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“The go-to greek restaurant of STL”

Olympia Kebob House & Taverna
Ranked #188 of 2,941 Restaurants in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$20
Cuisines: Greek, Middle Eastern
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Good for: Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 8 April 2014

I have been here a few times. Mostly for drinks, but ate dinner tonight and really enjoyed it. Started off with Hummus and enjoyed that. I like that they don't put an extreme amount of lemon juice in it, like some places do. I ordered the Chicken Riganato. Basically two chicken breasts with oregano and lemon. There were three potato wedges with it seasoned the same way. The only thing was the chicken was a touch dry, but you soak up the lemon oregano goodness, it didn't matter. The service is fantastic and the owner is quite a character.

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Reviewed 22 March 2014

My husband and I along with our two children ate dinner at the restaurant. The hostess tried to seat us at a table that was so cramped it would have been impossible to pull two of the chairs out much less sit in them. She was cheerful when we requested another table and immediately granted our request. Besim was our waiter. He was pleasant but his serving skills lacked. All food was served over our heads. There was plenty of room to move around the table and serve each guest. Besim repeatedly stood between my husband and I and served across the table. That placed his armpit in my face several times. He also stood behind my daughter and served a steaming plate of food over her head. She had to duck once to avoid a collision. He seemed oblivious. He also served her hot chocolate in a glass. The bus boy was kind enough to pour it into a cup for us since the glass made it impossible to hold due to the heat. We ordered Mousaka, greek salad, fried calamari, shrimp saganaki (sp). and baklava. The greek salad was was basically lettuce, three cherry tomatoes, three olives, one half slice of cucumber and feta cheese. The mousaka was swimming in grease. The calamari was no different than anything you get anywhere else that you can't get fresh seafood. The saganaki was fine though it didn't have a lot of flavor. The baklava was hard and tasted as if it had sat out all day, a bit stale. We have eaten here in the past and it was a lot better than this. Our bill was $64 and we left a $6 tip. Normally, we tip between 20% and 25% but the service was just that bad, The food was mediocre but doesn't affect the tip since it is beyond the waiter's control. They definitely need to train the wait staff or promote the bus boys since they have a better grasp of service. I would not recommend this restaurant.

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Reviewed 4 March 2014

This is a busy little restaurant and bar that has world class Greek food. Everyone I have taken there or sent there is highly impressed. Wonderful Flaming Cheese, Greek Salads, Gyros and Baklava.

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Reviewed 24 December 2013

Four of us stopped in at Olympia, a Greek restaurant we've visited for a number of years, but had not been in lately. We tried an appetizer of red pepper spread, which none of us liked - it tasted as if half of a red pepper was put into a blender and poured onto a teacup plate. Very bland and the taste was only that of red pepper, no other seasoning. At $8.50 this was ludicrously priced. Better were our entrees - two had deluxe gyros (the deluxe being added lettuce and feta cheese; at +$2 over the regular gyro a bit expensive). One had the same gyro but in a Greek salad; our fourth had lamb kabob. The gyro meat was very tasty and tender - some places overcook or re-heat the meat, making it tough, but this tasted fresh. The lamb was also very tender and fresh. The gyros were an average sized serving; the lamb a bit less so with too much onion; the gyro salad was huge and there were leftovers to take home. The place was jammed this Monday night, perhaps because it was the night before Christmas Eve, not sure why so crowded and loud. Servers were overtaxed, but we received good service. A pleasant experience, not anything too exciting, but fairly good quality food.

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Reviewed 18 December 2013 via mobile

Four people in our party, we all got the Gyro. Two were deluxe, includes lettuce and feta cheese, the others were plain. We all enjoyed them. I ordered fries with mine but barely ate any after eating the gyro.

If your in the area give it a try. They have burgers, chicken fingers, and other options also.

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