Fantastic place, really friendly and personal service. Great atmosphere thanks to Michaelis and sometimes a guest or two playing live music.
The food, the service and the family is right out of central casting. Mihalis greets everyone while playing and singing. Mileana ensures service is friendly and the food is excellent.
Sit down for a nice Greek meal, but don't expect to leave very quickly. If you stick around in to the night, you'll usually spot Mihalis and other locals (or even tourists) strap on guitars, drums, and whatever else they can get their hands on. This is when the EXPERIENCE starts. Wine, dancing, singing, and laughing are usually how the night ends...
The food is excellent and great value.
Favorite Dish: Stifado is very tasty indeed!
All dishes are nice here.
I can't tell the name but in Oia there is many bar and restaurant with terrace and balcony overlooking the caldera. The price would not be cheap but, believe me, even if you will just sit there only the time to drink a Coke the view worth the cost.
Restaurant Karma is situated in Oia Santorini
The impressive decoration is combined with a innovative pan-Asian inspired cuisine, attentive staff, delicately engineered music and an easy flowing space turns any ordinary evening into an exotic adventure.
Favorite Dish: Sushi
On our second visit to Oia we had lunch at Strogili Restaurant. Andrew had a tasty salad of orange, banana and grapes on a bed of lettuce with a rather spicy sauce and I chose a salad of tomato and parmesan cheese with croutons and lettuce. Afterwards we shared a large plate - portions were very generous - of a traditional dish of Greek yoghurt and honey which was delicious. (I never eat yoghurt at home, but it seems to taste quite different in Greece !).
We sat outside on the roofterrace which was most attractive and admired the wonderful view across the caldera.
The bill for two came to about 36 euros.
Very Basic menu, good Value.
There is a 50/50's nightclub next door which the owner of the resturant took us out to.
Great traditional music and dancing, it topped off a brilliant night.
Favorite Dish: BBq Chicken and Santorini Salad
on our first day in Oia we strolled the alleys and than when we were hungry we saw this restaurant that has a terrace to the caldera but on the right side of the alley and was empty so we were not sure if we should sit there but we decided to try it and it was very good. The prices too were reasonable. We had a greek salad and a moussaka and our son had spagetti bolognese and it was all very good and tasty
Favorite Dish: This is where we had our first Greek Salad and we came back for more on our last day.
Good dining, this little gem was found at the top of the island in Oia behind some ornate iron gates on the right as you walk up. To get an outside table you have to book but we got a good table very good service and an excellent menu, with a surprisingly wide wine menu. It wasn't cheap but what the heck, you're in Santorini, the best place in the world!!
Amvrosia is located on the main pedestrian-only street (sidewalk) in Oia. There are beautiful views of the caldera and moonlight from the ourdoor dining area. It is like having your dinner on a cliff that overhands a huge, deep serene lake. It is somewhat expensive with the price of approximately 80 Euros for two persons. But it is a superbly romantic place perfectly situated on a cliffside perch.
1800 Restaurant is a superb romantic place with good food and nice setting that even without an ocean "caldera" view. This restaurant has a special, authentic historical quality, as it is the former mansion of a sea captain. The food, however, is not traditional Greek, but modern Mediterranean. We visited during the middle of October, so we had a quiet and romantic dinner, and reflected on yet another lucky hot summer day in October. A very good wine list and expensive prices.
We had been strolling around Oia for a couple of hours, and decided it was time to find some lunch. We intended to avoid the most touristy places if we could, but having walked back into the middle of Oia we decided to find somewhere quickly. Strogili did look rather touristy at first sight, but the menu on display was reasonable, and we could see there was a decent-sized roof terrace, so up we went. As you can see from the second and third pictures, the terrace was well-furnished (nice squashy cushions on the seats) and there were views to both sides.
We both had salads, a Mimosa for me, with orange, banana, grapes, lettuce and a slightly spicy sauce, and parmesan and rocket salad for Liz, with tomatoes, croutons and balsamic vinegar. We followed that with a delicious bowl of yoghurt and honey, which we shared, and only just managed to finish between us.
Drinks and cover charge took the bill to 36 euros for the two of us. A very pleasant lunch, and a great view as well.
We arrive in Oia late morning – too early to eat – and decided to stop at the Skiza café for a drink before going on into the heart of Oia. Skiza sells pizza and pastries (there is a good selection of cakes on display), but it was too early for us to be tempted. There was a nice rooftop terrace with a pleasant view (my panorama picture of the Caldera was taken from there). We just had one drink each – frappe for me and Sprite for Liz, and sat and looked at the view. It wasn’t particularly expensive either.
This is the restaurant where we ate our first night at Santorini, the arrangements and deal with the owner was made previously to the VT Euromeet by Galatea and JannetAnne, and I should say that I am very satisfied with the service, the meals quality and the location. I ate a wonderful swordfish grilled, previously a greek salad, octopus, calamry, etc. Good wine and beers shared among the most nice people... we! the VT'ers!!
Favorite Dish: Swordfish grilled, olive oil and some spices.
Here is a review that describes it perfectly: "The dishes are presented in an asymmetrical fashion, every plate resembling a canvas, painted by the chef, who, instead of colors, uses the different flavors. Apart from the marvelous flavours, the meals of the “ 1800”Restaurant Oia also have special color, motion, brilliance and imagination. "
So as "art" it was pretty, in as far as a meal, it was not nearly as exciting as the price tag.
We were told upon being seated that if we wanted to move inside we would have to do so before ordering, no matter how cold or windy it got outside! hmmmm.... based on that initial comment how high up on the list of priorities is service to this restaurant? questionable.....
Favorite Dish: The fava appetizer was the most memorable thing.
I would pass on this resturant.... unless you want to hang your dinner on the wall for all to see....
This restaurant has such wonderful views over to the Caldera, it makes it a very relaxing experience. It was early evening when I went and it was quiet.
The staff are attentive and it was a pleasant place to sit and eat.
Favorite Dish: I had a starter of Moules then Santorini Beef, followed by ice cream cake, along with red Santorini wine.
Santorini Cuisine at its best, combining traditional local ingredients with innovative cooking while adhering to a strong Mediterranean orientation. Candlelights, moon, salty aura coming from the Aegean Sea to go perfectly with the delicios exquisite Greek dishes.
The best restaurant that we had during 2 weeks in Greece.