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“TRADITIONAL TURKISH/GREEK TAVERNA - THE BEST IN KOS!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Serif Taverna

Serif Taverna
Platani, 85300, Greece
+30.22420.23784
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Ranked #51 of 432 Restaurants in Kos
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Bradford, United Kingdom
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“TRADITIONAL TURKISH/GREEK TAVERNA - THE BEST IN KOS!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012

20 years ago we were advised to go and eat at Serif's in Platani (a village just outside Kos town), 20 years later we are still eating there!!
That's how good it is!!
We visit Kos twice a year and we eat at Serif's most evenings, you look for a place where the locals go to eat, guess what! we are are now part of the locals!
Serif established his taverna in the 60's and he has been serving wonderful food ever since. This is a traditional taverna owned and run by a wonderful family, Serif and his wife Birgul, and their 3 sons Ali, Axmet and Orhan. These people are so kind, friendly and just fantastic at what they do, nothing is to much trouble for them!
The food is great, traditional Turkish/Greek cuisine, how Serif manages to cook all that food on his charcoal grill I don't know! You can go in to the kitchen and pick what ever you want to eat, take off the pan lids and try and decide what to eat, when everything looks so good it's not an easy decision to make! The food is fresh, prepared daily and is beautifully cooked, Serif is just fantastic!!
We sit outside and listen to the locals chatting, people say hello to us, it is such a friendly place to sit and eat, drink and be happy. Because we have been going for so many years and feel part of the family, we now have Serif's two grandchildren (Birgul & Serif) come and sit with us, what an absolute joy it is for us!
We are not the only people that have been going there for 20 years, Serif has many tourists that have been going there for many, many years, people from Holland, Germany, Sweden etc.
If you go to Kos, you must visit Serif's in Platani!!! you can get the bus, taxi, bicycle or even walk, it's well worth the effort!!!.....you will not be disappointed, it may well be the highlight of your holiday!!....You will return!!
Καλή όρεξη (enjoy your meal), Yammas!!!
Trevor & Amanda.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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