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KOUTOUKI South

4.2
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81 Reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Greek
This restaurant was previously located at 10310 45th Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6H 5K3.

Koutouki is a family-run Greek restaurant offering an authentic Greek food and a lively atmosphere. We use nothing but the freshest ingredients in our recipes that are homemade in house daily. The decor is comfortable, welcoming, and resembles a quaint taverna one might stumble upon when travelling the Greek isles. However, on Fridays and Saturdays when the sun goes down, the energy goes up. Bellydancing, plate smashing, and Zorba dancing make for an exciting and memorable dining experience.

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What 81 people are saying
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4.2based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.5
service
4.1
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Quiet
84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Kristan
Edmonton
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a fabulous hidden gem to visit. We had the Seafood Meze and the dinner was exquisite. It was delicious, and a fabulous value for what we got. Will definitely be back!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful! The closest I have had to authentic Greek food outside of Greece.

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SamuelCharlesKemble
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was just a fantastic meal that fit the occasion perfectly, which for us this time was a birthday celebration.

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LucieD
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Father’s Day dinner

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CharlotteH
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very impressed with the cleanliness ,outstanding service and the taste of all our food was remarkable. We will diffenatly be back.

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KimM
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Party of 6 - we arrived for dinner on a Thur eve, only 2 other tables were in use. We were there until closing & no other customers came in. The atmosphere was cozy but the dishes we ordered were bland. The Fatouch was bright & fresh looking, just not a lot of flavour. The pita bits were so small we asked if they were missing... The lamb was overcooked, the battered calamari had zero flavour and the baklava was quite dry. It arrived rolled like spring rolls, not in layered triangles, so it was missing all of the gooey goodness that happens when the layers get to sit in the syrup. We were told that it was freshly made and that's the way they do it there. He did offer to bring more syrup but we declined. Although the restaurant was open until 10 pm the waiter asked us to pay just before 9 pm because he would be busy with clean up and closing by the time we'd be ready to leave. After we paid we never saw him again. Overall a very disappointing first and last visit.

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vipTrent
Edmonton
16 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Greek food in a new location. Google Maps is still a bit confused about where it's located in the shopping complex, but don't give up! It's definitely a good find. And when you're done, don't forget, like I did, to take the leftovers they package so nicely.

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SandyB
Edmonton
50 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Disappointing is what comes to mind. The calamari tasted like last week's cooking oil. My husband's ribs were overcooked and dry while my chicken souvlaki was bordering on being burnt. While the young man serving was pleasant, I suspect he had a bit much on his plate as our table was not cleared between courses and the wait for the bill was far, far too long. It didn't help that there was a large family group seated upstairs with one VERY loud youngster that echoed throughout the whole restaurant. This certainly was beyond the control of the restauranteur but it was very unpleasant. Not sure I would go back...sadly.

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GaryD
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food in a spotless restaurant. I’ll go back again.

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vipAlexP
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food! Empty when we got there so no need to book far in advance no weeknights. The platters are worth the value - SO much food.

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MarilynM
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had dinner with two friends and we enjoyed ourselves. The food was fresh and plentiful. I'll be back.

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vipwendys
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The ambient of the place is great. Love the decor. Nice list of wine selections from Greece. Food is good. Will definitely return.

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ArshadA
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dolmades and lamb was on point. Natasha did an amazing job waiting our table and thanks for recommending the bougasta!

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JanC
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual!!! Service was wonderful and everything was delicious.

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JohnB
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Food was good, service was good. However we asked for extra pita, and were told it would cost an extra $3.00. When you spend $122.00, charging more for a very inexpensive item is a little annoying.

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KeithL
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, service was excellent, highly recommend this restaurant

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Nyphanti011
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Great atmosphere. Food is just ok and overpriced.
Server was friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a very nice family run Greek restaurant
The food selection is very good and the quality is excellent
The service is attentive
The dessert menu has lots of choices
I would definitely return and recommend

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Cathy
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I made reservations quickly and easily online, on a Saturday night! We were seated and served promptly. The place is new, very clean and modern. It’s missing a little of the ambiance of a more traditional ? “taverna” if you’re looking for a very cozy feel.

The menu had a good variety, but there were things that were unclear in the writing—for example:

We shared an appetizer—the pita bread/tsaziki dip (sp?), but it was really too much dip for one small pita. It was bread for one and dip for three, for $8. It seemed like a waste to leave it, so we got an extra side of bread—for an extra $4? Then to my surprise, our entrees came with...more tsaziki dip and no bread. Why does an entree that comes with the dip (I didn’t see on the menu that it did) not just include a small piece of bread with it? We could have saved the $ and calories we spent on the appetizer and had dessert instead.

I also tried ordering a chicken skewer and a side for my child (no kids menu). The server helpfully suggested the souvlaki, which came with everything we wanted for him. But the menu didn’t specify that it was a platter, or what was included—it just said “souvlaki” (which I thought was just the name for the chicken skewers). The printed menu could use a reformatting.

The food was very good. I had rack of lamb, and my husband had a stuffed chicken dish. The meat was cooked perfectly—tender and juicy. The meals came with Greek salad, which I love, but my husband and child do not. To substitute a plain garden salad, it would have been another extra charge. ?

The only thing I could possibly criticize about the food itself was that with the salad dressing, dip, and the seasoning on the potatoes combined (all of which I love), there was just a bit too much of a “zing” for my taste. We ordered an orange juice (came in a large glass), but didn’t enjoy it.

I would like to go again someday, but would order a bit differently.

