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Apollonia

4.0
4
54 Reviews
$30 and under
Greek

Apollonia prides itself on serving foods that are shaped by simplicity and spawned by ingenuity. Our chefs have created dishes that allow natural flavors, which are hallmarks of Greek fare, to emerge and stimulate the senses. Our generous menu, which is designed to accommodate both vegetarian and omnivorous diners, includes age-old favorites such as Dolmathakia and Moussaka, alongside some absolute surprises guaranteed to tantalize your adventurous curiosity.

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4.0
4.0 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.0Service
  • 3.9Ambience

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95% of people would recommend it to a friend

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  1. LA

    LA811

    San Diego

    35 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2014

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Been a customer of Apollonia for many years. It's a reliable and affordable choice for good Greek and Middle Eastern food. The wait staff is always helpful and pleasant. We usually like eating on the patio but the inside dining room is comfortable. My only gripe of late with this restaurant and many other (especially Southern) California restaurants is the misuse of water. We're in a severe (and apparently about to worsen) drought. Water should only be served on request. I mentioned this to our server the other day and she nicely pointed out that on hot days, they like to give people water. A quick look at the tables nearby showed that nearly all diners had left full or half full water glasses on the tables.

  2. C

    Cindy

    San Diego

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2014

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Girlfriends met for dinner and were pleasantly impressed with the lovely decor and calm ambience. Excellent service, attentive but let us linger a long time. Luckily, no one was waiting for our table. Not loud, a real bonus. Friends enjoyed the chicken kebobs (a bit of struggle to get it off the skewer), shrimp dish (couldn't finish it, but ate all the shrimp), and gyros sandwich (not the best I've ever had, but fresh and tasty) and had to pay extra to add a Greek salad. Still reasonably priced. Lots of free and close parking. We'll be back.

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    Anniversary

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice place to go for my lunch meetings. Location is great for locals yet convenient to meet those midway from north county and San Diego. It can be a bit loud during lunch 12to 1 pm but tapers off. Nice comfortable decor. Menu is very good and as is the food served. Front staff is friendly and kitchen staff gets the flavorful menu items out quickly.

  4. v

    vivafood

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2014

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Good food, service, ambiance almost over the top with Greek statuary, etc.. Excellent horatike salad, with the freshest and best-tasting raw veggies in town , combined with comfort food lentils; yummmm!!!!

  5. G

    Gavin

    San Diego

    90 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2014

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Apollonia is a guaranteed good meal, consistently the food comes out exactly as it should and just the right amount of service. I had the Olympian salad this time with chicken and it was delicious, my friend had the chicken kebab plate and he finished it off. Will be back soon

  6. KM

    KMAC

    San Diego

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We've been coming here for years for lunch and dinner and it only gets better. Their salads and grilled meats are excellent but last night I tried a vegetarian dish-stuffed eggplant..fabulous!

  7. f

    foodie

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2014

    overall2food2service2ambience4

    This used to a fav, but this was our last visit. One person asked for a side Mediterranean instead of Greek salad. The waitress scolded her for ordering the wrong item. With three similar salads, only one of which comes as a side, she might have verified. The lamb kabobs have been discontinued. One person's chicken kabob was so tough and chewy he sent it back. The waitress said "Well, you ordered chicken breast" as if chicken breast is always tough and chewy. He asked for the moussaka as a replacement (since others enjoyed it); the waitress didn't mention that it took the longest to cook. When everyone else was done and he was still waiting, she said "The moussaka takes the longest." We liked the moussaka and the avgolemino soup.

  8. C

    Carolync

    Austin

    52 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2014

    overall2food2service3ambience2

    The lamb "stew" had no flavor and was very fatty. The pita bread was served in a cheap basket with wax paper. The fish had a heavy sauce. I was looking forward to a great Greek dinner in La Jolla but was disappointed.

  9. J

    Jenn

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is delicious...everything! Great place to have lunch or dinner. Has become one of my favorite places.

  10. SD

    SDLurker

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2014

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    An expansive menu of authentic Greek and Middle-eastern dishes. Our food was well seasoned and delicious. We started with a basket of pita bread and tsanziki (cucumber yogurt sauce) and I also had Avgolemeno soup - both were very good. For an entree, I had the Arni Stefado (braised lamb shank) and it was tender falling off the bone with an excellent sauce. My wife (a Greek Cypriot) had the Greek Feast, a variety dish with several specialties and she enjoyed it very much. We had plenty left over which went home with us for an enjoyable lunch the following day!

  11. L

    La1960

    Los Angeles

    202 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    202 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2014

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    The food was very good and very reasonably priced. The waitress was a little short with us and tried to clear my plate when I was clearly not finished. A very nice setting and easy parking.

  12. G

    Gavin

    San Diego

    90 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2014

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Their olympic salad, shrimp scorpio, taramasalata, and chicken kebab plate were all delicous, Went there to celebrate a special occasion, told host it was a birthday but it seemed like he forgot to tell server, was'nt going to make a big deal out of it. Great food, we will be back

  13. n

    nivi94

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2014

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    I appreciated everything about the restaurant, the food, the ambience, the music (mainly the Greek music, not the pop), the service, the kind gestures of the waitress, the setting etc. I had chosen it for my friend's birthday and everyone who had attended had liked the food very much and also commended me on the choice of restaurant. I am vegetarian and there was a sufficient amount of vegetarian choices for me to choose from.

  14. HE

    HappyEaters

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2014

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    I booked this reservation to celebrate two birthdays on one night. We had a party of six and none of us had been to Apollonia's before. We received the outside table as requested. Service was great and the food was delicious. A great find. Would come again!

  15. M

    Miriam

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food is consistently wonderful! Lots of options, tasty. Friendly and attentive service. Great for meals with colleagues as well as with friends.

  16. s

    sdsu98

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really nice atmosphere in the enclosed outdoor patio area. Service was great and so was the food. Tomato bisque was really good. I would definitely order that and the Chicken Aioli again.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food; great service; knowledgeable & courteous staff

  18. j

    jennifer

    San Diego

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2014

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The place is pretty; we had been there before but this was the first time we sat outside, and the patio is lovely. The food is delicious, with one exception. One time my son ordered macaroni and cheese from the kid's menu, and it was Kraft, and it wasn't even freshly made; he wouldn't eat it. The traditional Greek menu items are all excellent, however, and do please ask for some harissa on the side, whatever you order: it is addictive!!!

  19. e

    emessess

    San Diego

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of our favorite places. The food ix excellent, the servers are very nice and efficient, and the room is very comfortable. The prices are also reasonable..

  20. s

    sdmargo

    San Diego

    89 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, comfortable table and fast service by Anthony. Anthony was outstanding with excellent food suggestions. The lemon soup was as outstanding as he promised and I loved the Gyros and Baba Ghannouj !! Can't wait to return

  21. K

    Kmalbbaughn

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2014

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    There were four of us and we all had something different. We enjoyed every bite.

  22. AR

    AngelaR

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2014

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Food was delicious and table service was terrific, but it took quite some time before anyone acknowledged us at the door. Restaurant is very bright, before walking in I thought it was going to be like a cafeteria it was so bright. Dimming the lights a bit may bring a better ambience. The live music was a nice touch. Otherwise, great place for some good Greek food.

  23. P

    Princess

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2014

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Very good food. Generous portions. Reasonable price. Full bar.

  24. W

    Willow

    San Diego

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2014

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    I had no idea we'd have greek music playing during dinner, but loved it! The whole experience was very good - food and service.

  25. m

    marchinitp

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2014

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The food was fresh, the service was outstanding, and the scenery was fantastic

  26. J

    John

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have enjoyed the Apollonia many times before. Their food is very similar to that which we enjoyed on the Greek islands. This time we shared a meal with friends, one of whom is Greek and he thoroughly enjoyed the ambience and food, which reminded him of his family's cooking.

  27. IA

    ItsAllGreekToMe

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really like the food here, tasty and good quality, I eat the moussaka everytime I come here.

  28. E

    Efren

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is a great place to take that special date. The setting is truly romantic and the décor makes it look so unique and special. There is even a room for groups as large as 30 people, which is great for celebrating a graduation, anniversary or any special occasion.

  29. JO

    JOEJORDAN

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    IT was a great dining experience, first time visiting and would definetly return, food was very authentic, wait staff was unbelievable, portions were just right for the price. Nice place for a diner for two or a group great atmosphere and staff were very welcoming. Outstanding food and great atmosphere, waiter was one of the best that I have ever had, I believe his name was Aaron, BEst experinece I have ever had dining out My wife and I will definetly return. Thank you for very memorable Valentines Day and wish you all the best of luck as countinue your excellence in food and service.

  30. PS

    PaulS

    San Diego

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2014

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Apollonia is my go to place for a business lunch in UTC. Food and service are very good and the atmosphere is perfect for business conversation.

  31. SF

    SamFromSD

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We had a great time and great food. I had the salmon which I recommend to every one.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2014

    overall1food5service1ambience2

    Decided to take my boyfriend to Appollonia for his birthday and it happened to be Restaurant Week. He is of Greek descent so I wanted to him to have some dishes that reminded him of his yaya and pappous' dishes growing up. We both agreed the dishes were delicious and the meals were large portions. We were particularly impressed with the sagnaki, spanakopita, dolmas and lamb cous cous. However, the service was absolutely terrible. The restaurant was not crowded at all but our waitress took a while to take our orders, made us feel unwelcome, did not refill our waters even once, did not check on us throughout our meal and did not say thank you when dropping off the bill (and the bill was wrong too). What a birthday disappointment.

  33. p

    plf94

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2014

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Apollonia is a beautifully decorated restaurant. The food is great and reasonably priced, there are a lot of choices, and it is not at all difficult to get a table for a big group. The servers are always extremely friendly and helpful, and I have never had to flag someone down for water. They are attentive without being too intrusive. It's a great place to eat and talk.

  34. S

    Spoon

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2014

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Apollonia is a good place for a business lunch. The service and food are very good. The noise level is moderate so it is possible to have a conversation without shouting at one another. Easy access and lots of parking make it very convenient for all.

  35. M

    Maniel

    San Diego

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Four of us for dinner in the small room. Food excellent and plentiful as always: the baked chicken; the gyros plate; the seasoned ground meat; and the souvlaki. Fresh Greek side salads and one lentil soup - all good. And two desserts - one mousse and one house special. The waitress was efficient and personable and plates were cleared at the right times. All this at a reasonable price.

  36. H

    Hungrybulldog

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2013

    overall4food3service3ambience3

    There was seven adults to including two that have special dietary needs, i.e., a vegetarian and a vegetarian that is allergic to gluten and xathum gum. Both of them where able to find something enjoyable to eat. Jess and Juan did a fine job serving the family. Jerry

  37. A

    Acevolante

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2013

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    When I booked the table I specify that if was for a birthday of a six year old. When we arrived on a Sunday for lunch the restaurant is basically empty, maybe 5 table in total and the place is hugeWe ordered the food, it was ok. Beef was very tender. Then at the end the waitress asks if we want any dessert, I remind her we are there for a birthday and ask if they have any cake to sing happy birthday. After one minute she arrives with one piece of baklava on a small plate, no candle, not even the slightest decoration (even powder sugar would have worked...) and put in front of the child and left. Now, we didn't expect anything special, but at least one candle!! $100 bill for 3 adults and 4 kids....not worth it!

  38. B

    Bdaybash

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2013

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Two hour birthday lunch with a friend was delightful and yummy! Good food, good service.

  39. LL

    LynnLuvs2eat

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2013

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    We just met for appetizers and happy hours drinks. The ouzo was only $3.50 each - I'm no connoisseur but it seemed fine. We order the appetizer platter. Hummus, tsatziki, pita were good, everything else just so-so. Service and atmosphere were good, but for me, I care most about food quality and value for the money. Apollonia did not excel in either of these two categories.

  40. GC

    GailC

    San Diego

    91 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2013

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We enjoyed the vegetarian options on the menu. Great food and good service. We plan on returning for brunch!

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Apollonia is rated 4 stars by 54 OpenTable diners

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