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Ama Lachei at Nefeli's

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Updated 06/30/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 06/30/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#156 of 2,376 Restaurants in Athens
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PRICE RANGE
$16 - $28
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Greek, Healthy
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Exarchia
0.2 miles from National Archaeological Museum
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Sponsored by: Ama Lachei at Nefeli's

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Prettiest Garden in Athens
1. Prettiest Garden in Athens
" Honestly, I've never had something I didn't like! "
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2. Octopus
2. Octopus
"The grilled mushrooms are to die for and the humour and octopus"
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3. Greek Spirits
3. Greek Spirits
" an impressive menu of ouzo and other strong Greek spirits"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found this little gem on a rainy day, what an amazing place! Everything we ordered was amazing. Professional service, with a smile. Great music, beautiful design - a d the greek cuisine at it's best. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely spot, nice to sit in the outdoor bit which was kind of indoors, in not sure. Atmosphere was great with the cats running around and climbing the trees and wall around us. Big group of us. Lovely lovely vegan food. Plenty of lovely salads,...and hummus etc with loads of flavours. Wasn't the fastest service but that didn't bother anyone, we weren't in a rush. Great spot and beautiful interior. Would be backMore

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the most cozy place! The outdoor seating is super nice and the staff exceptionally good. The Greek wine on the list is at a good price for a good quality. Price level is good. 70 EUR for 4 dishes and the most expensive...red wine on the menu. 5/5 for all of above! The food was of varied taste though with too much truffle oil in the mushroom risotto and too little salt in the the chicken pasta. The grilled cheese and the quinoa salads where great though. 3/5 for the food and the toilet looked like a german autoban raststätte. 1/5More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed October 21, 2021

The garden is lovely and the drinks we had were good (red wine and tsikoudia). But the food was absolutely unacceptable in a city where the average is usually great. They served us kolokithikeftedes (fried courgette balls) which were clearly from frozen, pulled pork bao...buns which I couldn't even eat - they must have prepared the filling days ago and left in the fridge, it was completely stodgy. Also a sad looking sausage, and some overly fried mushrooms with hardly any sauce and lemon slices which again, looked like they'd been left out for days. We politely called the manager and she proceeded to tell us the courgette balls were not from fried and picked up the lemon slices and squeezed them to say they were fresh - I am still sure neither of these were true. She did, halve our bill, but I want to tell tourists you can do so much better. Athens has great food and this place is sadly taking the piss!!!! The service generally is also very slow and lucklustre.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 17, 2021 via mobile

Nice location but the rest could be better…we had the fried courgette balls (ok), baos - slow cooked pork in white buns (unfortunately cold), beans ( cheesy and yum), risotto with shrimps (unfortunately luke warm). The staff were friendly but needed great big waves to...get any attention. Nice place but can be better..More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 5, 2021

The food was very good overall, with many vegetarian choices. Nice local wines, and the outdoor setting is great.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 29, 2021

I cannot recommend this place as it is service is remarkably poor. The dishes are of medium quality and overpriced. Especially during the summer period, its primary audience are tourists.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 28, 2021 via mobile

Nice setting with shade and friendly staff. There were a lot of cats that made some of my friends nervous. The staff forgot to serve the ouzo and kept staring at us

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 26, 2021 via mobile

First restaurant in Greece for us. It was a great experience we experienced many yummy dishes with Ouzo! Thanks for everything

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 21, 2021

What and imperious Front of House Person that Greets customers.. where does he get off scolding a regular patron telling her that she knows the rules that reservations are mandatory etc. This definitely is not FAYER. I hastily grabbed my friend and refused to grovel...for a table ...More

Date of visit: August 2021
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I don’t think you can reserve a table online. If I were you, I would try calling first. I believe on most days of the week you should have little trouble finding a table. The place is quite large and unless you have a very... More
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ama Lachei at Nefeli's

Yes, Ama Lachei at Nefeli's offers takeout services.

Yes, Ama Lachei at Nefeli's is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Ama Lachei at Nefeli's is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5