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Kandouni Restaurant

#20 of 70 Restaurants in Oia
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Oia, Oia 84702, Greece
+30 22860 71616
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fine flavours - classy food

My husband and I have been travelling in Greece with our adult daughter for two weeks. We've eaten all meals in restaurants and they have generally been pretty good. But this was the first restaurant that had really classy food. We knew nothing about it. I just liked the look of it. White table... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
WendyOz011
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

My husband and I have been travelling in Greece with our adult daughter for two weeks. We've eaten all meals in restaurants and they have generally been pretty good. But this was the first restaurant that had really classy food. We knew nothing about it. I just liked the look of it. White table cloths always draw me in. Unfortunately... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

I found this restaurant while discovering Oia with my family, and felt in love with it at first eyesight. One of the owners who was serving us, was very friendly and knew how to sell, advising on dishes and saying that everything was fresh and that he ate what customers eat. All was well until I complained about my Lamb,... More 

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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

If you are anywhere on the island you must try Kandouni (also known as Candouni). It is a friendly, family-owned restaurant tucked away in the side streets in Oia. I would recommend watching the sunset and then head to dinner. We tried other sunset view restaurants and they did not compare. After the first night of dining at Kandouni we... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We had lunch at Candouni Restaurant after walking past several appealing restaurants in Oia. Candouni had a nice patio presentation and a differentiated menu posted outside. The deco and arrangements proportioned us a cozy lunch experience. Food was great with a clear identity with balanced seasoning and spices, while keeping the Greek cuisine tradition. Service was superb and price aligned... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We were recommended this restaurant by our hotel for an authentic Greek Easter Experience . When we arrived at 8pm we were very surprised to find only 2 tables occupied , and despite the welcoming proprietor were disappointed having paid a €35 taxi fare to get there and back . In the hope that the food would make up for... More 

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Quebec, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

My friends and I are so glad we fell upon this lovely little family run restaurant. The service was great and very friendly. We loved the food so much that we returned a second time during our stay. I would definitely say it was the best place in Oia. Plus, The decor is beautiful and atmosphere is lovely. I recommend... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

the fist view, we arrived for our Easter dinner for the set menu for that day, at fist everything looked good, but then the staff started fighting and they all seemed lost and panicked, we thought the were on their fist year running so we felt sorry for them, later we found out they have been running it for 14... More 

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FrancescaAsselin, Manager at Kandouni Restaurant, responded to this review

Mr. Byron, As you mentioned in your review, we have been open and running for 14 years now, and we are well established. Im sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay. You visited us on the night of our Easter celebration... which is for us greeks, one of our most meaningful celebrations. As you mentioned, that night... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

You may also see this spelled "Candouni" ... but no matter how you spell it, the food was outstanding. Fresh locally-sourced ingredients prepared in a creative, yet thoughtful manner. Friendly, tri-lingual (EN/FR/GR) service. It's a little difficult to find, but more than worth the effort. Save room for dessert!

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Cold Ash, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Family run authentic restaurant. Enjoyed the food great flavours service friendly and relaxed. Would recommend a visit . Nice to see a different part of Oia. Not cheap but nothing is in Oia.

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norwich
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11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Peer inside this place and it seems a little dates and even twee but it has lovely seating outside on a warm evening and the food is superb. Pros - Seasonal Local Food - Excellent friendly service. - Tucked away - The food is excellent (especially fish of the day and the lamb) Cons - Interior decor could do with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Oia, Oia 84702, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Cyclades  >  Santorini  >  Oia
  • Phone Number: +30 22860 71616

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Romantic

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