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One can visit with some degree of frequency without exhausting the dinner selections. It’s like a challenge – Yanni’s dares you to try everything it offers For regulars and neighborhood residents, the extensive menu is perhaps the greatest thing about Yanni’s – 14 appetizers, 14 house specialties, no shortage of chicken dishes. Calamari? Keep thinking – there are four variations. Don’t eat meat? No worries. You, too, have plenty of options The food’s good, and the staff is friendly.
VISITOR RATINGS & REVIEWS
“RESTAURANT CENTRAL” – CUISINENET.COM
Great restaurant! Wonderful food! Go when you are very hungry and have time to spend a relaxing time eating. Meals are A + + + + +. Great food – the best. Warm and wonderful experience. A real neigh- borhood favorite. Plus, check out the Acropolis. Food: World-class. Service: Town’s best. Value: Town’s best. Atmosphere: Above most. Experience: World-class.
POSTED BY KA’W ON 2/15/2005
“IT’S DEFINITELY MY FAVORITE RESTAURANT”
I’ve been to Yanni’s probably 5 or 6 times, and it’s true, the service is very friendly but slow! BUT, the food is so amazing that I just don’t care how long it takes. It’s definitely my favorite restaurant and I will be going back as often as possible. If you have the time, it’s a great place to eat! Overall user rating: Highly Recommended
POSTED BY TORI15 ON 1/12/2003
“GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD SPOT”
Yanni’s is exactly what a neighborhood restaurant should be: friendly, homey, unpretentious, and delicious. If you live within a block of the restaurant you can smell the garlic chicken spit roasting every evening and it’s very difficult to refuse. Try to flaky and flavorful spanakopita, the huge portions of authentic gyros, or of course, the succulent garlic chicken, packed with melt in your mouth flavor. Even if you don’t live nearby, take a trip and try it out. I guarantee you’ll consider moving closer to Greenwood. Overall user rating: Recommended
RESTAURANT REVIEW FRIDAY JUNE 11, 2003
BY NANCY LESSON SEATTLE TIMES RESTAURANT CRITIC
If the name Yanni evokes an image of a New Age musician famous for his flowing tresses and romance with actress Linda Evans, you obviously don’t live in Greenwood. Here the name Yanni conjures only one vision: a popular Greek restaurant owned and operated, since 1984, by the Avgoustiou family. Their casual cafe’s blue-and-white storefront opens onto a Big Fat Greek dinner house beloved for its fried calamari, spit-roasted chickens, modest prices and generous portions.