Yots Greek Taverna is a one of Darwin’s leading restaurants located on the Waterfront Boardwalk at Cullen Bay. We specialise in modern and traditional Greek cuisine with fresh seafood meals our specialty and our dining experience boasts daily fresh vegetables, fruit, fish and oysters and other delicious seafood.
We are a fully licensed restaurant providing fine wines, liqueurs and drinks to complement our traditional Greek food, which includes Mousaka, Greek salad, vegetarian and feasting dishes. Our marina dining ambience provides the perfect backdrop for you to enjoy your main meals, dessert or side order.
"Champagne, freshly shucked oysters and a Darwin sunset… make your way to Yots Greek Taverna for a true taste of the Top End lifestyle. Situated in the heart of Cullen Bay, Yots serves the heartiest of traditional and modern Greek cuisine, with fresh seafood as a feature. Popular with Darwinites and visitors to the Top End, Yots’ waterside location is perfectly suited to festive occasions, family outings and romantic dinners. Indoor and outdoor dining areas cater for all types of weather – cool dry-season evenings, the steamy build-up, or spectacular wet-season thunderstorms. A recent innovation is the introduction of tables for two along the lower deck. At water level, these offer a more intimate setting for quieter dining with unobstructed views of the pink reflections at dusk. You’ll be supplied with a platter of bread to toss to the fish which become frisky beneath the night lights and feel close enough to catch.
Yots shucks your oysters on the spot – they don’t come any fresher. While you’re waiting, a great appetiser is triangles of warm flat bread with Yots’ richly creamy tzatziki dip. Other authentic Greek fare includes delicious mezze platters, fried cheeses, the voluptuous moussaka and fragrant stuffed eggplant nestled on a tasty chickpea bed. When you order your mains, be aware that they are substantial and unlikely to leave you hungry. The dessert menu is equally impressive. So if you can’t possibly squeeze in a slice of that exquisitely sweetgalaktobourikis (a Greek custard dessert), take one away for the next day. It’s not to be missed! "- Merridy Pugh
"Yots Greek Taverna occupies a piece of prime real estate on Darwin Harbour; the views are stunning and the seating is pure waterfront. The restaurant is located in the upmarket suburb of Cullen Bay, which is about as ritzy as it gets in the NT's tropical capital. Dining at Yots you are rewarded with panoramic views of sailing yachts, catamarans and cruise ships. Every table has a view of the marina and although you may not afford to be part of the floating elite, you can at least pretend to be with a glass of Champagne in one hand and a freshly shucked oyster in the other. Yots oozes with Greek flavour, from the flamboyant charm of owner Evan Papadonakis to the lovely elderly Greek man who is on hand nightly, shucking oysters to order. The extensive menu is dominated by authentic Greek meat dishes - moussaka, calamari and fantastic fried cheese. The restaurant is open all day, for laidback brunches through to intimate dinners. "- Ingrid Sanders