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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)
“moussaka” (31 reviews)
“granita” (14 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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3/478 Cranford Street, Christchurch 8051, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I went with average expectations and was very pleasantly surprised by how fresh and delicious the food was. Everything tasted like it had been made only moments before, even the dishes that many restaurants would prepare well in advance. Portions are extremely generous. Highlights the...More

Thank bigpoppad
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I truly enjoyed the cuisine, great atmosphere, amazing service, stunningly decent prices and a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

Thank vonRothschild
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On trip advisor recommendation went on Sunday.This place was busy so book first .Was informed that we had to be out by 8.30 so got there just before six.Orders and drinks were taken and arrived promptly.The staff were excellent and friendly.A recommended dish was the...More

Thank James B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Catered for a group of 15 really well service was excellent and meals were delicious. Having just recently returned from Greece Costas lived up to our expectations my husband had the fish of the day said the tarikihi was the best fish he'd ever had...More

Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been there for dinner twice in the past month and really enjoyed both times, the staff are very good, friendly and efficient and the atmosphere in the place is just great. really buzzes. The moussaka is lovely and the lamb dish and veg....More

Thank rayjenk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant in the pouring rain, and what a chilled & relaxing place for a drink and catch-up with friends. They were totally accommodating when some of the group decided to stay on for a meal, and the food was divine....

Thank Deb M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have eaten here numerous times, we love Greek food and this place does hit the spot. Our previous visit wasn't perfect and we were given complimentary vouchers because of this. The Duty manager handled our complaint really well and the situation was forgotten after...More

Thank bhullo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here on our last night in Christchurch. It was a Friday night and the place was buzzing. We booked a table online which was easy, then only waited about 10mins at the bar while the table was readied. The food was amazing! We...More

Thank Sydneyshopper
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been many times and love the souvlaki platters. It has a great atmosphere, I love the twinkly lights in the ceiling and the service is always good too.

Thank amycara_w
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Been twice. Food is absolutely fantastic. Had the lamb souvlaki platter...delicious! Big servings so had leftovers to take home. Great for a night out with the girls.

Thank laurajb1979
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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
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
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, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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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