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“Very Average” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Elia

Elia
Apellou 27 | Old town, Kos Town 85300, Greece
+30-2242022133
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Ranked #27 of 172 Restaurants in Kos Town
Price range: $12 - $19
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Toronto, Ontario
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Very Average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Nice outside garden. Service was very slow, and then the waiter said that they made a mistake in the kitchen. Took more than 1 hour after ordering to get our meal. Chicken souvlaki was okay. Grilled shrimp was dry and tasteless. Very smokey. As North Americans , the trend has been to eliminate smoking in restaurants, so we are not used to the smoking at meals. And, of course, the smoker does not want the smoke in their face, so they hold the cigarette behind them or to the side, so that the smoke drifts elsewhere. Found that the cigarette smoke detracted from the meal.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“The best meal I had in Kos!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

Great value for the food, lovely atmosphere especially when dark! It's great, the chicken dish with tomato sauce is to die for!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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İstanbul, Türkiye, Avrupa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great Food With Nice Ambiance”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

In the middle of Kos Town in the middle of shops but it has quite beautiful garden that you can seat and enjoy dinner. They got planty of vegeterian foods that you can enjoy like every Greek tavern. It may look a little bit pricer but it would't fool you, plates / portions of starters, grill vegatables, fried stuff are huge. Every plates of those good for three or four people. We order six plates of starters since we dont any kind of meat (main dish), but we almost can not eat half of the foods, opposite of other places. Service is great. It was the best place we came cross so far.The foods are delicious. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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Oldbury
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“Wonderful meal and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My husband and I ate here in late Jume 2014 after stumbling on it in the old town. We both had a main and shared a side and some wine. I had a chicken bardoyniotiko which was stunning- in fact one of the best dishes I have ever tried. Pan fried chicken breast in a beautiful tomato and paprika finish- so tender it was like salmon. My husband had a lamb shank in a simple stock with potatoes. £36euro and fanastic service. The kontaki bar over the road was a perfect partner for the evening. Will return next year.

  • Visited June 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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Banbury, United Kingdom
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“As Greek as you can get”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

Well worth seeking out if your looking for traditional Greek cuisine. Given a tip to go here from the local guide we had on a tour, if a local recommends it normally good and value for money.Staff very helpful talking us through the menu and friendly. Sat on outside table with the world going by as it situated on one of the many small streets in Kos town which gives you an excellent ambiance. Food was excellent and choice although very Greek has something for everyone.

Visited June 2014
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