KOUTOUKI TAVERNA, SOUTHSIDE
KOUTOUKI TAVERNA, SOUTHSIDE

KOUTOUKI TAVERNA, SOUTHSIDE

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.koutoukitaverna.com/
  • Phone: 7804323660x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner:
    Sunday - Thursday: 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM,
    Friday - Saturday: 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Greek
  • Executive Chef: Mike
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: One semi-private section ( 18- 22 seats)
    One private section (25- 27 seats)
    One semi-private section ( 36-42 persons )
  • Private Party Contact: Mo or Anna 7804323660x
  • Entertainment: Belly dancer, every Friday and Saturday @ 8 pm
  • Special Events: Valentine's Special Dinner , $60/Valentine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Gateway Blvd, Calgary Trail
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from KOUTOUKI TAVERNA, SOUTHSIDE
ONLY ON THE SOUTH SIDE!
Come join us for a true Greek meal experience! Koutouki Taverna (South side) treats you to a very relaxed and unpretentious atmosphere where you can celebrate milestones or have a delicious meal before heading out for a night on the town. Our Chef has created a variety of dishes that will satisfy both meat-eaters and vegetarians alike. With a sunny patio to welcome you in the summer and a lush tropical interior to escape the winter, Koutouki South side welcomes you all year round.. We can't wait to meet you!
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KOUTOUKI TAVERNA, SOUTHSIDE reviews from OpenTable diners
13 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.7
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
62% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (9)special occasion (8)great for outdoor dining (4)romantic (4)fit for foodies (3)neighborhood gem (3)great for lunch (2)kid-friendly (2)great for brunch (1)late-night find (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Ouch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Slow service, wrong orders, and the food was overcooked. Lamb skewers were rock hard, exchanged for chicken skewers that were much better. Music was way too loud that I couldn't even hear myself talk. Wish i had a better experience
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • entertaining but not yummy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The food was awful. The service was lacking, I have had better hummus from the grocery store. My lamb was overcooked, dry and tasteles and the potatoes were so sour no one could eat them. The Rice would have been nice if it was cooked and not cold. The only thing i like was the company, the wine, and the Belly Dancer!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthdays at Koutouki's
    OilCountry79
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We've loved coming here as often as we can for dinner with friends and family. The music and decorations you experience when you first walk through the door feels like you're no longer in Edmonton when you sit to eat. The food has always been great and the servers always pay attention and tend to you often enough, yet it's not overbearing. The last visit was for my wife's birthday dinner and our server Nicholas played birthday songs through the stereo, sang Happy Birthday along with us and brought a slice of cheesecake with a candle for my wife's dessert. Yet another fun and unique experience at Koutouki!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful experience
    Jonesgirl
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We took our Mom for her 74th birthday! Our server was fantastic, the food was delicious, and the bellydancing was great entertainment. Overall a great experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not going back
    ErnieL
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Food was not great. If I hadn't ordered calamari, I would have thought it was a plate of batter. Waiter was incredibly rude at the end.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Koutoiki Taverna Southside
    Frannie
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I was there with a friend on a sunday evening, it was very nice, not too busy or noisy at all. The food was great! everything we ordered was wonderful and more than sufficient. The service was efficient and we felt taken our server was knowledgeable and well mannered. We ordered an assortment of dishes and shared Tapas style, they were very accommodating and the food was all fresh and hot when it arrived to the table. I will definitely visit this restaurant again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 7 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.7
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 66 reviews are from the KOUTOUKI TAVERNA, SOUTHSIDE reviews archive.
  • Great Greek Dinner
    Audra
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Dinner was lovely but really made the experience great was our server. He was very attentive and personable. He made great recomendations and the meals turned out fabulous! I will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Food was not very good (Rack of lamb especially poor, ordered MR, came well) All the appetizers were good. The servers made it a great night and Belly Dancer was so muc fun , our guests enjoyed it.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Staff made me feel important!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Family outing for dinner. From when we walked in entire staff made us feel welcome. I love going out and feeling comfortable and appreciated. From hostess to servers to managers all spoke to us like we were family and demonstrated that they appreciate our business. I highly recommend this restaurant if you want good old hospitality and great food !!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Nice Evening
    anonymous
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We really enjoyed the food and atmosphere. A bit pricey but the portions are large. The belly dancer was fun and gave guests a good time. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Greek food in the city!
