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“No arguments here, best meal we've had in Greece” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tis Pandoras

Tis Pandoras
Ammoudi Harbor, Oia 84702, Greece
+30 2286072067
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Ranked #49 of 70 Restaurants in Oia
Cuisines: Greek
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Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Montreal, Canada
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“No arguments here, best meal we've had in Greece”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2011

Delightful meal, service is not only excellent, but given with smiles and much concern about our satisfaction. We ordered two appetizers, which were outstanding. One was eggplant smothered in mozarella, garlic tomato sauce and Parmesan, while the other was baked feta with garlic and hot peppers. We knew we were in for treat the moment we dove into them. My wife ordered fresh fish suggested by the owner, which was excellent, while he prepared a large dish of lobster spaghetti, including two small crabs, for myself. Unfortunately, I didn't care much for the crabs, and tried to hide them underneath the lobster shell, so as not to insult him, but, when he found them, he felt so bad that he gave us free dessert. He also gave us two glasses of raki, a strong Greek liqueur. Finally, the cappuccinos were the best we have ever had! We were so pleased, in fact, that we are going back again tonight!

  • Visited July 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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  • English first
  • French first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Airlie Beach, Australia
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367 reviews 367 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 105 cities Reviews in 105 cities
225 helpful votes 225 helpful votes
“great food and waterside dining”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2011

We walked down the 242 steps to Ammoudi Bay and chose Pandoras for its imaginative menu. We sat right next to the water in this sparkling bay below Oia, with an everchanging panorama of fishing boats and ferries.

It was our last day in Santorini and a we enjoyed a laid back lunch with fine food and wine. We chose a Greek salad (of course) to accompany the mandatory dips and were wise to only order as far as the main course, because it was a large serve. We chose the spaghetti marinara (actually it was linguini), with generous lashings of prawns, mussels and fish - delicious.

The service was excellent.

  • Visited June 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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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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106 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 68 cities Reviews in 68 cities
357 helpful votes 357 helpful votes
“Excellent Service and Excellent Food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2011

We visited Tis Pandoras just recently the service was fantastic, food excellent and one of the best restaurants down in the Ammoundi Bay area, firstly went to Sunset taverna walked out after not getting served. Tip Visit this restaurant if in the Ammoundi Bay area.

  • Visited June 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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Ontario
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Best meal in Greece”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2011

Tis Pandoras is located at the Amoundi Bay of Oia, on Santorini. During our 2-week trip in Greece, we visited Athens, Santorini, Naxos and Paros, the dinner we had here was the best.

All the seafood were perfectly cooked & well seasoned (but not too salty). The freshness of the seafood shines! We ordered fried calamari (big rings, lightly battered), sardines (simply heavenly with the lemon mustard sauce), dorado baked in parchment paper wrap (cooked just right & the flesh was so tender; our best dish in Greece), "rocket" salad (sundried tomatoes packed a ton of flavour)! The house wine, local wine of Santorini, is very decent and matches well with the food. The owner is relaxed and has a great sense of humour. We had an amazing time.

It is a bit unfortunate that some people do not pick this restaurant because it does not provide the best view of the sunset. It is still right by the seaside. With this top quality of the food, we'd rather eat here & check out the sunset at another spot before or after.

  • Visited May 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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Manchester
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Don't walk past this restaurant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2011

We visited Tis Pandoras at the end of our holiday in Santorini when we were on a boat trip which stopped at Ammoudi harbour. We initially walked passed the restaurant, but having looked at all the others along the quayside and inspecting their menus, we returned to Tis Pandoras and were so glad that we did. This was the best meal we had during our stay. Naturally I can only speak for the food we had, but the Caprice salad was wonderful, the traditional cheese pie must be the best in Santorini, and the mussels in spicy tomato sauce were delicious! I am sure we were there at the same time as the people from Chicago who wrote a previous review, and I have to say that I personally found them more annoying than the barking dog. From the moment they sat down they were loud and apparently oblivious to the fact that there were people at the next table enjoying a quiet meal in lovely surroundings. I'm sure that if they had asked the owner to take the dog inside he would have been more than happy to. When we return to Santorini we'll definitely visit Tis Pandoras again.

  • Visited June 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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