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Taki's Mad Greek

21 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
Taki's Mad Greek opened in 2002. Our specialty is Souvlaki, which is the skewered meat Taki cuts and marinates everyday. We offer a full menu of homemade Greek specialties, and some of the best wines from Greece.

Join us on Saturday nights, when Taki takes the stage with his bouzouki and joins the rest of his Mad Greeks for a lively evening of entertainment.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Greek, Mediterranean, European
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Hours of operation

Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm

Monday - Friday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:30pm

Closed Sundays
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Phone number
(206) 297-9200
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Taki's Mad Greek can cater events of up to 400 people. We have 4 of our most popular catering items on the back of our menu but that is only a small sample of what we can do for your event. Contact us with your specific catering needs and we will be here to please!
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Cross street
NW 85th
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Parking details
We have a private lot on the south side of the building. There is also plenty of free street parking.
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Public transit
Metro bus routes 15, 48, and 75 within one block.
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Demetrios "Takis" Dotis was originally a musician and composer with a natural talent for playing the Bouzouki. He has performed all over Greece and North America appearing with such stars of Greek music as Tsitsanis, Papaioanou, Zagoreos, and Mitropanos. After many years of traveling he decided to make Seattle his home. He has been preforming in Seattle for over 30 years.

Taki performs every Saturday with his Mad Greeks. Together along with our award winning belly dancers they provide an entertainment experience that can not be beat!
Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 21 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Food is delicious. Fresh and vibrant flavors. Great neighborhood casual vibe. Live music on Saturday nights. Portions are very large. Pita is tasty. Honestly, all of it was great. Heads up that the service is a bit unusual, sometimes giving unexpected responses to questions or wandering off mid-sentence. But she does seem to have a purpose when she walks away still talking, just a different style of interaction with people. Was great and hilarious about answering questions: example, meals came with a choice of side dish, including greek salad or authentic greek salad. We asked what was the difference and were treated to a hilarious diatribe about how a real Greek would be ashamed to eat lettuce and it's a useless vegetable, but some americans want it, so they have to offer it. Well then, we didn't dare order anything other than the "authentic greek salad." Although, honestly, I'm sure she'd have happily served us whatever we'd asked for. Lovely spot, we'll definitely be back.

4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

As we walked in for our reservation, there was an argument going on between the cook and what appeared to be every other employee. Great start!!
Got seated, menus, & water. Drinks took quite a while. Food came out slow, but there was a large party getting served. Food was awesome. Somehow the arguing cook & the rest of the crew manage to put out a great product.
The live music, singing, and a belly dancer made it well worth enduring the worst service we have experienced in years.

5.0Dined on January 4, 2018

Served 10 people graciously and efficiently. Very clean and best Greek food outside of Greece we have eaten.

5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Great place for Saturday night Greek food and music.

5.0Dined on September 30, 2017

Excellent food every time we visit. Great little neighborhood place.

4.0Dined on May 27, 2017

We like this place - It's not fancy, but the food is good. We like most Mediterranean/Greek/Middle Eastern food, so we are always on the look out for another place to try. We've been here a few times.

Great appetizer choices. Have the "real" Greek salad with your entree. We always order too much and take some home - "planned overs". Good soup & Good desert pastries!

5.0Dined on September 16, 2015

Food is always fresh and good. Waitress is always personable and fun

4.0Dined on January 17, 2015

Saturday night dinner. There was live music and belly dancing. The entire experience was a lot of fun! Plan to stay a few hours. You'll enjoy it.

5.0Dined on February 1, 2014

We love Taki's any time of day! The food is amazingly fresh and delicious and reasonably priced to boot! Taki and Kikie are the best as are all others we've encountered. We've been for lunch, dinner and twice celebrated birthdays with them and they're wonderful! The music and dancing is wonderful and a nice accompaniment to the fab food! If you don't know what to order, ask Kikie. She'll take care of you.

5.0Dined on December 17, 2013

Check out the mousaka and the mave wine

4.0Dined on November 1, 2013

Overall the food was good, but it was a little noisy. I prefer it not to be as noisy as Taki's Mad Greek. Service was a little slow as well.

4.0Dined on October 17, 2013

Authentic in both food and ambiance, not fancy but very charming, a real taste (literal and figurative) of Greek hospitality.

3.0Dined on August 24, 2013

We happened to be in the downtown Seattle area and my wife happened to want Greek food so we happened upon Taki's with a Bing search. It's a nice, friendly, family-owned place but with the downscale ambience of an ordinary gyro place, pretty drab. It's smallish, maybe 10 tables evenly spaced through a longish dining room. The food, however, was really good from the appetizers to the main lamb course to the baklava, particularly for the price. VERY reasonable. The entertainment--a belly dancer and live Greek music--was a ton of fun. Taki himself played some sort of Greek stringed instrument with tremendous skill, another family member sang, and the staff led some dances among the more willing customers. Fun, tasty, easy on the wallet.

5.0Dined on August 2, 2013

Fresh and not salty the most wonderful mousaka ever

5.0Dined on June 21, 2013

Excellent food as always, great suggestions from our waitress

2.0Dined on April 20, 2013

While the food was delicious, the mother of the server and probably owner spent our entire meal cursing out loud about us and other patrons because she didn't like the table we chose when they told us to sit anywhere, when other people came in without reservations when the place was empty, and a patron noted that their food was cold. Sensing her obvious frustration, we offered to move twice but each time she rolled her eye and continued tomove furniture around us, actually pinning me into my seat. The appetizer we got was delicious but because I felt so uncomfortable due to the constant cursing and rantings of the woman, we took our main meal to go. The service was incredibly slow too. I will stick with the nice folks at Mr. Gyro.

5.0Dined on February 2, 2013

Loved the food, ambiance perfect. We will be back and bring friends soon.

5.0Dined on February 2, 2013

Fun, lively atmosphere. Wait staff engaging and entertaining. Felt welcomed. Thoroughly enjoyed the Greek music and belly dancing. Food was excellent and moderately priced.

4.0Dined on December 24, 2012

Best Gyros in town if you ask me! Just LOADED with DELICIOUS meat and tsaziki, and wrapped in a soft warm pita. Their other food is great too, but we keep going back for those gyros! This time we also tried the fries with oregano - also delicious! Taki is a dear. The place is nothing fancy - it's a nice little ethnic restaurant that is delicious but not particularly lovely inside, though clean and decorated to the culture.

4.0Dined on August 23, 2012

Taki's has been recommended by many friends and we were not disappointed. The food is excellent and a very good value. It is a family-run place and they are very welcoming to guests. The family-run nature of the business adds charm but don't expect organized service the way you may experience at a chain restaurant.....servers stop to chat with customers and the kitchen sometimes gets out of sequence, so your food will most likely come out slowly. On the other hand, they recognize when they are being slow, and oftentimes just show up at your table with an unordered appetizer and an apology, so enjoy the charm of the place and don't go there if you're in a rush. Reservations are not needed unless you go on a Saturday for the live music.

4.0Dined on June 9, 2012

We were here on a night when they have live entertainment and belly dancing, so it was a lot of fun, but very loud. The food was really delicious. I don't eat meat and had the falafel plate, which in some restaurants tends to be dry; not here, it was moist and flavorful. My husband had the chicken souvlaki and it was also delicious. Portions are huge; we had leftovers, which is a bonus.