Ionion Taverna

Ionion Taverna

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Hours
Sun
8:00 - 23:30
Mon
8:00 - 23:30
Tue
8:00 - 23:30
Wed
8:00 - 23:30
Thu
8:00 - 23:30
Fri
8:00 - 23:30
Sat
8:00 - 23:30
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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About
We are pleased to welcome you to our family restaurant, continuing the 25 year tradition and experience of being chef on merchant ships sailing all over the world. Since we started this place in 1982, our aim has always been to provide the best homemade dishes, created with care and respect; so that all our guests may enjoy their meals in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere as defined by the Greek spirit of hospitality through the centuries. Every day our fishing boats bring in the best fresh fish and seafood, completing our menu with the finest meat and Greek dishes. Welcome and enjoy your stay, from Yanni & Aleks, Nicko & Toula.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles336 reviews
Excellent
220
Very good
64
Average
24
Poor
18
Terrible
10
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

MH-of-Cheltenham
Cheltenham1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 friends
I, and my crews, have visited Yanni’s restaurant many many times over the past six years during our numerous sailing trips and always had a very warm welcome from Yannis and his family team. We’ve enjoyed really great food in the lovely ambiance of this fabulous quayside location - in my view one of the very best in Sivota. Best wishes from us all for 2020 and keep up the good work guys! Cheers, Malcolm
Written 31 January 2020
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Helen G
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 none
Have visited Yannis several times during this sailing trip! Great restaurant specialising in Fish and traditional Greeks dishes - our favourites are the Gavros and the Stifado. Superb location in the bay at the end on the right. Super easy mooring with Lazy Lines and Yannis is always there to help you on the wall. He will even give you fishing tips if you ask nicely, and will always put your catch on the grill ! Worth calling ahead to ensure your space!
Written 3 October 2020
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sweeps
72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 none
Moored on the pontoon here. Wi-Fi, mooring, water, and electric are free if you eat in the restaurant, Believe me, this is no hardship - the food is excellent. Yannis is very accommodating as is peter and both are very helpful in assisting when mooring. A wonderful experience - so good we returned 3 times! And we will do so again when we are next in the area
Written 27 May 2022
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Tony B
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 friends
Yannis' Ionian Tavena is a family run gem off the main drag in Sivota on Lefkas Island. It has wonderful views over the harbour and some moorings right outside the restaurant. Yannis and is staff are really friendly and completely unassuming, if you want something not on the menus ask and they will do it if they can. I had eaten there before when Yannis was kind enough to show us around the Bavaria 32 he has for charter so this year I took my wife and her friend to eat there. Service was impeccable and friendly, the food exquisite. It was so good we went back the next night too! Highly recommended.
Written 29 September 2020
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Gerald Richards
Doncaster5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 none
Berthed our Bavaria Style 46 yacht at the Ionian Taverna stern to on lazy line (best when weather stormy) three times during our two weeks sailing in the Ionian Sea. Yannis, suitably assisted by fellow sailor Peter was on hand every time to hand us the lazy line and offer instruction and advice. After hooking up electric and water its just a few short steps to settle down in the taverna on the quayside to enjoy a beer. And later for dinner! what can we say; an extensive menu, virtually everything available, even though it was the end of the season, cooked to perfection, well presented and the service second to none. If you sail into Savota, berth and eat at the Ionian Taverna; that's where we will head next time.
Written 19 October 2021
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Nick B
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 family
We’ve been visiting Ionian for years. The honest truth is that that the tavernas of Sivota are all pretty much similar with little to chose between them. However for 6 years we’ve always chosen to eat at Ionian as the restaurant overlooks the water and village from the quieter side of the harbour and the owner has always been very welcoming. The food, usual Greek taverna fare has always been fine and the fish fresh. However our recent visit left a sour taste and we won’t be rushing back. The service was slow as usual but ok, the starters the same as always and the grilled fish not excellent but fine. However, for 5 people the bill was €250. Now I didn’t quibble and spoil the evening. But by any measure to charge €50 per head in Sivota for single shared plates of taramasalata, tzatziki, fried courgette, halloumi and a Greek salad, two plates of fried calamari, 2 grilled fish and a couple of bottles of local white wine is steep. Critically the bill was considerably more than we’ve been charged previously which is why we didn’t check the price and by comparison rather more than elsewhere this year. Indeed we had a similar but vastly superior meal a few days later in Vasaliki for considerably less than €200. So, my advice if you visit Ionian is just ask how much the fish costs in advance.
Written 7 August 2023
