Kos Island Restaurants

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    Thermae beach bar: Thermae beach bar

    by mindcrime Updated Sep 26, 2015

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    Most people that visit Thermae walk directly to the other end of the beach to see/swim/feel the hot waters. But there’s no shade there if you want to stay more on the beach and enjoy the cool waters too (personally I dip on the hot part to see how it feels but it was so packed that we quickly moved to the other part of the beach).

    So, this beach bar comes handy not only because they have the sun beds and the umbrellas (5e for 2 persons) but it is also a spot where you can get cold drinks, coffees, beers and something to eat. As you can see not only at the beach as they have proper tables and chairs too(ok plastic ones but they do the job). I would prefer less annoying music but the cold frappe was great on a super hot day so I can forgive them :)

    Some of their prices (2014):
    Espresso (e2), cappuccino(2,80e), frappe (3e), English tea (2,5e), hot chocolate (3,5e), cocktails (5e), ouzo (2,50e), glass of wine (3,5e)
    Sandwiches (4-5e), hamburgers (3,50-4,50e), salads (5-6,50e)

    beach bar at Thermae menu at Thermae beach bar

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    Avlogyros: Avlogyros grill house

    by mindcrime Written Sep 26, 2015

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    Just off the Eleftherias square (on the way to the harbor) Avlygyros grill house was always busy every time we passed by.

    The tables were full of people eating some generous portions but there was also a line for those who wanted some kalamaki or pita gyros.

    The menu was slightly on the expensive side (for a regular souvlaki place although we noticed it has many different dishes with a good variety of greek foods) but we didn’t care much because we were there for the usual pita gyros. It costs 2euro and was tasty enough, no surprise we returned some other days to take some on the go (usually after some beers).

    Friendly service by Stavros and his staff, we felt sorry for those that had to work near gyros during the hot days. I asked the guy why he didn’t turn on the fan that was next to him and he told me when he tried that he was sick for 10 days!

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    Evdokia restaurant: Evdokia restaurant

    by mindcrime Written Sep 26, 2015

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    What a pleasant surprise in a town that was full of tourist traps when it comes to dining.

    Evdokia (tourists know it as Mummy’s) is a humble local restaurant with traditional greek food in normal prices for extra tasty food that will remind you mom’s food (if she is greek of course! lol). It’s a pity we found this the last day so we couldn’t return :(

    We asked for a seasoned green salad, they had vlita salad (3,5e), a popular green plant in the Mediterranean area, officially known as amaranthus blitum. It’s very simple but tasty, served as expected with olive oil, salt and a bit of lemon juice.

    Then we tried gemisto bifteki (stuffed beef, 8e) which was perfect meat stuffed with cheese and peppers. The other dish was gigantes me spanaki (baked runner beans with spinach, 5e) a food I eat at home but it was extremely tasty here too.

    We drunk 1/2 lt of house red wine and coke zero (1,5e)

    Extra friendly service by the owner’s son that told us that his mother is responsible for all the tasty food each day, it’s a small place so you may want to plan ahead (avoid peak hours for greeks). The bill was 20,50e, I think it’s impossible to find tasty food in Kos Town at such reasonable prices (so just try to avoid the harbor spots). At the end they offered us a great orange pie as a dessert.

    Evdokia restaurant gigantes with spinach stuffed bifteki Evdokia restaurant orange pie
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    Votsalakia: Votsalakia fish tavern

    by mindcrime Written Sep 24, 2015

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    Votsalakia (small pebbles!) is a nice family owned and runned fish restaurant, facing the dock of Kos Town. We didn’t have much expectations that afternoon but we needed some wine and decided to try it here with some appetizers but everything turned out great so we ate normally and didn’t regret it.

    Although you get inside from the main road they have a lovely terrace at the back side right on the beach.

