Costas Restaurant

★★★☆☆
  • 4559 University Way NE

    Seattle, WA 98105

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  • 206-633-2751

About Costas Restaurant

Hours
Mon. - Sun. 7:30am - 10pm

Food

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Yes the service is not break neck ?? but I would call it too slow. For us they have always been nicely paced. Besides the food is so good it is worth having it prepared well, not just thrown at you. The staff have always been friendly and the prices reasonable. We find this Costas better than the one in Freemont. It seems odd that the same food should be so different.

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★★★★☆

Yes the service is not break neck ?? but I would call it too slow. For us they have always been nicely paced. Besides the food is so good it is worth having it prepared well, not just thrown at you. The staff have always been friendly and the prices reasonable. We find this Costas better than the one in Freemont. It seems odd that the same food should be so different.

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Small and homey, it feels just right in the U-District. There is no question about the authenticity of the food, the atmosphere, or the folks fixing and serving you dinner. It's probably my favorite Greek restaurant in town.

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★★★★★

Small and homey, it feels just right in the U-District. There is no question about the authenticity of the food, the atmosphere, or the folks fixing and serving you dinner. It's probably my favorite Greek restaurant in town.

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When you want a delicious breakfast for a great price go here. It is a traditional Greek family running a great restaurant on the Ave. Also for UW students you get 10% off your entire meal.

5
★★★★★

When you want a delicious breakfast for a great price go here. It is a traditional Greek family running a great restaurant on the Ave. Also for UW students you get 10% off your entire meal.

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I have no clue when those negative comments were written but it must have been a while ago. When I went with my girlfriends family the food, service, drinks, and environment of the restaurant was fantastic. Extremely friendly service and every time I have gone it has been a family member of the restaurant serving me. I had the kalamari and it tasted like it does in Greece. The tzaziki sauce was also super good.

I am now a regular and can afford it

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★★★★★

I have no clue when those negative comments were written but it must have been a while ago. When I went with my girlfriends family the food, service, drinks, and environment of the restaurant was fantastic. Extremely friendly service and every time I have gone it has been a family member of the restaurant serving me. I had the kalamari and it tasted like it does in Greece. The tzaziki sauce was also super good.

I am now a regular and can afford it

Pros: Everything was amazing

Cons: Music wasnt loud enough

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i tried this place last week with my wife and sister and i thought it was all around nice. it looks like its obviously been remodeled since i last saw it about a year or two ago but more importantly i enjoyed the food. personally i love Greek food but my wife does not. thankfully there were plenty of things for both of us to choose from. i had the roast lamb and she had a smoked salmon fettucini. i thought the lamb was very good, full of flavor and a good portion! my wifes fettucini was also big and tasted great, creamy with fresh fettucini. add to this an appetizer of calamari, a beer and i'm a happy man. my sister ordered just a burger but she said it was also good. it was one of those big half pound ones with those cool circular greek fries they have. all in all i was very satisfied and recommend this restaraunt to anyone. i am eager to come back and try their breakfast since i hear its what they're known for in the neighborhood!!

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★★★★★

i tried this place last week with my wife and sister and i thought it was all around nice. it looks like its obviously been remodeled since i last saw it about a year or two ago but more importantly i enjoyed the food. personally i love Greek food but my wife does not. thankfully there were plenty of things for both of us to choose from. i had the roast lamb and she had a smoked salmon fettucini. i thought the lamb was very good, full of flavor and a good portion! my wifes fettucini was also big and tasted great, creamy with fresh fettucini. add to this an appetizer of calamari, a beer and i'm a happy man. my sister ordered just a burger but she said it was also good. it was one of those big half pound ones with those cool circular greek fries they have. all in all i was very satisfied and recommend this restaraunt to anyone. i am eager to come back and try their breakfast since i hear its what they're known for in the neighborhood!!

Pros: good variety, good portions

Cons: dimly lit

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If you're on the Ave in the university district, this is the place for Greek food. Unfortunately, it's also pretty expensive ($10-20) and service can be really slow. It's not also not in the best part of town. The sister restaurant in Fremont is highly recommended over this one.

