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“Great food, very friendly service, great location”
Review of Platanos

Platanos
Ranked #30 of 224 Restaurants in Kos Town
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: This restaurant is right at the famous Hippocrates Plane Tree (2500 year old tree where Hippocrates taught medicine) in Kos Town on the island of Kos in Greece.
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great food, very friendly service, great location”
Reviewed July 3, 2013

I love sitting in the historic Platanos square overlooking the ancient Agora, this place is fantastic!
Enjoyed the food very much, especially the lobster with potato fondant caviar & sauce from lobster biysk and herbs. We were extremely impressed with the quality and quantity of food. I will definitely recommend this restaurant!

  • Visited June 2013
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London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“wonderful food”
Reviewed July 3, 2013

We ended up eating here twice on our week long stay in Kos due to our first visit being so positive. The food is delicious and the setting is lovely - away from the pushy, crowded restaurants right next to Hippocrates Tree.

You won't find stodgy moussaka and chips here, just proper home-cooked quality food.

Both meals were truly delicious and the staff were attentive and friendly without being overbearing.

Would definitely recommend!

Visited June 2013
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london england
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Very nice with a couple of small issues”
Reviewed June 22, 2013

The location of this restaurant is in a very nice, quiet square away from the crowds. The service was excellent and the food as good as any we had tasted in Kos. Portions are just about right not volume for the sake of it. Two small downsides. Firstly the wine list, that we were told is temporary, is hand written and contains only names, with no description. That led us to choosing a wine that was not to our taste. The other issue is credit card payment. They use the old system of calling the credit card company for approval and it took 10 mins to get sorted.

  • Visited June 2013
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London
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lovely little place. Very romantic!”
Reviewed June 20, 2013

We just gave everything a rating of 5/5, but it really was that good.

It's set in a lovely court yard looking at the Hypocrites tree and it's generally very pretty.

We chose a Greek wine and I was being a bit snobbish and expecting it to just be 'okay' but it was delicious.

The food was amazing and generally the vibe was perfect.

  • Visited June 2013
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Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Our favorite restaurant on Kos”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

We returned on our sailboat to Kos for the fourth time and went to our favorite restaurant Platanos, under the plane tree where Hippocrates taught his students. The owner Elias, the current generation of the family owned business knew we were coming and got in fresh mussels to prepare for us. The recipe made with feta, mustard and cream is out of this world. The shrimp wrapped in proscuitto on a bed of lettuce and sliced avocado was equally tantalizing. The greek wine and music under the historical plane tree makes for a memorable evening. The staff Jenny and Laura have been working for the family for years and remembered us from 2009.

  • Visited May 2013
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