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“Avoid like the Plague” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Panos Steak House

Panos Steak House
Angyras 7, Larnaka 6052, Cyprus
7000 1975
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Ranked #27 of 206 Restaurants in Larnaka
Cuisines: Steakhouse, International, Grill
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Avoid like the Plague”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

I do not understand the hype behind Panos Steak House. I can appreciate any restaurant that tries or at least has one dish which sets it apart from the rest. Panos steak house is, unfortunately, being lost. I had visited Panos Steak House last year and again one week ago with family. We ordered various dishes, none of which really left us happy. This is the experience you can expect.
Panos Steak House staff is friendly and accommodating. You will be seated immediately and delivered a frailing menu which has a plethora of dishes, most of which have no place in a steakhouse. While you choose your poison, you can enjoy the serenade of a tone deaf and heavy accented live music. Though the young girl who sings there is the purest of talents and sure to be a big name in the future, the same can not be said for the gentleman.
My order at ay steak house is a Medium Rare Fillet Steak with Peppercorn Sauce, the only steak that I ever chose and the yard stick for which all else are measured. It is served on an enormous plate and cooked to perfection but drowned in Peppercorn Sauce. Peppercorn Sauce, however, this is not. Poorly disguised with too much mustard, too much white pepper and too much bottled barbecue sauce. Smelling like cow dung (because of the white pepper), curry and vinegar, the sauce is as far from Peppercorn Sauce as you could get. There are peppercorns in the sauce, which is slightly redeeming, but the other ingredients shun the peppercorns completely. Along with your steak you are served a choice of potatoes, jacket, mash or the infernal chips as well as horrid boiled vegetables (carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, frozen) and too cold, too dry rice with chopped vegetables, also frozen.
At the end of your meal you are presented with a large selection of desserts, displayed in haphazard manner on a large platter. Display desserts, should appeal to the customer, not make him wonder how long they have been out of the fridge or where they may have been dropped. To be fair, you aren't served desserts from the platter, they are fresh, but not very good. Chocolate fudge is replaced with chocolate syrup in all cases (I'm not being a snob, I know chocolate, I love it, and "chocolate" syrup is a horrid replacement for rich, buttery, sickly fudge) and the portions are too large for a single person.
I remember Panos Steak House being one of my favourites. I had recommended it to several people and once said that it was the best steak house in Larnaca. Nothing could be further from the truth now. I don't know what happened or why, but Panos Steak House is a restaurant I will never be visiting again. There are better steak houses in Larnaca, and you should definitely be looking at somewhere else to spend your evening.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Larnaka, Cyprus
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Best steak house in Larnaca”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

We regularly eat at Panos Steakhouse and we have never been disappointed with the service or the food we have received. The staff are friendly, courteous and helpful. The menu is extensive and offers a wide selection from basic salads to prime Angus steaks. They serve food for every taste and preference. Our daughter is vegetarian and can always find something tasty. We would thoroughly recommend this restaurant for lunch or dinner.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Larnaka, Cyprus
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“Avoid it by all means!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

I'm not sure what people found in this Panos Steak House, but I had terrible experience there. The service was atrocious because: 1) the waitress had no clue about their menu and she couldn't describe even one meal to me, 2) the manager whom she called to help me was very arrogant and after two of my questions started becoming noticeably red from anger.
The food was horrible because: 1) the steak was almost not chewable and a better name for it would be shoe-bottom (no comparison to Hobos Steak House which is 10 times better for your steak enjoyment), 2) potatoes and vegies were also below average.
In conclusion: beside all these fancy looking interior designs and bla bla, the main two things: the food and the service are bad. Therefore, don't risk and avoid this Panos Steak House by all means!!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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“Amazing Steak House”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

We had great time at this restaurant two weeks ago.
The dishes were HUGE, service was great.
The prices are totally reasonable.

  • Visited March 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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“Another good meal..”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Have been here a few times now and have never been able to fault one thing. The menu is extensive, (not just steaks), I like their chilli beef/chicken.
The service is very professional, it's open pretty much all day and the location with fabulous sea views - what more could you ask.
Fabulous food and good value for money. They also have a free car park.
Live music at the weekend too I believe but cannot comment on that.

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