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“Average.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Carrusel Restaurant

Carrusel Restaurant
Eukaliptous Street | Kolymbia, Kolimbia 85103, Greece
2241056085
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Ranked #7 of 18 Restaurants in Kolimbia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Finland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Average.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Staff is friendly and busy. Portions are big and prices are quite cheap, but there is a reason for it. Everything is very overcooked, meats, fish and vegetables. I ordered swordfish and first thing i noticed was the smell of the fish, i can still smell it. I probably order swordfish never again. Taste was okeyish but meat bonedry as i mentioned earlier. Others didn't mind that much about the dry meats, maybe i'm just picky. But anyway, giving average ratings is kind in my mind remembering that fish.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Tampere, Finland
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“Restaurant with great personal service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Me and my wife visited Kolymbia, Rhodes 1 week in late June 2013. We stayed in a big stylish hotel, but never had our dinner or lunch there. That is because on the first evening we found this local restaurant Carrusel.

They had excellent Greek food (especially Stifado and Lamb Kleftiko!) served with a very friendly attitude. We even had long discussions with the owner who told us stories of their restaurant and also other local things. Respectively, we told some interesting details of our home country Finland.

We really appreciate this friendly and personal service. On one late evening, there was not Lamb Kleftiko available anymore, but as we promised to come back next evening, they had reserved and made it for us!

After dinner, ouzo (or sweet liqueur for ladies) was offered "from the house".

Highly recommended!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Good food, great price but didn't like the service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

After reading about Carousel on TripAdvisor my boyfriend and I decided to eat here on our first evening in Kolymbia.

The food was OK, if a little bland, and we found the staff to be pushy - particularly when they questioned us as to why we couldn't finish the big portions.

It's obviously a popular tourist spot (despite being located next to a noisy bar) and these may seem like petty points, however, first impressions count and we decided not to return to the taverna again.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Wareham, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Excellent lunch and good value for money”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We had lunch here yesterday after reading reviews on Tripadvisor. Took us a while to find it as the correct spelling is **** CARROUSEL ***** but it was certainly worth it. Great waiter service. Good size portions and excellent value for money. Pizza freshly cooked with loads of topping. Also we were offered either an ice cream cone or glass of Ouzo on the house. Well done to the staff. Will certainly return before we go home. Highly recommended.

Visited September 2013
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Wareham, United Kingdom
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“Excellent lunch...good value for money”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

Had lunch here yesterday...very good service....excellent value for money...good size portions. Were also offered a free ice cream cone or glass of Ouzo on the house. Lovely gesture. Thoroughly recommended

Visited September 2013
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