Plaka Greek Taverna or Opa!

Plaka Greek Taverna Business Card

Plaka Greek Taverna Business Card

We had a craving for lamb so we decided to give Plaka Greek Taverna a try. Before mapping it out on my iPhone, we decided to check out the reviews for it and it seems like there are a lot of fans for the restaurant. The waiter greeted us at the door and led to us a table next to the window where there was plenty of light. Unlike a lot of Greek restaurants where it’s dark and only lit with tea lights, Plaka is bright and welcoming. Everything was decked out in blue and there were pictures on the walls of Santorini.

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To satisfy our craving for lamb, we found three dishes with lamb in it. Asking the waiter (Tony) for recommendations, he recommended the Roast Lamb, telling us how they simmer it overnight to make sure it is tasty and tender. He said this dish was the best lamb dish on the menu by far. Next was the Lamb Chops that he said was very good as well. When my wife decided to order that, he said they were out of it. She was disappointed to say the least.

There were souvlaki’s, calamari and moussaka. We wanted to try everything so we ordered the platter for two. It turned out pretty good, letting us try their lamb souvlakis, chicken souvlakis, greek salad, calamari and the moussaka. Everything was good but it was a tad expensive at $54 for the dish when compared to Opa! the fast food kiosk at various malls and locations throughout the city. Food quality and taste was about equal but Opa! doesn’t have the liquor licence so I’ll let you decide where to go.


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