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Akti Themistokleous 28, Platia Phreattydas, Piraeus 18536, Greece
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great choice for souvlaki.

Ilias got 4/5 from me because of what it represents. Not a fancy place at all but serving a very good souvlaki on the big size. The full portions are more than decent and considerably sized (around 8 euros), they come on a wooden plate and the meat is always properly done. If you have a particular... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
Maroula M
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Athens, Greece
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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Ilias got 4/5 from me because of what it represents. Not a fancy place at all but serving a very good souvlaki on the big size. The full portions are more than decent and considerably sized (around 8 euros), they come on a wooden plate and the meat is always properly done. If you have a particular wish for your... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Elias is an old traditional fish tavern where you go for have a proper fish meal. The location disadvantage -not being in the sea shore- is compensated from the food quality. Fried fish is their expertise, it's among the best ever tasted; grilled fish is equally good. Salads, sea food, fava and all the rest is of high standard. Ouzo... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We came here 3 nights in a row, this is beautiful hearty food. Dig in. The meals are very generous. Get the plate, you sort the kebab out yourself and its a wonderful experience. Would def go back here. They do a great take away, delivery or eat in. If you are staying around here make sure you go.

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Tirana, Albania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

A very good suvlaki restaurant,it was first opened by an Albanian named "Ilias" from who take and the name.You will find delicious and a plenty of pork and chicken meat ,try also the home wine.

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

My husband loves Gyros and this was his favourite place for a snack! We ate here about 3 times and the owner was always very friendly and welcoming, bringing out olives and flat bread while we waited for our Gyros. My husbands favourite gyros was the chicken & pork and mine was the chicken on a stick!! We made the... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

First of all I think you must change the title it's fish tavern not fist of course ! Anyway I 've known this particular taverna since 1994 and I must admit I have never found another fish taverna with such fresh fish,very well made in every recepie,very well served from simple and polite servants,excellent soup and fried fish ,and above... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2010

Massive portions and standard tasty souvlaki, with huge amounts of salt. The good thing about this place is you can sit outside. Lots of locals go here. There are some rumours locally about poor quality but come on... this is a souvlaki shop after all. Not gourmet souvlaki but definitely not the worst kind either.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2010

Typical Greek Gyro and Souvlaki (Kebab) restaurant, mostly used as for home delivery or take-away. There are a few tables in the restaurant's interior available as well as some outside seating tables (on the nearby square), usually used during summertime. This place focused mostly on quantity, rather voluminous portions and not on quality. The restaurant has been redecorated lately and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2008

Really nice one.. with good portions and better quality than most of the greek fast food-restaurants

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2008

Famous for generous portion. Pork gyros is really nice. Always very crowded with local population. It does also take-out and home delivery.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Akti Themistokleous 28, Platia Phreattydas, Piraeus 18536, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Piraeus Region  >  Piraeus

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 12
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, Greek

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