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Meraki Greek Bistro, Miami, FL

Meraki Greek Bistro

4.7
4.7
255 Reviews
$31 to $50
Greek
Meraki is the Greek word for Artistry, Passion, Love for your craft. We bring to you the best Greek food in a beautiful atmosphere that will move you.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Greek, Mediterranean, Grill
  • Hours of operation
    Weekdays Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Friday Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Saturday Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sunday Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (786) 773-1535
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Giannis Kotsos
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown Miami
  • Cross street
    Courtyard on SE 1st Ave. Between SE 1st Str. & SE 2nd Str.
  • Parking details
    Street Parking Available.Also available - Miami Tower Parking Garage on SE 2nd Str. Usually charge a low flat rate.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 255 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Downtown Areas

    Healthy

255 Reviews
  1. JoMia

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant that reminds you of dining in Greece. Service was great. Food was okay. Overall a nice experience especially when we had an event nearby afterwards.

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  2. Lili

    Miami

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and great service we have had an amazing experience.

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  3. MiamiFoodi

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot for brunch or dinner, usually quiet and great food for a good price considering it’s downtown

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  4. NickyL

    Montreal

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The food just wasn’t any good…. The greek salad had no taste, the vegetables must have been days old or left out and re heated for the umpteen time, the lamb stew was just uneatable. My pork chop was way too fatty and way too much oil on it. We sat outside and it smelt like a dumpster was left open. I won’t even get into the cat roaming around underneath the tables. We will not be going back and won’t ever recommend this restaurant.

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  5. JoeS

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot! Highly recommend. Get the halloumi stuffed eggplant

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    It was good just that the fava is very cold! And the pita bread is very plain no flavor. The fried calamari was raw soo… Other than that the place looked nice and the servers were very polite. The only recommendation that I have is that if you’re sick please stay home and don’t go to work. You could tell that the guy picking up our plates was sick due to the way he was breathing

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  7. JackieQ

    Caribbean

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All the food is so good here!! The wine is definitely over-priced so I would recommend either bringing your own or just buying a bottle and taking the rest of it home if you think you’ll be drinking at dinner. Otherwise- we ordered the Kefthedes, Salmon, and Branzino and all were incredible!! We had some sweet treat for dessert (can’t remember the name) and it was also fantastic - sweet but light, the best way to finish the meal! We certainly will be back!

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  8. MaritzaM

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excelente food and service :) great atmosphere and attention

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  9. DerekA

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly service and tasty food. The potions are big so don't over order if you're not super hungry.

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  10. VeilkaE

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place was awesome for a birthday party. The manager Dimitri provided excellent recommendations for food and wine for a large group. The sevice was excellent and food was delicious!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was really average

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    After our fourth or fifth meal here in the past three weeks, we’re still coming back. Great food, great Greek wine list, reasonable prices, just can’t say enough good things. We’ll keep working our way through the wine list, many more to try.

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  13. EstelleK

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hidden in an alley. A nice Greek feel to the outdoor seating area.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing. Everything we tried was super fresh and delicious. Especially saganaki and grilled octopus. Even the greek salad is a good portion to share for 2. Service was friendly and fast. I wish you guys were in San Francisco too!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    64 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Super cute place in hidden, inner courtyard in the middle of downtown Miami. It transports you to another place. Staff was nice. Puolina took great care of us. We sat outside & felt like we were in Greece. Reasonably priced food. Food was yummy. Overall, good time!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and atmosphere

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  17. ChrisM

    Miami

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Karla and Kostantinos made the experience incredible.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The waiter was so polite so considering I went with a Cuban friend who’s was SOOOO rude with the poor waiter, that I wanted to crawl into a corner and die of embarrassment. I love greek food (lived in Astoria Queens for 6 years). No matter how hard the waiter tried to make my (ex) friend happy, my guest continued to insist that the restaurant menu should have had a “Cuban section” to cater to people like him. I reminded him that, not only were we in the United States (last time I checked), that Miami will NEVER belong to Cuba and that he needed to try new things. I grew up in queens, New York. It is the the most ethnically diverse county in the United States (look it up). I would not have survived with the attitude my friend had. Not only that, I thrived off of the variety and miss it so much since I moved. My parents are also from another country and I grew up eating their style of food. Did I complain when I had my first slice of pizza cuz it was not Austrian??? NO! Needless to say, food and service were both EXCELLENT. Go there and order the saganaki as an appetizer. You won’t be disappointed!

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  19. FannyA

    Miami

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    very chic and the food was perfect !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  20. patrick

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience , great food, outstanding service. Will definitely recommend to friends and family.