    We ordered:
    vlyta (a tasty type of greens) (3e) which was a great start, correctly made with virgin olive oil and lemon.
    a tigania of pumpkin/eggplant/pepper (3e) which was surprisingly tasty and came with skordalia (a thick puree of potatoes that has a bulky garlic base)
    A portion of gavros fish (5e) not only tasty but it came in a large plate
    A portion of sardela fish (6e) another great dish that also came in large portion
    Homemade Fries
    Half liter of white wine (4e)
    Coca cola (1,5e)

    The bill came at 26,50e, a bargain considering the area but also the quality.

    Friendly service, good prices, tasty food, large portions, everything was ideal. At the end they offered us for free water melon

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    Captain John: Captain John restaurant

    by mindcrime Written Sep 24, 2015

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    When we visited Kamari beach for swimming we took advantage of the free beach beds in front of Captain John restaurant (of course you have to buy something from them).

    It was before 16.00 when we felt a bit hungry and as we knew the last bus from Kefalos to Kos town was at 18.00 we decided to move to the restaurant for some food and drinks.

    They have a terrace outside overlooking the beach and across the harbor with plenty of tables so the setting was ideal. We ordered a portion of gavros (6,50e, popular small tasty fish), a greek salad (4e), saganaki cheese (3e) and fries with cheese (2,5e).

    We drink a small bottle of beer(2,5e) and continued with home white wine (4e for half liter).

    Their menu has many appetizers, soups, pasta, pizza and regular greek dishes.

    Friendly service, the bill was only 22euro and came with free yogurt with pumpkin which was really tasty.

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    Blues Brothers: Blues Brothers

    by mindcrime Written Sep 24, 2015

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    Blues Brothers is a nice place facing the harbor so a good spot for people watching. The waitress came and asked us in English, we answered in greek and then we realized she wasn’t greek, another sign that the island during summer is conquered by foreign visitors :)

    We had a frappe coffee (2,50e) and a nice but heavy strawberry cheesecake milkshake (4e) that was made by the typical vanilla ice cream, chunks of strawberry cheesecake blended with milk and strawberry sauce. They have a lot of beers and cocktails reasonably priced (for the area) and some good 90s tunes on the decks.

    Blues Brothers strawberry cheesecake milkshake

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    Passagio: Passagio cafe pub

    by mindcrime Written Sep 24, 2015

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    Last day in Kos and after check out from the hotel we walked toward the bus station. Walking through the heart of town we decided to have a last coffee break.

    Passagio café/pub seemed a good spot (in the middle of a busy shopping alley) as it had a free table outside and we could watch the tourists come and go nonstop on the Apellou street.

    We had a frappe coffee (3e) and an ice cream (3,60e) while most other customers (all from UK) were into beers and snacks :)

    Passagio

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    Taverna Oromedon, Kos: The Restaurant that Has it ALL !

    by greekcypriot Written Apr 19, 2011

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    I visited Oromedon Restaurant twice while in Kos.
    I honestly cannot find words to say about the fast service, the tasty food, the ambience of the restaurant with the most beautiful sunsets.
    Both nights we were lucky enough to have the most stunning views from up there. The restaurant is located in the mountain village of Zia and overlooks the neighbouring islands near Turkey.
    What we enjoyed most is that although it is so popular yet it is reasonably priced, even cheaper than some other restaurants in the area.

    Niko the owner is a guy who wants to be sure that the people who go to his tavern will be satisfied. Even though there are several waiters you will see Niko alert. He wants to please every single customer. Here one can find a variety of local cuisine prepared by Niko’s mother who seems to be an exceptional lady.

    It is considered to be one of the best 40 restaurants in the whole of Greece.
    I believe somebody who visits Kos and does not visit Oromedon Restaurant in Zia, surely misses a lot.

    I loved the variety of starters and his good wine in a carafe. “Nico I will surely be out there when I come to Kos again. Keep the good work up!”

    The beautiful Sunset Considered to be among the 40 best in Greece Oromedon Taverna Niko's Mother ....at work! Local cuisine at Oromedon
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    A Vios Cafe, Mastihari Village, Kos: Pizzas to die for

    by PLUMWELCH Written Sep 9, 2007

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    We were here in September October 2006.
    The surroundings may not be to everyones taste, but the food certainly is! Don't be put off by the large screens showing sport (or fashion), you can always sit with your back to them.
    The locals eat here - always a good sign.

