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“Great view, average food”
Review of Galazia Hytra - CLOSED

Galazia Hytra
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean
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Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Enjoy spectacular views to the sea accompanied by fine Greek tastes. The award winning Chef of restaurant Galazia Hytra (one star Michelin) offers modern Greek cuisine and highlights well known traditional local flavors.Featuring a menu that combines high cooking technique and simple ideas, highlighting and evolving Greek flavors, the "Golden Hut 2012" awarded Galazia Hytra is the best choice for having your dinner in a cozy atmosphere!
Reviewed June 30, 2014

The view on the bay of Vouliagmeni is very special.

I was less impressed by the food. The very good and highly professional service could not compensate for rather mediocre food.

The rocket salad was fresh, other starters quite average that you can get anywhere in Greece, often with more taste and passion.

The beef filet was cooked to death and possibly the driest, I ate in years, served with a uninspired heap of mashed potatoes. All of it was accompanied by below average wines (white and red) that was proposed by staff... We switched to beer.

From a Westin, I am used to a very different standard. Although ok on the price and well on service, I would not chose it again.

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2  Thank Matyas L
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Reviewed May 29, 2014

During a visit to Athens, I stayed at the Astir Palace resort. For dinner, I had a couple of very food friends over at the Galazia Hyrta Taverna in the Westin hotel.

Where to start? The service is friendly, multilingual, competent. They provide explanations and advice, they know their wines, and make your visit worth while.

The food is excellent. Typical greek ingredients, but not necessarily greek cuisine. From a sufficiently diverse selection, you can chose among more sophisticated variations of traditional greek dishes. As a starter, I had the grilled feta cheese, which came with a succulent confit/chutney made of tomatoes, balsamico, and a variety of herbs that married it perfecty to the feta cheese.

The lamb kebab that follwed was also excellent. As far as the portions are concerned, you can enjoy your meal without regret: not too much and light ingedients make this perfect for dinner.

We had an excellent Greek white wine with our meal. As it was my friend who chose the wine, I have no idea what it was. It was a recommendation from the waitress, though, so I suggest you just ask.

You cannot rate this place without talking about the view and atmosphere. Wow! A dream! If you ever want to spend a perfect evening watching the sun go down over the mediterranean while enjoying a first class meal, this is the place. Whether you are planning to take your wife out for an anniversary, whether you want to propose to your girlfriend, or whether you just want to make an impression - this is the place to go.

An absolute recommendation.

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2  Thank Alain_Provist
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Reviewed December 23, 2013

It s a place that it combines very nice view and excellent food. I suggest it to people who like avant garde cuisine.

Thank Ioannis N
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

Went to this restaurant during a Thai food festival week that the Westin hotel in Vouliagmeni was hosting. Supposedly the chefs came all the way from top hotels in Bangkok! It was a terrible let down. The dishes had nothing to do with Thai cuisine. The spring rolls were your typical Chinese ones. The satay chicken was cold as coming out of a fridge and the chicken soup was absolutely tasteless. Then on to the main dishes: a pad Thai , a fish in a red curry and a coconut rice with shrimps, all terrible in presentation and taste, a sad reminder of hospital food than the fragrant and amazing Thai cuisine. The desert which we chose was the only acceptable dish. A coconut Creme brûlée which in fact was a regular Creme brûlée with a few dried coconut flakes on top. A pitiful version of a take out Chinese. Finally the bill: 200 Euros for 3 people for the above mentioned plates, 2 Mai tai cocktails ,2 beers and a glass of wine that my husband had ordered and returned as very disappointing but still was charged for it! In other words a pricey and disappointing experience... Not worthy of a 1 star hotel let alone a 5 stars.

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2  Thank Nadib223
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Reviewed September 14, 2013

No fuss, good food and average service. Prices are ok but had hoped for more authentic Greek food. The Ktima Alpha wines are good but they make a lot of money on it!!!

Thank Nicke07
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