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Nikos the Fisherman

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Old Village Kouloutoufari | Old Village Koutouloufari, Hersonissos, Crete 70014, Greece
2897021945
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Absolutely amazing, even for people that don't love fish

We had a wonderful meal here end of April. Although I personally have never been a lover of fish, it was one of the best meals of my life. The garlic mushrooms were to die for, and I have never had such tasty fried shrimp. Normally frying shrimps diminishes the taste, but not when Cleopatra makes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We had a wonderful meal here end of April. Although I personally have never been a lover of fish, it was one of the best meals of my life. The garlic mushrooms were to die for, and I have never had such tasty fried shrimp. Normally frying shrimps diminishes the taste, but not when Cleopatra makes them! We also tried... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is highly recommendable. Not only for it's subliminal and exquisite seafood but just as much for the friendly and always smiling waitress Sylvia. Driven as a family restaurant with the father as the fisherman, the mother as the cook and the daughter as waitress this restaurant is definitely worth a visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

This place is awesome The food and hospitality is outstanding Very cosy family restaurant We eat 2 times in Nikos the fisherman but will come back soon in this lovely place

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Billund, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We were recommended to go there and it was very nice. Roula is cooking her dishes and she offered us great greek food. The service was nice, everything was clean and we could not find something to complain about. Prices were reasonable. We recommend it although we did not try any fish there! We are not fish lovers!

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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82 reviews 82 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The food is really great and tastefull but the owner (Nikos) is wandering around, quite drunk, which gives the place a rather akward atmosphere. His wife and daughter are doing everything to make you happy, so please enjoy their meals and forget about nikos.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Stayed in resort of koutoulifiori in September for 10 days & visited this restaurant 3 times because it was such good food. This was a must go to place to eat. Mammas amazing potatoes and great Greek classical food

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Southam, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Other reviews will tell you about how fantastic the fish dishes are. And they are right. Many of the tavernas in Kouloutoufari will claim to be home cooking, and they might be. But this is the real deal. Nikos catches the fish, Sylvia (daughter) waits at tables and Mum cooks the meals with passion. Food is excellent tasting and served... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Definitely the best restaurant we ate in Piskopiano. Fish was definitely very fresh and thanks to Cleopatra, our nights on the patio were amazing! Thanks and we will be back!

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Northampton UK
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Whilst there are many places to eat in Koutouloufari this is the best for fish and the special of the day for meat lovers is excellent. We ate here three times in the two weeks we were in Crete and on each occasion the food just got better. Nikos does the fishing, so any fish of the day is always... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Went here three times during a two week holiday good food nice atmosphere friendly staff,some of the dishes a little on the dear side but all food delicious. Be aware that here as in most of the restaurants in the area you get charged for the bread even if you didn't order it. But this place is really worth a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Old Village Kouloutoufari | Old Village Koutouloufari, Hersonissos, Crete 70014, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Hersonissos
  • Phone Number: 2897021945

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Greek

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