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“More refined menu than the average taverna; great food”

Janis Taverna Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 52 Restaurants in Kassiopi
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Wirral, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
119 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“More refined menu than the average taverna; great food”
Reviewed September 29, 2012

Spending a day on the pebbly beach, we were pleased to find that the staff at Janis were happy for us to take our lunch down to the beach and enjoy it under a parasol! They prepared both meals and served them on foil plates, just requesting that we returned the rubbish and wine glasses when we'd finished. Impressed with their flexibility, we ate there a few evenings, once on the terrace overlooking the bay, and twice indoors, due to bad weather.

I can vouch for their king prawns in garlic cream, stifado, and a wonderful dish called 'burtheta' - chunks of filleted fish in a spicy red pepper sauce, served with a seafood risotto. My other half thoroughly enjoyed the mushroom soup and the pork steak in brandy & cream. Typically, with 2 starters, 2 mains, a beer, a bottle of water and a litre of house red, we'd spend around 60 euros.

We did push the boat out one night, and shared a huge lobster, which came with potatoes, vegetables and salad. Scrumptious for a special treat - but check the price per kilo before ordering!

We were there during an electrical storm one evening - the lightening over the sea was spectacular, but the rain came down in sheets. To keep us dry on the way home the waiter gave us heavy-duty black bin bags to wear, slitting the side to make hooded capes!

  • Visited September 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Simply gorgeous”
Reviewed September 27, 2012 via mobile

We ate at Janis restaurant on the second night of our two week holiday. So glad we did as it gave us the chance to return several times.
The setting and atmosphere is gorgeous, looking out over Kassiopi beach.
The staff are all so polite and welcoming. They really all do make you feel so relaxed, like you've known them for years!!
And on to the food.. Gorgeous. We tried something different on each visit, and we thought all exceptional. My overall favourite fisherman's special. To die for!!
Overall could not fault janis restaurant. My only gripe was with myself for not eating there more.

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Toronto, Canada
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“Excellent! As ever...”
Reviewed September 25, 2012

I stayed in Kassiopi early September for two weeks in 2012. I am an older lady, travelling alone and feel completely comfortable having dinner there. I discovered this restaurant last year and so looked forward to dining there again! Never disappointed! Attentive service, sparkling white linens, and food to die for! I dined there twice. Prices very reasonable and the 'fantastic dish' for me? Mussels and King Prawns! Huge plate filled with those delicacies and nirvanna! (Quite frankly, I could have drank the sauce.) View you never tire of and just such a special experience.

  • Visited September 2012
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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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“lovely setting”
Reviewed September 22, 2012

a lovely romantic restaurant over looking the sea, food was very good here and of a high standard, portions where a little small and quite expensive, but worth a visit. reccomend the steaks.

Visited September 2012
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Fallston, Maryland
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“Excellent restaurant”
Reviewed September 16, 2012

We stayed in Kassiopi for two weeks in July and we visited Janis restaurant a few times. It is an excellent place to have dinner. The food was delicious, the waiters very friendly and the view of the sea amazing. If you visit Kassiopi you have to stop by Janis.

  • Visited July 2012
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