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“Great View and Service.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Portokali Restaurant

Portokali Restaurant
Ranked #31 of 302 Restaurants in Larnaka City
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Special occasions, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Portokalí restaurant is located on the sea front offering a panoramic view of Larnaca bay and the quaint fishing harbor. A family run restuarant that specializes in quality Mediterranean and Cypriot cuisine including meat meze and fish meze.
Bucharest
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119 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Great View and Service.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2013

This centrally located eatery has the best view of the central plaza of Old Town Larnaca. They have a wood burning fireplace in the dining room if it's too chilly to sit out on the beautiful second floor tearrace. The service was super friendly and the food tasty. We ordered a number of appis (grilled stuffed peppers were tasty) and a main and it was all good. The grilled octopus was overcooked and chewy but the rest was decent. Go for the view and the meze and perhaps the fire, if you're a fan, which I am. Nice place to visit if you're in town.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Andrea C
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kerry,ireland
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great view, special place..!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2013

We ate here in September.Be sure to try and get a table upstairs when the weather is warmer because the view of St.Lazarus church lit up is beautiful! We enjoyed our food, service was good.This is away from the tourist centre, only a few minutes walk to the right just before the fort on the promenade but worth finding as its a little different to the rest along the promenade!

Visited September 2012
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Thank tralee09
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Larnaka City, Cyprus
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“A favourite of mine for the view.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2013

I should say straightaway that this restaurant is unsuitable for anyone who is disabled or has trouble with climbing stairs as there are quite a few to climb to get to it.

Cosy inside and one of the best views imaginable from outside (where I always sit) looking down over old Lazarus Church.

Food is very good - I've tried meat, fish, pastas - and the owners are very friendly. Sometimes live guitar music weekend nights in season.

Visited October 2012
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1 Thank Tangutica
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Ramat Gan, Israel
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69 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“An excellent food, great service, nice view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

We wandered around the city of Larnaca when we stumbled upon this place. A sign saying "climb up, it will be worth it" made us do it. And what a magnificent view it was! The place looks terrific. The food was delicious, we ordered Meze and were very satisfied with it. The owner of the place was very nice and helped us in every way that he could.

The only drawback I can think of is that it is not suitable for people in wheelchair. Other than that, it is a great restaurant, and I highly recommend it to anyone.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Andrey R
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Larnaka City, Cyprus
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A wonderful experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2012

We had lunch here on 31.12.12 & was greeted warmly by Andreas who was attentive at all times but not overbearing.
We had Sword fish steaks, & a carafe of local red wine. The food was cooked to perfection & the wine was superb.
The location takes a lot of beating as it over looks St Lazarus's Church & Square & far excels some of the more canteen type places that Larnaca seems to offer...
A unique experience for an intimate meal with good service & wonderful food.........
highly recommened............

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Henriet
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