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Vancouver — By thevancouverguide on May 27, 2010 at 6:31 pm
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Takis’ Taverna: A Taste of Cyprus

Because I’ve visited and lived in Greece for so many years, I’m fairly discerning about Greek restaurants and have a couple marked as my favorites.¬† But I always like to try new ones to see what they have to offer that might be authentic and perhaps a bit different.

Takis’ Taverna on Davie Street is a small, quiet taverna that has the ambiance of Greece:¬† the decor and Greek music that I always look for.¬† My friends and I stopped in there for lunch one afternoon after finding that another popular Greek¬†taverna on the same street was too crowded.¬† Takis’ offered a comfortable, calm atmosphere in which to dine and enjoy some conversation.¬† The¬†service was welcoming and the menu offered classic Greek fare.

Takis’ is a family owned restaurant that’s been around for 15 years.¬†¬†The restaurant was winner of the 13th annual Reader Choice¬†Award for 2010.¬†They specialize Cypriot-style food.

The dinner menu includes lamb Klefito (thief’s lamb) one of my favorites as well as grilled Halloumi, a Cypriot cheese.¬† We ordered off the lunch menu this day and I chose lamb souvlaki in pita served with rice pilaf, roast potatoes and Greek salad ($10.95)¬† complimented by a classic glass of red Boutari.¬† It was a hearty portion and satisfied my yen for a taste of Greece.¬† You can check both the dinner and lunch menus here. Prices range from $7.50 – !0.95 for lunches, $8 – $25 ¬†for dinners.

Kali orixis! Bon Appetit, Enjoy!

Takis’ Taverna: 1106 Davie Street (map).¬† Telephone:¬† 604-682-1336

The restaurant is open daily from 11 am to 11 pm.¬† It’s¬† located between Burrard and Thurlow Streets on Davie, right in the heart of the West End, making it a convenient spot to stop for a quick lunch or dinner.

Photo credit:  W. Ruth Kozak

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