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Ama Lachei at Nefeli's


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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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! "
Kate S
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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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A little more about us and our dining philosophy Ama Lachei at Nefelis is a traditional greek mezedopoleio, which means is a restaurant that serves meze. Meze is a selection of small dishes, resembling appetizers or tapas. They are served in a random order and are shared by all dining companions. They are not served all together, but each dish arrives at the table as soon as it is prepared. Therefore, there are no starters or main dishes and everyone shares the same small dishes. According to the Mediterranean dining tradition these small dishes are shared between friends and family, while consuming alcoholic drinks, often over the course of an entire evening. The serving of meze is designed
$11 - $16
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Mediterranean, Greek
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Nice food and atmosphere, high quality ingredients well cooked with friendly staff and norma prices!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank leonidasb2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

What is now a magnificent garden in the city centre and most specifically in the bohemian zone of Exarchia, used to be a primary school's yard. It is therefore spacious, but the tables are placed in a way as to create isolated spots in a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Alexandra M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ama Lachei A very recommended Greek restaurant, updated traditional Greek cuisine with an interesting and varied selection of dishes. We were a table of 7 people and tasted variety of dishes. The food is delicious and the prices are reasonable and we really enjoyed it....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Avik A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love the interior of the restaurant,garden in the summertime, but service and food WAS better then now...that is really making me sad, maybe they change the chef.. :( portions were bigger and better... hope they will change it again to old Ama Lachei style that...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank MalaNastya
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

We were recommended by friends but it was a great disappointment. Mainly tourists are guests so it shows somthing... A "special" 500 grms steak was dry (even that we asked for medium) the house red wine was very poor and the service as in central...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Ofer A
Reviewed November 26, 2018

In a non-tourist area, but with other restaurants and cafes close, this house is hidden with a huge front yard full of plants and friendly cats. Traditional food with a twist. Very nice and tasty, although the portions are small. Some dishes for vegans and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank dacilgranca
Reviewed November 14, 2018

went for lunch (in the garden) - and it was so good I had to go back the next 2 evenings too! (in the main building)... the only reason for not going more was I had to come home :) food was always top class...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed November 13, 2018

This is a bright, warm space that used to be a school until the 1970s. Staff is awesome: warm, professional, courteous, efficient. The food could not be better or more unpretentious. This is a dependable and solid choice for dinner with friends or a business...More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank EANYC
Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile

Very nice staff serving a taste of a lifetime! It’s sooo good that I didn’t wait with my review until I left the restaurant. My taste buds are still shaking from the culinary orgasm... orgasmS.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank petermL378OY
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Taken here for the second time by friends who live close by. Really nice atmosphere, very busy with a great feel. Food was grand - as my niece is vegetarian we had many dishes with different cheeses- and we had lots of local wine too!

Date of visit: October 2018
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Exarchia is in many ways Athens’ best-kept secret,
discovered by relatively few international visitors.
Located behind the main University and Polytechnic
buildings, it is unsurprisingly home to many students,
intellectuals and politicos. This is reflected in the
area’s vibrant street art and graffiti, which seems to
cover almost every inch of wall space. Some of the
best Athenian tavernas are located here, as well as
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