    Favorite Dish: They have a full menu, but the fresh baked special pizza is best - try one between two before you commit yourself to a whole one! Try one of the salads at the same time - and maybe some extra olives.
    The carafe of red wine went down well.
    If you fancy a starter, then Mushrooms a la creme are good.

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    The Rainbow: The Best Atmosphere

    by SLK Written Sep 4, 2007

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    Good food and plenty of it!

    Pretty much whatever your main meal, it will come with chips(fries) rice, salad, potatoes & veg. Most nights I ate the main course and left the rest as it was far too much - unless you have a big appetite.
    You also got a complimentary liqueur at the end of the evening.

    The best thing really is the atmosphere, the waiters are friendly and chatty and it doen't feel that it is forced. Be warned you may be taught some Greek by head waiter Michael and you won't get your bill unless you give it a go 'ton logarismo' all in good fun of course.

    We went back several times and would do so again

    Favorite Dish: They do a very good Kleftiko

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    Traditional meal, but not only this…

    by Fam.Rauca Updated Aug 8, 2007

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    All tourists this comes on the island Kos, wants to enjoy only the well-known conventional food.
    Besides Moussaka, Zaziki, Greek salad or Souvlaki, there are many other traditional foods that the Greeks eat.
    There are a small number of tourists, who try this unknown news.
    However, it rewards!
    The Greeks love to eat, and, get pleasure from food.
    They, like to enjoy the Essen, together with friends, into a table community, named "paréa".
    On the table one can find, mostly fish and seafood into different variations and cook types.
    The serving of food is exquisite and copious on the plate.
    Although the meal is healthy, is inevitable to increase here.

    Favorite Dish: Nut salad
    Greek salad
    Fish and seafood
    Wine leaves beef olives
    Moussáka

    Fish and seafood Greek salad Mouss��ka Nut salad Wine leaves beef olives
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    Nemo's, Kardamena: Excellent fresh food

    by pink_jules Written Nov 1, 2006

    A fantastic restaurant, overlooking the marina and sea in Kardamena, very reasonably priced and excellent food, highly recommended!

    Favorite Dish: I tried a few dishes from this restaurant, my favorite being the chicken in sauce it was so nice!

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    Akropolis: Truly traditional

    by gale.blog.pl Updated Jun 4, 2006

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    Early afternoon we were wandering down the narrow and empty streets of Kefalos. It was quite hot, people were hiding in their houses and we did not expect anything interesting. Suddenly an elderly gentleman walked out of his empty cafe and invited us in.

    We were stunned by the simplicity of the place. It was clean and very basic. The shop offered a few types of pastries (yummy!), coffee, drinks... and a truly local scenery, not to mention the very kind service by the owner.

    Favorite Dish: We had frappe and a sweet cake. The coffee was nothing special but I'd give my life for one more portion of the cake ;-)

    Owner in his shop Unique menu
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    Panorama: Worse Than Ever!!!

    by gale.blog.pl Updated Jun 4, 2006

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    This was a total disaster. The tavern is located in a nice place with a panoramic view of Kos airport and a small church, right at the end of Andimahia.

    Customers are shown a short menu. After you select what you wish to have, the waitress laughs loudly and says that you won't have that as they don't serve this dish. Finally you get dry and tasteless souvlaki or horiatiki (Greek salad) made of old vegetables.

    Definetely a place to stay away from - poor menu, poor food and poor service. I should have placed this in the 'warnings on dangers' section...

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    I Paradosi: Yummy Turkish sweets

    by gale.blog.pl Updated Jun 4, 2006

    In Platani the best place for a dessert is Zacharoplasteio I Paradosi. The sweet smell surrounds the place. We knew that it would be the best bet there - and we were right!

    Favorite Dish: We took two or three cakes, all of them quite heavy and large, sticky from the sweet sauce, full of calories and quite inexpensive. It took us two days to eat them up :-)

    Best bet for fresh cakes
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