Kos Island Restaurants

  • Niko's Mother ....at work!
    Niko's Mother ....at work!
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    Local cuisine at Oromedon
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    Taverna Oromedon, Kos: The Restaurant that Has it ALL !

    by greekcypriot Written Apr 19, 2011

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    The beautiful Sunset
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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!”

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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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    Fish and seafood
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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

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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 ;-)

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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
    Best bet for fresh cakes

    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 :-)

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    Serif: Turkish food at its best

    by gale.blog.pl Updated Jun 4, 2006

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    Serif

    I put the 'local' category here for a reason: Kos is physically very close to Turkey and although Greeks and Turks are not best friends, Turkish culture and people of Turkish origin are widely tolerated in Kos.

    In Platani, south-west of Kos town we stopped on our way to Asklepieio. We knew that the village was mainly inhabited by Turks and expected a good lunch in one of the restaurants surrounding the main square. We chose Serif.

    Favorite Dish: A light lunch for two with a bottle of retsina cost EUR 13.50 and it was marvelous. I'm so sorry to admit that I don't remember what we had... it was red pepper stuffed with cheese, cheese sticks in thin pastry... god, I can't recall the menu :-(

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    ooops, I forgot the name :-(: Best frappe on a hot day

    by gale.blog.pl Updated Jun 4, 2006

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    Although the service lady could smile at least once (she never did), we visited the cafe almost every day. It's shady garden backing Ancient Agora offers a lovely rest on a sunny mid-day. What's important is that the place is most often visited by locals which is a very good recommendation.

    Favorite Dish: Every day we had frappe (EUR 2.50). I saw people drinking juices, cola and enjoying ice cream.

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    Australia: One of the Best Ones

    by gale.blog.pl Updated Jun 4, 2006

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    Australia

    This is a close-to-a-minimum tavern run by a mother and a daughter. It looks add, not to say uninteresting. You'll be shocked though by the taste and low price of their meals, as well as the warm and hospitable atmosphere.

    The menu is limited to a few dishes. That's why you can be sure that what you get is 'fresco' ;-)

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    Nisiotiko: Credit Cards, Phonecards... :-)))

    by gale.blog.pl Updated Jun 4, 2006

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    Too Much Light

    Tigaki is a village located on northern coast of Kos. It's famous for lovely beaches. Actually Tigaki occupies on e street running from seashore to Kos' main road. In the street, going South you'll find Nisiotiko on the left.

    We were served an honest lunch at moderate price by a kind waiter, probably the owner's son. At the end I asked him whether they accepted credit cards. 'Credit cards, phonecards, whatever' - said the guy and blinked his eye smiling widely :-)

    Nisiotiko is a place worth visiting for its great food and kind service.

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    Mike's Tavern: Popular Place

    by gale.blog.pl Updated Jun 4, 2006

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    Located in Lambi, North-East corner of the island, the tavern is the favourite place of the Swiss. It has a rich menu and offers a wide variety of different dishes at honest prices.

    The tavern seems to be full of guests practically at all times. People seem to be very fond of it and of its owner who offers his companion to the best customers.

    I was a little annoyed and left the place after 30 minutes of waiting for a bill, leaving a kind note.
    It took the waiter 10 minutes to come to my hotel and apologize.

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    Taverna Nestoras: Nestoras Bros

    by gale.blog.pl Updated Jun 4, 2006

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    Tavern Interior

    The tavern is run by Kostoglou Brothers. As far as I noticed, both brothers serve customers.

    It's not far from the city of Kos, on the way from Kos to Agios Fokas hot springs, to the left of the road, in Psalidi.

    We had a georgeous meal consisting of the following: fried eggplant with garlic paste, onion soup, whitebait (a sort of tiny fried fish) and bougiourdi (cheese variety baked with tomato sauce and spices). All that accompanied by a bottle of Malamatina retsina.

    The bill amounted to less than EUR 20 and we had to stay in the tavern a little longer than we planned - we were so filled up with the marvelous meal.

    Taverna Nestoras serves food and drinks in a very pleasant interior well shielded from winds, as well as on sea shore. Major credit cards are accepted.

    The place is definetely worth visiting for its cuisine, service and atmosphere :)

    Favorite Dish: Bougiourdi!!!

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    Taverna Faros: Real Greek Night

    by gale.blog.pl Updated Jun 4, 2006

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    Greek Night

    We had a couple of dinners there. One of them was accompanied by a 'Greek Night', a show for foreign tourists.

    The tavern offers very nice atmosphere, tasteful food at decent prices. You'll enjoy a pleasant sea view, especially at sunset.

    Favorite Dish: Cheese saganaki :-)

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