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Benikos Greek Gourmet Taverna

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Planos, Tsilivi 29100, Greece
302695044982
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9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 578
    Excellent
  • 119
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Brilliant

Visited 3 times. Made to feel at home, felt as though we had known Becky n Niko for ever. Jovial banter. Food to die for. Will have no hesitation visiting again next August 2016. Recommended by Julie n Shaun, not wrong.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Tomliwandme
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Malton
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Malton
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited 3 times. Made to feel at home, felt as though we had known Becky n Niko for ever. Jovial banter. Food to die for. Will have no hesitation visiting again next August 2016. Recommended by Julie n Shaun, not wrong.

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Skipton
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had 2 superb meals here during our holidays last summer. Tsilivi has many good Tavernas but Beniko's is certainly in my top 3. The food is fantastic - as you would expect - with a wide ranging menu - something for everyone and at very reasonable prices. If unsure - just ask. But what sets this place apart is... More 

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Oslo, Norway
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Benikos tavern is the best tavern.We visited this restaurant on our first night in Tsilivi. I love this place. Food is delicious and really good value .Seafood platter was plentiful and yummy. Very friendly atmosphere from all staff. Thank you everyone at Benikos for being part of our wonderful holiday.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

This was a very friendly restaurant ... I was always full ... I had to leave it later in the evening only to find table after three attempts. The best quality food we had on the island so far after years of going to Islands. Excellent service and excellent staff. Thank you for you caught clay pots for ...

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

I am amazed by some reviews on this Taverna. We visited at the end of the season and were entertained not only by Niko, Yannis and their organist/vocalist but by the other patrons too. How Greek is that? This is run by a Greek family and as the 'entertainment' is usually spontaneous it must surely be more 'real' than the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is more suited to English people who want to eat English food while pretending they taking in the Greek culture. We went on Greek night and immediately regretted the decision, it was just so over the top and loud. The menu is huge which makes me wonder how fresh the ingredients are. The food was nice(ish) but nothing... More 

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benikos, Owner at Benikos Greek Gourmet Taverna, responded to this review

We are very sorry that you didn't enjoy your evening with us. Our Greek nights are only held every so often. In no way was it forced, we are pleased that everyone was having a good time, not necessarily drunk though, but you must remember that people were on holiday too. If you were to visit a taverna full of... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

We wanted somewhere serving traditional Greek food & this place had great reviews. When the taxi turned up outside I knew I had made a mistake by going on the reviews I had read! The staff we're lovely but this is a restaurant for English people wanting English style food in an English environment. If you want great authentic food... More 

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benikos, Owner at Benikos Greek Gourmet Taverna, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment and sorry you were disappointed but yes the majority of our customers in September are British but in no way is our menu catered for the English. All of our starters are Greek, we have a full Greek cuisine section, fresh local fish. In no way is our food "English style" as you put it. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Found this gem on our 2nd night and returned here every night after that. Great choice on the menu and Nikos and Becky are superb hosts. Even ran us back to our apartment on a few occasions when the weather was bad. Would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant.

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Lancashire
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

Ate here based on previous trip advisor reviews. Have to say the food is amazing and the staff are so friendly. Becky is very cheery and helpful on deciding what to eat. Will definately come back here next time we are in Tsilivi ☺ xx

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Enter as strangers, leave as friends is this restaurants by word. Nikos is a gentleman with a huge heart and we love him. Sorry Becky! The food is cooked by the family for customers who become family. Traditional, freshly cooked food, so you may have to wait but the entertainment is constant. Live music, Nikos, conversations with other diners and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Planos, Tsilivi 29100, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Ionian Islands  >  Zakynthos  >  Tsilivi
  • Phone Number: 302695044982

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 21
  • Cuisine: Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 am

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