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Hippopotamus - CLOSED

Coral Bay, Paphos, Cyprus
26622780
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Cuisines: Mediterranean
Most recent review
- Oct 22, 2013
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15 reviews from our community

53% Recommend
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English first
Bristol, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

The Hippopotamus was taken over and named The Lekanto Restaurant & Taverna.we went in for a meal and were surprised to find that the staff had moved from the Corol King so for us we had a great night because we were being served by john -- his wife & brother inlaw Florin (2 Bob) who we have known for... More

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

This restaurant has now closed and it is no loss as it was probably the worst in Coral Bay. It's standards were consistent - consistently low that is. It has been replaced by another, Lekantos, which is completely different and well worth a visit.

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Wiltshire
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

We have visited the Hippopotamus Restaurant regularly on our annual visits to Paphos. It is situated halfway down the main street to Coral Bay beaches. Staff are always friendly and eager to please and there is a varied menu of good value food. My favourite is their pork fillets in a delicious sweet/sour sauce.

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cumbria
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198 reviews 198 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

After spending a few hours on the beach at Coral Bay we decided to look for something to eat in the town. We had a look at the menu outside and chose this place. There was alot of choice on the menu and the service was good. I had the vegetarian moussaka and thoroughly enjoyed it (not a vegetarian, just... More

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Dorset
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

Mediocre food, surly (male) service staff, over-priced compared to others and they have no understanding whatsoever of food allergies for those with restricted diet choices. We ate here just once and have nothing positive to say about the place, sorry !

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

The nice sounding set menu, and pleasant man at the door encouraged us to eat here on the second night. The childrens meals all came with free ice cream too. Four of us took our seats and asked for a carafe of red wine. We were told that they only did white & rose in carafe's. We always like to... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

we just got back from coral bay and chose to eat at hippos resturant as we have eaten there before and the food was lovely.......... however this time we went in there the food was not as nice my partner ordered the tomato soup and he had a peppercorn in his soup presumebly from the pepper steak he had ordered... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

My partner sent back her onion soup - tasted like dishwater! According to the surly waitress, the chef forgot to use any stock. The replacement mushroom soup appeared to come out of a tin. Her garlic mushrooms were inedible - they tasted like tinned mushrooms sautéed in salad cream and were served on a piece of sliced bread. One of... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

I refused to go in here the first few nights we were in the resort because of the huge hippo head stuck to the outside. Eventually my 2yo convinced me that the fish tanks and hippo head were a good thing. Pleasantly surprised, staff great food of good quality.

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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

Having originally been put off by the name, my family and I eventually decided to try the restaurant. After all it always appeared busy. Great choice of menu, containing quite a few of the typical Cypriot Dishes, including Dolmados, Kleftiko, Stifado, Kebabs and Lountza & Halloumi. Their kebabs have to be the best in Coral Bay, always succulent and never... More

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