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Improv Cafe and Resto

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Psirri / Gazi
Vegetarian, Vegan
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Iakhou 8 and Evmolpidon, Athens 11854, Greece
2130240875
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Description: Pure Vegetarian Restaurant (vegan) located inside the rock bar Volume...
Pure Vegetarian Restaurant (vegan) located inside the rock bar Volume 10All the dishes are 100% plant based. We offer a wide selection of starters, salads, main courses, daily specials, sandwiches and a range of desserts. If you are on a special diet e.g. gluten free or raw diet, you can still enjoy your dinner here! Just ask your server for the available options. We also have an extensive range of draft and bottled specialty beers, organic wine, smoothies, shakes, other spirits and soft drinks. Open Wednesday to Saturday from 6pm to 2am and Sunday from 12pm to 9pm
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great vegan food & music

I've been a lot of times in this pub-restaurant with my husband during our holiday in Greece. We are both vegan and we found a great variety of vegan food. We tried most of the dishes in the menu and we always enjoyed it; above all we enjoyed the uncheesecake made with cashews: it was very creamy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2013
LucyEmily2010
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Brescia, Italy
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  • Bar scene
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Brescia, Italy
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

I've been a lot of times in this pub-restaurant with my husband during our holiday in Greece. We are both vegan and we found a great variety of vegan food. We tried most of the dishes in the menu and we always enjoyed it; above all we enjoyed the uncheesecake made with cashews: it was very creamy and soft. I... More 

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Rome, Italy
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Terribly slow service for food that was not worth the wait. The falafel plate we ordered arrived a half hour after others in our group got their food and was nothing more than what you'd get at any fast-food shawarma takeout. Not sure what the fuss about this place is out, especially given all the choices in Athens for a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

We specifically called before to check they served brunch but when we arrived they said they had no brunch menu. When we queried it, we were presented with a menu with most items missing. Upon ordering, the first item took half an hour to come. Then one dish per person (there were 12 of us) arrived every half hour with... More 

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ImproVgr, Owner at Improv Cafe and Resto, responded to this review

Dear w0rldlywise, I am one of the owners at improV. I have arrived soon after you left and looked into the issue. This day we received a very unusual amount of volume for Sunday at a time working with a new cook (in training). That said, it is unacceptable that this delay was not communicated to you as it only... More 

Shanghai, China
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

Service here is super warm and friendly and the food is delicious. We had the vegetarian pot pie and the crust was to die for. Falafel, vegetarian gyro (seitan), salad, and fava bean dip were all absolutely delectable. Will definitely return.

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Ierapetra, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

We were there at Xmas.....went to try the vegan experience......we had the kids together!!!!what an experience!!!!!!!!!!!!!!perfect is the pumpin soup!!!!!!!!!!!!!great atmosphere!!!!!nice service!!!!super prices!!!!!!i would love to visit once again this restaurant and if i could i want to try ALL the dishes....can I?????????

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

My boyfriend and I were really keen to try this place during our stay in Athens as I'm vego and Improv was rated so highly on here. We had a fair bit of difficulty getting there, it's a bit of a walk away from the city centre and the neighbouring streets felt kind of... well... ghetto. Was a relief once... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

We were one gray-haired couple and one young couple. We all enjoyed the great vegan food, and the young couple was thrilled with the "cool atmosphere". Like a vegan pub. I didn't expect such terrific vegan food in Athens. We each ordered something different (souvlaki, tex-mex burrito, add-it-on, which is like an English breakfast, and ratatouille, and everyone was pleased,... More 

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Athens
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

What's happening in our city and our nation surely can't live anything intact.But still!There are places,people and smiles that can only be found at their best! Here is Improv restaurant.A place to feel like your place.Its like meeting old and new friends accompanied with great vegan dishes and beers that surely have a lot to tell!Sean and Dimitra are great... More 

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Vestal, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

The food was great. I had the vegan souvlaki and the cheesecake. Both were great, but the cheesecake was worth it's reputation. I don't usually like vegan cheesecakes. They feel too heavy and strange, but this I plan on trying to reproduce when I get home. The owners and employees are as nice as can be as well. There was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Great food! Exceptional vegetarian beers! Nice atmosphere and very pleasant people-owners&staff! Excellent job guys! Keep up the good work! C U again soon!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Iakhou 8 and Evmolpidon, Athens 11854, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Athens>  > Psirri / Gazi
  • Neighborhood: Psirri / Gazi
  • Phone Number: 2130240875

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian, Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

Pure Vegetarian Restaurant (vegan) located inside the rock bar Volume 10All the dishes are 100% plant based. We offer a wide selection of starters, salads, main courses, daily specials, sandwiches and a range of desserts. If you are on a special diet e.g. gluten free or raw diet, you can still enjoy your dinner here! Just ask your server for the available options. We also have an extensive range of draft and bottled specialty beers, organic wine, smoothies, shakes, other spirits and soft drinks. Open Wednesday to Saturday from 6pm to 2am and Sunday from 12pm to 9pm

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Staying in Psirri / Gazi

Neighborhood Profile
Psirri / Gazi
Side-by-side neighborhoods Psirri and Gazi provide some of the city’s prime nightlife. The almost claustrophobic streets of Psirri feature an interesting blend of original small businesses with the restaurants, cafés and bars that have recently sprouted up. The central artery of Agion Anargiron Street has lively places to eat or drink. Further west, you can visit the peaceful ancient cemetery of Keramikos, then cross busy Pireos Street to find yourself in Gazi. With the huge Technopolis performance and art complex converted from old gasworks at its heart, you really have to come at night to appreciate this maze of bars at its best, although a daytime stroll will allow you to admire the excellent street art.
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