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“Souvlaki like no other!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of O Kostas

O Kostas
Ranked #26 of 3,652 Restaurants in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Neighborhood: Plaka
Perth, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Souvlaki like no other!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2013 via mobile

Kostas, an unassuming little Souvlaki restaurant, right next door to the Best Western Amazon Hotel on Pentalis Street, like its present owner, a young Kostas & his wife, serve the best souvlaki we have ever tasted! Beautifully spiced meat, tomato, parsley, yoghurt wrapped in a toasted pita - sublime!

You won't be too much out of pocket for a mid meal snack or lunch (2 euros for one or 1.8 euros for a skewer of meat on pita) Lunch queues tend to build after 12 and they are closed on
Sundays.

Thanks Kosta for today's delicious breakfast!

  • Visited May 2013
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Naples, Italy
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“Best souvlaki in Athens”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2013

The best souvlaki ever eaten in Athens.
Lightweight, well cooked, served with kindness, loved by the locals, very cheap (2 euro each).
I'd come back to Athens just for Kostas and Bretto's.
Not to be missed.

Visited March 2012
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“In the top 3 Souvlaki joints in Athens”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2013 via mobile

The first souvlaki I had at Athens and it was real good. Had to wait a good 25 minutes for my order, given the crowd. Kostas jr takes the money with his silver tongs and returns the change back with the tongs. 
The souvlaki is nice and filling and the spice added on, adds to the overall flavor. 
The location is pretty easy to find. 
Syntagma square, get onto Mitrapolous avenue and it's at the intersection with Pentelis, next to the Best Western. 

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London, United Kingdom
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“Kostas souvlaki, simply the best..”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2012

First things first. Do not mix Kostas of 5 Pentelis str with Kosta of Ag. Irini square. They are both quite known but Kostas of Pentelis str is according to us, aficionados of traditional souvlaki, much better. Go there early before 13:00 to avoid disappointment as after 14:00 most of the souvlaki is already reserved!! Yes is true most of his loyal clientele call him in the morning and reserve their souvlaki for later! If you wish to do this please call Ms Popy , his lovely wife, and give your order over the phone 00302103228502 . They have a very good and efficient system. They also have beef kebab which is fantastic but it goes very quickly. The place is simple, the ingredients so fresh and you must see how they clean their place every day and then you'll understand why is so tasty. No fried potatoes or tzatziki so please don't ask. Closed on Sundays, 3 weeks in August and Saturdays mid July-August- beg. of September. Enjoy it !!!

  • Visited October 2012
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Haifa
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“Best Souflaki”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2012

We went to Kostas after reading all the good reviews and we glad we did. For about 2 euros you get a tasty snack, and in my opinion the tastiest souvlaki we tried in Athens.
The portion is smaller than the usual, so if you're hungry you might eat 2 of those, but it's definitely worth the price. The pork pieces are fried when you make the order, freshly cut tomato is added as well as spicy peeper if you like. They also add tasty yogurt which makes the combination even better. We came when the place was practically empty with a few local customers. The staff was very welcoming and the service is great.

  • Visited May 2012
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