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Thanasis

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Monastiraki
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Mitropoleos 69, Monastiraki square, Athens 10555, Greece
+30 210 324 4705
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very good veal !

We stopped there for a little dinner. Nice place with very good meal. Only note I can say : the waiter wasn't that attentive to his clients.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
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Papeete, French Polynesia
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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London, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

We stopped here on our first night in Athens and enjoyed it so much that we went there again on our last night. It's a no frills restaurant with pavement seating just off Monastiraki Square. We had pitta bread and Tzatziki which was the best pitta and Tzatziki I've had for starters and then the chicken Souvlaki, which is a... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Fresh fast and tasty The kabab is a must have dish .... Comes with pita and onion simple but surprising Very recommended for Athens visitors

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Papeete, French Polynesia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

We stopped there for a little dinner. Nice place with very good meal. Only note I can say : the waiter wasn't that attentive to his clients.

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Athens, Greece
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163 reviews 163 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

Thanasis kebab is very famous in Grecece. Locate in Monastiraki sq near metro train station of Monastiraki. Open all day till late. Many tourists are coming to try Greek food. You can sit inside and outside. Of course Lebanese or Egyptian kabob are much better. Price are middle. Service not very good cos so many people .... Try it.

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Ghent, Belgium
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

Good food for very reasonable price. You can tased freshly grilled kebaps here, also salads are pretty good and portions enough for two! Staff is smiling and in a good-mood :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

They don't offer many, but good enough for a typical meal in Athen. If you like meat, try it, you will like the meat here. We ordered one plate to try, then we decided to order the second.......

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Kuala Lumpur
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53 reviews 53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We were impressed by the food here on two separate occasions. The price was reasonable notwithstanding the highly touristy location. It's a good place to grab a souv for dinner if you're staying among the hustle and bustle of things. If you are interested in spicy food, I would suggest the hot chillies, saganaki and pita as a great combination... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This place serves the best chicken Kalamki (small shish skewers), souvlaki (larger skewers) and gyros (on the turner). Got take away twice and ended up eating in once too. The take away food is really reasonably priced too and while eating in is more expensive the food is so tasty and filling it is worth it? Thank you to the... More 

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Medford,MA
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83 reviews 83 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

After reading numerous positive reviews of Thanasis I decided to try it for a 'light' dinner since it is an easy walk from my hotel. Decidedly mixed experience. I was by myself which probably screams one-time visitor and I had two problems right off the bat. Having had a large-ish lunch I carefully asked the server if it was possible... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This restaurant was a great slouvaki stop. We knew this street was nicknamed "kebab street" and the food certainly satisfied our craving for good slouvaki. There is inside and outside seating and it can accommodate larger groups of people. The pricing was very reasonable for the amount of food. Staff spoke English and was very friendly. There were 4 of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Mitropoleos 69, Monastiraki square, Athens 10555, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Athens>  > Monastiraki
  • Neighborhood: Monastiraki
  • Phone Number: +30 210 324 4705

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine

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Staying in Monastiraki

Neighborhood Profile
Monastiraki
Monastiraki is a souvenir-hunting enclave with a difference. Apart from the dramatic backdrop of the Acropolis, its network of alleys and pedestrianized streets surround the remains of both the Greek and Roman agoras, adding the quaint concept that this is where the ancients also came to shop. Named after the tiny monastery church at its center, Monastiraki Square is a lively spot by day or night, with street peddlers vying for your attention to sell you nuts and sweets. Down beside the metro station, the official Flea Market is an unbroken row of souvenir shops until you come to antique-oriented Platia Avissinias, while Pandrossou Street on the other side of the square offers more tourist shopping. The pedestrianized street beside the Greek Agora is lined with cafés offering fine views.