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PRICE RANGE
$16 - $27
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Lebanese, Cafe, Arabic
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Vegan Options
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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
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 10/24/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 10/24/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Serves Only Halal Meat
1. Serves Only Halal Meat
"shish taouk and Turkish Tas kebab - amazing concept with pottery dish"
Yiannis K
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2. Authentic Shisha Experience
2. Authentic Shisha Experience
"Best place for shisha in Athens"
demetrim2018
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3. Favorite Plate: Mezze Platter
3. Favorite Plate: Mezze Platter
"I highly recommend the Divan platter"
SamiZ48
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Reviewed May 27, 2022

This small middle eastern restaurant's reviews lead me to believe that it was a fine establishment. To my dismay, it is a claustrophobic, smoke filled restaurant with very plain food at very expensive prices. Give this place a pass unless you are interested in smoking...hookah pipes and do care about the food.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed September 15, 2021 via mobile

Had a delicious meal here tonight , food was great dessert calzone pizza was to die for and the staff and owner were lovely x

Date of visit: September 2021
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Daydream12123677748, Owner at Divan, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2022

Dear W1648WXclairel, Thank you for such a positive review. We hope to welcome you again soon! Kind regards, Christina Katsichtis Owner

Reviewed January 3, 2021 via mobile

I had the pleasure of discovering the flavors of Divan during the lockdown deliveries and since I have never eaten on sight at the actual venue, I can only jugde from the flavours and texture of dishes and here is what: The flavours are delightful...and rich. Elaborate yet not pretentious. All the ingredients, from greens to meats feel and taste fresh. Everything feels of high quality. The Tas Kebab Special is indeed a special! IT ROCKS! Highly recommended! The burger sliders are a bomb! Nothing short of greatness! Definitely among Athens best mini burgers! The livers starter is wonderful and taboule has all the crunch and the kick. Presentation is great even in the delivery format. It still looks and feels like an elegant meal. Some of the dishes that Divan offers, may seem a little more pricey than the average but it is easily justified because the gastronomic experience they offer is also above average. Divan was such an enthusiastic disvovery for me that I wanted to give a detailed review of how my expectations were exceeded over multiple lockdown home delivery dinners. I highly reccomend this wonderful venue! It is a Thank You from me!More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Daydream12123677748, Owner at Divan, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2022

Dear 1world1luv, Thank you for leaving such a wonderful and long review. Your opinion is very valuable to us and we hope we have the opportunity to serve you at our restaurant from up close as well! Indeed, we pay great attention to detail for...More

Reviewed September 27, 2020

i ate at this restaurant yesterday for my 30th birthday, what a mistake that was, hands down the worst Lebanese food ive ever eaten, im from london and have Lebanese alot. The waiters were slow and not very accommodating, i asked for things and they...didnt come and when i confronted the waiter about my terrible meal he just told me i was wrong. The lighting was terrible and in the restaurant are people are smoking sheesha which is also not something you want while eating. Go if you want sheesha and drinks but for food you're definitely better off going to any other restaurant in the area, even a sandwich from a shop would satisfy more. Cheers for ruining my birthday.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Daydream12123677748, Owner at Divan, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2022

Dear harry b, Thank you for your review. We are truly sorry for your bad experience on your birthday. Our restaurant is not strictly Lebanese, since our dishes are influenced from Persia, Lebanon and Turkey. Perhaps, our mixed cuisine type is not familiar to people...More

Reviewed September 18, 2020

In the pictures looks so good but the quality of food is very low when we got home we all ran to WC! Also you gotta wait a lot for waitresses to bring what u asked for! Not recommended at all!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Daydream12123677748, Owner at Divan, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2022

Dear JamesBR324, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us. We are truly sorry for your bad experience. We are surprised at this review, since we use high quality ingredients in all our dishes. Thus, our personnel are well trained to...More

Reviewed January 9, 2020

By far the best place to go when in Glyfada, Shisha are top quality and food is delicious. Staff are also extremely friendly and always make you feel at home. Divan is great for anyone looking for a vibey and fun place in the South....I highly recommend the Divan platter and their burgers, they are to die for (thank me later).More

Date of visit: January 2020
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ChristinaK3601, General Manager at Divan, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2020

Thank you, thank you, thank you dear Sami!! Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are very happy you enjoy your time at Divan. See you again soon!!

Reviewed October 6, 2019

We wanted to try a new cuisine for a change and we couldn’t have made a better choice. Its a Middle East & Lebanese restaurant with a very nice atmosphere. All the dishes we ordered were very tasty, colourful and you could tell that the...ingredients used were of good quality. Each dish had a rich flavour; the starters and the main courses are generous portions and the prices are reasonable. We would definitely recommend it and we will definitely go again.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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ChristinaK3601, Manager at Divan, responded to this reviewResponded November 23, 2019

Thank you for your fantastic review! We are truly very happy you enjoyed your Divan experience and even more happy you took your time to write about us!!

Reviewed September 21, 2019 via mobile

Very good service, amazing cocktails and a big variety of dishes. Tasty Lebanese with a good balance of spices to the slight detail

Date of visit: June 2019
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ChristinaK3601, Manager at Divan, responded to this reviewResponded November 23, 2019

Thank you dear Panos! Hope to have you again at Divan for another pleasant experience!

