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“Bad management is sad to disappear the enjoying of a good meal in a very nice location...”
Review of Balux Cafe

Balux Cafe
Ranked #8 of 248 Restaurants in Glyfada
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Sushi, Greek
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Greece
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87 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Bad management is sad to disappear the enjoying of a good meal in a very nice location...”
Reviewed August 14, 2013

Redeeming a groupon.gr coupon at the "Balux by the pool" we were absolutely satisfied with the food ,the location etc...until the moment we asked to pay for our wine ,that was not included in the groupon....Surprised we asked to pay for a bottle of mineral water and "couvert" even though when ordering the waitress announced "we are bringing water and bread...do you want to order something more...?"and we ordered 2 glasses of wine...If water and bread were excluded the waitress-she was Greek and we are Greeks speaking the same language...-might ask "if we would like to order something more that was not included in the groupon menu..".
When we noticed that in the written menu on the groupon site there was included 2 "frozen shots and the couvert..." she responsed that it was a problem of groupon... She ignored who was the responsible in order to send him for explanations and we had to wait...etc....After 20 min.someone came and he accepted we were right after we show him the site in details .
He pretended offering and he drunk with us -as also with the table beside us of 4 groupon clients also participated at the discussion and having the same demanding and opinion... the included "frozen shots..." and he promised to settle up the bill for only our wines...
Finally the waiter asked to be payed for the wines and the water and not for the couvert...
All that time -about 40 minutes ...-we were attacked by the mosquitos ....May be the waiters and the responsible brought them for us!!!!
It is quite unacceptable and silly ...such an unprofessional behavior...causing instead of a publicity-the intention of a groupon offer...- the libel and the discredit and of course a negative review on trip advisor...
So that pity we lived a bad night over there...Don't go !!!!

  • Visited August 2013
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Athens, Greece
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129 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Excellent sushi by the sea”
Reviewed August 14, 2013

Balux offers very good sushi in reasonable prices, in a relaxing environment. Very good quality of food has also the by the pool restaurant, though it is closer to the sea. Even the groupon menu was very good, especially the ravani with the ice cream with the flavor of rose. I didn't like much the set up of the tables, (paper sous plate on a wooden table) and no body cleaned the table from the dust, when we sited.

  • Visited August 2013
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Merseyside
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fantastic sunset!!”
Reviewed August 5, 2013

Wonderful location, but a bit too loud to talk. The views were simply amazing. Loved it. Food delicious...good choice.

Visited July 2013
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Washington, DC
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222 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
“Nice way to spend an afternoon...”
Reviewed August 1, 2013

The cafe has nice sunbeds on a well maintained city beach. The waitress was nice although service didn't come around too often. Had a water and a salad for lunch and relaxed on the beach all day. Considering where I was, I thought everything was reasonable. It got super crowded as the day went on (it was a Saturday in the summer), so plan accordingly.

  • Visited July 2013
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Nicosia, Cyprus
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68 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great ambience, nice food”
Reviewed July 25, 2013

This place is beautifully decorated beach/pool bar. The food is great, the choice of drinks wide. It is a bit pricey but really nice.

Visited July 2013
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