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“Fantastic new place” 4 of 5 stars
Review of D.O.T

D.O.T
Athinas 6A (Famagusta Gate), Nicosia 1016, Cyprus
22101228
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Ranked #76 of 256 Restaurants in Nicosia
Cuisines: Mediterranean, International
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Nicosia, Cyprus
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Fantastic new place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Whilst on my way to another restaurant, we came across DOT.

To have an open kitchen where you can see what is happening is bold and tells you that they have nothing to hide, so we thought we would give it a shot.

The menu is refreshingly simple - there is just one page that is changed regularly they told us. There is a lot to choose from and in the end we just had the 5 starters.

The food was excellent and there were some really unusual, but very tasty flavour combinations that I had not had before.

Well worth another visit for the rest of the menu :)

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Nicosia, Cyprus
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“A gem of a new restaurant in Nicosia”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I went to D.O.T a week ago with few friends, one who had already visited the restaurant several times because he thinks it is just that good. I certainly now agree with him as the place gets it right with the deco (fairly simple and minimal, yet cosy), service (very very friendly all around) and the food.

We shared a salad between the three of us to start of with, a fresh light (and huge) thing with bulgur wheat on it. I shared a veggie burger and a wholewheat pasta dishes with a friend. The burger was an excellent one, as a vegetarian I have gone through a lot of them and this one is probably the best I've ever had - it actually tasted like food, not an artificial slap of undefined ingredients. In all honestly the pasta was not the most exciting one but I was pleased to see wholewheat pasta option in a restaurant as this is not very common. The winelist had local drinks on it, including my favourite Xynisteri one so overall I was superpleased with everything. Now all I hope the place keeps up with the quality in the time to come.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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192 reviews 192 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
“Salads to kill for.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Our group of 9 ordered some of each appetiser; what a treat! The salads are simply delicious. I Just wish I had ordered the salmon or the beef because they looked way better than my chicken fillet. The atmosphere is delightful, the building is unique and decorated tastefully, the staff are excellent. Directly across the road is the old Venetian city wall, fascinating. This is the best I have dined at in Cyprus.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Nicosia, Cyprus
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Without fault”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Loved the rustic ambiance. The food was delicious - great portions! The waiting staff was attentive and helpful. Overall a wonderful experience.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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cyprus
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97 reviews 97 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
“went twice in the same week!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We went to DOT as guests of two very good friends and we fell so much in love with the place that we returned the same week with our children for a birthday celebration. It is so rare to find a combination of excellent service, interesting, healthy food and reasonable prices in Nicosia, that I felt I had to write the first review of this new discovery. I loved the salmon, the fish was excellent, the salads with a unique dressing out of this world and the dessert (a local pastry with a twist, the 'daktyla' filled with ginger and figs) a culinary experience! I am a fussy eater given various health issues but the staff was so willing to accommodate all my special requests (something again very rare in Nicosia!). My only negative comment about the place is that it gets noisy, so pick a table closer to the outside seating area since the further inside you are the noisier it is.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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