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Thanasis

#201 of 2,305 Restaurants in Athens
#223 of 2,446 Places to Eat in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
Monastiraki
As featured in Best Food in Athens
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Mitropoleos 69, Monastiraki square, Athens 10555, Greece
+30 210 324 4705
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Don't forget the Sauce

Had a very good kebab here, rolled in a warm pita with roaster tomato and onion. The place is packed so service is functional, fast and Practical, no personal touch, but it's worth a visit for lunch. The food was tasty and reasonably priced! I like my kebab or souvlaki with Tzatziki so tip is order... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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English first
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Loved the authentic greek food, fabulous bustling ambience in a busy tourist area. The food simple yet delicious, great service and genuinely nice waiters, which made a nice change since I live in the Middle East. The waiters were good to recommend dishes and quick to replenish your drinks. Would thoroughly recommend the skewer chicken, the tsatsiki here is a... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

It was the only restaurant where we ate twice, a chicken souvlaki for lunch and mix plate of kebaps for dinner. Both of the food portion is enough to serve two people.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Had a very good kebab here, rolled in a warm pita with roaster tomato and onion. The place is packed so service is functional, fast and Practical, no personal touch, but it's worth a visit for lunch. The food was tasty and reasonably priced! I like my kebab or souvlaki with Tzatziki so tip is order it separately...

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Bucharest, Romania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

If you are houngry and searching for a quick snack try the gyros at this place. Nice hot with a lot tzatziki at a very good price and service.

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Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is a steal! Great food, ambience, and in the heart of the Plaka. We went with 17 persons and everyone raved about the food. Give it a try. You'll love it. We went back second time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Thanasis was recommended to me by a friend back home in Australia. We had souvlaki lunch here, the veal was perfect and the chicken was great. 2 souvlaki & 1 x 1/2 litre wine plus large water was €24. Excellent value for top meal. Great sitting here watching the world go by.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Upon arriving in Athens, my husband and I walked around in the Plaka district and had lunch at the yummy Thanasis! Hubby had researched it ahead of time and heard it was the best souvlaki in town. Well, it certainly did not disappoint! We even went back a second time about a week later for lunch. Both times we split... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We been here twice during our one and half week stay in Athens, one in peak lunch hour and one in mid afternoon. Both time this place is quite busy and staff are very efficient. On our first visit, our pork kebab is soft and tasty but the chicken one is bit dry, the pita bread is over heated so... More 

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Zagreb, Croatia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

My children absolutely loved this place, actually we visited two on the same street. Their food is very good if you want to enjoy "street food", the waiters are quick and friendly and the prices are very reasonable. It's fun to watch them prepare the food, you can't not be hungry!

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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Well, we been there with some greek friends. They drove us trough some greek plates, very tasty and fine. By the end of the dinner we were surprised with a very small price. It feels so good we were there for lunch 3 days after. Enjoy!

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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: Japanese, Pizza, 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.