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O Kostas

#14 of 2,676 Restaurants in Athens
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Neighborhood:
Plaka
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5 Pentelis | Syntagma, Athens 10560, Greece
(+30) 2103228502
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Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cheap, fresh and tasty!

Cheap, fresh and tasty. You don't normally get all three of those things at the same place but Kosta's has it. The husband and wife team who run it are also exceptionally friendly and good at what they do. Get in early though as once they have sold all their meat for the day they close up. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
donga100
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Brisbane, Australia
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Dresden, Germany
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

By the comments here and other food blogs, expected to wait on the line, as I did (for 25 minutes), what I didn't expected was the completely regular taste of the food served. Nothing especial at all, had better for the same price range, a few blocka away.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cheap, fresh and tasty. You don't normally get all three of those things at the same place but Kosta's has it. The husband and wife team who run it are also exceptionally friendly and good at what they do. Get in early though as once they have sold all their meat for the day they close up. We missed out... More 

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Thank donga100
Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Each time in Athens a must place! Simply delicious and amazingly affordable. Everything is done freshly in front of your eyes. Waiting in line for some time is usually inevitable but worth every second of it.

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Boston, MA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would rate it 4 stars or even 5 stars for a souvlaki takeaway joint in Athens. It is not a restaurant and has not even one table. It is a fast food place which by the way is miles better than any American chain (McDonald's, KFC, etc). It is a bit overpriced for what it offers. Souvlakis are good... More 

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Athens, Greece
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82 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since my last visit I thought it was about time to write a review in english as well. Located 2 min from Syntagma square and metro station Kostas is keeping up his grandfather's tradition. I'm trying to pay a visit at least once every month but it's not always possible. The only disadvantage is that they (Kostas and his lovely... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A little bit overestimated place in my opinion. Nothing to say about the quality but the personnel were not so enthusiastic to work as I expected...By the way the meat wasn't seasoned well and the price was in the avarage (2,4€) free wifi available

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Warsaw, Poland
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Crowded place only with Greeks inside, a looong queue where you'll never know who is the last - but don't worry as the staff's got everything under control :) welcome to O Kostas! They serve here really good souvlaks with meat, white cheese, red onions, parsnip and chilli powder packed well in a chubby pita bread. It's a classic taste... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

For about 2 euros, you get the juiciest meats inside a fluffy warm pita. Best pita I've had hands down. Note: the front of the store says O kostas in Greek, as shown in the picture.

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Thank eatxplorer
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105 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

the place located in a very small place in Flaka IN Athens, but the que in very long at the lunch time with a locals.you can find the best souvlaki in Athens, ckean and fresh, don't think twicee, go!

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

This is the best Souvlaki I've ever eaten. Had both beef and pork. My only regret is that I was only able to go here once on a quick trip to Athens. Will always remember it whenever I eat Souvlaki anywhere else !

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5 Pentelis | Syntagma, Athens 10560, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Athens>  > Plaka
  • Neighborhood: Plaka
  • Phone Number: (+30) 2103228502

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children

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Staying in Plaka

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Plaka
Due to its proximity to the Acropolis, Plaka remains the area where the majority of foreign visitors stay and play. Its attractive features include small squares, some notable museums and the beautiful Mitropolis cathedral, as well as a host of places to stay, eat and drink. Its pedestrian zones make it a pleasant place to escape from the city’s notorious traffic. Adrianou and Kidathineon Streets contain a number of souvenir shops, offering classier items than you will find in the Flea Market. The most rewarding section to explore is the upper reaches towards the Acropolis itself, where many old stone houses with tiled roofs have survived. Up here you can find leafier corners and the odd quaint taverna with unobstructed views of the ancient rock.
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