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“WOW - go there but get a taxi”
Review of Katharos Lounge

Katharos Lounge
Ranked #7 of 95 Restaurants in Oia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $17 - $28
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Healthy, Grill
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: We are off the beaten track and tucked away in a private location at Katharos Beach in Oia. We focus on light & healthy tapas style dining with spicy accents and international flavors. We offer a wide range of vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options and are open to making modifications for your diet. Comfort, quality, freshness, and simplicity are paramount to our philosophy. We host morning meditation and art exhibitions as well as host live musical events and DJ parties spanning all musical genres. We want to further develop our cultural center so talk to us if you know how you can help us expand. Come join us and recharge your batteries at Katharos Lounge!
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“WOW - go there but get a taxi”
Reviewed June 10, 2014

Great views, great service and great food. This place is a hidden gem - a little out of the way and quiet as a result. It's cash only but not too expensive. Well worth a visit. Some of the best food we had on the island.

  • Visited June 2014
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Hermosillo, Mexico
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“Incredible Location... amazing food!”
Reviewed June 9, 2014

I can't say enough about the food. It looked and tasted gourmet to us. It is not easy to find but that makes it private! It has the best view for the famous sunsets and the service was outstanding. We had the calamari, the fried shrimp, the stuffed zuchinnis and the grilled chicken salad and everything was great! Weather was not helping but they had blankets for us and that made it even better. Outstanding place, totally recommend it.

Visited June 2014
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Leven, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Way more than we expected...”
Reviewed June 2, 2014

We had come across Katharos Lounge online and decided we would pay them a visit this May. Eight of us (all family) were really impressed with the quality of the food and we were made to feel very welcome by the owners, really friendly people. They even gave us cosy blankets as we were sitting outside and there was a very cool breeze that evening. It´s a good spot to watch the sunset, it´s not that easy to find but not impossible, if you are walking up the hill from amoudi bay towards Oia´s bus station, take the turn for Katharos beach (to the left) and follow the road. We had a fantastic evening, some of us even ended up dancing by the moonlight while we waited for our taxi to arrive. If you want to get away from the crowds in Oia for a while, head to Katharos Lounge, it´s great.

  • Visited May 2014
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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Well worth the effort for great food, chilled tunes and lovely sunset”
Reviewed May 30, 2014

With everything on your doorstep in Oia, a restaurant outside of town needs to be better than good. Luckily kathoros lounge ticks many boxes:-
Firstly and most importantly great food. We went twice, firstly for lunch. I had a lovely burger and spicy onion - perfectly cooked, moist and fresh bun. My wife had a huge santorini salad, packed with gorgeous feti cheese and fresh salad. For dinner we hd a great selection of meze dishes including stuffed calamari, a wonderful spiced pork dish and bruschetta
Good music - over a couple of meals we've had everything from beastie boys classics to seminal massive attack with some great French rap and local soul music
Good booze - these guys have lager on tap as well as local bottled microbrewies

Small gripes: service a bit haphazard. Some of the food we ordered never arrived, but didn't appear on bill either. Can be difficult to get service even one quiet night
Price of some drinks. Food is really reasonable at around 6 to €12 per dish. However a glass of fresh juice is €6.50 and a glass of very average double iced coffee was €4.50. Poor value and would make popping in for a few drinks from the beach unacceptably expensive and put people off trying the excellent food

  • Visited May 2014
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“Most memorable spot on the island, Food Amazing!!! Great Date”
Reviewed May 26, 2014

I was recommended this place by a client - Simply Amazing.

I treated my girlfriend to a romantic sunset dinner (definitely scored some points).
The lounge offered a chilled relaxed atmosphere to the dining experience. Staff are so chilled and relaxed unlike the busy tourist restaurants. Service certainly stands out - meals amazing.

Tapas style restaurant - kick back - dine and enjoy the view.

(Recommend you reserve to get the best spot)

  • Visited May 2014
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