We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“The best place on this planet”
Review of Serif Taverna

Serif Taverna
Ranked #123 of 536 Restaurants in Kos
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“The best place on this planet”
Reviewed September 1, 2012

Mike's tavern in lambi was the most relaxed,hospitable, value for money excellent food, kid friendly, the list goes on we went there every night as the food in the hotel was in edible, mike treated us like old friends we felt so relaxed the kids were made to feel special, I just wish every restaurant was as good as this one well done mike you truly deserve a 5***********

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank karencracker
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

114 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Athens, Greece
Level Contributor
24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service”
Reviewed July 31, 2012

We greatly enjoyed everything we tried and the service was very friendly and helpful. Highly recommend trying the tas kebab with rice, it was heavenly. Very good prices and the kitchen staff letting you take a look at what's available was very nice. Another plus, their female taverna cats were all spayed. It was great to see that they were taken care of.

  • Visited July 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1 Thank p_yanna
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Kos Town, Greece
Level Contributor
18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Unbelievably Good!!!!”
Reviewed July 6, 2012

I have been going to Serif's for 30 years - it is a family run business and the food is out of this world. You can go into the kitchen to look what there is and choose! Serif's wife makes the most amazing Burek which is deep fried filo pastry rolls stuffed with cheese or mince - stuffed courgette flowers are incredible as is the special liver - you will be spoilt for choice with what is on the menu and the prices are very reasonable....

  • Visited June 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Kos2000
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bradford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed January 29, 2012

20 years ago we were advised to go and eat at Serif's in Platani (a village just outside Kos town), 20 years later we are still eating there!!
That's how good it is!!
We visit Kos twice a year and we eat at Serif's most evenings, you look for a place where the locals go to eat, guess what! we are are now part of the locals!
Serif established his taverna in the 60's and he has been serving wonderful food ever since. This is a traditional taverna owned and run by a wonderful family, Serif and his wife Birgul, and their 3 sons Ali, Axmet and Orhan. These people are so kind, friendly and just fantastic at what they do, nothing is to much trouble for them!
The food is great, traditional Turkish/Greek cuisine, how Serif manages to cook all that food on his charcoal grill I don't know! You can go in to the kitchen and pick what ever you want to eat, take off the pan lids and try and decide what to eat, when everything looks so good it's not an easy decision to make! The food is fresh, prepared daily and is beautifully cooked, Serif is just fantastic!!
We sit outside and listen to the locals chatting, people say hello to us, it is such a friendly place to sit and eat, drink and be happy. Because we have been going for so many years and feel part of the family, we now have Serif's two grandchildren (Birgul & Serif) come and sit with us, what an absolute joy it is for us!
We are not the only people that have been going there for 20 years, Serif has many tourists that have been going there for many, many years, people from Holland, Germany, Sweden etc.
If you go to Kos, you must visit Serif's in Platani!!! you can get the bus, taxi, bicycle or even walk, it's well worth the effort!!!.....you will not be disappointed, it may well be the highlight of your holiday!!....You will return!!
Καλή όρεξη (enjoy your meal), Yammas!!!
Trevor & Amanda.

  • Visited October 2011
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank TrevorP47
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Serif Taverna also viewed

Kos Town, Kos

Been to Serif Taverna? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing