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Greekfest

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172 reviews
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$30 and under
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Greek
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Voted the “Best Greek Restaurant in Phoenix” for the past 23 years. We are Arizona's Greek dining experience. Greekfest hosts a unique Greek dining environment where all the things that make life most enjoyable come together through a celebration of food, wine, good company, spirited music, and memorable conversation. Tradition and research have combined to make Greekfest the quintessence of the Greek Island atmosphere and culinary experience; its design and decoration exemplify the cultural, social, and aesthetical Hellenic Archipelago. Greekfest prizes itself on its reputation for culinary innovation and excellence. With a great variety of fresh seafood and delicately prepared lamb entrees, Greekfest robustly captures the essence of European (Mediterranean) cuisine and fuses it with dynamism and innovation.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Greek, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday-Saturday: 11:00AM - 2:30PM
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00PM - 10:00PM
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Phone number
(602) 265-2990
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Tony Makridis
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Catering
all food items on the menu may be ordered and picked up.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
N 20th Street
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Parking details
Ample parking plus covered parking at rear of building. No parking fees.
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Entertainment
Classical pianist for private functions; belly dancing and/or bouzouki player for private functions
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 172 People Are Saying
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3.8
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Great food, friendly service, good value, nice atmosphere and pleasant Greek background music

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Went on a Thursday night during Passover week, and only one other table was occupied, which was perfect for us, since we don’t like too much noise! The waiter was attentive and friendly, and easily established good rapport. The appetizers were excellent, as were the entrees. Depending on your appetite, the entrees on their own may be a bit on the small side. In other words, you’ll need to have appetizers if you want to feel full. Still, it’s become our new favorite Greek restaraunt in the Valley!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Really good authentic food. Great staff.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

As always, outstanding in every way, food service, ambience. More people need to know about it!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Wonderful local restaurant with fantastic food and exceptional service. Met the owner herself very warm and friendly. Waiters were very attentive and accommodating.

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Chaotic. It was Valentines Day but we waited 30 minutes for a table and 40-50 minutes for a meal. The meal was ok, service was bad.

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3.0Dined on January 27, 2018

The service was great and the waiter was very attentive. The food was traditional Greek but the portions were small for the price. Most of the appetizers were ok but the Gyros Taverna meat was packaged so I would not recommend. The other people in my party enjoyed the restaurant overall.

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3.0Dined on November 29, 2017

Hadn't been to the restaurant in a while. Very disappointing. We ordered a bottle of Wine from the wine list. It was not the same label as listed. It was a dark yellow instead of almost clear and the vintage was 2011. It tasted like fermented apple juice. The waiter brought us a different bottle, not on the list which was drinkable. The appetizer plate for 4 was tiny. The swordfish was in small pieces thin and dry. The lamb was hard and dry. The rice and eggplant were barely warm. The restaurant had a few tables occupied so the kitchen wasn't busy. With so many good Greek and Middle Eastern restaurants around, we won't be back.

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5.0Dined on November 24, 2017

Wonderful place to go and get some authentic Greek food in the Desert! Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on November 22, 2017

The best Greek food in the Phoenix area! Excellent service, a great menu, and reasonable prices.

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2017

Outstanding! A true delight! it was quiet, the owner came to greet us, the food was delicious and a definitive home touch to it, the garcon was courteous, clearly explained the available options and had a good sense of pairing when it came to greek, californian & french wines.

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5.0Dined on October 18, 2017

Greefest prepares excellent, authentic Greek cuisine. The owner and servers take special interest to insure you enjoy an evening of fine dining. Greekfest is worth a special trip!

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5.0Dined on September 16, 2017

Excellent authentic food choices and exceptional service.
Server provided recommendations, asked about food requirements, and answered our questions. Checked if we had a time schedule and made sure we were out on time while keeping the pace leisurely.
Found this gem a few years ago and have been back multiple times. Always a great experience.

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5.0Dined on September 14, 2017

Beautiful interior. Welcoming hostess and delicious food. There were some dishes we hadn't heard of before so it was nice to explore something different as well as having the traditional staples!

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4.0Dined on September 9, 2017

The most gracious hosts, attentive service and lovely, high quality food.

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5.0Dined on August 14, 2017

Food was very good and service was amazing. One of the few places you go that the staff makes you really feel that they appreciate you choosing their restaurant. Went for dinner with a couple friends and had a wonderful time.

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4.0Dined on July 28, 2017

We were a family of 8 meeting in Phoenix on the 10th anniversary of the helicopter collision that took the life of our son. We were also celebrating two birthdays . . . one on the next day and one in 4 days. I don't think the waiter took us seriously when we said it was a birthday so mentioning it became a joke and we mentioned it every time he came to the table. We have eaten here before and the food is good.

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2.0Dined on July 26, 2017

We had a weekday dinner and ordered four tapas to share among two people and a couple of drinks each. The total bill came out as $100, which is somewhat pricey for what we had. While none of the dishes was terrible, they were all mediocre at best. The best was the appetizer sampler with some good roasted eggplant mousse. The gyros was just lukewarm (badly warmed up, that is) and pretty tasteless. The tomatoes in our salad were really bland and tasteless. And the grilled octopus was just ok. Overall this is was a disappointing experience.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2017

My friend and I really enjoyed the beautiful décor of the restaurant the food was wonderful, and the server and the owners were very friendly . We would tell our friends and family about this hidden jewel. It was our first time to have Greek food but it won't be our last. Thank you, Nancy

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4.0Dined on July 14, 2017

Greekfest has been a favorite of ours for several years. The staff is excellent and makes you feel welcome the minute you walk in the door. We love that the owner always makes a point to come to our table and visit at the end of the meal. The food is delicious and we love having a special night and this cozy restaurant.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2017

We returned for our third time to Greekfest and our experience has been great each time. We received wonderful personal attention from our waiter as well as a lovely visit from Luanne the owner. We couldn't ask for tastier food or a more relaxed, enjoyable atmosphere. We will definitely be returning!