    Everybodysmommy
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    The food was perfect, the service fast and polit, the only minor thing for me is we felt a bit crowded at our table. We booked ahead for a party of 8 on a Wednesday evening, and were kind of squished into a back table. Considering the restaurant was fairly quiet at that time, a little more space would have been nice (maybe we would have eaten more if there has been more room for additional plates, lol).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mildly Disappointing
    japanexperience
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    We haven't been to the original Koutouki since we moved to the south side several years ago and we definitely noticed the difference upon entering as the restaurant was almost empty at 6pm on a Saturday night. We had the Traditional Meze. The appetizers started off well with pita and dips as well as traditional greek salad. These all went down well and were followed up with some piping hot spanakopita. From here it went downhill as both the dolmades and keftes were very dry and flavourless and the next dish was the chicken thighs that smelled and tasted off served with rice so dry it crunched. Finally came the driest lamb I have ever had. I just couldn't eat more than half before giving in hopes of leaving for another location for dessert.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Valentines winner
    Shyboy
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Tthis night out helped me charm the pants off my Valentine! Good food, good dancing with the belly dancer and fantastic Greek Coffee. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Huge disappointment
    Cate
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This was one of my favourite eateries. However, our Valentine's dinner was not good. There was a set menu, which was fine and very plentiful. From the Greek salad, to pitas and dips, to the full "meze", there was plenty to eat. But, it tasted like it had been prepared last week. The food overall lacked flavour and the certain Greek touches that I had come to love.The rose at each table was a nice touch, but the experience did not meet the quality that Koutaki was known for. The set menu wine was not great - Ieft half a glass. I get the sense that the management/ownership of the restaurant has changed, and that the new chef did not get the original recipes.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dinner
    LawrenceG
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    Had a good dinner. The customers I had taken to dinner enjoyed there meals. I found my roast lamb over cooked but the rest of the meal was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A HORRIBLE dining experience!
    Adam
    Dined on 2/3/2014
    My friend and I were very disappointed tonight. The place was not very crowded when we came in, we now know why. Started off with two appetizers. Keftedes and dolmades. The keftedes were dry, they fell apart when you stuck your fork in them, and they were bland and tasteless. However, I ordered the rack of lamb, and my friend ordered the file. Both were poorly prepared, lacked proper seasoning, and were bland. The lamb was particularly dry. I naively thought that they couldn't screw up the candies with the bill -- damp and mushy!!!! We were very disappointed overall, it was an unappetising meal that was also overpriced. Never coming back. If it were not for the friendly waitress and good service, my review would have gotten one star.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just OK food
    Lori9199
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Six of us got together for dinner on a Saturday night and while the ambience was in keeping with the vibe of the restaurant, the high light being the belly dancer the food was just ok. We ordered group feast ($38.00 per person) at the recommendation of our server (who was awesome) but in spite of the notable volume of food the taste was just average. Not bad, just average.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Totally dead on a Saturday night!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    The food is decent, not great. The price is outrageous considering the ambience! It's like a run down dive. The place was dead. They had a belly dancer, which was cool- but felt really awkward since we were the only people in the place. Plus- they charged our designated driver for refills of pop. Needless to say, we will not be returning.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome authentic Greek food!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Awesome authentic Greek food!! Generous portions combined with flavorful dishes!! Will be back when my greek cravings arise!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I had booked this reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    I had booked this reservation for my staff xmas party , and they truly loved it, they are still talking about ot today. I'm so glad that i chose Koutouki for this evening. The staff were great , the waitress was fantastic right on que the whole evening. We loved the belly dancing, and smashing of the plates at the end just as we were leaving. My staff and i would like to thank you and all of your staff, especially the wonderful kitchen staff. It was a memoriable eve for all of us. And we all will be back soon again. Thank You all so much Carolanne L'Hirondelle Salon L'Hirondelle
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding Rack of Lamb
    Loulou
    Dined on 10/20/2013
    My husband had the rack of lamb which was so tender, it fell off the bone. Truly outstanding. We found the portion sizes to be very generous. Love the atmosphere and decor of the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous Greek Experience
    catie
    Dined on 10/15/2013
    This restaurant was recommended to us by a friend. The appetizers were hot and delicious. The entrees were wonderful and plentiful and the desserts - well totally scrumptious. I can't say enough about the wonderful waitress. She was informative and made great suggestions. Great sense of humour. I will go back again and again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    JMLochhead
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    This is an unassuming restaurant in two locations in Edmonton. The restaurant might be mistaken for a tavern by a casual observer. Inside the experience seems to be genuinely greek in nature. The food is good - we shared the courses for one price per person. The food is almost always great; we were a little disappointed in the lamb this visit. The service was speedy, welcoming and not at all obtrusive. My one criticism would be that the noise level in the building gets high as it fills and the level of the background music does not discourage the volume.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Dining
