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“Loved it!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kastro Oia Restaurant

Kastro Oia Restaurant
Ranked #26 of 90 Restaurants in Oia
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Geneva
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Loved it!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2012

Yes, it is expensive for Greece, even in Santorini. Oia is obviously the posh town of the island. But the view IS great (although often blocked by people taking pictures) and the food IS good, greek with an innovating touch. Try the stuffed olives... We had a lemony lamb filet that melted in the mouth. The only weird thing is there was no fish on the menu.
My advice is to book a table for an hour before the sunset on a "cloudy" day. And make plenty of time to get there: it is located at the very end of the main pedestrian street and hundreds of people gather in the vicinity to watch the sun go down, blocking the way to the restaurant. It took us half an hour to get there and we only just made it in time.

  • Visited September 2012
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Vernet-Les-Bains, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Eat while the sun sets”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2012 via mobile

This restaurant has just about the best position in town for watching the sun go down. Thus it's very popular and we were lucky to get the last table. We had the set meal for two at €72 and it was worth every penny. Olive paste and fresh warm bread, roasted vegetables, Greek salad with tzatziki, beautiful lamb or beef with fresh vegetables, walnut cake and coffee - all very generous portions and served with charm and humour. The house red was stunning so we just had to have two bottles (between four I hasten to add). A free glass of vin santo rounded off a very pleasant evening.

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Thank jdgvag
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Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Amazing, a must-do!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2012 via mobile

We came to kastro based on the recommendation from our hotel, they booked us a table in advance. We had other names from tripadvisor but our front desk person said nothing beats kastro, and boy was she right!!

We got great seats and a fantastic view - make sure to reserve ahead. It's not that hard to find if you know what you're looking for - it's to the right if the old castle where everyone goes to see the sunset and the restaurant is painted orange, a stark contrast to the white everywhere. Also, very helpful friendly ppl helped us out along the way with directions.

Really delicious food, best meal in 5 days in Greece. Eggplant with feta and tomato sauce is amazing as are main dishes and the coffee/dessert. Great service, super friendly and helpful and did not rush us. They let us digest our food before offering coffee and dessert where some restaurants try to push you out to seat the next group. So helpful, they even gave us recos for restaurants in Athens for our way back.

Overall a great experience, will definitely come back.

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Thank Bonnie B
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Brisbane
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Impressive dinner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2012

Stunning views, good service, decent food and reasonable prices. Recommended. Make sure you make a reservation if you want to eat at sunset.

  • Visited August 2012
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NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“perfect sunset views and great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2012

we came to kastro for the sunset view and were pleasantly surprised by the great food! everyone wants to see the famous oia sunsets, and if you prefer to avoid packing onto the steps with a hundred other tourists, just book at table at kastro! it is not super easy to find, we had to ask around a bit - walk toward the sunset and after the mini market turn left and walk downward. the food was delicious. i highly recommend the eggplant appetizer and the grilled beef with mushrooms entree. nice wine selection too.

  • Visited August 2012
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