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“Modern Greek in a Lovely Setting” 5 of 5 stars
Review of 2MAZI Restaurant

2MAZI Restaurant
48 Nikis St. | Plaka, Athens 10558, Greece
210 322 2839
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Ranked #34 of 2,264 Restaurants in Athens
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Ascot Vale, Australia
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“Modern Greek in a Lovely Setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Restaurant called in advance to advise that the indoor seating was closed for renovations and dining was only outdoor - the Athenian autumn was turning chilly so they wanted to know if this was ok with us - we promised to rug up as after reading reviews we really wanted to try it out. While it was fresh it wasn't too cold - and food, service and ambiance did not disappoint. We were a group of 4 and shared about 5 appetisers - all delicious - and we each had a main. The lamb shanks proved to be the winner on the night, but the beef fillet and tenderloin also were good. We were way too full for dessert as meals were quite substantial. Cannot wait to come back again perhaps in summer so we can enjoy the hot summer nights in the courtyard!!!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Connecticut
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52 reviews 52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

We ate at 2 Mazi during our trip to Athens. We ate in the Courtyard of the restaurant because it was a beautiful evening.
The food from start to finish was excellent and unique in flavoring. The service was spot on.
The wines were delicious. It was a pleasant dining experience. We would definitely go back if we were to visit Athens again.
My only issue is a minor one. The waiter tried to get us to buy an after dinner drink that we were given free at every other restaurant in Greece (even at lunch.) Our hotel in Mykonos even gave us a free bottle of it. We did not express any interest in the drink but he was pushing us to buy it.
Overall the experience was terrific. But I took points off due to the pushy waiter.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New Haven, Connecticut
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“Nice Dinner in the Courtyard at 2Mazi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

2mazi turned out to be a nice find. Having seen their courtyard and how attractive it was, we decided to dine here rather than the dining room, as it was a clear, beautiful night. We had orzo and also a lamb dish not completely described in the menu, but turned out to be braised lamb shank. The orzo was tasty, but I really enjoyed the lamb shank, the best I've ever had. We both ordered glasses of house wine, which was excellent. An outstanding dessert completed our experience. Service was good, but it was interesting seeing the waitstaff carry the dishes out on the sidewalk from the adjacent restaurant's kitchen. We hope they can solve this issue in the future. The cost was equivalent to a moderately priced restaurant in New York. A nice dinner, overall.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Wonderful modern interpretation of Greek food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We concur with the other TripAdvisor reviewers who loved this restaurant! We had the 12 course tasting menu (which was more like 17 courses.) All were interesting and flavorful. It was 50 Euros per person, but a lot of food. The courses were generally brought on plates with 4 or 5 courses. The only thing that would have made it better would have been wine pairings--we started with white by the glass, which went fine with the early courses, but then switched to red--and then a bunch of seafood courses that would have paired better with white were served. The waiter didn't seem to know what the chef was planning, so really couldn't advise us. Better communication with the front of the house would have improved things, but the kitchen is top notch!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Durango, Colorado
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“2Mazi”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Check your bill. We were charged for a glass of wine we didn't order. Food was good but experience was tainted by discrepancy.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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