Zorbas Greek Taverna & Buffet To Shutter In San Diego's South Bay After More Than 30 Years In Business

December 1, 2022

After more than 30 years in business, Zorbas Greek Taverna & Buffet will soon serve its final meal in San Diego's South Bay. 

Chef Pashalis Koutzimbis opened Zorbas restaurant in March 1989 in San Diego's South County city of Chula Vista. The restaurant originally operated with a Mexican food buffet and an a la carte menu of authentic Greek cuisine, but the buffet quickly transitioned to offer entirely Greek dishes. Zorbas Greek Restaurant & Buffet was one of the first authentic Greek restaurants to ever open in Southern California.

Following a 33 year tenure, Zorbas will shutter after end of service on Sunday, December 11. The restaurant is currently doing an auction to liquidate equipment and is for sale at the asking price of $2,500,000. The restaurant is being sold so the owners can retire. 

Zorbas Greek Restaurant & Taverna is location at 100 Broadway in San Diego's Chula Vista. For more information, visit zorbasgreekcuisine.com.