You won’t find a white building with blue awning characteristics of a typical Greek restaurant. If you are driving by you may think it’s just another neighbourhood restaurant. Dinakis Mediterranean Grill is a Greek restaurant located in the newly developed Oxford Connector Strip Mall on Lougheed Highwa and Shaughnessy Street – Beside Safeway.
Dinakis Greek Restaurant has become one of my favorite Mediterranean and go-to Greek places in the Tri-Cities. I love the fact they are so close to home and it’s rare to find a tasty Greek food. The environment is cozy and can be intimate/romantic experience if you get a booth. The booths are not as comfortably as chairs. It also has a pretty bar and staff that are super friendly.
I love Greek Salads and I especially like theirs – fresh veggies, feta that is grainy and pungent, and olives. A side salad always comes with their entrees.
Spanakopita – I love the phyllo dough pastry! It’s a great appie to share. I’ve noticed that sometimes that on random occasions it comes out a little burnt.
Roasted Lamb – This you have to try especially if you are a lamb lover. Not only because there is a fair portion but the lamb is actually super tender and juicy! I don’t find this gamey at all perhaps it’s to do with the rosemary and herbs infused.
Kalamari Dinner – Pretty standard. Come early because sometimes it runs out at night.
Souvlaki Chicken, Beef 16.99 / Seafood 18.99 – I’ve tried all three some point since they’ve opened. The beef was a bit overcooked and tough. Perhaps it was tissue ends of the steak that night. I got tired of chewing. The Seafood however was not bad and was pretty tasty.
Caesar – Weak. Guess I can’t add it to my list of Best Damn Caesars..
Overall everything is fairly decent but perhaps a little expensive if you consider the location; however, the portions make up for it. For 7.99 you get a big slab of Tiramisu that is quite rich and tasty. So save some room for dessert if you are ever near!
Dinakis Mediterranean Grill
Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean
Tue 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sun 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2020 Oxford Connector, Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 0A4