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“Greek delight in Oostende” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Kreta

Kreta
Hertstraat 7, Ostend 8400, Belgium
059.70.60.33
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Ranked #121 of 282 Restaurants in Ostend
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Antwerp, Belgium
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65 reviews 65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Greek delight in Oostende”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

We've been there several times: in Athens and in Oostende, in the family run restaurant 'Kreta'. We know what Greek food should taste like, what the atmosphere should be ... and 'Kreta' comes close. You will not be disappointed. You can have mixed mezze (22€ for two) and a main course (around 22€ pp.) and then you are stuffed. Have a Greek rosé wine to go with it and your bill is around 70€ for two. The staff is very friendly: 'madame' serves at the bar, son en daughter serving, and dad is the chef. Reservations are necessary: it's always full there.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Leeds, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Excellent value & friendly service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

My wife & I were in Ostend for a weekend break and didn't really know any of the restaurants near the Kursaal Casino so we just walked around the area (there are plenty of places to eat) and chose the Kreta because it was fairly full so we reckoned it must be OK.

It turned out that OK was an understatement!

We chose a lamb tableau which came with a fine selection of salad, vegetables, pasta & rice together with a couple of beers. It was really good food and the portions were generous so we were unable to finish everything!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Very Good Greek Food with friendly staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012

We were surprised at the amount of Greek Restaurants in Ostend. We decided to call into Kreta after passing by. It was full on a Sunday evening so thought it must be ok. We were welcomed with a selection of tapas. As the portion sizes are large in Belgium we opted for a main only. I had mousakka. It was delicious. Again, a very large portion, but quality as well as quantity. Chris has Lamb Chops (he said were "gorgeous"), which came with salad and bread, then it also came with rice, potatoes and pasta. There was too much food in honesty. It would have fed 4 people, so best go in if you are very hungry as we couldn't eat it all. But very nice food, lovely wine and a very nice atmosphere. A very enjoyable experience.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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