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O Kostas

#23 of 3,020 Restaurants in Athens
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Plaka
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5 Pentelis | Syntagma, Athens 10560, Greece
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+30 21 0322 8502
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39 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016 via mobile

Ok its cheap but the souvlaki are not that good... First of all, it's very small, then the kitchen is equipped with camping accessories. The atmosphere is cool, Greek style, everybody is laughing and screaming. There is no place where to eat so prepare to eat outside. I won't go back, I was not impressed with the food.

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Thank Bl B
Athens, Greece
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

These are the things you need to know about this place: 1. It's not a restaurant, but rather like a food stall, so don't expect ambience, waiters or even tables and plates. 2. The menu comprises souvlaki (with or without pork meat) and small burgers. That's it. Don't ask for fries, you won't find them here. 3. A lot of... More 

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Montpellier, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

It was delicious and very affordable! Its a place more for a takeaway but still, you can have it inside!

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Thank Maria Gabriela R
Alcossebre, Spain
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

We had to try the Souvlaki because of all the reviews on TripAdvisor. Bought it and took it To Go to our hotel room close by. Very fresh and tasty, was the first time we try it and was very good. It's not really a restaurant so have that in mind if you decide do go. Cheers

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Thank dadius
Athens
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

it has this old recipe.small and delicious.spicy and juicy. no tables,just a bench and it closes late in the afternoon.On Sundays is closed

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Thank Ferlae
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Not only is it the most delicious souvlaki in town, it is an absolute pleasure to sit, eat and observe Greek culture in action right before your eyes; from the trust and hospitality that Kosta and Poppy offer through to the dry and quick witted humorus engagement they have particularly with their local customers.

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Thank Argiri A
Chichester, United Kingdom
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280 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

I found this place on tripadvisor and hunted it down it was well worth it it's cheap authentic and tasty you can get souvlaki anywhere in Athens but not as authentic as this and probably not as cheap either must get there before 3pm though as they shut for the day

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Thank reeceyb
Sofia
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

Very tasty pita for only 2.30 euro. A perfect snack. If you are really hungry, you will need to get 2 of those.

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Thank Rwerwe0
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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55 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

This little shop was by far the best place I ate in Athens. Be patient and not pushy, it's easy enough to get by with just English. Busy but friendly staff. Also affordable, only 2.30 euro for souvlaki!

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Thank Logan W
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

One would not believe that such a simple food could be so delicious. Especially for that ridiculous price. Don't hesitate and grab one souvlaki. My veggie girlfriend also liked it very much.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
Cuisine
Fast Food, Mediterranean, Greek
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Pentelis | Syntagma, Athens 10560, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Athens>  > Plaka
  • Neighborhood: Plaka
  • Phone Number: +30 21 0322 8502

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Plaka

Neighborhood Profile
Plaka
Due to its proximity to the Acropolis, Plaka remains the area where the majority of foreign visitors stay and play. Its attractive features include small squares, some notable museums and the beautiful Mitropolis cathedral, as well as a host of places to stay, eat and drink. Its pedestrian zones make it a pleasant place to escape from the city’s notorious traffic. Adrianou and Kidathineon Streets contain a number of souvenir shops, offering classier items than you will find in the Flea Market. The most rewarding section to explore is the upper reaches towards the Acropolis itself, where many old stone houses with tiled roofs have survived. Up here you can find leafier corners and the odd quaint taverna with unobstructed views of the ancient rock.
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