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“Excellent ”
Review of O Maki's

O Maki's
Ranked #4 of 24 Restaurants in Panormos
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed May 29, 2019 via mobile

Lovely restaurant. No menu - they take you on a tour of the kitchen, showing you the food they have prepared, which is a lovely little touch. Fantastic and flawless food and lovely owner who will sit with you and chat when he gets a chance. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed October 10, 2018

During our two week stay, we came to this restaurant four times. We think it is simply the best restaurant in this little town. Situated in the main cobbled square with tables arranged along it, you are called into the kitchen where Maki discusses the offerings by opening each oven or fridge door. This is Greek cooking at its traditional best and each dish is absolutely delicious. Hence our frequenting as often as we did. We would go back to Panormos just to eat here!

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed September 30, 2018

With its tables arranged on the cobbled stones of the "main" square, under the bougainvillea, "O Makis" creates an idyllic atmosphere for a most enjoyable Greek evening meal.
There is a choice of perfectly cooked authentic Greek dishes( all prepared by Kaiti, Makis' wife, who changes the menu every day), as well as grilled meats and fish.
No menu is required, as you are invited into the kitchen to inspect the available dishes and make your choice.
The house wine is good and the complimentary fruits and raki make for a perfect
ending to the evening.
The food is great, the location idyllic but what makes the real difference is the hospitality and friendliness of your hosts. Do not miss it.

Date of visit: September 2018
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1  Thank prasinos1908
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Reviewed September 23, 2018

Our second year in Panormos and this is still one of our favourite places to eat. Not only is the food excellent but eating here is an all round experience. No menus Maki takes you round the kitchen shows you all the dishes and then allows you time to pick what you want to eat. Loved by all ages including a lovely five year old girl we met when asked what her favourite place in Panormos was she replied the mans kitchen. At the end of a fabulous meal Maki sits with you chats to you about what you have eaten then gives you a price. No written bill but don’t worry in our opinion the customer is always the winner the quality of the food and the more than reasonable prices makes this top of the list in Panormos

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

What a great place.

Tables are out in the Street with the world passing by. Incredibly warm welcome by Maki who has amazing hosting skills.

It was a surprise when he took our order and invited us into the Kitchen. So, there is no menu but the Owner shows you what is cooking (really good local home-cooked Cretan food) and a fridge full of fish and meats for the BBQ.

The food was really really good. With 3 days left of our holiday we went twice as we enjoyed it so much. Little bit of theatre on the Saturday night as the Taverna got busier and tables were hurriedly brought out to cater for extra Diners. Nice to hear the sounds of a Greek village and the great buzz of people enjoying themselves.

It does get busy and Maki is sometimes run ragged but we quickly realised that this is the way it is. Just make sure you have a full Carafe of wine, sit back and relax.

Our kids loved it there and when we returned not only did Maki remember our names but he produced a book that one of our children had left there on a previous night!

When you get you bill the owner sits down at your table, has a chat and then comes up with a price for your meal. On both occasions we were pleasantly surprised by the cost of the meal which was amazing value for money for such a unique and memorable experience

Date of visit: August 2018
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