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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Mediterranean, Greek
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed November 26, 2021

What an unbelievable restaurant tucked in one of the most amazing places on earth. There is no amount of words to describe the magic this restaurant cooks up day in and out. Spyros at first can be a bit passionate for some, but his honesty...about his food comes from a place of love and yearn to have you get the best experience ever. My Fiancé and I came here hoping to get our meal to go (our view at our room was stellar), but uppon arriving we were told by Spyros "no my food is not to go, i cannot let you do that with our food. If youd like please come enjoy it with us inside." Without thinking twice we said, " If you have room for us wed love to dine with you, we understand this is one of the best family restaurants on the island" Let me tell you, it absolutely was. Our first dish was the mussels (i just drooled, Im sorry), the second dish was the octopus with this citrus green sauce...Spryos if you are reading you tainted me forever with that tasty dish. The main entree was the catch of the day, fileted open with sauteed green and lemon....I will never have a better fish in my life. The hospitality was second to none when it came to this restaurant, Spyros and his amazing right hand partner were always attentive and checking in on us. We will never forget this meal, the conversations had about life and love and especially Spyros and his family.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed October 31, 2021

Candouni is located along a pedestrian alleyway in Oia, We were seated in the courtyard patio with arbors and treated to some traditional Greek music. The service was efficient and friendly. We had some very delicious appetizers of calamari and Cretan dakos and a very...good wine. All the food was nicely prepared and tasty.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed October 29, 2021 via mobile

Food bit slow, but worth the wait. Lovely atmosphere and lovely hosts. Wine bit pricey, but everything else par for the course.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed October 13, 2021

This place is so cute. The food was delicious and the recommended bottle of wine was perfect with our slow cooked lamb. We had a great time. The one weird part was our server who made weird jokes, that's why I'm giving this a 4...star instead of 5.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed October 8, 2021 via mobile

DISHONEST PLACE FULL OF TOURIST TRAPS! We have ordered 3 little vegetarian mezes plus a salad and payed... 90 euros! Glass of wine 12 euro each, bread 7 euros, bottle of water god knows how much plus service not included in the bill... The food...was good but totally not worth it's price. Beware!More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed October 4, 2021 via mobile

After an earlier visit, we chose Candouni for the last night of our holiday, simply because we had felt so welcome and been so well fed! We follow a plant based diet and the team there could not have been more helpful in taking us...through the menu options and adapting some dishes to make them vegan-friendly. As well as the staff and the food, this is a great setting and well worth seeking out. We felt like guests and not just clients. Thanks Candouni team!More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed October 1, 2021

The owner is very rude to the visitors, the food is bad and service is horrible. I don’t understand why this place has good rating??? Tourists shall ignore it so that it is out of business very quickly.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed September 30, 2021

The Candouni was recommended to us as a place we would get authentic Greek food in a relaxed atmosphere. We were lucky enough to go when there was live Greek music playing which added to the atmosphere. The restaurant is tucked away down one of...the side streets and some of the tables are in an open air courtyard. The Maitre D' was very knowledgeable about his dishes and took time to explain them to us and recommend a wine. The food was hearty and tasty, I had the Rooster with rice - delicious and plenty of it! Fine dining it is not - and all the better for it!More

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

We were walking around Oia and came across this restaurant and saw they were having live music the next night so we made a reservation. It was absolutely amazing! The food was delicious but the staff was top notch! The owner/head server made us feel...so welcomed! We would go back anytime and I would definitely recommend to anyone!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 22, 2021 via mobile

Loved this place. Live Greek music but not the tacky kind. Just very classy. The owner greeted & treated us like old friends. Food was amazing. If you want cheap food then go elsewhere but they looked after us so well. The young lad worked...so hard and had a very quick-witted nature (we asked for the dessert menu and he told us it was him, before listing all the possibilities). The owner sees you as guests and I’m guessing from some of the very low number of poor reviews, he just didn’t click with them. Visit here, relax and have a laugh. The owner sat and chatted with the guests and brought us dessert wine on the house. Oh and we have to mention the two lovable daft “house” dogs!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Kathryn Z
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Response from Dano C | Reviewed this property |
Not sure when they close but you can get the phone number by searching the web with Kantouni restaurant Santorini. A great choice. Enjoy!
May 19, 2016|
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Response from alicek568 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, there. I have made reservation on phone, here is their number +302286071616. I got this visit card from last year, but I think they haven't changed the number, since I had also my Easter dinner this year there. Also I... More
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5