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“Best meal in Heraklion!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ladokolla

Ladokolla
Ranked #34 of 362 Restaurants in Heraklion
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Canada
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Best meal in Heraklion!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013

This restaurant was highly recommended by a good friend of ours who my fiancée and I were staying with in Heraklion. We were walking around the main square and our friend suggested we go there and said they have the best sea food. Our friend knew the owner and told us that this restaurant is owned by a very nice family. We were greeted very warmly by one of the daughters of the owner and even though we didn't have reservation, she gave us a great table outside. I really liked the theme of the restaurant which I would say was kind of a Tapas style where you could order a few different dishes and share it amongst friends. We ordered fried calamari which was the best fired calamari I have ever had. We also ordered a salad, fried shrimp, fish, risotto and shrimp spaghetti. It was a lot of food for three people but we really wanted to try different things and I am so glad that we did because everything was just so delicious. At the end they gave us a complimentary desert where we had the chance to try a few different kind of deserts. My favourite was the apple pie paired with ice cream which was out of this world. All in all the service was impeccable and the food was outstanding and we would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
“One of the best seafood ouzeris in Greece!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

Heraklio would not be the same without Ladokola. A relatively newcomer, counts roughly around ten years in town, but it has been established as probably the best seafood ouzeri, in a place with admittedly strong competition.

Natasa in the service is the soul of the place, but her father in the kitchen is the General and at the same time the Commando who makes sure that everything is executed in perfect order, even in hectic times when the place is operating at full capacity.

A huge menu is offered. Perhaps it is best to decide first whether you are having seafood or meat. This will immediately decrease the options and help you manage the chaotic menu easier. Although the meat dishes are equally satisfactory, the strong point of Ladokola is the seafood. Do not be afraid to order even the most scary sounding and looking dishes, they are always perfectly cooked and of excellent quality. If in doubt what to choose, Natasa will safely and efficiently guide you through the menu and help you order what suits better to your taste.

On the expensive side, around 30-35 euros per person, however, still very good value for money.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank zuiveld
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Warsaw, Poland
1 review
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“Monika from Poland”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2013

the best reataurant in Heraklion. Run by fantastic passionate family fully dedicated to customers and quality of food. I am food lover, snobish and exploring a lot of restaurants in Europe. The restuarant was recommended by local friend. Dry octopus delicious!!!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank MBC633
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Derby, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A Day Out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

Just a few beggars walking round, but no fault of their own. An excellent meal out. The best around. Well worth a visit!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Claire S
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Heraklion, Greece
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“Excellent on all accounts”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013

Best restaurant in Heraklion by a mile! The food is fresh and delicious. The service is efficient and friendly. Would eat here again.

Visited August 2013
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