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“Solid, delicious, no pretense” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Roka

Roka
Oia, Greece
+302286071-896
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Ranked #4 of 71 Restaurants in Oia
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Solid, delicious, no pretense”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

We've been in Santorini for 6 nights. Been to all of the top recommendations. This is the best, by FAR. Fava to start, followed by eggplant in a clay pot and mushroom risotto--seriously wonderful. I don't write reviews but this a find. There is no pretense here. So if traditional, honest food is what you want, run--don't walk.

  • Visited August 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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Denver, Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Reserve Early!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

Roka is well off the beaten path, adding to the intimacy of this little gem of a restaurant. Service was excellent, food made and priced honestly. Excellent ratings all around---loved it!

  • Visited August 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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Fresno, California
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Very quaint, local's hangout”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Great food, friendly service, 'village' decor and ambiance, very much a 'local's' hangout. Outdoor seating available both in front veranda and back porch. Don't go if you want a place to watch dazed tourists walking by...Go if you like 'local' experience. The octopus special and mushroom rissoto were delicious...

Visited August 2013
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NYC
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Authentic and romantic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Fortunately this gem is off the well traveled main road or it would be harder to get in. Although it does not face the chaldera, it does have terrace seating and a perfectly nice view overlooking the valley to the west. Locals recommended it for the authenticity and we hardily endorse it, although it was filled with tourists like any other Santorini restuarant in the summer. The chef really knows how to put the local ingredients to their best use, such as the eggplant and tomato appetizer. Meat eaters will find Roka's lamb and pork dishes highly flavorful and a step up from the usual grilled items at other tavernas.

  • Visited August 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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greece
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27 reviews 27 reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“The best restaurant in Oia”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

You must definately make a reservation in this restaurant!There is a variety of traditional and tasty dishes, the place is cosy and the service vrey friendly. Although it is hidden in the streets of Oia and does not offer a caldera view, it was the best restaurant in Oia, compared to those that are supposed to be the best!

  • Visited August 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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