Tenen Restaurant

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Eastern European
We are proudly serving traditional Eastern-European food from Balkan region. Old recipes combined with authentic and unique ambiance is guaranteed to take you on a culinary and cultural trip through Balkans.
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JG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service was prompt and we received our meals quickly as restaurant wasn't too busy for our 6:15 reservation. Cozy atmosphere. Portions are very generous so we were happy we skipped the appetizers. The meat in the goulash was very tender as was the lamb my partner ordered. Good homestyle cooking and definitely worth a visit if you want to try something different.

D
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food and service was great. The portions are massive so beware of appetizers! What didn't work was the OpenTable reservation. The hostess had no record that I had made a reservation through OpenTable even though I had booked it several hours before. Fortunately, the hostess went out of her way to make arrangements for us so we barely had to wait at all. Great restaurant; crappy booking service.

OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff and giant portions of yum!

Z
Tulsa
26 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They had really great selection of all types of Eastern European cuisine from salads to pastas and meats. The portions are large and the food is delicious! The service was phenomenal! My friend had the grilled chicken and I had the mixed barbecue platter. We will definitely return to this hidden gem of a restaurant!
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

LG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lots of food. Portions large but very yummy.A little noisy as there was a birthday party with 12 adults .

D
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Ordered goulash and meat platter for one and they were delicious.

MJ
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a hidden gem!! Portion is huge and very affordable. I wish the lighting can be brighter inside the restaurant. Will come back again for sure!

CC
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding food and value! Burnaby’s best kept secret!

J
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed it very much :) love the place. I definitely would return to try more dishes. Service was well-timed and friendly.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food. Small place but it’s a gem

OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a pleasant meal. Lamb soup & Chicken Roulade. Both were very tasty. Also enjoy the cabbage salad on the side.
Lots of interesting bric a brac adds to the atmosphere. Service was good and friendly.

M
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Big portion of food, can’t finish the whole dish. food is good. Butter is home made, bread is good. However wait too long for the food even there is only Table for four on that day.

H
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Clean and comfortable food. Meat platter is must try.

JT
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A little neighbourhood gem. This is the 3rd time we have enjoyed dinner at TENEN. This time we took our best friends and they loved it too. The menu is real authentic - using local ingredients and serve big great tasting portions. Service is extremely friendly and accommodating. ......We shall for sure be back.

SK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 4

My reservation did not go through. We showed up for our appointment only to find out they never received any information about my reservation, thus we had no table. The restaurant was full, so we had to get our food to go and eat it elsewhere. The venue was nice enough to give us a free bottle of wine for our trouble. I will go back to the restaurant, but i will not be using OpenTable to make my reservation.

CC
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Super fresh, made to order homemade comfort food. Generous portions that are delicious and guaranteed to please!

KA
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cute restaurant, delicious food and large portions!

N
Toronto
27 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Quaint setting with unique food selection. Excellent quality and a different variety...

C
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a reservation for 5, taking up their tables, and sadly we were running quite late. A quick phone call to them assured us that though they were busy, the space was held for us. We were treated gracefully over this business-losing issue. This was our third visit to Tenen. Despite being late we were treated like any customer would want to be treated and they quite quickly produced the ordered 5 totally different meals. The meals were generously proportioned, created and cooked to perfection and served with a smile, friendliness and civility.... and the coffee and desserts met all expectations. We are definitely making Tenen our local "go-to" restaurant . So many more interesting meals to try!
Tenen is a small restaurant and they do get busy, having to turn customers away at times.

b
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

awesome food, excellent and personable service! highly recommended

f
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Hidden Gem! This place is truly a hidden gem! Surprised it hasn't gotten more attention. It really should be advertised more. We went with a Groupon. If it hadn't been for Groupon and the fact that this place is so close to where we live, we probably wouldn't have tried this place. We tried the Karadjordjeva Schnitzel and the Tenen meat platter. Everything was soooooo flavorful. Portions were huge! Yum yum yum! We will definitely go back sometime, and we will bring some friends with us!

JD
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Balkan food with all fresh ingredients. I have traveled a lot in theses countries and this restaurant is really "like at home". Please go there and enjoy, you will travel to these lovely countries.