They offer only slightly Americanized Greek food and other selections.

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★★★☆☆

If you're on the Ave in the university district, this is the place for Greek food. Unfortunately, it's also pretty expensive ($10-20) and service can be really slow. It's not also not in the best part of town. The sister restaurant in Fremont is highly recommended over this one.

They offer only slightly Americanized Greek food and other selections.

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My experience at this place was pretty bad. My girlfriend and I are big fans of greek cuisine, and when we moved to the University district we decided to try this place.
We were seated at the far back of the restaurant when it was only about 1/4 full. I didn't think anything of it until later.

For over 45 minutes we sat there without any contact from the staff, they didn't even take our drink orders. When I stood up to go get a waitress she looked at me coming and quickly walked away into the kitchen. Finally they came and took our orders. Because we had already had some drinks we didn't want to run out on our bill but we could not get in contact with another staff for over an hour and a half. We saw them constantly avoiding us and the other patrons and would not offer any explanations. When our food finally came out they had replaced the eggplant in our mousaka with POTATOES!!!!!!!! It tasted awful and was not very good at all, considering they charged over 10.00 for it! We complained and they didn't care. It took another hour to get our check. Never once did ANYONE ever refill our water.

Stay away from this place, I can't believe it stays in business.

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★☆☆☆☆

My experience at this place was pretty bad. My girlfriend and I are big fans of greek cuisine, and when we moved to the University district we decided to try this place.
We were seated at the far back of the restaurant when it was only about 1/4 full. I didn't think anything of it until later.

For over 45 minutes we sat there without any contact from the staff, they didn't even take our drink orders. When I stood up to go get a waitress she looked at me coming and quickly walked away into the kitchen. Finally they came and took our orders. Because we had already had some drinks we didn't want to run out on our bill but we could not get in contact with another staff for over an hour and a half. We saw them constantly avoiding us and the other patrons and would not offer any explanations. When our food finally came out they had replaced the eggplant in our mousaka with POTATOES!!!!!!!! It tasted awful and was not very good at all, considering they charged over 10.00 for it! We complained and they didn't care. It took another hour to get our check. Never once did ANYONE ever refill our water.

Stay away from this place, I can't believe it stays in business.

Pros: nothing

Cons: awful food, even worse service

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It is a crime to label this restaurant "Greek." Not only was Costas inauthentic, it was inedible. This has to be some of the worst Greek food I have ever had. The gyro was made with pre-fab beef rectangles! The cardboard, grocery store variety pita wasn't even toasted! The tzatzki wasn't tzatzki at all, but tartar sauce (at least it was more akin to tartar sauce). You can get a vastly superior gyro from a street vendor any day. The moussaka was served with a steak knife to cut it with, if that is any indication of how hard it was. The bechamel had a disgustingly thick lumpy texture that gagged me with every bite. The meal wasn't even served with Greek salad, but an American style dinner salad. The side dishes were overly salty and overly cooked. The only savior of the meal was the saganaki, which was tasty. Because it was served with the cardboard pita, rather than Greek bread, you couldn't appreciate it's flavor. I could not force myself to choke down even half of my meal. Unless you would purposely like to torture your tastebuds, NEVER EAT AT COSTAS!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

It is a crime to label this restaurant "Greek." Not only was Costas inauthentic, it was inedible. This has to be some of the worst Greek food I have ever had. The gyro was made with pre-fab beef rectangles! The cardboard, grocery store variety pita wasn't even toasted! The tzatzki wasn't tzatzki at all, but tartar sauce (at least it was more akin to tartar sauce). You can get a vastly superior gyro from a street vendor any day. The moussaka was served with a steak knife to cut it with, if that is any indication of how hard it was. The bechamel had a disgustingly thick lumpy texture that gagged me with every bite. The meal wasn't even served with Greek salad, but an American style dinner salad. The side dishes were overly salty and overly cooked. The only savior of the meal was the saganaki, which was tasty. Because it was served with the cardboard pita, rather than Greek bread, you couldn't appreciate it's flavor. I could not force myself to choke down even half of my meal. Unless you would purposely like to torture your tastebuds, NEVER EAT AT COSTAS!!!