    Dinnerany1
    Dined on 9/25/2013
    My second time at this restaurant. The service was amazing. We were celebrating my youngest sons birthday with him. The restaurant is very cozy. The level of attention we received was just right. The food as always is outstanding. I plan to go again. I'm a big fan of Mediterranean cuisine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing service but overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/6/2013
    Came to Koutouki as a group on a Friday night. We were seated immediately and our server was always available whenever we needed him. They never rushed us and all of the staff were extremely friendly. They had belly dancers that night which was entertaining. Only downside would be that the food was a little too overpriced for the portion sizes you get.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great Greek restaurant on southside
    SouthsideResident
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    This was my first time at this restaurant, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Standard Greek food, but hearty and tasty and lots of it. Our waiter was friendly and efficient. The ambience is lovely, like a Greek island. We were lucky that it was a beautiful, warm evening so we were able to enjoy the lovely patio.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LUV KOUTOUKI
    2eat
    Dined on 8/2/2013
    This night was amazing. Food was absolutely fantastic. Atmosphere was awesome. Had a great time will be back for sure.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food Lively atmosphere
    FunLovinGirl
    Dined on 7/31/2013
    Koutouki's never fails to please. The food was as usual fantastic and the service was exceptional. Very friendly staff and good food. Ordered too much as usual but always good for take out!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrible Customer Service
    Unhappy
    Dined on 6/28/2013
    I have been to this location twice now. The first time was only 'okay' so I decided to give it a try a second time. Their customer service is terrible. Will not return or recommend this location.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A wonderful Anniversary!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/19/2013
    The southside Koutouki Taverna was fantastic. The waiter was quite knowledgeable and did not hover around our table too much through the night. We decided to have the Meze meal, and it was great! All 4 of the dips were enjoyable with great bread, the meat was well flavored, and the portions were also very good. We also shared a bottle Tsantali Metoxix which was a wonderful accompaniment. The night was not cheap, but for a special occasion it is a great location.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/31/2013
    Waiter was attentive Food was delivered fast Humous was good Greek salad was great Chicken breast was good, rice was good, potato was great. Cheese cake was fantastic, very light after such a big meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lunch
    Jason
    Dined on 5/24/2013
    Great Lunch Menu. Great atmosphere and Traditional Blue/White Greek Decor and comfortable seating. Would reccommend for dinner as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best birthday experience
    YYCfoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    Absolutely one of the best birthday experiences for my Mother ever. Service was exceptionally friendly and efficient. Excellent food. We were there on a Friday with the belly dancer, and the staff were fantastic with bringing everyone complimentary ouzo shots. We were able to have our own little dance party with the belly dancer to celebrate my Mom's birthday. Amazing. Thank you so so much.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Patio is lovely on a warm
    mjfarrell
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    Patio is lovely on a warm night and we were told that if it got cold they could easily move us inside. Belly Dancer was tons of fun. We had some issues with the food. The steak, salmon, lamb and chicken were all overcooked. The greek salad was good, not enough feta for our liking. The pita and dips were good, not enough difference in their taste. The dolmades and meatballs and spanakopita were better than rest of food. The baclava and the chocolate cake were soggy, yikes.. Our waiter was wonderful, food not his fault..
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food...annoying belly dancer.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    Love the food! Has an energetic atmosphere that is fun and entertaining. If you are looking for romance...unfortunately an overly persistent belly dancer decreases the chance of this (Weekend nights). It is too bad she cannot read body language. My wife and I were engaged in a conversation and she still came to us and forced her way in to shove her pelvis in my face. Food was great...as always!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A terrific evening out! The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    A terrific evening out! The food, service and atmosphere was excellent and energetic! Would highly recommend to others!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great evening great food great fun
    CMC1
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    Although a bit loud during dancing, it was fun and the food great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Get me to the Greek!
    CMC1
    Dined on 2/1/2013
    The food was outstanding, quantity generous and nice ppresentation. Service hot and cold. Very friendly atmosphere. Fairly expensive. Overall nice evening would return again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too quiet for a Saturday night...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/5/2013
    Been here several times but was surprised to see the place practically vacant at 7 PM on a Saturday night. That's the only reason it was quiet! The food was good (as it usually is) but the service was only adequate at best. We will certainly go back as I think the restaurant was experiencing a post holiday slowdown.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/4/2013
    Went here to celebrate a birthday and everything is fabulous! The decor is great and it feels like you are in Greece. The food is very authentic and there is plenty of choice ! Would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves an experience when your dining or to someone who enjoys trying international food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet