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“Family owned authentic Greek restaurant”
Review of Nireas

Nireas
Ranked #24 of 450 Restaurants in Rhodes Town
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $20
Cuisines: Greek
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Beautiful alfresco setting. Tucked away in a quiet square off the beaten track. Dine on fresh seafood and fresh vegetables (many of them organic) under a pergola overflowing with jasmine,honeysuckle, Bougainville and a 25 year old grapevine. The Tsikis Family is always happy to meet new guest and welcome back many return customers ( some that have been coming since the opening in 1989)!
Reviewed January 20, 2013

It is hard to find, but it is worth the effort to search it out. If you stumble across this restaurant, then I highly advised that you sit down and have a meal. Finding a restaurant like Nireas is part of the adventure of dining out in old town. The outdoor seating is surrounded by vines and flowers. The atmosphere is amazing, and Theodore will give you excellent food and service. It is definitely an incredible relief after spending the day wandering around old town. Coming from a Newfoundlander who knows seafood, the food was of a very high quality.

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Thank n w
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

My wife and I were strolling through the beautifull old town and were looking for a good and charming restaurant to have dinner.
Normally this would not be a problem at all but, knowing that every single restaurant wants your visit and euros, it is not an easy thing to do.
We decided to leave the main street and we ended up at Nireas. I must admit that seeing the rating of trip advisor members helped for sure :-).
It is a very nice place to have dinner away from the crowded main streets. You can sit on the terrace under the cover of some beautifull bougainvilles.
We had mussels as a starter; never had them so well prepared; very tasty and mouth wathering.
I had the grilled prawns for main course and my wife had fish. Again we were stunned. It simply was delicious and so was the accompanying wine and beer.
Then it was time for the first surprise of the evening; the desert..... All deserts have been home made by the owmers wife and it was very difficult to choose and we just followed the owners advice. Guess what; we were not disappointed at all; on the contrary. We really enjoyed every single bite of it.
While enjoying the last bites of our desert we were treated to the second surprise. For a while we had been enjoying some real live music from various artists and all of a sudden there was the owner playing a kind of bouzouki (I think) and singing out loud (American Pie).
We just had a wonderfull evening and while we were thinking about asking for the bill, we were presented some home made limoncello; just to good to be true.

A very big THANKS to all the staff (owner, his wife and their sons) for the wonderfull evening with excellent food in a great atmosphere. We will be back, for sure.

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Thank Maurice L
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Reviewed December 1, 2012

This quaint restaurant serves fresh fish and other Greek specialties. There is a lot of variety on the menu. The husband and wife team keeps everything running smooth. Make sure you keep going past the tourist traps to find this traveler's treasure.

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Thank lesley012
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Reviewed November 2, 2012

We visited this restaurant after reading an excellent review in the Telegraph newspaper. It is a bit tricky to find and you have to run the gauntlet which are your typical tourist, primely located restaurants, who would literally pick you up and drag you in if they could - but persevere, you will not be disappointed.
We had the "cheese parcels" and "spicy cheese bake" to start with. A shrimp dish (recommended by the proprietor Theodore) and the "seared tuna with wasabi sauce, coated in sesame seeds". With fresh bread, a fresh salad and some good quality house wine it was just what we were looking for. It was so nice that we went back a second time and had the same again - with the addition of crab cakes.
The food speaks for itself and in particular the tuna dish wouldn't be out of place on the menu of a Michelin starred restaurant. All of this at a very reasonable price and with attentive, friendly but not overbearing service to boot. It really helped to make our trip a memorable experience.
The owner Theodore, is one half of this family owned gem of a restaurant. He was born, raised and now runs the establishment with his exceptionally talented American wife who cooks with culinary flare and confidence. Their welcome was warm, friendly and sincere - the kind you would receive at a friends home. His complimentary lemoncello is legendary!
Do not leave Rhodes without a visit!

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Thank Daisy1312
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Reviewed October 31, 2012

We were so lucky to find here just by chance as we were wandering around. Then we have found out from our local hotel staff that it's really one of the best in Rhodes. The garden itself is enough to sit and have your wonderful meal. We had a dinner with traditional Greek salad and some starters and warm dishes like octopus, mussels etc. Every single thing was absolutely delicious. The staff (the waitress and the gentleman whom I think is the owner) is very friendly and helpful. I'd advice that you let them recommend what to eat there, you'll not regret. I'm really looking forward to having another dinner the next time I'm in Rhodes.

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Thank summersonizmir
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