Pros: Saganaki was tasty, pita was horrible

Cons: The entire meal was disgusting

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The food here is very good, especially the avgolemono soup, but the service is terribly slow and unattentive. No refills of water or coffee.

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★★★☆☆

The food here is very good, especially the avgolemono soup, but the service is terribly slow and unattentive. No refills of water or coffee.

Pros: good food, menu has plenty of variety

Cons: SLOW service

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Dishes: Avgolemono Soup, Spanakopita

The soup was very good, and the Spanakopita was very light and crispy. Service took a while, though it was Sunday at noon and a bit packed.

2
★★★★☆

Dishes: Avgolemono Soup, Spanakopita

The soup was very good, and the Spanakopita was very light and crispy. Service took a while, though it was Sunday at noon and a bit packed.

Cons: Slow Service

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Not as flavorfull and zesty as some other Seattle Greek food, a little steep for a student budget, and for all that was invested in the decor, it still doesn't raise one's spirits.

1
★★★☆☆

Not as flavorfull and zesty as some other Seattle Greek food, a little steep for a student budget, and for all that was invested in the decor, it still doesn't raise one's spirits.

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I think Costas is darling. I second the comment about the eggs benedict. It's delectible. Although they don't offer falafel - the spanikopita is wonderful. I've found the service to be friendly and prompt. The owner always greets me with a

2
★★★★☆

I think Costas is darling. I second the comment about the eggs benedict. It's delectible. Although they don't offer falafel - the spanikopita is wonderful. I've found the service to be friendly and prompt. The owner always greets me with a

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Costas has the best Greek Hamburgers around. I cant explain what the put in these burgers but they are amazing. They saturate the meat in Greek spices and add whatever you like. The Gyros are amazing as well. The staff are extremely kind

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★★★☆☆

Costas has the best Greek Hamburgers around. I cant explain what the put in these burgers but they are amazing. They saturate the meat in Greek spices and add whatever you like. The Gyros are amazing as well. The staff are extremely kind

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Costas has been a favorite of mine for awhile now, kind of my fallback place when I can't decide what I want. Lately, their food hasn't been as good, though. Their lentil soup is still very yummy.Service can be sketchy. Sometimes it's

1
★★★☆☆

Costas has been a favorite of mine for awhile now, kind of my fallback place when I can't decide what I want. Lately, their food hasn't been as good, though. Their lentil soup is still very yummy.Service can be sketchy. Sometimes it's

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Costas is a great place for Greek food, but do not be surprised by the service. The servers are slow and kind of rude. The dining room is a pleasent atmosphere minus the poor customer service. Also, it is very convienent and a nice change

1
★★★☆☆

Costas is a great place for Greek food, but do not be surprised by the service. The servers are slow and kind of rude. The dining room is a pleasent atmosphere minus the poor customer service. Also, it is very convienent and a nice change

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but the service good, and the food great. cozy atmosphere, definitely not your average restaurant... get some wine with your food, its a must. its pretty reasonable as far as price is concerned. good selection of greek / mediterranean

2
★★★★☆

but the service good, and the food great. cozy atmosphere, definitely not your average restaurant... get some wine with your food, its a must. its pretty reasonable as far as price is concerned. good selection of greek / mediterranean

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At Costas you can find the best eggs benedict around but you might leave home empty handed. I could not finish my meal so I packed most of it in a box and accidentally left without it. I came back literally five minutes later and it was

1
★★☆☆☆

At Costas you can find the best eggs benedict around but you might leave home empty handed. I could not finish my meal so I packed most of it in a box and accidentally left without it. I came back literally five minutes later and it was

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A recent trip to Costa's turned out to be a pleasant surprise. Not quite as authentic-seeming as the Continental (just two stores down), but a welcoming decor made to feel like it is outdoors seating at a real Greek cafe - with plants,

1
★★★☆☆

A recent trip to Costa's turned out to be a pleasant surprise. Not quite as authentic-seeming as the Continental (just two stores down), but a welcoming decor made to feel like it is outdoors seating at a real Greek cafe - with plants,

 

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