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  21. Melanie

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant and I’ll definitely be going back! The octopus is delicious, the saganaki is a little saltier and runnier than I’m used to but still delicious! We also ordered the lamb chops which were tender and yummy. Lastly, the kalamaki was awesome with a variety of options. Can’t wait for next time!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this place. Management is authentically Greek, and their food reflects that. The music is perfect; the flavors are fresh; and the team is so hospitable.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Avery special night in a very nice place with the kindness service! The food in this restaurant gets better and better, I would recommend the octopus, the salads, the lamb and the spinach and cheese starter. The have great wines too!

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  24. MariselC

    Exclusive

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great variety of delicious Greek foods. We had the grape leaves, saganaki and trio of spreads. The pastas were very tasty.

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  25. SimoneF

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and food

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food

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  27. IlianaV

    Bath

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Great authentic food, lovely atmosphere

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  28. BryanP

    Miami

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was my first time having Greek food and this was one of the best dinners I’ve had. Wine was great and the food, so tasty. Overall ambiance made the night so pleasant, I’ll definitely recommend it and can’t wait to go back.

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  29. CVillada

    Miami

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    I would like to go back for the food and ambiance, but would opt to have another server. The server was aggressive, not helpful and seemed annoyed from the moment she came to our table. In addition, when the AC was dripping water drops on us, she shrugged and said it was the AC, nothing to do. I think our jaws dropped on how indifferent she was about it ...as if she wanted us to leave and we had to ask if we could at least move the table. I don't think customer service is her forte and should consider a different job. This is unfortunate because the restaurant really is cute.

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  30. PBChelsea

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super cute restaurant. Delicious food. Friendly staff.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    It was ok. I’ve definitely had better Greek food. Octopus appetizer was a little on the small side. Lamb chops we ordered them medium and came out medium well. Service was good and friendly. There was no soap in the bathroom but they were very attentive about it when I mentioned it to the staff.

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  32. JorgeR

    Miami

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is truly a hidden gem and I mean hidden! Took the drive to visit this up and coming section of Miami and we felt it was well worth it. Sat outside in the small and funky patio and although it was hot even in late afternoon, the breeze every so often made it a pleasant experience. The service was always friendly and very pleasant as well as prompt. The food was outstanding. We had a few appetizers, wine and then went to a Greek beer which was very cold and satisfying. I remembered the name of the beer started with the letter ‘A’ and it’s the first one listed in the menu. Skip the wine; we had s Pinot Noir but the beer was so much better! For appetizers we had phillo dough stuffed with goat cheese and drizzled with honey as well as shrimp in a semi spicy tomato sauce. Both Great! Main course we had a Greek salad with lamp and a lamp chop with roasted potatoes with lemon. Super! Way too much food and we had to take half of it home. Again, it’s in an edgy area of town but we both thought it was fun and delicious and definitely worth it. Coming back for sure!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Birthday party dinner with my boyfriend and another couple. We got a bottle of Pinot noir and the cheese platter to start. The other couple got lamb skewers, while I had the artichoke salad and my boyfriend had the ribeye.

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  34. DianeT

    Miami

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Vast greek beer and wine list. Food was delicious. Would dine again

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  35. LacyB

    Miami

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service are awesome and the Greek wine . We love it. Such a special place

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  36. LydieL

    Mexico City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had such a good time at the Meraki Greek Bistro. The food is delicious, the service is really good and the place is beautiful. You really feel you are on a Greek Island. I highly recommend this place and I will come back.

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  37. BillMiami

    Miami

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was very good. The fried Zucchini was quite tastey but the main courses of Lamb and Chicken were far below average.

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  38. NVME

    Fort Lauderdale

    182 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    182 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful place to eat . Small intimate space to savor the fresh food and enjoy the ambiance. Waiter were very nice and knew their menu and wine list . Truly my go to place to enjoy Greek food !!

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  39. JudyC

    Miami

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A surprise tucked away behind the street. We ate outside in a garden setting with lights strung around us. It was a delightful dinner with tasty appetizers and bronzino as my main course. My only complaint that there were way too many bones in the branzino. Who ever was supposed to fillet the fish was careless and sloppy.

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  40. Foody

    Miami

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Flys were landing on food. Very often. Food was delicious though Service was average

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Meraki Greek Bistro using the Order Online button. Meraki Greek Bistro also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Meraki Greek Bistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (786) 773-1535.

Meraki Greek Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 255 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Meraki Greek Bistro

142 SE 1st Ave, Miami, FL 33131

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Courtyard on SE 1st Ave. Between SE 1st Str. & SE 2nd Str.
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown Miami
  • Hours of operation
    Weekdays Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Friday Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Saturday Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sunday Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Greek, Mediterranean, Grill
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking Available.Also available - Miami Tower Parking Garage on SE 2nd Str. Usually charge a low flat rate.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Giannis Kotsos
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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