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Ratka

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Kolonaki / Lykavittos
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30-32 Charitos, Athens, Greece
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+30 21 0729 0746
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Athens, Greece
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I first came here as a teenager. Almost 25 years later Ratka has managed to maintain its reputation as a solid choice in downtown Athens (Kolonaki area more specifically). Situated in a tiny street, this bistro has been a meeting point for business and entertainment personas for decades. The food is very good, both quality and taste wise. The tables... More 

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Athens, Greece
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Same top quality sonic it opened many decades ago. Excellent food. The elegant owner supervises daily all the tables. The tables are small but this is the philosophy of the place. Some times it becomes crowded. Nice people frequent.

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Thank Fay62
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70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

Ratka is a very well known restaurant for Athenians and by all means a special place to go to. For me the crispy duck it's one of the best dishes of the place. The service although it's every night full it's very good and the waiters very friendly. A little noisy but the whole ambiance makes Ratka special. Most importantly... More 

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Thank mikcyp
Athens, Greece
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Everything the best by far from the rest! Ratka, the owner, is always there, in order to supervise herself the whole operation, asking her guests if they have any complains. Many times, to the very faithful guests, she is offering the deserts.

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Thank Athan41
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

The atmosphere is unique, and the crowd is very interesting. It is a posh place for the upper society of Athens, and you can meet from politicians to singers. The food is of very good quality ( from sushi to bon filet and carpaccios) but make sure you book in advance.

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Thank Caroline P
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

This is not really a restaurant but a hangout place that serves food. The fillet stake with satay sause was in fact pieces of bad pieces of beef, with some ready made sause and dried noodles that could come out straight out of a packet. The beed tasted so bad that I had to return it, I must say they... More 

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Thank John K
Athens
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339 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

Overvalued in terms of space essentials and with a clientele that is a quasi-snob 'victim of its own romance', the place retains, character, culinary versatility, impeccable service of sorts, goos selection of spirits - though the 17 year-old Balvenie had less than two drams and not another bottle in stock. Some celebrity spotting offsetting the slightly dull cabin effect of... More 

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Thank Bardangas
Athens, Greece
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

well renowed restaurants for over 20 years that never lost its unique caractere and ambiance, always top quality simple food, nice music and one of the best way laces you can find in Athens, a tranditional bistrot with a bar ambience!!!

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Thank mitsos30
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2015

Excellent Food, service and atmosphere! It is no wonder that this restaurant has been full every night since it opened in the early 80's! Great place for all occasions! Definitely my favorite restaurant in Athens, no other restaurant compares!

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Thessaloniki Region, Greece
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73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2015

Make sure you book in advance, restaurant has its own charm, prices are high but reasonable, food is exquisite!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$36 - US$148
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30-32 Charitos, Athens, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Athens>  > Kolonaki / Lykavittos
  • Neighbourhood: Kolonaki / Lykavittos
  • Phone Number: +30 21 0729 0746

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

Staying in Kolonaki / Lykavittos

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Kolonaki / Lykavittos
By far the ritziest neighbourhood in town, Kolonaki is home to most of the chic boutiques and designer label stores. Here, the wealthy say no to austerity by dressing in their finest and spending hours in the trendy cafés around Kolonaki Square, sipping the most expensive coffee in Europe. The area also contains a couple of notable museums and cultural institutions, which add to the air of nobility. The leafy upper reaches of Kolonaki transition into Lykavittos Hill, the highest point in central Athens. Climb the paths through its wooded slopes to the tiny chapel at the top, from where you are rewarded with stunning views across the Acropolis to the sea and even the mountains of the Peloponnese on a clear day. The wooden amphitheater up here hosts regular concerts during the summer.
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