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MariahM
Edmonton
11 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The new Koutouki South location is gorgeous however I do miss the old charm of the previous location. The food tastes great however last time I visited, the potatoes were cold when they arrived at our table. Our waiter was quick to fix the issue but the food took a long time to come out to our table in the first place. All of the meals are on the pricey side but the amount you get on your plate does make up for it!

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TanyaE
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get over the fact that it’s not the low ceilinged home to sprawling philodendrons and 80’s murals of the Mediterranean like before... This place is a jewel. The service is what I would have dreamt it to be like to eat in a classy joint near the seaside in a high end part of a Greek city. I know big sentence, I’ll make up for it by saying, “The lamb.” I can’t say I have ever eaten lamb that rich and fall from the bones delicious. I actually crave it and walk through the grocery store lamenting over packaged lamb, the fact that I could never cook lamb that well for my guy. I could go on and on about the food being ridiculously fresh and tasty, calamari, but I won’t because I need space to talk about something very rare. Hospitality. You guys have it by the Alberta truckload. I get like I was in the servers home. I really did. So kind.
Btw: the blue walls make the candlelight even more romantic.
Thanks for the lovey birthday dinner for my husband and I the other night. We left stuffed. And we will be back for more!

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SamaanA
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Actually, I,m from Syria, and when I did search on google map looking for a Greek restaurant, I surprised that the meals photo are very close to our Syrian kitchen but when I went to KOUTOUKI South I eat there, here the big surprise, I felt like I,m in Syria, it was amazing, and a big thanks for the chef and the lady that she was work there too.

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vipKat1982
Edmonton
29 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a very pleasant surprise. The place is nestled into a mall and I honestly wod have drove past it without noticing. But once inside, the restaurant has a really nice interior and cool vibe to it. Service is friendly and professional, and the food is just excellent. We will definitely be back.

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JeremyB
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very great place to have a date or a romantic dinner. Everyone is easy going, the food is good and the service to match.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Experience was terrible from the moment we walked in. Appetizer dip was disgusting and was sent back. Beef souvlaki came out burnt on the outside and was rare in the middle. It too... was sent back. Saganaki was cold and no presentation with the brandy and fire. For a restaurant that has the audacity to charge a couple 115 bucks to eat, I felt more satisfied getting a $5 milkshake from the place next door. It made sense why the place had only 3 tables occupied at 7pm on a Saturday night. Don’t waste your time or your hard-earned money on this location.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Overall the experience was good. The saganaki was delicious but everything else seemed like something I could’ve ordered at a Greek fast food place for significantly less cost. If I were to go back, I’d order from their appetizer menu as these items seemed to be the most unique.

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GabP
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We had the Valentine special menu and that was very good value since it included two appetizers, Greek salad, an entree from three choices, dessert and a glass of wine for each - as well as a lovely rose for the lady. The food was tasty and the server was attentive. But the main downside was that the lighting was so bright that it destroyed any ambiance. I do appreciate when a restaurant has sufficient lighting to be able to read the menu, but this was so bright we felt like we were in a cafeteria. Also, the server brought our dessert when we were only half way through our main course- don't know why they could not wait until our main course dishes could be removed especially since the restaurant was half empty. A minor inconvenience is their tables for two are too small for the number and size of dishes we had when both the appetizers and Greek salad were served at the same time.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience1

The food was amazing as always - our waitress was very sweet. I miss the low ceilings and hanging plants and dim romantic lighting - the new building has no ambience - it’s stark and business-like.

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4gdfood
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I had a Valentines dinner at Koutouki South and it was magnificent. The food was delicious, the services great and the price was reasonable. I recommend this restaurant highly.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Awesome new space. Server Natasha was exceptional.

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DeniseB
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I really loved the old koutoukis so was looking forward to some amazing Greek food. Unfortunately it fell a little flat. The food wasn’t as flavourful as we had remembered although the portions were still very generous. As far as the ambience, it was a little cookie cutter. I miss the quaintness of the old building. The service was a bit slow to start then did pick up eventually but not overly great (but not bad either)
In this economy for us going out to eat is a treat so just found it a bit disappointing as we used to love it here! Probably will try it again as it may have just been an off night.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Unfortunately was not the experience we expected. Service was poor, meals were served with large spaces between delivery to our table of ten. Some were finished eating to consume while warm before others did not receive. The food did not appear fresh as well. Have had better experiences in the past, but a return date will be some time away, especially for the below average experience with above average price tag.

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vipgregv
Edmonton
15 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food and great service.

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DaveC
Edmonton
19 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience3

The food was fantastic, however it was a poor portion given the price. I think that rice should be added to the meal, it is not expensive and would make people feel there is value for the plate.

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TianaP
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I got a phone call 2 hours before my reservation telling me that they were canceling my reservation because their server was sick. We were planning to have a birthday lunch there. Had to scramble to find another restaurant that the birthday girl would enjoy. How does a restaurant only have one server? That seems unlikely. Did they not have enough reservations at lunch to decide to open? If one server calling in sick means they can’t open for lunch this restaurant is going to have big problems.

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DarleneR
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lots of fun, great food and service

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JD19
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, food was even better. They were very accommodating with the Meze choices and didn't charge extra.

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Anita
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet but fantastic service....great food. I would visit again. The ambience is lovely!

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Service was marginal

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darylp
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The food was great, the entertainment was good, the service was very attentive but the atmosphere lacks the intimacy of the old place. the room was cold and the high volumes made the experience less appealing than the historic experiences we had in previous locations

FAQs

KOUTOUKI South offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (780) 965-3502.

KOUTOUKI South is rated 4.2 stars by 81 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.