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“Good Greek food & friendly service”
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Characters
Price range: US$1 - US$15
Cuisines: Greek, Indian
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Dining options: After-hours
Neighbourhood: Davie Village
Reviewed 28 June 2011

Contrary to the mixed reviews below, we dined at Characters Tavern on 24 June (our last night at Vancouver) and we thoroughly enjoyed our dinner there. Perhaps they had changed the chef since 2010.

The husband and wife owners were friendly and we enjoyed banters with them. They explained all the dishes and we were happy with the generous portions of Greek dishes. The meats were succulent and salad fresh.

A lady on the next table mentioned that her potato slice was hard and the owner brought her a friend potato slice within minutes.

Would certainly recommend this restaurant to our friends and family. And the prices were very reasonable too! $10-15 for a main.

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2  Thank hellobayo
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Reviewed 30 November 2010

As others have noted, the owners are Indian and seem quite nice--but the Greek dishes, at least, are hard to recognize as Greek, and not worth trying. We dined here on a family vacation, as our introduction to Vancouver's dining scene--not recommended.

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Thank dprreal
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Reviewed 14 October 2010

This is an average, yet overpriced restaurant just a block away from the HI on Burnaby Street. The places saving grace was that when I was taken there at around 2 am sober, I left at 4 am very tipsy! The trick I found out was to arrive just after last call at the bars and order a drink. Once you've started you can keep asking for the same thing over and over again.
The service is horrible and the manager/ waitress scared me but the food was actually really good and after the amount of booze that was consumed we needed it. The Calamari and the Garlic Bread were amazing and I did go back for lunch a couple days later to have them.

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2  Thank chaucers2
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Reviewed 9 August 2009

Inveresting mix of Indian, Greek and Italian. The food is good, and it's inexpensive. It makes for a place you can visit every week. The ambience leaves a lot to be desired but you can't have it all!

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2  Thank Constantine L
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Reviewed 24 July 2009

Relaxed atmosphere. Enjoyed the keftedes - delicious! Variety on the menu good for dining companions who can't agree on Italian, Greek or Indian - there's something for each. Outdoor seating offers great for people-watching.

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2  Thank sarah224
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