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7:00 PM

The Tantalus Restaurant

4.3
50 reviews
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$30 and under
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Greek
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  • Quiet Conversation
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
The Greek cuisine has been profoundly influenced by more than 3,000 years of history. Food, traditions and lifestyles of modern Greece are inexorably tied to early Greece as reflected in the people’s diet and outlook on life. Tantalus is a Greek Restaurant with a exceptional menu, friendly service and relax ambiance. Come and enjoy specialties as Lamb or Chicken Souvlaki, Gyros, Mousaka, Dolmades, Spanakopeta, Sea food and Vegetarian dishes. We hope your experience at Tantalus Restaurant will be enjoyable. It is our pleasure to serve you and we look forward to seeing you soon.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Greek
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(425) 391-6090
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Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Issaquah's Gilman Village Shopping Center
Additional
Delivery, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout
What 50 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.4
service
3.6
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Quiet
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

We both had a lamb dish and both were amazing! I had the lamb shank which just fell off the bone and melted in my mouth. My girlfriend had Paidakia. It was cooked to perfection and the spices were perfect. Great place!

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Great food coupled with warm and friendly service

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Thank you for a wonderful evening. The atmosphere was terrific and a very attentive wait staff. First time at Tantalus restaurant and I will return.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

We have had many meals here, always wonderful. We have brought friends and out of town guests, they love it too!

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BooM (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Love the food and the owner. Such a great gentleman

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vipOpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on December 14, 2017

Greatly enjoyed our dinner here. The food was delicious and served promptly. Service was great. Best of all, loved the quiet atmosphere so we could have a conversation without shouting across the table at each other. We will definitely return.

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nielshan (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on November 17, 2017

THis is a quite good Greek restaurant. None the items we had were particularly interesting or outstanding. The service is excellent, and I can recommend this place but the cuisine is not special based on our sampling.

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vipPablo (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on September 30, 2017

My wife and I are recent transplants to area from Bellevue where food options abound. Trying out Issaquah for closer options, we chose Tantalus for Greek options not available elsewhere on Eastside. Great favorites, Saganaki (!! Yum), Gyros, Dolmades, Mousaka, just like we like. Very reasonable price and parking. Little rustic room, but hey, this isn't Bellevue. :-)

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MMCJr (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on September 13, 2017

Fabulous as always. Consistently good...been enjoying for many years.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on September 9, 2017

The restaurant is great. Have been there many times and always good. Friendly staff and good food. One warning is to call for a reservation and they told us that reservations through Open Table often don't get to the restaurant.

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PumpkinEater (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on August 4, 2017

My wife and I had a craving for Greek food Friday night, and we were not disappointed. My wife had the leg of lamb, while I stuck with the gyro. The gyro meat was thick and succulent...best I've ever had...and all the other accoutrements were great. The leg of lamb was perfectly done, and very flavorful. We topped our meal off with dessert (baklava and something that sounded like "Galactica"), and they didn't disappoint.
This review wouldn't be complete without mention of the superb service, beginning with the attentive and gracious owner down to the young and enthusiastic wait staff.
All of this made for a very pleasant evening, and I would recommend Tantalus for authentic Greek food any day!

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MelbGem (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on July 25, 2017

Great food and service was very welcoming. My only suggestion would be to have some music playing very lightly in the background as this would have added to the ambience. Certainly a place I will return in winter on those cold nights where this food would be ideal

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on June 10, 2017

Food was good, service was terrible however. Apparently they were under staffed. The server sat us outside and then forgot about us for half an hour. Then we kept having to go look for him for drinks. But, we'll try it again some other time. Maybe it will be better, I hope so because we love Greek food.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on April 1, 2017

Not a lot of ambience here, but the food was outstanding.

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vipdanf (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on March 5, 2017

Fantastic food. Great service. Creatively prepared and served. Rich dessert---one good for two to share.

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SalB (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 21, 2017

We love this restaurant. I wish they were busier, and yet we're always so glad to be able to get in. I hope they never leave!

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on February 18, 2017

The owner waited on us and explained the uniqueness of Greek food compared to other Mediterranean foods. We asked him to serve us a family style meal. Start to finish including wines. He did all the work and our group of 5 had a chance to just visit. The food( lamb, chicken, beef, very fresh Greek salad, olives, pits bread, hummus and a Greek version of babaganoosh(sp). The wine was appropriate for each course. Coffee and desserts. Two and one half hours of great food and service. We could have been in Greece😄

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2017

Great food all freshly prepared. It was quite noisy making it hard to talk, but it quieted down some before we left. We really enjoyed the food. I had the Olympus Plate which gave me a taste of several dishes. All were good.

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vipjeh106 (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2017

We have dined at this restaurant several times. Indoor seating all year, outdoor seating when the weather cooperates. Food style is Greek and very good. You can find for $15 to $20 per person. Located in a quaint shopping center of old houses relocated to Holman Village. Plenty of free parking on site.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2017

Love coming here for dinner, dessert and to listen to the band!

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OpenTable Diner (Western NC)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 2016

Encouraged by friends who are regulars, we made the trek to meet them there for dinner. What a treat ! The staff was very efficient and friendly but a bit slow..our fault, we told them we wanted to visit when they asked if we had play reservations at the theatre.
I would highly recommend this restaurant to everyone. I wish we had had room for dessert !

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vipfourtysomething (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on November 19, 2016

We've been here a few times. Each time, the service is amazing with special care and advice, and each time the food has been very good. We enjoy Greek cuisine, and this place does a great job. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone. Last time we went with our 11 year old, and the server ensured he'd he happy with what he got by asking questions and making sure he'd try things. Full points.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 11, 2016

Great food and very cozy atmosphere. Manager Abdulatif was super nice and welcoming. Only thing better than the food here was the manager.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on October 15, 2016

Excellent Mediterranean food. This is the place that remembers you and makes you part of the family

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on August 22, 2016

After watching the movie, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, we craved for some Greek food. We came here on a quiet, early, weekday, evening dinner. Seats were wide open. The decors inside are outdated. They have to remodel this restaurant to be more appealing and enticing to dine. The service was excellent. The food was done right. Kebabs were tender, not dry. We forgot to use the coupon or the Passport card. Perhaps, next time.

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STELLA (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on July 12, 2016

I've been to Tantalus many times when visiting my sister in Issaquah. The food
is always delicious, the service excellent, and the ambiance inviting and quiet
enough to hold a conversation. I look forward to returning there again.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on May 30, 2016

Great Med food. Fantastic server and patio dining. Food was nicely portioned and well prepared. Will visit again!

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vipRudyP (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on May 21, 2016

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Issaquah . The food is always good, the staff works hard to make you feel at home and accommodate your wishes.

This evening, a busy Saturday evening, it was crowded but we had an excellent meal and attentive service.

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aquanut (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on May 8, 2016

A small restaurant in Gilman Village Issaquah. It's been hard to find a good Greek restaurant lately, but this fits the bill. Homey surroundings that one would expect in a small, local place. Good food, remarkable service, authentic.

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STELLA (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on March 27, 2016

My husband, sister and I went to Tantalus for Easter Dinner and
it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. The food was outstanding,
the atmosphere pleasant and friendly, and the wait staff helpful and
efficient. We couldn't have been more please.

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