Reviewed September 9, 2019 via mobile

Divan is ideally located in one of the busiest areas in Glyfada. It offers authentic, quality Lebanese food, great cocktails, and great shisha too. The staff is attentive, friendly, and quite welcoming. I highly recommend this place if you are in the neighborhood.

Date of visit: September 2019
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ChristinaK3601, Manager at Divan, responded to this reviewResponded November 23, 2019

Many thanks for your review!!! We would be happy to have you at Divan again next time you are in the neighborhood!!

Reviewed August 31, 2019

I tasted the authentic Lebanese food with its spices that I used to eat in Lebanon.. The hummus was delicious.. the tabouleh so good.. the shish tawouk skewer was awesome with the garlic dip that was so authentic... just like eating in Lebanon!! Keep those...delicious plates.. Great job chef...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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ChristinaK3601, Manager at Divan, responded to this reviewResponded November 23, 2019

We really put a lot of effort to maintain high quality authentic lebanese recipes and we are very happy you enjoyed this!!! Thank you!!!

Reviewed August 30, 2019 via mobile

Once you pass through the outside hall/area , which is so not worth it , to say the least - I mean lots of teenagers , crowded in the very limited space , the tables are touching each other , and the whole thing is...very un necessary in my opinion - then you enter a very cozy and nice place and environment. The whole vibe inside is more than fine. The menu is very interesting and with very reasonable prices , but unfortunately I cannot express my opinion about it because I didn't eat. So , it looks good , sounds good , smells good , it costs decent , but I promised myself , next time at first. But there might not be a next time, because , I went to have shisha - nargile - hookah , call it as you know it. First , a very polite , but totally irrelevant waiter , tried to explain the shisha menu to me , but he definitely didn't know a thing about it , so one of the managers(or owners) came. The price list was unreal. It was so absolutely expensive, that for me , it was sort of theft. 30 , 50 , 100 euros for a shisha!!??? I asked him why he is that expensive , I wanted to know the reason behind this, maybe I was going to smoke gold and diamonds!!?? He gave me a childish explanation - very VIP tobacco, taxes and heavy crystal hookas , and left me wondering , how the hell some people treat you like you are an idiot or someone that came from the mountains. I asked for two flavors , they dude have them , out of stock. Finally , I asked for the most simple shisha there was , asked the price in advance , informed that it was going to be 25 euros and waited for my order to come. They really took their time preparing or maybe I was not a good customer for only 25 euros . When it finally arrived , it was good , satisfactory and the hookah boy was around to change the coals. Other than that they didn't bother with me one bit. I was the only person sitting inside. When the time came to leave , I asked for an invoice, and they presented one for 30 euros. 30! I didn't even bother , I paid and left , and nobody bothered to even say goodbye or goodnight or thank you as opposed to when I arrived , where they greeted me very polite and warmly. CONCLUSION : If you have money to throw away , if you want to be greeted nicely as you leave , just go there and spend. Otherwise , especially if you are a tourist , make sure you have enough in your pocket or credit card ,or you will be in very big surprises and they will treat you as an invisible something. Oh , I forgot to mention that all these teenagers were Arab , Russian etc. Make your own conclusions. And by the way. Half of the kids there were not even allowed to smoke shisha , because of their age. But of course , everyone in Greece feels and believes they are above the law ...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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ChristinaK3601, Manager at Divan, responded to this reviewResponded November 23, 2019

Dear Mariella, Thank you for the time you have taken to review us in detail. Your comments gives us food for thought and possible improvement where needed. Regarding your comment for out indoor and outdoor area you must take into consideration these are two different...More

Reviewed August 20, 2019

Staff was so slow I could go to the kitchen and do the dishes myself. 25€ hookah and they don’t even change the coals.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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ChristinaK3601, Manager at Divan, responded to this reviewResponded November 23, 2019

Thank you for the time to review us. We are very cautious about our service and always have more than sufficient personnel to cover the work load. Nevertheless there are times of unexpected sudden workload that its only natural we may fall behind in our...More

Reviewed July 29, 2019

Very nice Middle East cuisine. The food was delicious and large portions. The staff was very friendly and the service was excellent! I recommend it!

Date of visit: July 2019
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ChristinaK3601, General Manager at Divan, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2020

Dear Kleonicki many thanks for your kind review and recommendation.

Reviewed July 29, 2019

It was a very nice experience! Service was really friendly with professional behavior at the same time, and food was delicious with very good prices for the things we ate. The atmosphere was beautiful with nice decoration and the bathrooms were clean. We also tried...hookah with handmade tobacco and it was awesome! At the end we were treated impressive shots which came into dry ice!! I definitely recommend this restaurant, and I will visit it again!!!More

Date of visit: July 2019
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ChristinaK3601, General Manager at Divan, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2020

Dear Maira, we are very happy you took the time to review your Divan experience. Thank you so much for your nice review. We will be happy to have you again soon at Divan.

Reviewed June 22, 2019

Every time I like it more and more, you just can't go wrong! The whole atmosphere is exotic. Friendly place where you can get amazing dishes and excellent cocktails presented in a unique way! Let's not also forget the big variety of shisha, where you...can combine your favorite flavors with it. Highly recommended!!!!More

Date of visit: June 2019
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ManagerDH, Γενικός Διευθυντής at Divan, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2020

Thank you for your kind words and good rating. We look forward to serving you again!

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Divan is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5