Asteras – Nanaimo, BC

Again, we just googled what restaurants were on the way to the ferry from Parksville and this was one of the best options that we all agreed on…


Variety – 9/10 – There were a lot of different choices to choose from. Your typical Greek options plus pasta (which is usually not on the menu for legit Greek Restaurants according to my former Greek boss). But it was nice to have that variety.

Service – 7/10 – It was very busy so the service was a little slow. Perhaps we were overlooked because we just got back from the caves/hiking and were on the way to the ferry so there was no pampering up, thus we looked scrubby and we were the youngest group there. They did, however, offer us a free dessert which was really nice of them considering they didn’t do anything wrong… (and we did check the other tables who had left or were about to leave, they did not get free dessert like we did).

Taste – 9/10 – Everything was very delicious. Taste just like how a Greek restaurant should. The meat was tender and soft.

Atmosphere – 5/10 – it was pretty cool that they turned the house into a restaurant but it was not cool that the place (or the area of our table) smelled like urine. Occasionally we would get a whiff of urine – maybe the walls were a little stinky… but something definitely reeked.. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Reasonably Priced – 7/10 – Some things were very overpriced but some was very worth the money. What I assumed I was getting, was definitely not it, and WOW the portion was HUGE!!!!!!!!!!!! I did not dent that plate at all (lamb rack).

Overall, I would recommend just for the one time experience.

Address347 Wesley St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 3A7

yours truly,

tb ❤


Colossus Greek Taverna – Toronto

Some pretty good Greek food in Oakville. If you live in the lower mainland of BC, this area would remind you of White Rock.

V-STAR Rating:

Variety – 8/10 – strictly greek options: the typical chicken, beef, lamb, etc.

Service – 8/10 – The staff was nice and they were really busy so it was semi-understandable if they took a bit of time to get our bill or order …

Taste – 7.5/10 – did not like the salad. That was definitely not what greek salad tastes like in my opinion. Everything else was good though or tasted like how it should be.

Atmosphere – n/a

Reasonably priced – 7/10 – a little expensive for the portion you get.. but they are very popular and busy so they are milking it I guess?? I mean, I’ve had better in BC so maybe this is considered their best in Mississauga..?

Overall, I would recommend you to try this place at least once because it’s a cute restaurant with good Greek food.

221 Lakeshore Rd. E.
Oakville, ON
L6J 1H7
(905) 849-8175

yours truly,

tb ❤