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2017

My husband an I had the pleasure of stopping into this little gem while on business/vacation in Arizona. Albeit, it was late and a quiet night, just after Mothers Day, we had a wonderful meal and fantastic service. My husband has various food allergies that can make dinning a bit tricky sometimes. Dwayne and Sue completely put us at ease, but ensuring that every morsel of food that came to our table met his needs. Even better, we never felt like it was a hassle or our dinner was compromised. This looks like a fun restaurant during busy hours, and we did see a piano for live entertainment although that was not available on a weeknight. Thank you so much for a delicious dinner and fabulous attention

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2017

The place was so pretty. It had a cozy feeling to it and the service was great. The food was good and it allowed me to try something new and get out of my comfort zone.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2017

Amazing authentic Greek food! Have lived in the area for about 15 years now and always drove past it thinking it was a cultural center. Needless to say, after finally going, I have a new favorite restaurant! Such charming decor and amazing authentic food! The owner was adorable and a server was super accommodating and took the time to explain some of the Greek dishes that were new to us. The tzatziki was the best I have ever had and the octopus was also delicious- and better than I have had at many much pricier places in the valley!

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1.0Dined on April 22, 2017

Very intrusive inappropriate personal questioning by owner making guest feel uneasy and upset instead of welcome??? the waiter also was very intrusive and bossy.the food is good but the guests feel so alarmed!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2017

Six old friends got together and had a good time, the food was delicious
also the service, you can always count on getting a good meat at The Greek Fest

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2017

We were pleasantly surprised by our experience at Greekfest. Being from Chicago, we missed being able to go to Greek Town, but how wonderful to have such a great and authentic Greek restaurant close to our neighborhood. Everything, from the pita, to the calamari, to the souvlaki (I had chicken, my husband had lamb) to the baklava was delicious. The owner and chef, Susan, came out to meet us and we had a wonderful chat. We will definitely be back!

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2017

We wanted something different and our girls were tired of the same traditional American food. The food was good and the waiter helped us choose a few of the items for a light tapas dinner.

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2017

Good Food. Waiter was pushy and commanding. Asked about wine, 1st bottle he flat out said they did not have and said the wine list was not accurate. 2nd bottle was taken out back and opened. Brought back and said cork "was solid". Wine was bad and we declined it. 3rd bottle he had recommended from the beginning was actually not that bad. Food is very good, but not enough for the prices they charge. This is not a fine dinning place to command those prices. Had not been to it for24 years and now we know why. Definitely will never go back

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2017

Absolutely fantastic! Great service, great food!

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2.0Dined on February 25, 2017

The food was just ok. I would not return. Very slow service. Not too many people, but we were there early.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2017

Great Greek food, cozy atmosphere. Friendly, helpful Dwayne our waiter made our two dinners there a delightful experience. Susan, the owner, was warm and welcoming. Thanks for making our stay in Phoenix so memorable!

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1.0Dined on February 11, 2017

Sadly, our high hopes for a wonderful meal were dashed. The pita bread was warm and delicious but the chicken avgolemeno soup came without any chicken and was thick and bitter. This was followed by grilled swordfish that was extremely tough. The chicken souvlaki was tasty, but the portion very small and the sides were adequate. Wine and drinks were served in very small glasses. Decor in the place is wonderful and the owner came around and is very friendly. Maybe the cook was having a bad day. Have been to a lot of Greek restaurants and this one pales when compared to experiences at other places.

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2.0Dined on February 6, 2017

New to the Phoenix area , we have been looking for a good Greek restaurant for our weekly dining , this place isn't it . A very quiet atmosphere as we were the only party in the restaurant at 7:30 pm. Being Greek and having been to Greece, I guess we are a bit spoiled for authentic good Greek food. Maybe we ordered the wrong things, maybe the regular cook off that night but the food was fair. The eggplant side dish WAY over cooked . The rice was undercooked and overseasoned. The lamb was cooked well but again overseasoned.
Our waiter was attentive. The hummus appetizer was good and the pita bread warm.
Living on the West side of the valley, we don't see ourselves going back. Not worth the drive.

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2017

We have been been enjoying this restaurant for 20 + years and have never had a bad meal.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2017

Real Greek restaurant. We had never been there before the waiter was awesome. Great service and explained all the dishes to us. Great atmosphere and the owner came over to check on us. That was a nice touch.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2017

Fantastic 😃

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5.0Dined on January 17, 2017

very good and fresh food. Octopus is on spot. will go again!

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2016

We have been going to Greekfest for 29 years.
Went on New Yrs Eve, as usual, and it was the best ever! Family owned & run, friendly without being intrusive LOVE! ❣️

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2016

Excellent food and attentive service. They even apologized when a large party arrived.
This is probably one of the best prepared Greek dinners I have had!

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