Omega Ouzeri

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$31 to $50
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Greek
Omega Ouzeri on Capitol Hill in Seattle, brings contemporary Greek seafood, vegetables, liquors, and wine to the Pacific Northwest. Specializing in the Greek Experience with a variety of meze, small plates and platters to be shared with ouzo, tsipouro, and wine, Omega Ouzeri is a lively and fun restaurant in the heart of Seattle.

Wine Spectator Magazine awarded Omega Ouzeri an "Excellence" for our 100 plus, Greek only wine list. Check out our website's Events page for up coming wine dinners with Greek winemakers.

We love to help host parties in our private mezzanine, outdoor patio, our bar or the whole restaurant. Our private mezzanine is available for parties of 10 to 30 guests, both cocktail and sit-down lunch or dinner. Our outdoor patio seating sits up to 16 and our bar seats up to 20.

Visit Omega Ouzeri for happy hour, dinner, or private parties and transport yourself and your guests to Greece!
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K
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food with outstanding service. The food recommendations and amount of food to share between two people was spot on. Thank you for making our experiance wonderful. Looking forward to my next dinner visit.

RC
Seattle
102 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Faba been hummus, lollipop lamb chops ,olive oil cake ,greek beer ,a 10!!!! Great service ,a great meal!!!

LS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for restaurant week and now I want to go back as many times as we can. We ordered the risotto, short ribs and the lamb, and my god... the lamb was succulent, the short ribs would melt in your mouth, and the seafood in the risotto was cooked to perfection. The service was excellent- our kind server walked us through the wine list and gave us fabulous recommendations. Great experience and incredible baklava!

KS
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great spot to grab some classic Greek dishes. Will go back for sure.

SL
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Greek food I've had in a long time. The lamb chops were cooked to perfection and beautifully seasoned. The waiter was very helpful in making suggestions, upon request. The atmosphere was lively, but not so loud that you couldn't hear your dining companion. I'm going back for more.

l
Seattle
33 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Four of us had a great celebratory dinner - son's engagement to his long-time girlfriend - and the service was pretty perfect. We shared many dishes, and especially enjoyed the grilled whole fish the waiter filleted at the table. The dips were great and the pita kept coming. We will return!

KC
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the octopus and the market seafood special which happened to be spot prawns that night. Everything was good and delicious! Highly recommend for any Mediterranean lovers

S
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

We ordered a whole fish, ~$60. Server said the fish was under done, sent it back. They threw it in the oven and then it was completely overdone! What a waste!

s
Seattle
62 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food is SOOOO delicious here. Truly a Greek Restaurant. Every dish was superb! Zuchinni Fritters, Greek Salad, Octopus... the lamb (oh my!)…. and amazing Greek Wine! It was truly an experience! Owners are very involved and great. Bar tender was great as well. Our waiter was new and didn't seem to know the food or wine list very well... but overall it was an amazing meal and environment. I'll always come back.

DD
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Loved the chickpea pork dish w orange and star anise!!

TO
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Friendliest and most organized, efficient service. From the host to the expediters, it was as though they were all members of the same family, genuinely wanting happy customers. Felt great.

The place came highly recommended, as I am a lover of Greek kitchen. I was excited for this meal, as it had been ages since I’d been to a good, Greek place.

The food, though, was a let down. As I gleefully dug in to each dish...

The taramosalata was intensely salty, and the pita was more pita chip than pita bread; zucchini fritters were excellent, as was the Greek salad... the octopus, though, was virtually tasteless and incompletely cooked (and personally, I’d prefer to cut my own octopus, rather than have it pre-sliced for me; it stays hotter IMHO. But that’s a matter of style, really.).

But the braised ribs tasted more like roast beef. And the snapper - after being decimated by the boning technique of the (very sweet) expeditor - was dry and mealy. I don’t know whether that was about freshness or over-cooking; but it was such a disappointment at $40 (or any price), that I didn’t eat it. (And wasn’t charged, btw.)

I hate rejecting or sending back food. I hate it. That being said, the waiter was cool...even going so far as to chat about what may have caused the fish to turn out that way.
Very cool.

Great atmosphere and clearly a popular place. I could just have hit it on a bad night. Were I local, I might give it another try...

