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“Disappointing”
Review of Restaurant O Nikos

Restaurant O Nikos
Ranked #29 of 60 Restaurants in Ithaca
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed September 7, 2012 via mobile

The food ranged from good (roast lamb) to terrible (grilled octopus). The staff are run off their feet so service is poor. Not a good experience and there are much better alternatives nearby.

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1  Thank 577JohnS
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

The food at this taverna is truly awful, apart from the bread. Everything came smothered in oil. Inedible octopus, which to be fair, they didn't charge for. Grilled meats just ok.
Felt sorry for the poor waiter who seemed very apologetic. The guy in the kitchen seemed full of self-importance and tried to make out we didn't know how the octopus should taste.
Try Poseiden restaurant nearby which has lovely food plus a guy playing music on a bazooki.

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Reviewed September 3, 2012 via mobile

We ate there most nights. Great food, great value (complimentary wine/cake/liqueur/watermelon) and friendly service. They really do go the extra mile.

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2  Thank Gingermale
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Reviewed August 29, 2012

Good:bread
Bad: 1)octopus gril extremely dried 2)waiter get orange juice for a baby only after reminder 3)ordered squid but they had forgotten about it but not forgotten to include into the bill

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Thank TanyaMos
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Reviewed August 29, 2012

Niko’s restaurant is in a side street 50 metres or so from the waterfront at Vathy. However, it is easy to locate – it’ll be the crowded one!
We suspect that the popularity of some establishments varies quite dramatically from season to season. So, what is in vogue one year may be rather less popular a year or two later. However, for the time being Niko’s appears to be the flavour of the month (at least) and was getting deserved attention when trade at others nearby has been reduced to a trickle.
We ate here at the guarded recommendation of our travel rep, who we spotted at a table nearby. Part of a group who had arrived on the island together a couple of days before, we agree to share a table and compare notes on what we found. So the seven of us chatted away in a lively fashion and had some diverse demands as to what we wanted to eat when it came to ordering. This included having extra large starters as entrees etc.
This bustling restaurant worked hard to look after us and proved to be the antithesis of the Rolling Stones, “You can’t always get what you want, “ which, urban myth has it, refers to an establishment in Greek Street, London where the eponymous band once used to frequent. Here they were very flexible, accommodating and happy to please. A bit of this, a bit of that and a bit of the other thrown in for good measure. Excellent moussaka, stifado and other Greek dishes, plentiful glasses of Mythos all followed up by water-melon and cinnamon liqueur on the house.
Niko’s has an excellent menu, so if you want authentic Ithakan food; Greek style with an Italian influence of pasta, this is the place to go.

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Thank Dive-Travel-Writer
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