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O Kostas

#21 of 3,002 Restaurants in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
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5 Pentelis | Syntagma, Athens 10560, Greece
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+30 21 0322 8502
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Ft. lauderdale
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Really not much to add that already hasn't been said. Really good food, affordable prices and good environment inside! Go ahead and treat yourself!

Thank travelman15
Alexandria, Egypt
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Most of the good gyros is around the suburbs and glyfada but O kostas is the best you can find near the center. It's so good. A little more expensive than the suburbs but still generally reasonable.

Thank PackiO
Athens, Greece
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84 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don t know if it s the best souvlaki in Athens, but it is tasty and it seems to be of excellent quality. Greek street food at its best in the city center!

Thank Dimitris D
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No table service but Kosta's souvlaki is excellent! In the center of Athens near Plaka and Akropolis!

Thank Dimitris P
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here after hearing great things, and were not disappointed. We ordered once, eat, and found it so delicious we had another. The food is cheap, salty and the perfect snack. Get there early as they sell out fast!

Thank Daniel V
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Not the best souvlaki I have eaten and I am not sure if would wait for that line again. Nice area where it is located a quick snack for your walking trip, nothing more though.

Thank Patricia P
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

The most famous souvlaki in athens....well not so much. We have tried in several place personally I did not find it so much different. Really cute owner though at a nice square.

Thank Alan R
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162 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

I went here with my husband twice while in Greece. The food is delicious and inexpensive. You will need to eat outside, as they do not have tables though. This is a restaurant you should not miss.

Thank Crystal P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Budget, friendly, good bites. Delicious! Can run out beef quickly afternoon. Tried with pork and beef, pork was more tasty

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Aprilia, Italy
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

I had a nice beef souvlaki with coriander, tomatoes, yogurt souce and salad. So so tasty! Love it. Fresh made and so cheap!

Thank Diana P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Fast food, Mediterranean, Greek
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Pentelis | Syntagma, Athens 10560, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Athens>  > Plaka
  • Neighbourhood: Plaka
  • Phone Number: +30 21 0322 8502

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Plaka

Neighbourhood Profile
Due to its proximity to the Acropolis, Plaka remains the area where the majority of foreign visitors stay and play. Its attractive features include small squares, some notable museums and the beautiful Mitropolis cathedral, as well as a host of places to stay, eat and drink. Its pedestrian zones make it a pleasant place to escape from the city’s notorious traffic. Adrianou and Kidathineon Streets contain a number of souvenir shops, offering classier items than you will find in the Flea Market. The most rewarding section to explore is the upper reaches towards the Acropolis itself, where many old stone houses with tiled roofs have survived. Up here you can find leafier corners and the odd quaint taverna with unobstructed views of the ancient rock.
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