JV
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Outstanding food and service, highly recommended, great menu

SC
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In Omega Ouzeri, I have finally found a Greek restaurant that compares to the tavernas and ouzeries of Greece. Amazingly good and authentic mezzes, great selection of tsipouro, and ktpodi sti skara that made me swoon in grinning reverie. Bravo sas, adelphoi!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love, love, LOVE, Omega Ouzeri! Went to Greece last year, discovered this place after. Thomas is authentic, and just like the wonderful people who inspired me to visit again, 6 months after my first visit. The food is the real deal. The staff are engaged and passionate. I do end up spending a bit, but it really is worth it. All fresh and fabulous. Local and imported ingredients, to make authentic Greek or local with a Greek spin!
I love the food, staff and ambience.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down one of our favorite restaurants in Seattle!

BM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Overall, the ambience was awesome and the food was very tasty. The service was a little slow, but they could have been trying to give the Greek experience. There were enough servers though for them to be more attentive with the experience. The portions for the price were also a little on the small side, so better for smaller parties. All-in-all would definitely go back!

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal! We are Greek and it had a lot to live up to. The keftethakia (meatballs) were absolutely delicious. I had chicken gyro, which was excellent and quite filling. My husband and son had beef short ribs with orzo. The meat was very tender and they both cleaned their plates. The rice pudding with melomacarona cookies were delicious as well. Wonderful experience, light and airy decor and attentive staff. We got to meet the owner, as well, when he stopped by to say hello. We will definitely return!

RB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. We chose Omega Ouzeri as it is in the neighborhood and as we are both of Greek ancestry. It was a balmy evening, the restaurant was open to the outside, and it was absolutely delightful.

RB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

All the entrees except for the fish-of-the-day were fair. The lamb tasted more like mutton with an overpowering sauce. The gyro looked like two tacos. Only the fish was superb.
The server was knowledgeable and efficient. He could certainly bone a fish.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic meal and the service was impeccable. Highly recommend.

B
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the restaurant, ambience, staff... and definitely the food.

AL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food, great service. The sea bass, butter beans, and goat cheese dishes were a hit. Even the James was lovely. This is the place we enjoy bringing friends for great food with a casual atmosphere.

E
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was delicious, fish a bit expensive. Service was excellent, quality top notch.

RC
Seattle
103 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fava bean hummus, fried calamari, greek salad ,sea bass . All were outstanding

C
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good experience

MM
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner, every single dish.

F
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals that I have had in Seattle. The menu was great and the service was very friendly. I highly recommend this restaurant and I will be going there any time I am in Seattle.

JS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Greek cuisine in Seattle! Inventive, simple, great ingredients, authentic, super tasty. Delicious Greek wines.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t wait to go back and try what we didn’t order! Fantastic

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A smart, cool restaurant serving great Greek food with a clever use of flavours to bring out the best in all the dishes. Service was fantastic.

SP
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner for German relative's birthday. Love this place!

MA
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you have never tried Greek cuisine this is the place. They were very helpful in suggesting menus items and wine. My wife and I wanted a nice place to celebrate our wedding anniversary where the food was flavorful and the service attentive. We really enjoyed our time at Omega Ouzeri. It meets and exceeded our expectations. The owner (Thomas) even came by to visit our table and he didn't know it was a special occasion for us. I would highly recommend this restaurant, when we return to Seattle we will stop by again!

FN
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We are definitely coming back! Food was excellent!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

MK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic and the service was great as well. This is a hidden gem that I have not heard a lot about and was very pleased. Everyone in our group loved the meal.

V
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely pleasant local restaurant with great ambiance and food. Seafood is excellent. Perfect place for an evening with friends.

E
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent atmosphere and superb quality food! We ordered 7-8 small plates and the only item we were so-so about was a common dish, the calamari, which came out late and was cold, probably also due to the potato puree being cold. However, this did not take away from our first experience here and were very impressed with the taste of the dishes and presentation! Will definitely come back!

JW
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were Vios fans for years, alas, it is not what it once was, so we decided to give Omega a try (and we just returned from Greece). Delicious food, and unlike so many Seattle places, it is possible to have a conversation, high ceilings, very pleasant on a summer night with the large window open to the street. Only negative, waiters should not smoke on duty, very off-putting to bring an ashtray odor to the table when delivering food.

N
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Food was overpriced for the quality. I prefer Vios to Omega Ouzeri for both the food and the price.

KA
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went here when it first opened up and wasn’t too impressed with the food so hadn’t been back till now. Food was markedly better. Very yummy! Will be back