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“So great we went back for more”
Review of Kalymnos Tavern

Kalymnos Tavern
Ranked #300 of 579 Restaurants in Kos
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed October 12, 2013

We originally went because they had live Greek music. We met Jalil in the afternoon at the entrance to the restaurant. He patiently answered all our questions about the kind of fish and music we could expect if we came to eat dinner. When we arrived for dinner that night he smiled and welcomed us back. For dinner we chose our fish from the freezer in front and they grilled it for us. While we waited Jalil brought us warm, fresh bread (whole wheat and white) with fresh made garlic butter and a fresh olive spread and bottled water. We ordered Greek salad, Tzaziki, wine, and a beer.

Our meal was on the table within a reasonable time hot and delicious! The food portions were generous and they even brought more vegetables (no charge) along with a dessert that was out of this world!! A home made yogurt (as thick and sweet as ice cream) and a candied tomato topping also home made.

The music, starting at 7:30, was equally enjoyable. There were 2 men who sang and played beautifully.

The service was great. They were out to please. We went to the Kalymonos Taverna that is "not" on the sea side but was not a deterrent and the the atmosphere is warm and homey. The price of the meal varies with the weight of the fish ordered and we found it competitive or lower than other restaurants on the street.

We enjoyed our meal, the service, and the atmosphere so much we returned for another meal. It should be noted; anything that was wrong or missing was corrected quickly and with a smile. We do not feel that the other reviews could be about the same place we visited!! In fact not only we returned but we met a woman from Holland who had eaten there on a previous visit to Kos...and she too was there the second time we went back! Thank you to all the family at Kalymnos Taverna for a wonderful memory.

Andy and Rivkah

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Reviewed September 21, 2013

We ate in Kalymnos 2, which is on the beach, across from Kalymnos taverna, but owned by same people. Service was pleasant. The owner was there watching a football match with others, which did not not lend to the ambiance of the restaurant, which was fairly empty, compared to its sister tavern over the road. We wished we had eaten in the taverna. Food was good, but due to atmosphere in restaurant, we decided not to go back again, as there are far too many restaurants in Kos which can offer a better atmosphere.

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Reviewed August 18, 2013

Worst service we ever had during our stay at kos (we came here for quite a long time).
The service was not very friendly and polite. We did not feel really welcome which is very unusual in greek taverns. Furthermore the smell inside the tavern is not nice because of the perfume they spray against smell of the harbour.

Nevertheless, the food was ok but you can get better food in plenty other places.

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Reviewed July 16, 2013

Kalymnos restaurant is a very beautiful and graphic tavern, offers lovely views, a cosy location, friendly staff and most importantly, great food at great prices!!! We had a hard time with the menu, and even though the place was busy, the server was very patient and took the time to walk us through the choices and provide some recommendations in English. We ordered some greek meatballs, grilled octopus, fried potatoes, beef in gastra, homemade pies and a selection of fish and lobsters. Every single thing was so rich and full of flavor. Greek food lover, dessert lover, vegetarian, or just a hungry patron, you will not be disappointed with the selection Kalymnos tavern's prepares fresh daily from old family recipes and proudly serves. You also won't find half filled pans, food that looks like it's been there for hours, or anything less than if they had prepared it to order direct to your plate. For the end they serve Kos sweets accompanied with yogurt or ice cream. Overall a fantastic meal and when we were there they had live Greek music and some dancing, etc, so for a great price we got dinner and a show!!! I would recommend Kalymnos Tavern to anyone who wants to have a good time along with a good dinner! Try this place, you won't regret it.

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Reviewed January 27, 2013

The best seafood by far I tasted in Greece.And very very affordable too.The variety on the menu is extensive and had amazing attention to service too.....The best was when the Chef personally visits the guest to understand the palate......Satisfaction guaranteed :)))

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