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Kandouni Restaurant

#14 of 70 Restaurants in Oia
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Oia, Oia 84702, Greece
+30 22860 71616
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 201
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  • 64
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Our best meal in Oia

Wonderful service and spectacular food in a quiet location away from the sunset crowds. Our food selections were perfect with wine to match. A hidden gem.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 8, 2014
Andrew W
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Orange, Australia
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Orange, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Wonderful service and spectacular food in a quiet location away from the sunset crowds. Our food selections were perfect with wine to match. A hidden gem.

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Malta
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We visited Oia a second time specifically as a result of a strong recommendation to dine at this restaurant. And boy were we rewarded! This restaurant is undoubtedly one of the foremost, most authentic and genuine Greek restaurants in Santorini. A GENUINELY family run restaurant in a truly authentic setting, this restaurant is cosy, welcoming, authentic and, above all serves... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

hidden away from the main walkway, the atmosphere was charming, the service and food wonderful. a nice selection of local santorini wines and the hostess knew them all and took extra time to make sure we selected one that we would enjoy. traditional greek cuisine with fresh seafood, succulent lamb, tasty salads. both the food preparation and the ambiance were... More 

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New York, New York, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Great 'off the tourist path' restaurant in Oia! We visited Kandouni this October for our 1 year anniversary as a recommendation from our hotel Canaves Oia an couldn't have enjoyed it more. The staff was friendly and highly accommodating, the food was well prepared with many traditional options, but top quality! Look forward to going back when we return.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Went there for dinner on first night in Santorini with family. Nice restaurant with unique deco. Run by family owners who are very nice to children and offered great hospitality and even gave us a map of Oia and explained the places of interests around in town. Overall very friendly place to eat.

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We ate in Kandouni on our last night on our October stay and as the weather was getting cooler having the option of outdoor or beautiful indoor setting and good food was the perfect way to end our trip. The menu is not big but has some very well prepared choices.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Upon our first night in Santorini we found ourselves at a loss for where to eat with the many charming restaurants and wonderful menus available. We stumbled upon Candouni - a family run restaurant of Greeks who live in Canada but (presumably?) come down in the summers to run the restaurant. Our waiter was the son of the chef (mama!)... More 

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London
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This restaurant is in a small alley off the main street about 30 seconds from Roka which I loved...! My partner had a terrific meal. Mine was average. €115 for 3 courses for 2 people was about double what we paid everywhere else we ate. He would recommend the lamb. I'd recommend the chocolate soufflé!

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Durban, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

The place is very comfortable and the food was incredible! Thank you for a firendly evening. The desserts were lovely!

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Thames Ditton, null, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We came across this hidden gem by accident, as it is down a very small alley. We were impressed by the friendly staff and the lovely romantic atmosphere. It is enclosed and lit by candles in the wall with the wax allowed to pour out and solidify like many pieces of coral. The menu was well set out and we... 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: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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