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Roka Kafeneio Ouzeri

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About
Roka” Restaurant is settled in an old building of 1912 with interesting architecture –in an area where you can admire old preserved captain houses. The warm colors of the small courtyard filled with trees and flowers give you the feeling of a relaxing and pleasant welcome escaping from the crowd. Inside there are three small charming rooms to sit ideal for some colder nights near the wooden stove and enjoy delicate flavors. On the backside of the restaurant there is wonderful sea view of the northwest side of the island. Hidden and private but only a few minutes away from the main marble walk way. A new team with fresh ideas took over the restaurant on 2017 continuing the good work. Our vision
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Healthy
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The physical restaurant is quite beautiful with a view over the water. They use plastic see through panels when it's really windy which takes away from some of the beauty. They use really cute table cloths and plates. The food was excellent. We got the...beetroot appetizer, and the fava dish. Both excellent and presented wonderfully. We ordered the pork belly and was HAPPILY surprised how big the piece was. It was quite delicious. The one negative of this place is that the host and some of the servers aren't as smiley or friendly as expected. We're mostly focused on food taste as guests but we def noticed a lower amount of warmth. Regardless, the food was still excellent and we recommend as the price was very good.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Despite booking a table over 3 months ago, we were offered the worst table in the restaurant. On an end, under a plastic sheet and in a wind tunnel ( with a view of some scrub land.) Despite soldiering on for 30 minutes, when the...crockery started flying, enough was enough! We asked to be moved but were advised they were fully booked. We could come back in an hour but no guarantees! It was clear all the staff knew this table was useless but overall, they couldn’t care less. They are busy so what does it matter. Thankfully the Sphinx across the road came to our rescue. They were fully booked but found a way to fit us in. So glad they did as the meal, service and ambience was fabulous. Don’t bother with Roka! There are plenty of good restaurants to choose from without supporting those who are indifferent!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We made a reservation based on reviews and were not disappointed. Roka is tucked away from the bustle of Oia activity which we appreciated........down a quiet side lane with views out the "back" to the water. We had a lovely table with a view but...it was a bit of a windy evening which made it a little trickier. Staff was attentive and food was delicious. We also learned from our Airbnb host that the locals love this place which is also a "plus" in our book. Would definitely have gone back if we had more days in Oia.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Had a great dining experience at Roka, truly felt like an authentic and unique restaurant which we appreciated. Our waiter was attentive and humorous and the food was fantastic. We started off with the Carpaccio which just melts in your mouth followed by the Grilled...Buffalo Ribeye which had such great flavor and was cooked to perfection. Prices are extremely reasonable for the quality of food and service. Would highly recommend.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A disappointing experience, when we were expecting so much more based on the reviews. Our bread and starters turned up very quickly after ordering. I know restaurants want to turn tables around quickly, especially to get the post-sunset crowd in, but this felt rushed. My...kebab was OK, but my partner's aubergine tart was very bland. The main courses turned up surprisingly quickly after the starters were cleared away. My ravioli was good, but nothing special. However, my partner's fish wasn't cooked through at all. Upon asking the waitress to check it with the chef, she returned from the kitchen and told us "that's how they all come out. Do you want something else?" We ordered another ravioli, which contrary to the speed of other dishes arriving, took a long time to turn up. I had finished my meal by then too. We were then pretty much ignored. Not offered a dessert menu and had to ask for the bill. I got the feeling the staff couldn't really be bothered with us and wanted us out to turn the table around. Overall, having read great reviews on here and booked with a level of anticipation, I was disappointed and would not recommend Roka. Fortunately, the evening was saved with a good view of the sunset on the street and a delicious ice cream.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved Roka so much that we ate here twice during our one-week stay. The food is amazing, particularly the Roku salad--it was crazy good. We ate inside both times as it was quite windy at the time and tables are a little snug, but...still comfortable. My husband had the steak and it was extremely well-prepared. Service is pleasant and efficient. Definitely would recommend this spot!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a unique and excellent restaurant! The food was an amazing mix of gourmet and local delights and the flavors did not disappoint. The setting makes you feel like you're on someone's rooftop having dinner and being way off the main path it doesn't feel...touristy. We were really excited to come here and it did not disappoint. Do make a reservation as they were busy even later at night and it's not a huge space but well worth the visit!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner here last week and the starter was the best thing we'd ever tasted so we had to go back a couple of days later to have it again! Smoked salmon with cucumber, dill, horseradish and lemon. Gorgeous. The famous pork belly didn't...disappoint either. Best I've ever had. It's a lovely traditional type Greek taverna and all the staff were lovely friendly and helpful. Thanks for two great meals!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I know everyone always says “the best restaurant in …” but this actually IS the best restaurant in Oia! It’s very authentic and not at all touristy. We sat on the outside patio and had a nice view of the sunset and even after the...sun went down the view was great. Our waitress was extremely sweet and very knowledgeable about wines. She recommended a delicious red which we thoroughly enjoyed. The food was soooo good! My husband got the pork belly which had very little fat- very different from what you get in the US (in a good way)! The potatoes that came with the dish he said were the best he’s ever had. My lamb my super juicy and flavorful. One of the most memorable nights of our 10 day trip in Greece. Thanks Roka!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a very pleasant lunch on the outdoor terrace. Food was excellent. We had mainly fish and seafood dishes - all very fresh and well-presented.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a find. Set in a side street off the beaten track, we were recommend by locals to give this place try. Well it ticked all the boxes. The food, the presentation and most of all the friendly staff made this our favourite restaurant on...the island. Everything we ordered exceeded our expectations. In fact it was so good we eat their twice. Shame we came across it so late on our travels. Thank to all the staff for your superb service.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant four years ago so it was a delight to return after all these years. It's great to see the high standard has been maintained. The four of us had really nice food that was cooked to perfection. The service was exactly...the same very friendly and helpful. A big thank you to Fredo (I hope I got the name right) Our compliments to the chef whom without we couldn't have enjoyed such wonderful food. Hopefully our paths will cross again sometime soon. Thanks to all at Roka.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food & service! On a ‘quiet’ side street in Oia. Fit for foodies. Both seafood & meat dishes were excellent. Food came out quickly…, great if you’re in a hurry. Otherwise recommend pacing your order. We’d definitely return!!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Roka-Team, Μάρκετινγκ at Roka Kafeneio Ouzeri, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you dear Keena. We’re thrilled that you were satisfied with our services (and our dishes). Your feedback is appreciated, and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved our dinner here! The food was tasty and unique and offers much variety. The setting of an old house with options for indoor and outdoor seating is lovely. The staff is warm and helpful. This was one of our favorite meals in santorini....Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Roka-Team, Μάρκετινγκ at Roka Kafeneio Ouzeri, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

It warms our hearts to hear such amazing feedback! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us! Have a great summer!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pre-Booked here on the strength of recent reviews and got a table on the balcony to enjoy the sunset. The food is exceptional (both taste and presentation). Good portion sizes. Great hospitality. So good we booked again for later in the week. Great variety of...dishes to cover most palettesMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Roka-Team, Μάρκετινγκ at Roka Kafeneio Ouzeri, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

That’s wonderful! Our staff at Roka really appreciates your kind words!

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Yes we are open all year! From 13.00-21.00. You are more than welcome!
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Roka Kafeneio Ouzeri is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5