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Kostas

#20 of 2,305 Restaurants in Athens
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5 Pentelis | Syntagma, Athens 10560, Greece
(+30) 2103228502
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best souvlaki!

It was the most tasty souvlaki we had in Athens. We had 3 souvlaki in pita and 2 beers for 11 euros! It's a tiny little place, not easy to find.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

It was the most tasty souvlaki we had in Athens. We had 3 souvlaki in pita and 2 beers for 11 euros! It's a tiny little place, not easy to find.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Very much above average small and inexpensive take out Souvlaki place a few blocks from the Parliament building. Juicy and flavorful pork wrapped in a pita with yogurt, onions, tomato, and parsley. It can be a busy place which speaks to its popularity among locals and tourists a like. Hours are pretty limited, something like 9 AM to 3 PM... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I've had some other pita souvlakis in Thassos, Greece, before. This one is delicious. The old guy prepares it in front of your eyes. It takes 2 minutes and it costs 2 euros. I've had two of them. A must go.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Focus on the appetizers, which are tasty and varied. Main dishes are nearly all fried and quite bland. Wine flows freely, and it can be quite loud.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Saw reviews for this place on Trip Advisor. Looked good so gave it a try. Very, very good souvlaki and a very good value. Two of us had 3 souvlaki pittas and 2 beers for 10 euros. Guy behind counter seemed very helpful. Only thing I would add is get ther dearly because they close at 230pm

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

For me it was the best souvlaki in Athens. The meat was juicy and the bread ("pita") was soft. Some people may find a little spicy, but I like spicy food. The only problem is that the place is very crowded, so you need to be a little patient.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This was by far the best soulvaki I had during my time in Greece. It's a small restaurant, but it's perfect for a quick bite (there seemed to be many locals there as well). The ingredients taste extremely fresh and the meat tender - all for an extremely low price! Would highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Soon after our arrival in Greece we had souvlaki at one of the more famous establishments near Monastiraki. Food there was OK at best. On our last day in Greece we found Kostas. All I can say is that the souvlaki we had that day was much better by a long shot. The only thing I regret is that we... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

You can't go wrong with Kostas' souvlaki. Very good and always fresh ingedients. Go early, as he doesn't stay open till late.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Just go there when you are peckish and want something fresh, tasty and good value. Hell even knock a few ice cold beers down, they have a good range. Super friendly people, ask about all the photos on the walls, the history is pretty cool. You won't be disappointed, we had 3 beef souvs, 2 beers and 1 bottle of... More 

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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

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Staying in Plaka

Neighborhood Profile
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.