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“Wonderful, charming, delicious -- not to be missed!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kandouni Restaurant

Kandouni Restaurant
Oia, Oia 84702, Greece
+30 22860 71616
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Ranked #15 of 71 Restaurants in Oia
Cuisines: Greek
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
USA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Wonderful, charming, delicious -- not to be missed!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

I am over the moon about Kandouni -- every aspect of the restaurant experience here is amazing! I've tried many restaurants in Oia over several years, many are good, but this has to be the best. All my meals at Kandouni were more than memorable, they were exquisite! In addition, I chose Kandouni over all other places in Oia for my birthday dinner, and was not disappointed. The welcome is warm, the atmosphere friendly, the service terrific, the indoor and outdoor environment and décor marvelous. I sat each time in the semi-covered patio where the glow of the candles on tables and in wall niches cast a marvelous warm light, creating a really wonderful ambience which I loved. The interior rooms are beautifully and charmingly decorated as well. Combine all this with exquisite food served with pride by the two amazing waitpersons. These gentlemen handled everything with charm, skill and panache, even when the restaurant was suddenly filled to capacity with a large group. Mr. Panos, highly competent, is completely comfortable in at least 3 languages. As for dishes, I have many favorites, everything I had in my several visits was outstanding and delicious, beautifully prepared and presented. The beef filet was unbelievably tender and tasty. I loved the great beetroot salad, the amazing grilled mushrooms (starters), the fine pork tenderloin with apricot and prune sauce, the succulent walnut cake, and the superb chocolate mousse topped with candied orange. All delectable, satisfying, exquisite! I cannot wait to return here!!!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Singapore, Singapore
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11 restaurant reviews
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“Fantastic Food in a Romantic Ambience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

Recommended by our hotel owner and it was situated at the back alley of the main street. And it turns out to be our favourite restaurant in our stay in Santorini .

The restaurant is very nicely decorated with candles and wax and the ambience is certainly top notch!

Our favourite dish is the pork sautée with mushrooms. The sauce is just so heavenly that we have to go back for a 2nd time! We also tried Lamb as well as the Mussels. Lamb is tender and good but feels the sauce for the mussels is a bit too sourish for our liking.

There is also a charming waiter who provided great service to us, definitely a plus for any ladies who patronized this restaurant!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Haifa, Israel
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59 reviews 59 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Very good greec restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

Good authentic food, greec touch, nice place and atmosphere

Visited May 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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45 restaurant reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Yummy food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

Romantic pretty outside courtyard with really nice food. Staff attentive, more expensive than the local tavernas but more sophisticated food. Loved the beetroot and goats cheese 'sandwiches' and grilled mushroom starters. Loved the fish baked in salt and seafood paella mains. The best restaurant in Oiai

Visited May 2012
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St. John's, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“LOVED THIS PLACE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

Owned by wonderful Canadians and so much warmth and hospitality we received was so wonderful.Food was homemade and incredible. Prices were very reasonable. Thank you and hope to see you again. Debbie and Chris from St. John's NL

Visited April 2012
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