There’s no better food to dig into on a hot summers day than Greek cuisine! From refreshing Greek salad to cooling tzatziki with lamb, spanakopita and delicious seafood, Mediterranean dishes hit the spot every time. The best part? You never have to decide on what to order, as Greek food is made to share! Grab your friends and head to one of our six favourites below.

Meze Mazi
86B Prospect Rd, Prospect

Situated on Prospect Road, it’s hard to miss Meze Mazi as you’re driving past. Dishing up classics including moussaka, chicken and pork souvlakia and saganaki kefalograviera, you know you’re in for a traditional Greek feast the moment you step inside! With each dish arriving on your table as soon as it’s ready, it’s the ultimate sharing experience.

Must try: Mousaka – herbed layers of beef mince, eggplants and potato finished with béchamel sauce

Diaspora Kouzina
250 Pulteney St, Adelaide

New kid on the block, Diaspora Kouzina on Pulteney Street boasts modern café-style vibes. Serving traditional Greek favourites mixed with twists on breakfast classics, it’s the perfect spot for those seeking something a little different from the usual bacon and egg brekky! For something fresh, opt for house-made muesli with Greek yoghurt, and for lunch, you can’t go past the grilled SA sardines (pictured below). By combining SA produce with Greek flavours, it gets our tick of approval!

Must try: Traditional Greek freddo cappuccino 

The Greek on Halifax
75/79 Halifax St, Adelaide

The Greek on Halifax is an Adelaide institution. A slightly more upscale eatery with an always vibrant atmosphere makes it popular among locals and tourists combined. The Greek boasts ‘traditional Greek food with a modern twist’ and that’s exactly what you’ll get when visiting. Their seasonal menu features elaborate tasting platters, a selection of mains and delicious sides and starters. If you can’t decide, the team will put together a selection of the chefs’ favourites to take the hassle out of ordering!

Must try: Kleftiko – lamb braised in red wine and honey with layers of feta and roasted vegetables, wrapped in a light filo pastry parcel, oven baked and served with a tomato and basil sauce

Estia Henley Beach
255 Seaview Rd, Henley Beach

After a relaxing day by the seaside, Estia on Henley Beach esplanade is your go-to for a well-deserved feast! Watch the sunset roll in and take in the sea breeze while you enjoy a tasty selection of Greek fare from the restaurants sizeable menu. Whether you want to enjoy a light meal, a substantial dinner or you’re after some small plates to share with friends, there’s something to suit all appetites.

Must try: Oktapodi Toursi – SA octopus pickled in olive oil, vinegar, garlic and fresh oregano

Eros Kafe
275 Rundle St, Adelaide

After shopping in Rundle Mall, a stop by Eros Kafe on Rundle St is a must. This East End locale is the perfect outdoor dining experience that features breakfast, lunch and dinner options. With seriously delicious dishes that include all the favourites such as dolmathes, saganaki, thalassina anamikto and more, it’s one of our top must-visit Greek eateries.

Must try: Creme Kataifi – shredded pastry, honey, nuts topped with custard and cream, berry glaze, chocolate dirt

Ellenika Greek Taverna
Marina Pier, Shop 6/3 Chappell Dr, Glenelg

Take your meal marina side with Ellenika Greek Taverna. Ideal for those balmy summer nights with a crisp white wine in hand, tuck into traditional favourites that include pastitsio pie, ortikia sti skara and grilled barramundi with spanakorizo. Feeling extra hungry? Try the meat platter for two that serves a selection of meats with pita, chips and tzatziki!

Must try: Keftethes – traditional Greek meat balls served with tzatziki