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“Wondeful!” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Arxaion Gefseis

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Arxaion Gefseis
22 Kodratou Str, Kifisia, Athens, Greece
30210-5239661
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Ranked #54 of 91 Restaurants in Kifisia
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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“Wondeful!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

Such a wonderful place!! I really enjoy that place!

Visited April 2012
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English first
Athens, Greece
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“a unique experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2010

If you are a fan of history and ancient Greece you should definitely go to this restaurant once. The food is good, nothing spectacular, but this is not the point. The point is to have the experience of what ancient greek cuisine tasted like as all the recipes are ancient greek recipes. The decoration follow the same ancient greek theme, and so are the dancers who will appear from time to time to give a performance.
The cutlery used are only spoons since that's how ancient greeks used to eat their food.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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usa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“A must while in Athens, even for foodies!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2010

This is not your average theme restaurant, where the gimicks get you in and the food leaves you unsatisfied. The food here is absolutely wonderful. My cousin, who lives in Athens, took us to Arxaion Gevseis (Ancient tastes) after she had left loving it once before. I'm so happy we went and it is an absolute must, as you won't experience anything like it anywhere else. Ancient Greeks ate very differently - yet not TOO differently - so you'll be intrigued by the menu, but not turned off by it. From our starters and salad to our delicious mains, everything was to die for. I'm in the food editing business, so have really high standards, and I loved every dish here. They give you a sampling of an Ancient Greek wine/honey/flower water drink when you sit down; that's gorgeous as well.

The atmosphere is perhaps the only thing lacking, but it's warm and inviting and the food and service more than make up for it. There's outdoor seating in the summer, which looked like it would be lovely, but alas we went in winter and it was raining.

I can't say enough about this place. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Athens, Greece
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“A unique experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2009

A restaurant that is inspired by ancient Greek recipies (They even list the passage from which they based it on). The food is delicious and the atmosphere superb: music with only flute and lyre was played at the speakers and the waiters/waitresses wear ancient-looking clothes. Mind that there is no fork (just like ancient Greece, but that does not degrade the experience at all ;)

My only complaint: it is relatively expensive, but it IS a high class restaurant and the dishes are fairly large.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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