Omega Ouzeri

4.6
312 reviews
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Greek
Omega Ouzeri on Capitol Hill in Seattle, brings contemporary Greek seafood, vegetables, liquors, and wine to the Pacific Northwest. Specializing in the Greek Experience with a variety of meze, small plates and platters to be shared with ouzo, tsipouro, and wine, Omega Ouzeri is a lively and fun restaurant in the heart of Seattle.

Wine Spectator Magazine awarded Omega Ouzeri an "Excellence" for our 100 plus, Greek only wine list. Check out our website's Events page for up coming wine dinners with Greek winemakers.

We love to help host parties in our private mezzanine, outdoor patio, our bar or the whole restaurant. Our private mezzanine is available for parties of 10 to 30 guests, both cocktail and sit-down lunch or dinner. Our outdoor patio seating sits up to 16 and our bar seats up to 20.

Visit Omega Ouzeri for happy hour, dinner, or private parties and transport yourself and your guests to Greece!
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Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we tried was very tasty. The only disappointment was that the sea bass was very small for $32.

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RS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited for a celebration, and ended up spending hours enjoying fantastic food and way too many drinks. A wonderful evening.

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BG
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made me feel like I was a right back at the Greek Islands

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

If you have ever been to a real greek restaurant this place will make you feel below average the menu does not have the variety.

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HM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff, good food, unusual bar menu, and nice ambiance

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KS
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are repeat customers because of the overall experience. Every detail was accounted for. Big compliments to the server who did a wonderful job! We never waited for more than 5 minutes to be attended to, right from when we walked in to when the bill was given us when we were ready. Keep up the wonderful customer experience... and of course, the tasteful food!

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PN
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Found this place during Restaurant Week and knew we had to come back for more!
We chose the tasting menu this time and it didn't disappoint. Food was excellent. The waitress was amazing and knew her stuff about wine (so did our last waiter).

Highly recommend.

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BK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful find! The service was top notch, and the food was excellent!

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MS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Was skeptical of the new menu, but it was delightful and delicious.

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J
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic. Can't believe I slept on this place for so long. Great flavors, great service, rad cocktails. Such a lovely place with a strong identity; something that Seattle restaurants often lack.

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MG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Omega Ouzeri was always one of the best Mediterranean/Greek restaurants in Seattle. Now with Chef Tana Mielke in the kitchen it has become one of the very best dining experiences nationally. Modern Greek cuisine with a sophisticated Wine list and wine savvy servers. Not to be missed. Authentic at its very best.

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AP
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Expected so much more, food was so slow to come out. The quality and taste didn't match the price level of the items.

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OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening!!

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DP
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious Greek food, extensive Greek wine list, beautiful decor, warm, attentive service-we make a point of eating here whenever we’re in Seattle.

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R
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We went on Christmas Eve, which may be an unusual night for this restaurant, but we were not happy with our experience. The food was mostly good and our server was nice, but everything else was not up to our expectations. The prices were very high for what we received and the dishes were not delicious. The timing of our courses was way off—we had to wait 40 minutes between our appetizers and our main course, even when we made it clear that we needed to leave for a show. I was disappointed because I had heard great things about this restaurant, but I don't think we'll go back.

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G
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great location, place, service and food. Paid parking is available in the building, if you can't find street parking. We ordered multiple dishes (appetizer, salad and entrée) and share it family style, a couple of the entrée (lamb and octopus) was warm vs. hot.

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NP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

Didn't worth the price at all! It was just a normal restaurant.

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BK
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Have dined here many times and always enjoy it. Love the grilled fish with fenugreek and the vegetables (e.g., horta, beat salad) are excellent. Lively atmosphere and the greek wines are also a treat.

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F
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance and great food. The service was very good as well. I would definitely recommend it. Get the fried cauliflower...it's delicious!

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MI
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Greek food! We had the Triad, a trio of dips. The tzaki and hummus were especially good and the pita excellent. We shared the lamb shank with risotto and Greek salad and would recommend both. We will be back

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SS
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant! An authentic Greek menu with options for vegetarians and meat-eaters. Friendly, attentive wait staff. Definitely recommend for a special occasion.

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A
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious, wish we lived closer! Sarah is an amazing and attentive server, super gracious and makes us feel at home! Love this restaurant! The trio of dips as a starter is a must! Kudos to the chef! Best Mediterranean we have had!

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JR
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s was a fun evening made even better by the waitress who helped us mix and match dishes for our table.

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T
Seattle
28 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We tried the 3 course menu for Restaurant Week. Excited to see Moussaka on the menu - have trouble finding that at any local Greek restaurants. Food was good. They had a large selection of Greek wines and we had a great wine at a very reasonable price. Server was very friendly but a little spacey. She brought the wrong appetizers and then forgot to bring the wine we'd ordered until we gave her a gentle reminder. But minor inconveniences! We enjoyed the meal.

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AW
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Came here for Restaurant Week and left thoroughly disappointed. We had reservations upon walking in to find a nearly empty restaurant. We should have turned away.

