Below is a list of the top and leading Greek Food in Christchurch. To help you find the best Greek Food located near you in Christchurch, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
Christchurch’s Best Greek Food:
The top rated Greek Food in Christchurch are:
- Dimitris Greek Food Riccarton – irresistible menu of Greek staples
- Costas Taverna Greek Restaurant and Ouzo Bar – uses free-range products and premium ingredients
- It’s All Greek to Me – traditional recipes with a modern twist
- The Athens Yacht Club – homestyle goodness at a reasonable price
- Lazeez Mediterranean Grill – halal meal selections with vegan and vegetarian options
Dimitris Greek Food Riccarton
Dimitris Greek Food Riccarton is a family-owned business operating in the Christchurch community since 1985. The eatery specializes in traditional Greek cuisines infused with a Kiwi flair. Their specialties include souvlaki, falafel, and Greek salad. Souvlakis are either made from lamb, beef mince or steak, pork, chicken, or vegetables. A combo menu is also offered which can be a combination of 2 or 3 meat choices. The platter menu on the hand is served with tzatziki, Greek salad, hummus and sweet chilli.
Souvlaki: Chicken, Beef, Lamb, Pork, Combo, Vegetarian; Platter: Chicken, Pork, Lamb, Beef, Vegetarian, Extra Feta, Olives & Pita
“Great fresh generous souvlaki. See why they are so popular and busy!!!” –Vicki Queen
Costas Taverna Greek Restaurant and Ouzo Bar
Costas Taverna Greek Restaurant and Ouzo Bar is a Christchurch-based eatery that uses premium ingredients for its menu. Starting its operations in 1904 at a small bank meadow in Greece, the restaurant’s well-kept recipes were brought to New Zealand upon the owner’s relocation to the country. Their premium ingredient list includes fresh creams, free-range eggs, and Angus beef marbled and aged for 21 days. Souvlaki platter is a popular choice of diners and is perfect for sharing. It has toasted pita bread, garden salad, tomato sauce, hummus, tzatziki, rice pilaf, rosemary and oregano potatoes or fried fries, and a traditional and grande option of sumptuous meal types.
Starters: Garlic Pita Bread, Village Pita Bread, Grande Meze Platter, Flaming Saganaki, Entrées: Grandma’s Cheese Pastries, Spanakopita Of Kiani, Dreaming Of Dolmades, Mediterranean Lamb Meatballs, Homestyle Mussels With Lemon Mayo, Drunken Tiger Prawns, Costas® Calamari, Souvlaki Platters: Barbecued Greek Beef Patties, Golden Falafel Veggie Delight, Canterbury Lamb, Evros ‘Sun-Kissed’ Chicken Fillet, Traditional Mains: The Fisherman’s Catch, Village Style Kleftiko, Spanakopita Of Kiani Main, Costas Calamari Main, Lamb Salata, Salata Costas, Mamma’s Moussaka, Fresco Lemonato Chicken, Off The Grill: Mountain Tea Smoked Pork Cutlets, Hercules Brizola (300g)
“Great service and friendly staff who made you feel welcome. Good selection of Greek-inspired dishes on the menu. A nice atmosphere and a great place for a pleasant evening out that won’t break the bank.” –Joff
It’s All Greek to Me
It’s All Greek to Me offers a mouth-watering feast made up of popular Greek favourites. Among them is their souvlaki, baklava, moussaka, falafel, dolmades and tzatziki. Its owner is a native Cypriot with intense love and passion for Greek cuisines. His love for the classic recipes of Greece inspired him to establish a restaurant in New Zealand where these specialities would be served. Christchurch diners should start the meal with their famed souvlaki, pair it with their Greek salad or hummus, and finish it off with a sweet treat courtesy of their baklava.
Souvlaki, Dolomades, Moussaka, Soutzoukakia, Mushroom Triangles, Spanakopita, Greek Salad, Falafel Cakes, Lountza, Houmous, Beetroot Dip, Koulouri, Marinated Olives, Baklava, Kourabiedes
“My first time at its all Greek to me and what a shock. This place is amazing. Ive gotten so used to customer service is so bad in Christchurch that I forgot what good customer service is. By far the best staff I’ve seen anywhere in Christchurch. It’s like stepping back in time to when people cared. And the food was perfection. I’ve had a souvlaki every week or so for years and their souvlaki was the best I’ve ever had. ♡” –Abby Booker
The Athens Yacht Club
The Athens Yacht Club presents an authentic Greek dining experience where family and its sharing culture is well represented. The restaurant is situated in Christchurch, New Zealand and uses a family-kept recipe utilizing the freshest ingredients within the country. Its interiors inspire comfort and socialization while its sumptuous menu list boasts numerous Greek staples. Classic dishes from Greece are infused with a modern twist like the Saganaki or flamed Greek cheese served with Metaxa, honey, and oregano. Larger plates that are best shared have open pitas with either grilled halloumi paired with crispy onions, salsa and halloumi, fried chicken served with fennel, citrus mayo, and red onion, or mythos battered fish with lettuce and tzatziki.
To Start, Larger Plates, Salads & Sides, Mezedes
“Having travelled many times to Greece we were delighted to find this delicious Greek restaurant in the centre of Christchurch. Every course was excellent with outstanding service from Talia our waitress who is to be commended.” –Chris Ashenden
Lazeez Mediterranean Grill
Lazeez Mediterranean Grill has a mix of popular Meditteranean and Indian cuisines. It is located at Marshland Road in Shirley, Christchurch. The restaurant specializes in healthy and halal food made from the finest ingredients sourced locally. The hot grilled salad has the diner’s choice of protein combined with roasted seeds, salad, tzatziki and roasted almonds. Meanwhile, the souvlaki offers meats served with grilled pita bread, tomato salsa, tzatziki and tomato sauce. Finally, the tagine is either served with couscous or rice with a serving of tagine sauce, salad and roasted almonds. Spice levels range from mild, medium, to hot, and sweet.
Main: Hot Grilled Salad, Tagine, Souvlaki, Salad, Drinks
“The food was fresh and delicious and the portions were generous. We have a food allergy and they were friendly, helpful and accommodating. Great value, tasty food and nice employees!” –Michelle T.