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#161 of 2,327 Restaurants in Athens
Travellers' Choice2023
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£4 - £8
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Fast food, Mediterranean, Greek
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Lunch
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The souvlaki was good, but not worth the hype. The prices are quite low, but also the food is small as well so I’d say a souvlaki of 3 or so euros so small it’s not necessarily a good price. Also, the taste was ok,...but not amazing. It was quite bland to say the least, and the meat a bit dry. We waited about 15 minutes because there was also a huge queue.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

There is not really much to say. This was by far the best Pita we got in Athens. And we tried quite a few. It is more like a take away than a restaurant but they have a few seats to eat in also.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 6 October 2023 via mobile

We stopped here for a quick bit to eat as we were exploring the area and although we had to wait for a while to get served as it was the lunchtime crowd, the gyros were great and they were reasonably priced

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 26 August 2023 via mobile

Delicious souvlaki. Went there at 11:00, nonother customers but us. I guess we were lucky. But after 15 minutes, people started coming. We got our order after 9 minutes. We ordered 2 beef souvlaki €6:80 and 1 pork souvlaki €3.20 and a greek soda, €1.50....Total €11.50 the pita taste good and the meat as well. The souvlakis taste as good as the other souvlakis we’ve tasted in Greece.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 8 July 2023

Super over rated and not worth waiting 1 hour on line during lunch. Pork was way too dry and way too much parsley. Found much better souvlaki in NYC.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 9 June 2023

This was the spot all the YouTubers said to go and they were not wrong! Delicious food, terrific service, very efficient, kind and clean.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 2 June 2023 via mobile

The queue can get long but it is absolutely worth the wait, it's the cheapest and best Greek authentic souvlaki you're gonna get!

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 29 May 2023

Great service and the best Souvlakis. There is a long line but the wait is worth it. We went back twice during our stay in Greece.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 5 May 2023 via mobile

This was so good! We had to wait in a loong line but oh it was so worth it! Such a good souvlaki and it was so cheap! Highly recommend

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 5 April 2023 via mobile

The beef souvlaki (3 euros) is delicious and flavorful! Fresh warm pita bread, tomatoes, greens, red onions, and tzatziki. Popular small hole-in-the-wall that has a long line of locals and tourists. Go early because often runs out of beef (which is better than their pork...option. No, they do not have chicken). The current chef is the grandson of the original. Also sells drinks (beer, ouzo, soft drinks). No seating. Best cheap eats in Athens!More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 23 March 2023 via mobile

We found out about Kostas through YouTube & it was very near the hotel so when we passed one morning at 10+ it was open but we weren't hungry as we just had breakfast. When we returned later at lunch time there was a small...queue of people waiting to order. We didn't bother waiting as the queue didn't seem to shift. Decided to go back another lunch time & it was surprisingly quiet so we ordered a beef kalamaki & waited outside. It took a while to be prepared & was quite underwhelming when it arrived. Bread was nice & warm but the beef was actually quite dry when we were expecting it to be succulent. Overall, we weren't overly impressed. Thankfully we didn't have to wait long or it would have been even more disappointing.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 8 March 2023 via mobile

The most delicious souvlaki in Athens, simply and authentically food, coming from the past, father to son and continued

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 4 October 2022 via mobile

This place is highly rated and there’s always a long line. Family run business with friendly owners. It was not to our taste. The beef was sold out so we Had the pork. Pork was chewy and probably the least flavourful souvlaki we had in...Athens. However, the pita bread was amazing, the veggies were fresh and I liked the slight spice in the seasoning. It was a cheap lunch and I think it’s good for the audience they are targeting but I don’t think it was worth the wait in the line. We had more flavourful and tender souvlaki elsewhere in the city.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 12 September 2022

souvlaki was super , the way should be , waiting was somehow longer than we wish but over all is a recommendation

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 6 September 2022 via mobile

This was one of our favourite restaurants in Greece. The atmosphere was friendly, and quiet, with soft music. The service was lovely and the food was superb. We noticed that other people came back , as we did. What a gem!

Date of visit: September 2022
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I hope so. I am not a vegetarian unfortunately. But I love vegetarian dishes. This place is popular all these years for their freshly made chicken or Lamb Souvlaki. My primary purpose been there is to experience their... More
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O Kostas is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4