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“Bad food, bad service”
Review of Taverna Olympos

Taverna Olympos
Ranked #754 of 5,494 Restaurants in Prague
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Greek, Czech
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Praha 3
Prague, Czech Republic
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Bad food, bad service”
Reviewed 4 August 2014

We have been visiting this restaurant for many years (since 90' and have been eating there many times with my family as well as with friends). The owner was a good guy with passion for what he was doing. Now it seems his son runs the business and he does not care at all. Need to say during our visit he sat behind his desk and did not come to overlook the garden even once. When we came the waitress was very polite and took our order. We ordered many starters and waited only few minutes for it. However the quality was below the average. Octopus salad for 269 CZK (10 €) was only with few octopuses in it, humus tasteless, tzaziki below average as well. In the group of 6 ppl we had fruti di mare mix grill for 2 persons - 4 shrimps (terrible), fried calamari (not bad), 6 pcs of muscels (awful) and a piece of octopus (tasteless). This comes for 700 CZK (€ 25) and quality totaly no worth the price. My mother had a sea bass - average quality as well. The grilled meat we had was ok.
After we finished our meals other waiter came and started to clean our table but finished we with only half of it and left us with dirty plates on the table. We wanted to order some more deserts,drinks,cofee and wine but we had to sit there for 30 (!!!) minutes without being served. I watched other waiters roaming across the restaurant - one was with the hand in his pocket taking orders from other table. When he was returning to the kitchen with the order he left the plates on our table and left empty handed. This situation lasted almost half an our. We were really thirsty so after that 30 minutes I had to ask(!!!) at the bar for someone to take our order. The very same waiter told me they were busy without any apology. The owner still sat inside did not give a s**t.

I also took the picture of the table how it looked for 30 minutes (dirty plates, empty glasses - nothing to eat and drink until I had to asked for it)

We do like the restaurant for its atmosphere but the food was average at its best but totaly not worth the (high) price.
The current owner does not care when low quality meals ruining this place.
The service was definetly the worst part and it is not acceptable to me to pay 5000 CZK (€ 200) for a lunch when lazy and rude waiters dont give a s**t at all.
Not happy to say never more as I also heard about the same experince from my friends and I really liked this restaurant a lot. I cannot recommend this restaurant to any of my friends either.
Message to the owner: please wake up and walk around your place. Get your people in the line, taste the food you serve there and ask yourself if its nice and tasty and if you would order this for yourself.
Otherwise more and more peole wont come back again and that would be a shame when you run really nice place with hard earned reputation made by your father.

  • Visited August 2014
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Date | Rating
  • Czech first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Russian first
  • Slovak first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Helsinki, Finland
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Mediocre Greek restaurant”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

You can't always expect much of Greek restaurants outside of Greece and unfortunately Olympos doesn't make any exception to the rule. The service was fast and friendly, but all the waiters didn't speak/understand much English. The food was ok, nothing special. The atmosphere was nice at the part of the restaurant where the tables were outside. Some Greek background music would have been nice....

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank 1Petri1
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Milton Keynes
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209 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Great GREEK Experience in Prague”
Reviewed 28 June 2014

It was a sunny lovely evening in Prague and this restaurant has a very large outdoor seating area at the rear.

The service is very attentive and the menu is impressive - A very GREEK selection of foods

Outdoor and Indoor seating can cater for large groups, however given it was a busy evening due to the weather - You would never have known it was very busy

Starters were great and you could mix n match food
Main course were all every impressive and everything was hot when served

We stayed until late and was asked to move from outdoors to indoors

A very enjoyable evening

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Tony_Forder
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Prague, Czech Republic
Level 6 Contributor
241 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Good food and service”
Reviewed 22 June 2014

Haven't been here for years, but we popped in recently on a whim. The restaurant was busy, which tends to be a good sign.

No complaints about the food or the service. The prices are a little on the high side by Prague standards, but not obscenely so.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Family W
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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
Reviewed 7 June 2014

Having eaten here 6 years ago and enjoyed a fabulous meal I was full of expectations for another great experience.

However it was not to be.

On being seated the waiter seemed distant and rushed, even though there were only about 20 people in this 100 seat+ restaurant.

He then took our order without writing anything down, and proceeded to bring the wrong drink, wrong starter and wrong side with our main course.

Also the food was ok at best, and coupled with service thar lacked any warmth we wont be coming back im afriad.

Its a shame as our meal in 2008 was one of the best weve had.

Oh well :(

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Nathan W
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