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...that was nice "Nick"... After 6 years that you say you know me instead of doing the obvious to speak with me and double check together direct if there was a mistake or not, you choosed not to say anything here. For a thing we could short out in a glince on the bill in 2 seconds and see if you right or not. Instead you created an account on tripadvisor and you wrote your first review ever on it... nice. So lets see here what could have happened. The dishes you desribed if the 2 fish that you mentioned were portions, one fish of 300 grams per person, do not much in any case the total amout of 250 euros you mention. It should be about 150 instead. My menu is very clear and prices are about same for last 6 years with a one to two euros more on some dishes. Still... if you forget to mention that each fish was a kilo, so 2 kilos of fish, then yes numbers much becouse this is the price for kilo. 2 kilos of fish are portions for more 6 persons. So if price for a portion of 300gr fish as written on my menu is 18,50 then the kilo is a little more over 3 times. Simple maths. You do understand that same fish of 300 grs can not be same price with a same kind of fish 1 kilo or more. All arround the world is like this. I had decided for years now not to answer any of reviews on tripadvisor as in some cases i am called to proove that i am not an elephant. I had reviews from competitors try put me down, from deferent tavernas posted on my tavernas listing as we share the same name ( 3 at least ionian tavernas on Lefkas island, one on Sivota mourtos, etc) even with pics showing an obvious deferent taverna than mine. From guests that were far out of line and blaming all rest except themselves. Tripadvisor is over valued and imposdible to confirm anything, even if guests realy came on one place or not. I do not claim to be perfect but we all work very hard and honest for 41 years now and each year we getting better. Lots of our guests that return for years now. Anyway i hope i presented my position, my point is not to start a dialoge here but show the simple things we could have checked together when you was here. And no matter if you decide not to return to back i am always here on your next visit to Sivota to talk it more. i am realy sad for the review... its a pitty.
Written 9 August 2023
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Andy
Greater Manchester93 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 family
We were looking forward to eating at this Taverna having read lots of good reviews, unfortunately our experience didn’t live up to our expectations. We decided to share a whole fish, it was overcooked and disappointing given that this was the most expensive meal we had during our stay. On leaving I was asked for my views on the food and the waiter was unapologetic. Perhaps we were just unlucky…….
Written 4 August 2023
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Joan G
Newbury52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 none
One of our favourite haunts in the Ionian. Yanni always gives us a warm welcome with exceptional mooring assistance. His restaurant always serves up delicious good quality food. A word of advice - try the roast pork if his father has made it, its roast pork but not as you know it. You won't be disappointed. Thank you Yanni for another great stay.
Written 19 September 2022
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boronet
Middlesbrough258 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 none
Two visits by us and a great experience each time. The Stifado was one of the best I've tasted and as it's a dish I try at least once during any holiday in Greece that's high praise. The servers were brilliant. On our first visit all the tables at the front were taken when we arrived but one vacated later. They cleared the space and moved our table, lock stock and barrel between courses to the front! All four of us rated it as our favourite restaurant in Sivota.
Written 14 September 2021
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broad6bean
172 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 couples
Thos restaurant was the best we ate at while in Sivota. The freshest fish I have eaten in a long while, caught by the owner and his brothers and perfectly,cooked. We ate there twice and both fish (dorada and red snapper) were absolutely delicious. We also had the Lefkada retsina, which was the first "proper" retsina we have come across in many years. The setting is perfect, looking across the harbour at the busier half of the seafront. Couldn't recommend more highly. The staff were very friendly and welcoming.
Written 20 September 2023
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Jack P
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 family
Fantastic food. Between us we had fresh red snapper, lobster and swordfish which were all delightful. The owner showed us around the kitchen to see the fish before to help us make up our minds. We’ll undoubtedly go back before we leave, fantastic food and great overall experience
Written 28 June 2023
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loulou089
446 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 couples
We have been coming here for years as sailors, or is it sailers?! Quiet spot, easy lazy lines, and wonderful food. It is all fresh and we would highly recommend the fish. Wonderful view of Sivota from the restaurant. Thank you thank you. You make our holiday.
Written 31 October 2020
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Beauyorkshire89
Manchester14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 none
We ate here 4 times on our recent sailing holiday to the Ionian. Fantastic beetroot salad starter and swordfish main. Yannis is always so helpful when we are berthing the boat, and particularly during a stormy night this time when we needed his assistance. Thank you so much, highly recommend this restaurant.
Written 25 October 2020
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Kosta
Amsterdam12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 family
Our first Σύβοτα beach experience at Mega Ammos. Although the pebble beach is crowdy the Ionian restaurant has sufficient space for families and friends to share a dinner. We arrived a bit early (or late, it's how you look at it) around 18:00 ( a Dutch dinner time ;-) ). The staff The staff was very friendly. The food (most important) The food was great. We ordered the typical Greek Salad (Chorgiatiki), Fried zucchini with yoghurt (Kolikithokeftedes), tzatziki, fried potatoes, grilled octopus and a beautiful sea bream (tsipoura) of around 0.5kilo. The portions of the food are quite large, even for Greek understanding. But the taste is great. The prices are also reasonable seen the location and the food quality. To be honest we ordered a bit too much as we are with 2 children. But a day at the beach makes you hungry. Who are we? We are a Greek/Dutch family of 4 (2 adults and 2 daughters of 9 and 5) which travels more than 1 time a year throughout Greece. I hope you liked the review. Kind regards.
Written 4 August 2022
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Jim H
Cambridge23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 none
We stayed on the quay overnight on a yacht (Juverna - Nisos Yacht Charter). Yannis was so helpful in taking lines and ensuring we were comfortably berthed for the night. This was our first visit and the food and service was truly excellent. We will certainly return. Thank you Yannis.
Written 25 August 2020
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