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“Food as good as ever!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Olondi Restaurant

Olondi Restaurant
Ranked #8 of 115 Restaurants in Elounda
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
London, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Food as good as ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2013

In a perfect location, with the sea lapping by your feat, Olondi is a relaxing place for lunch or dinner.
The fish is excellent, and portions large.
The only disappointment was the absence of waitress Maria (from Serbia) who is no longer there. Her personality was missed.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Simonbell
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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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228 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“very good, lovely location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013

Pass all the restaurants on the harbour front and head here. Food great, Olondi pie includes lovely tender lamb. The fish fantasia is very good at 49 euros for 2 or if add lobster increases by 20 euros. Not worth paying extra for lobster as very small and hardly any meat on it. The sardines are delicious though at apx 9 euros a serving so much better value for a meal. Mousaka delicious and dips good. Defintely worth a visit. Lovely setting right next to the sea. Good service especially from the older female waitress (can't remember her name) she is an assest to the restaurant as well as Costas.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank dodo029
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Glasgow
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Best hosts in Elounda!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013

My friend and I ended up eating here more than any other restaurant in Elounda. Not just because the food is so delicious but because Yannis, Kostas, Maria - everyone - are so welcoming and make the evening great fun. Situated on the seafront just to the east of the town square, the view over the bay and Spinalonga is gorgeous, the red wine is homemade and dangerously morish, the portions generous and full of flavour. The seafood is super fresh - I dare you to take on the challenge of Fish Fantasia! Steak on a Plank saw the biggest steak I've ever seen served on a...plank! Cooked to perfection. The ten starters are a great way to sample lots of different Greek appetisers. I can't recommend the Olondi enough. If you are in Elounda and want a great meal served by fantastic hosts - go! Oh, and Nino the dog rocks!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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“This restaurant is amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013

I ate here almost everyday in some capacity, over a 2 week period. Whether it was dinner, lunch, coffee or ice cream. The owner and all the staff were amazing (especially Yanis and Kostas). Helpful, polite, friendly and spoke amazing English (puts us to shame). They went out of their way to make sure my friend and I had a great holiday in Elounda, not just in Olondi restaurant.

The meze starter was beautiful but the star meals we're fish fantasia and steak on a plank (photos attached, when I figure out how to!). The home made red wine was to die for, or enjoy an ice cold 'freddo' coffee during the day and as always there was raki and fruit to end your meal to show their hospitality.

One night we even ate with the staff later on, we only popped by to say hi.....such a social occasion.

This restaurant is a touch of class, I would recommend it to anyone and also say speak to the staff they will help you no matter what.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mrswomen_2010
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
“Excellent meal, superb service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013

Enjoyed a lovely meal with friends at this charming waterside restaurant. Would thoroughly recommend it. Our waiter Kostas was extremely attentive and friendly.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Elaine S
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