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“Great food and great service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Golden Sun - CLOSED

The Golden Sun
Georgiou Neofytou Avenue | Opposite the Ajax Hotel, Limassol 4006, Cyprus
+357 25 582280
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Price range: $13 - $20
Cuisines: Grill
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Reservations
London
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great food and great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2010

Just back from a week in Limassol. We checked out the local restaurants on Trip Advisor and The Golden Sun seemed to come out tops for food and value for money so we booked for Tuesday 5 October 2010 at 8.45pm. Maybe we eat early or maybe the locals just eat late - whatever - but we arrived at The Golden Sun (Trip Advisor's top rated restaurant in Limassol) at the appointed hour and.......the place was empty. We were the only diners for about 40 minutes. The Maitre D' was most attentive, the waitress service was fantastic, I asked for a local red wine recommendation and he didn't choose the most expensive bottle on the list. I had the mushrooms to start with (magnificent 10/10) followed by the steak (also magnificent 10/10). However, I could not cope with everything on my plate. They served chips AND rice and cooked vegetables AND salad.

By 10pm the place was about one third full and the atmosphere was much better. Total cost inc a 10% tip was about €80 for the two of us with wine and drinks. I would definitely recommend and don't worry if you are the only people in there!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Limassol, Cyprus
1 review
“Why oh Why Would you eat anywhereelse”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2010

The value for money in this restaurant is incredible, I have eaten here so many times, the portions are exraordinararly good, and extremely palatable, the best food you could hope to eat in Limasol, so why oh why do people keep missing the opportunity to eat at this friendly family run business.

I urge anyone who is visiting Limasol to at least go once, because believe me you will want to return, the food is that good

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London, United Kingdom
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“Iam Getting annoyed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2010

this site does not give me the space to explain, Andreas (80 yr old) his wife and family , Simply supply the best value for money, cleanest service, that makes the true tradition of a Cypriot welcome to thier Island, a very welcome experience, if you eat on the tourist strip after, you will soon realise your mistake.... opposite the Ajax hotel...

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Norfolk UK
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Best meal/ food i had in cyprus, lovely place, lovely staff, great value!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2010

The Golden Sun is opposite the hotel we were staying in on holiday- for the first week we wasted time walking down to the strip and eating at resteraunts there where the food was expensive and nothing but rubbish where quailty was concerened- however, one night we decided to try the golden sun and i wish we had have done this earlier as we would have eaten there for every night of the two weeks we were in cyprus for! One night i had chicken and chips, with salad which cost me around nine euros and my boyfriend had their homemade burger with chips and coleslaw- when the meals came out we were shocked- the portions were huge and his burger was like a 3 story burger with everything in it! he loved it and so did i- my chicken was good quailty and grilled- all their meat is very fresh and burgers are homemade in the restaurant- they pay extra to order in the best quality steaks and it is definately worth it- the next few nights i had literally a whole rack of ribs- they were huge! with chips, salad and onion rings which only cost me ten euros and i have never seen or eaten a whole rack of ribs before and the quality, taste and price is just unbeatable- the restaurant is not partcicularly busy as all resteraunts in limmassol are pretty much dead due to the euro ruining the economy and locals just not being able to afford to eat out- and the golden sun is not located on the main strip tourist area- it is 15 minutes (walking) or 5 minutes (driving) out of the main strip and opposite the ajax hotel which is how we discovered it. Next door to it is a restaraunt called the chargoal grill, which does similar food- this is not half as good for value, food quality or staff friendliness- but tends to be busier as it is run by younger staff and they do advertise better by covering the outdoors with lights so the golden sun next door doesn't take your eye as much- but inside it is such a beatiful clean restaraunt with bamboo like ceilings and lovely decor- it has plenty of tables and a nice cosy bar area too. The owner is an elderly man and his wife i believe and the man was very friendly, his wife was out the back so we didn't see her as much- he was a very helpful and kind man and deserves anyones custom, there are a few young people who help cook in the kitchen and sometimes serve and they are all family. One night we were in there, a group came in asking for a table for 20, there weren't many staff so they called the family up and they all turned up to help out and it was a lovely family atmosphere- everyone was chatty and down to earth, waited on us hand and foot and food and drink was fit for the queen! it honestly was amazing! i ordered a strawberry milkshake and it was huge when it came out, all whipped up and frothy with cream on top and chocolate sauce drizzled over it for 2 euros! You just must go to this resteraunt, evrything about it was lovely- also another thing to note is not just to read the menu they have outside the resteraunt as they only have a few dishes which are mostly steak- and for those like me who are a bit fussy and want more variety and don't like steak very much, this menu would turn some people away thinking they only have this small choice- this is why we didn't eat here earlier as i read the menu and thoought thats all they had- but when we went inside, we read the full menu and it has loads of variety including kids food aswell such as chicken nuggets, pizza, mini steaks etc so do go in and read the full menu- i honestly think that if they advertised better, they would be much busier, we watched atleast 3 couples go by, read the outside menu and walk away- we told the elderly man who owned it that he should show the full menu and his daughter who was back from england at the time also agreed with us! definately try it, we will be going back if we return to cyprus!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Limassol, Cyprus
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“KING KONG PORK CHOP you have to try!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2010

Opposite Ajax Hotel in Limassol we tried the Golden Sun Restaurant , definitelydid not regret it, big good quality food, very clean restaurant, family run, excellent food. Ended up going every night. Would definitely recommend the biggest pork chop ever seen!!!

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