T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Last night in Christchurch so after checking out Trip Advisor made a booking. The food was good. The service terrible. On arrival we were greeted and seated quickly and pleasantly. That was the beginning and end of the service. I ordered the streak and was...More

Thank Missy872013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friends from Auckland were in town so we took them and another couple to Costas for dinner. Despite having a table booked for 7.30pm we still had to wait 20 mins for someone to leave so we could have a table. Unfortunately the bar area...More

Thank harvarddriver2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ordered Special of the Day, marinated lamb short-ribs with Mediterranean spices, lemon, and garlic, as our Entreé. The meat was juicy and tender falling off those bones. Our main was the beef patties platter which we initially thought was kebab-style beef skewers. However, it...More

Thank Pleayo T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's not a romantic place, and too busy to be silver service, in fact they mucked us around for a while when we first arrived for our table. But the waitress was really lovely, the food was generous and so well prepared and presented, flavors...More

Thank Paul P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I would like to thank the entire team of the restaurant for providing great service. Happy staff = happy customers. We had an amazing entree followed with an equally great main course. The chicken on both dishes was tender with excellent flavour. We will definitely...More

Thank evman00
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delicious fresh flavoursome food. Fantastic child friendly environment and food they love and we don't mind them eating. If you haven't eaten here you must. If you are a visitor and like Greek food this is the best. Join the database to gain numerous vouchers...More

Thank LanguedocDunlop
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
ashleigh h
Does this restaurant do takeaways?
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
Hi, Can you cater for a group of 18 people? Do you also have vegetarian options? Thanks.
1 March 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
Please can you tell me your opening times for Easter Sunday and Monday please and is there a menu to view online at all? Thanks
22 March 2016|
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Response from Peter W | Reviewed this property |
Hi here is the information I got back from Costas today for you They are open from 5pm - you need to book check out there website for costas cranford st christchurch and you can book online. Thanks very much for your... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 22
Dinner, Lunch
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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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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