Being from Tarpon Springs (city with the highest percentage of Greek Americans in the US), I've had my fair share of really good Greek food. I can appreciate updating a dish which is what they seemed to do, but Moussaka just should not be messed with. The bechamel was barely there. The beef was dry and not overly seasoned. The potatoes were cut too thick and had a strange flavor. Now, the moussaka is not typically on the menu and I can understand why. We also got the roasted lamb which was definitely the star of the meal. The lamb was tender and had great flavor. But it was served in a giant bowl on a bed of potatoes and that's all.

We got the baklava and almond cake for dessert. The almond cake was nice and moist. But the baklava... The baklava was an affront to Zeus himself. It was basically a cliff bar sandwiched between a couple layers of filo. My husband and I just had to laugh at this point.

Lastly, how could a Greek Restaurant not serve saganaki?!

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K
Seattle
34 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We gathered as a family of five to celebrate one daughter’s visit home from NYC. The staff accommodated all of our demands (from vegetarian to determined carnivore) and made us feel most welcome. Our dinner was delicious. Particularly noteworthy was the lamb and risotto but from mezas to desserts, it was a wonderful taste and f Greece in our own neighborhood.

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CC
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The Greek music was lovely and at just the right volume. The service very good, the decor and lighting very attractive. Omega Ouzeri was good. We had the tzatiki, grilled octopus, baked fish, horta, meatballs. None were bad. The serving sizes of the tzatziki for the price was too small and $5 for 6 pieces of bread too pricey. The wine selection is excellent and we had a delicious seasonal Metaxa brandy cocktail, very good. Would have liked to have seen more traditional Greek main courses - pasticio, moussaka, stuffed tomatoes. We will be back nonetheless esp Sunday-Thursday tasking menu. It is a great place to host an event, big glass doors open and out making it very welcoming. I am Greek so my expectations of Greek food at a restaurant are high. They are getting there.

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BB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Six of us ate at Omega this past week. The food was excellent and the server, Sara, was very helpful. We told her our budget and let her run with it. Sara was timely with the food and served a variety that was creative yet complimentary. I highly recommend Omega and there wasn’t anything on the menu that I wouldn’t recommend ordering.

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DA
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite Capitol Hill restaurants when I want to share a great variety of food with my friends.

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DB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Quite a nice surprise really. Greek Style food in a pleasing setting. Everything we tried was lovely, especially the grilled octopus, which was tender and very tasty. I would definitely recommend going if you like Mediterranean food, though it is a little less straight traditional Greek and more updated for modern cuisine.

The only thing I didn't care for is that the wine list is exclusively Greek, and I'm sorry but the Greeks do not make particularly notable wines in my experience.

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MF
Seattle
24 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We invited a couple in our building to dinner and had been referred here from a friend. I'm sorry to say, it was just ok. Nothing unique or special. Service was really strange! (Our waiter just kept walking away mid-sentence. It was the strangest thing)! The guys ordered the lamb/risotto (good!) and two of us ordered the Greek "Branzino". I can't recall the Greek name for the fish. The fish was served whole and presented at the dinner table after I thought he had removed all the bones. Ugh! I attempted three times to find a bite without bones and was unsuccessful each time - terrible and dangerous! The exact same experience for our other guest too! I ended up eating the braised greens and passed on the remainder of my meal. We most likely will not return.

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MH
Seattle
26 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Try all the things with a group of friends. Great place to share and taste with a group. Our server was very kind and knowledge of the food, the wine, the range of ouzos. A great time was had by all.

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AG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Octopus is without equal in Seattle. Thomas the owner is as attentionate to food and service as ever. A go-to if interested in great food, decent value and top notch professionally trained service staff.

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EL
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been here twice. The first time was organized by a friend and it was a table of 12-14. My friend prearranged a "chef's menu" and the food, service & price was amazing. Normally with my group of friends a group dinner includes many entrees & drinks and a hefty bill. The experience was so much fun having one amazing dish after another with great service. The cuisine is authentic and different than your typical "hipster" high price/small amount served nowadays. The addition of a moderately priced menu was a nice surprise at the end of evening. My last trip was for a business meeting of five. Same experience -- we asked the server (Sara) to just bring out her favorite menu items and same as before -- Great Meal, Service and Bill. Fantastics Place! I will be back again

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RG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic dinner with family and outstanding service. Well worth a visit and we are looking forward to going again.

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SC
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious Greek food and excellent wine variety. We celebrated my birthday there with a group of 5 and it was one to remember.

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MG
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

We were not disappointed! The philosophy behind the Ouzeri works!

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o
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

The space feels a bit cavernous and echo-y. The dishes didn’t seem very special and they seem to include hummus and pita with most things as a filler. The octopus was disappointing. It was soggy and they gave a small portion for the cost of the dish. Overall really disappointed.

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AS
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Don't go here if you're in a rush. Its perfect for a slow evening enjoying great greek food, especially with a group (order/share family style). If you like clean dishes that let the ingredients speak for themselves then Omega Ouzeri is a must. Advice on wine pairing has been reliable and accurate. Dessert menu is exceptional, make sure to leave room. Parking in the building was $7 for the evening, convenient and reasonable in this neighborhood. Highly recommended.

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DN
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Per usual, the food here is fantastic, the staff was super attentive and we had a fabulous meal.

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