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“An overpriced, uncomfortable and dissapointing experience”

Candouni Restaurant
Ranked #21 of 95 Restaurants in Oia
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Greek
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Hamburg, Germany
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“An overpriced, uncomfortable and dissapointing experience”
Reviewed 18 May 2014 via mobile

We had good expectations due to trip advisor but unfortunately we were terribly disapointed... although most of the dishes were pretty expensive we went inside anyway since the menu next to the door showed some cheaper dishes with a reasonable price. When we went inside and got a menu there were only very expensive choices. We felt confused by this but ordered food anyway since we expected the food to be exquisite (of course the cheaper options since our budget didn't allow more) After they took our order the staff was making fun of us behind our backs. We had the impression it was because we didn't order much or only the cheap options. It made us feel very uncomfortable. Moreover the place was full of flies and a cat was begging for food under our table. This is something that I would not expect from such a (wannabe) posh restaurant. The food itself was okay but not as nearly as good as you may expect for such a price. You must bear in mind that from this restaurant you don't even have a view of the sunset or sea anywhere!! We've had much tastier food in a better atmosphere and for less money on Santorini. We would not recommend this restaurant at all and we seriously regret having eaten there.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Lovely authentic, Greek restaurant”
Reviewed 14 May 2014

Friendly service in a charming setting tucked away in the streets of Oia. The olives were delicious as was the food (in particular the steak) and there was a good selection & knowledge of the local wines.

  • Visited May 2014
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San Jose, California
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Amazing dinner with excellent service!”
Reviewed 13 May 2014 via mobile

This restaurant did an amazing job of accommodating my family of six. We made a reservation in the morning for a dinner at 8:30 and it was perfect. They did not rush us, and we were there for three hours enjoying our delicious food and the wonderful ambiance. We were waited on by one of the owners of this family owned restaurant (the son) and he was not only gorgeous, but also attentive and funny! I would love to go back to this restaurant and I highly recommend it to anyone and everyone!

  • Visited May 2014
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Fremantle, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Terrible experience”
Reviewed 10 May 2014

We had a terrible experience at this restaurant. We had to wait over an hour for our food to arrive. We complained and they told us that there had been a problem in the kitchen, but hasn't relayed this to us, we had to ask. No compensation was offered apart from 2 tequila shots, and we weren't drinking. The food, when it arrived, was average at best - so disappointing after such a long wait. Good restaurants deal with bad situations better than this. We can't understand why it has such a good rating. Go elsewhere.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thessalonike, Thessaloniki, Greece
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excelent”
Reviewed 24 April 2014

Great food quality with some traditional dishes that combined greatly with the decoration. Very "cool" and friendly service

Visited April 2014
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