FYI SOUTH Magazine, August 2005.

Parthenon Mediterranean Restaurant

211, MingHua 1st Rd., ZuoYing, Kaohsiung
(07) 550-7166
Hours: Everyday 11 am-11 pm


--By John Matthews Translated by Annie Liu Photos by David Barker

Located on the south side of MingHua road, between FuGuo and ZihYou 2nd roads (look out for the bright blue sign outside), lies a restaurant that is sure to conquer the hearts and minds of patrons seeking succulent lamb dishes and tasty yogurt sauces. The Parthenon Mediterranean Restaurant is the first Greek restaurant in Kaohsiung, with a 'mediterranean' emphasis, to offer such specialties at an affordable price. Owners John Charlesworth and Carolyn Chen know that success in a restaurant lies in its authenticity. Therefore they have created a spacious eatery filled with the true tastes of far-away Greece.
With fresh ingredients in mind, customers can enjoy the 'Pita Time' special (NT$180), Mondays to Fridays from 2 - 5 p.m.. Here, any alcohol-free fruit juice or tea priced under NT$80 is included with basket of delicious Kalamari, Marides with a creamy jalapeno/mayo sauce, a small salad, thick cut fries, a side of tzatziki, and fresh baked pita bread. During the same hours you can get the 'Tea Time' special, with your choice of specialty cakes and coffees (NT$99). On weekends you can enjoy that rich cup of coffee with a side of tzatziki and pita bread for only NT$139.

Always striving to offer their customers the best, The Parthenon regularly add new dishes to their menu. Along with these new offerings, they continue with their regular choice of main dishes starting at NT$200, and the business lunch for NT$150 (11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.). Truly a favorite, don't miss the lamb souvlaki and look out for the sweet spare rib dish coming soon. Come for a birthday celebration and enjoy a free gift, compliments of the house. All take-away orders are still 20 percent cheaper, and by buying a coupon for NT$1000 you will get an extra NT$100 coupon.
On the second floor of The Parthenon, customers can see some of the offerings from The Green Shoppe, also owned by Carolyn Chen.