The food is not fresh and you can taste the low quality ingredients. I went inside to use their bathroom and they were disgustingly filthy. The cook barbecuing the souvlakia if that's what you want to call the meat they are serving you had sweat dripping off his forehead and onto the food on the grill. It was sickening watching that. The servers are shrewed and clever with each individual when seated. The prices are on the expensive side but the issue I had with this place was the food. The platters chicken or pork were horrible. The people who visit this place and give good reviews are connected with the lowlifes running this establishment. They should close this restaurant down because it has many violations from food to sanitation to corruption. I wouldn't reccommend Thanssis to those who are starving in all of Greece right now. McDonalds is a 5 star restaurant co pared to this s@hole.
Favorite Dish: Absolutely nothing other than the beer.
This place was a buzz with diners and staff and the food was cheap, plentiful and tasted amazing. It was our first local meal in Greece and was worth it! Greek salad, tzatziki, pita bread, calamarakia, & pork souvlakia and beer. Yum!
Favorite Dish: All of it!
Located in the middle of souvlaki row, this is a great local place for great food. The service is fast and to the point, and a English menu is available. We ate some type of lamb skewer with yogurt and tomatoes sauce, the plate runs from 7 to 10 Euro's .. drinks run from 1 euro for a coca cola to 3 euro's for a beer.
We ate there at noon and we got our food within 10 minutes of ordering....
This is perhaps the most famous restaurant , and one of the oldest in athens. It is situated in the souvlaki triangle , as we call it , just outside monastiraki metro station. It serves kebab portions , don't you dare not choosing it . It may seem a bit touristic , thing that i don't like , but the food is excellent. If you can't find a table there , try also (Bairaktaris and Savvas) , they are equally good.
Simply outstanding. When you are walking through the Monastiraki area, this will be the outdoor tables that are packed, while all around is empty. If you are looking for the name, make sure you translate to Greek, as we walked past it 3 times, before we just sat down at the one busy restaurant and realized we made it. Do not miss this place for one of your lunch stops.
The food here is cheap and the menu is basically two or three things. But it tastes good! The atmosphere leaves a little to be desired, the lights are too bright, and the decorating is just awful. But what do you want for 1,50 per person to eat?
One of the most famous and most eaten Greek food is souvlaki. It is usually beef, lamb or pork meat that is served on a round pita bread with lettuce, tomato, onions, and tzatziki. That is if you eat it in a souvlaki shop. If you want take-out the pita bread is rolled. You take it with you in packed in wax paper which keeps it all together and eat it while walking. Souvlaki is to Greece what the hamburger is to the US.
There are a lot of good souvlaki shops in Athens especially on Mitropoleos street, very close to Monastiraki square. The best in my opinion is O Thanasis. The place always is very busy and waiters are shouting orders but service is very friendly and you do not have to wait long. They also serve the best Tzatziki I have ever tasted. Tzatziki is a yogurt sause with cucumber and a lot of garlic, so much it will bite your tongue. You can enjoy your souvlaki in the shop or take it with you. Souvlaki is cheap. When you are looking for a quick meal, that is what you or your kids need.
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Great kebabs (gyros) and wow the peppers are hot! Not a very extensive menu but quality food at a good price. Always seemed to be busy - full of locals that must be a good sign, but a menu in English was found for us , it's an old one though the prices have risen just a little.