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#268 of 2,304 Restaurants in Athens
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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Greek
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options

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Kolonaki / Lykavittos
0.4 miles from Hellenic Parliament
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Reviewed October 6, 2020 via mobile

Great fresh food nice ambiance reasonable price for such place staff is very friendly I never miss the place when I visit athens Their seafood dishes are marvelous

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed August 6, 2020 via mobile

I stopped by for a quick (late) lunch on the way to the funicular and initially balked at th e prices (much higher than other places I'd been to in Athens) but it ended up being a great stay! It's a really nice place with...outdoor seating and white tablecloths (the kind of place where they scrape the breadcrumbs off!). The salad was lovely and they gave me a small bottle of homemade strawberry liqueur just to finish the meal off! A little out of way but pay a visit if you're in the neighbourhood.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed February 24, 2020

REASON FOR VISIT This restaurant was recommended to us before a night out in Kolonaki (centre of Athens). FOOD (€270 for 4 with bottle of wine and service charge) We decided to get a couple of starters to share and then a main meal each....Looking back, the portions aren’t really made to be shared so I’d recommend you get 1 per person and stick to it. The Octopus Stew was by far the most amazing dish we had. It was so tender and so fresh, it was a delight. It’s the first time I have a sort of cooked meal with octopus rather than simply octopus on its own; really interesting dish. For main meal, I took the rib-eye steak, cooked medium rare which was delicious and cooked to perfection. The portions aren’t very large so I suggest getting a few starters and maybe some sides to go with. STAFF/SERVICE Very pleasant and English-speaking staff. The food arrived in a timely fashion and was nicely presented. ATMOSPHERE/LOCATION We chose this restaurant mainly for its close proximity to some of the city’s nightlife, namely The Clumsies bar where we went just after. The atmosphere was rather that of a high end restaurant with everyone well dressed and the staff very professional. In terms of décor, the restaurant is really nothing special and when entering, we really reconsidered if this was the right place. Trust the décor and the food will be amazing is my advice. CONCLUSION: I RECOMMEND AND WOULD RETURN PS: photos on TripAdvisor of the food don’t make it justice!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 13, 2020

I cannot imagine a rating less than 5. It must have been a strange evening. They could not have been more accommodating when we arrived. They were very helpful in making the food selection and wines. They alerted us that the salad, which was delicious,...could be shared The fish for two prepared with oil and salt was delicious. I would not hesitate to recommend it for food and service as a must go to placeMore

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 3, 2020 via mobile

We were a group of 10 including kids, so we had the opportunity to order quite a few dishes from the menu and share them. All where great. The salads, the starters, the seafood pasta, the meat dishes and the deserts. Try the cream pie....I am guessing that it is not always available, but if so, try the mandarin sorbet. Always happy when I find wines from Muses Estate, try the Lisgari which is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Mouchtaro. Service was of high standards.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed December 30, 2019

Papadakis restaurant is one of the best sea-food restaurant in Athens. Located in Kolonaki area, offers very beautiful cooking experiences of sea-food.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 12, 2019 via mobile

Located in a very beautiful neighbourhood of Athens, the decoration is simple and elegant, the service friendly and unassuming and the food really amazing. Overall an amazing meal and experience.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed October 28, 2019 via mobile

Ideally located in the heart of Kolonaki in Athens. Food is excellent, service very good. Deserts perfect. will return soon for sure.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 21, 2019 via mobile

This seems like a quaint neighborhood restaurant. There are a bunch of tables outside which is great with the beautiful weather. We had the crab salad and the mixed green salad for appetizers. They are quite large so you could split one of them if...you’re not that hungry. We then had the fish of the day. It was very good as well. The staff was very nice although it was a bit slow. I would definitely recommend trying this restaurant, especially if you want some place a bit more quiet.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 21, 2019

Best meal ever! We were dining with our daughters and sons-in-law celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary the night before our Greek Islands cruise began. Everything from the service to the food to the drinks were excellent. My wife even received a dozen roses from the...owner.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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trendy cafés around Kolonaki Square, sipping the most
expensive coffee in Europe. The area also contains a
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which add to the air of nobility. The leafy upper
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April 27, 2017|
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Response from Tita217 | Reviewed this property |
The chef is a lady named Argyro Barbarigou. Very nice lady and very talented. She is something like the Jamie Oliver of Greece. She has featured as chef in many daily zone tv programmes in Greece, has written a few quite... More
September 8, 2016|
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Response from George817 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I didn't see this sooner! No, the prices are not overly high at Papadakis. There are other more expensive restaurants in Athens with less quality.
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  • Papadakis is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 3.5
    • Atmosphere: 3.5