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Another RIP?? Arahova on Queen Mary

maisonbistro Feb 16, 2009 10:44 AM

Was craving souvlakia last night and called Arahova to order. I called a few times and there was no answer. Carvelli took care of my craving- but I was curious about Arahova. So I called just now, and still there is no answer. Has it gone belly up??

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    devilishlyj Feb 16, 2009 02:23 PM

    Ugh, I sure as heck hope not...

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    1. re: devilishlyj
      bigfellow Feb 16, 2009 02:30 PM

      Or like some places, are they just closed on Sunday's, until dinner Monday?

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        maisonbistro Feb 16, 2009 03:30 PM

        Nope - checked the menu as I was listening to the ringing - definitely open Sundays (plus we've ordered from them before- always on a sunday - this chef refuses to cook - for herself and family- on sundays)

    2. kpzoo Feb 17, 2009 03:49 PM

      Did you call the number on the takeout brochure? I thought they had one central delivery # to call for all the Arahovas in the city. I can check it later....


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      1. re: kpzoo
        kpzoo Feb 17, 2009 04:21 PM

        The Arahova delivery no is 514-906-7000 for all locations. Is that the one you tried?


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          maisonbistro Feb 17, 2009 04:36 PM

          Nope- I tried the one in the Menu express or whatever it's called -same one online for that location. I drove by tonight after a delivery and it was dark. There was a paper on the door, but I wasn't about to park the car and go check. I fear the worst.

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            bomobob Feb 18, 2009 04:56 AM

            Mmmmm, Carvelli soup.....

            I thought Arahova would do well in that location, as no other place seems to have been able to survive there long. It would be very sad if they were finished. Luckily, we have Carvelli and George to fill in.

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              maisonbistro Feb 18, 2009 05:42 AM

              Oh no, not George- please not George.. I have had nothing but lousy expensive food there - but mind you, I've never had the souvlakia so I can't comment on those.

              In my rubeness, I like the pita Carvelli uses and I like their tzaziki. The spanakopita ain't bad either.

              no no, not George....

              1. re: maisonbistro
                bomobob Feb 18, 2009 07:10 AM

                Carvelli's little cut up pita is the main event around here.

                Are we talking about the same George? Next to Loyola? Their souvlaki is great, but it's true that their pikilia and salads are hugely overpriced. Don't know about the quality of those.

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                  TheSnowpea Feb 18, 2009 09:08 AM

                  Just have the souvlaki and ignore the rest. Their pitas are great.

        2. kpzoo Feb 25, 2009 10:18 AM

          Today's Suburban confirms that the Arahova on Queen Mary went belly up two weeks ago. :-(

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            meninthekitchendotca Feb 25, 2009 01:40 PM


            I was passing by last week, and saw a chapter 11 bankruptcy notice posted on the door.
            That spot has been a black hole for restos since forever.

            Tough break Ian, good luck!

            1. re: meninthekitchendotca
              devilishlyj Feb 26, 2009 11:01 AM

              The one near Marché Central delivered to us once in lieu of the one on Queen Mary...

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            meninthekitchendotca Jun 29, 2009 10:10 AM


            Just passed by the location, and it is being renovated for a new restaurant opening. The owner was outside so I chatted with him a little and it turns out that the new restaurant will be....Greek. More upscale than Arahova, with an emphasis on fresh seafood. Wished him good luck, and went along my merry way.

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              blondee_47 Jun 29, 2009 11:08 AM

              i wonder if this guy knows how many have opened and closed in the same location? I can count at least five in ten years and maybe more...this one place seems to be jinxed for restaurants.

              1. re: meninthekitchendotca
                yeggy Jul 11, 2009 02:12 PM

                Did he mention when it will open, by any chance?

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                  meninthekitchendotca Jul 18, 2009 04:19 PM


                  Greek soon = somewhere between now and the second coming.

                  I'll post about it if I ever eat there.

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                nooyawka Jul 1, 2009 08:52 AM

                Sorry, quick side note. I wanted to second your sentiment about Arahova, but on Crescent. Before 2000, my friends and I took a trip to Montreal. We ate at Arahova on Crescent during a couple of late nights, and had the time of our lives. When I returned to Montreal a few years later, I found out that that Arahova had closed. I really missed that place. I know there are many other locations, but they were just not the same.

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                  yeggy Jul 11, 2009 02:11 PM

                  I used to order from Arahove on QM as well but now with it closed the restaurant in Lasalle is taking orders for NDG. Call them to find out if they will take your orders. The number is: 514-366-3555.

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                    eshultzy Jul 29, 2009 04:01 PM

                    Spoke to the new owner and he told me that the new name of the restaurant would be "Yassou" which means "Hello" in Greek, told me it was going to be similar to arahova but better! Now its supposed to be open but i cant find the number anywhere on the net and they have no listing under 411...

                    If anyone gets info or goes, please post your comments

                    1. re: eshultzy
                      wilmagrace Jul 29, 2009 04:20 PM

                      I think you are referring to Estiatorio Yia Sou, I noticed it this week when i had an appt across the street. It has a big yellow sign and is located at 5375 Queen Mary a few blocks below decarie. I noticed in community paper they have some specials including a midi express 11am-3pm 10 choices of meals all at $10 and there were cheaper trio deals for souvlaki I suppose. I easily found free parking on sidestreet but was not close enough to take a look inside but thought I might give it a try some evening. Hope they will have some more authentic Greek food than just souvlaki. I found the number by googling: ( 514) 488-4222

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