Kerkis Greek Taverna [Kitsilano]
Kerkis Greek Taverna
3605 W 4th Ave
Vancouver, BC V6R
As we made our way towards Jericho Arts Centre for an evening of The Wedding Singer (produced by Fighting Chance Productions), Jason and I thought about the fact that we might need some food before the play. Frankly, given my crazy schedule (which has consisted of marking, marking and more marking, peppered with some social events), I wasn’t even all that hungry.
But I’m glad we settled for Kerkis Greek Taverna (we needed to eat close by, within walking distance from the Jericho Arts Centre). I hadn’t been to any of the Kitsilano restaurants in the area of 4th and Alma in a few months, so it was a good refresher. Moreover, I had a chance to try a new restaurant, hang out with a friend (Jason) and also eat Greek food, something that I really need to do more often. Kerkis Greek Taverna’s Dine Out Vancouver menu was a mere $ 18 for three courses. My appetizer was dolmathes, a dish I really enjoy as it’s light and tasty, with a main course of chicken souvlaki with rice and vegetables.
I’ve eaten Greek food all over this city. From Bouzyos on Commercial Drive to Stepho’s on Davie to Alexis (now relocated to Cambie and almost 18th Avenue), I can safely say that I have tried good Greek food (though I’m still curious about the strip of Greek restaurants near Broadway and Cambie)
And I’d have to say that I’d rank Kerkis Greek Taverna high up with some of the best Greek food I’ve tried. The souvlaki was excellent, the dolmathes were to-die-for and while I couldn’t finish my dessert (I chose ekmek, because had I had the baclava, that would have been about 4,240 calories I can’t afford right now). Overall, a very nice meal, and not expensive considering how much food prices have risen in our fair city.