The team is really invested to produce the best quality is a very typical style. If you can't to Croatia, Serbia, montenegro... just go to Tenen for Dinner!

A really good place to go in Burnaby!

SS
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, good quality and taste is amazing. It's more for meat lovers, but there are 2-3 vegetarian options.

J
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Thanks to Open Table, we found this quaint neighbourhood gem. Quality food and great service, especially when ones comes in with a pre-existing burn that required attention. The owner went out of his way to make an ice bag for me so I can enjoy dinner in less pain. It was very mich appreciated and certainly noticed for above and beyond customer service.

MD
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant has a very cultural atmosphere inside it like you stepped into the Balkans themselves. The server are very professional and sweet. Don't get me started the food everything I have tried thus far has been amazing. On a quick glance at the kitchen it looks like a bunch of moms cooking the food with their own love embedded into it and the flavor of the food shows! I would recommend this place to anyone.

v
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Eastern European restaurant in convenient location with good home made like food

OT
Vancouver
40 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed the food and atmosphere here!! We had the meat platter... and it was very meaty!! We also tried the cabbage rolls. Both were very delish!! The homemade bread they served with the food was fresh and fluffy... we were stuffed.... but couldn't resist trying their dessert. We wanted to try something new so we tried the sour cherry cake. It was delish!!! My husband who was too full to eat anything else when I suggested dessert.... ate 3/4 of it! Definitely will be going back!... the staff there is also very friendly!

Z
Toronto
30 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Charming Serbian restaurant in Burnaby serving Eastern European cuisine. Cabbage rolls quite tasty but heavy on the meat and paprika. Lamb was delicious. Chicken thighs and trout quite good. Baklava excellent. Only 1 server for all tables so a little slow. I had a problem with the Open Table reservation which they hadn’t received but seated us right away. After several conversations with server about acknowledging that we’d been there I am not certain if our points were added.

P
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious & authentic Eastern European food and beverages served by friendly staff. The interior is filled with wonderful memorabilia .

K
Vancouver
18 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good, friendly local restaurant. Features Balkan / East European food. Very tasty, and reasonable.

BC
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Yelpers indicated Goulash was a must order. The sauce was good to dip the bread as there was nothing provided for the bread. The meat was over cooked and dry. The Veal was very good however they need to remove the chewy membrane before they roll it. Server was nice but our water was never refilled.

CJ
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Small place, great food! Never knew it was there...glad I found it.

w
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

• If you have not been here before, you will not be disappointed at all!
• I got a discount from Groupon and was well worth it
• located at Royal Oak & Rumble area, hidden gem around this neighbourhood
• the food... A M A Z I N G!!! 5/5, home cooked meals, you can feel the love thats put on the dish
• Goulash: tender meat, flavourful sauce, hefty amount that comes with some veggies & rice
• Leskovachki Ushtipc $16.95 (formed ground meat) topped with yogurt cream sauce & fresh onions: this was D E L I C I O U S! It came with roasted potatoes & peppers. The combination is out of this world, party in my mouth
• the other food that were being served around us were mouthwatering like the Roulade, Veal dishes etc!
• for a Thursday evening, this place was busy
• $40 for 2 people without alcohol
• service 5/5, there was only 1 server for the whole restaurant but the lady was quite efficient and nice
• an Eastern European dish that is prepared with love
• I am definitely buying more Groupon for this place!

JT
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a small gem - hidden away - but we found it - A very small restaurant but extremely cozy atmosphere - felt welcome - fantastic good tasting food and huge portions - large menu options
A BIG THANK YOU to the chef and the courteous servers - We had a wonderful time and shall for sure be back and bring friends

Y
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is for the meat lovers. Really. But, no matter what you order, it tastes great. The place itself is on smaller size and packed in the evenings, I guess for the good reason(s). Which is food and the Eastern European late XX-century ambience. Prices are above average, but there no buyer's remorse - it is worth it. Definitely try the Serbian beer (Lav) to make your order complete.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, want to go again. Flavorful, good spice.

v
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Small family own eastern European restaurant with good food. Limited parking space. Price is average.