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“Best food we had in Santorini!”
Review of Katharos Lounge

Katharos Lounge
Ranked #8 of 95 Restaurants in Oia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$18 - US$29
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Healthy, Grill
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Good for: View
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: We are off the beaten track and tucked away in a private location at Katharos Beach in Oia. We focus on light & healthy tapas style dining with spicy accents and international flavors. We offer a wide range of vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options and are open to making modifications for your diet. Comfort, quality, freshness, and simplicity are paramount to our philosophy. We host morning meditation and art exhibitions as well as host live musical events and DJ parties spanning all musical genres. We want to further develop our cultural center so talk to us if you know how you can help us expand. Come join us and recharge your batteries at Katharos Lounge!
Dublin, Ireland
Level 6 Contributor
136 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Best food we had in Santorini!”
Reviewed 6 August 2014

Delicious food and well worth the 20 min walk from Oia. Definitely check it out on a map, as its difficult to find if you don’t know where you’re going. Its maybe best to take a car though, as its very dark when you’re walking back We made a reservation a few days in advance which I think is advisable, as there are only a few tables that have good sunset views.
It’s a very laid back kind of restaurant, and the menu is more Italian than Greek, but the food is amazing! The best food I had in Santorini! We would have ordered everything on the menu, it all sounded good. The mussels and Italian sausage were the highlight though. They make excellent cocktails too. It is expensive; we paid about €120 for 6 items on the menu, a bottle of wine and 2 cocktails, but its excellent food, so probably worth it.
I really feel that I need to mention that the sunset view isn’t actually that great, There are a few electrical poles right between the restaurant and the view that you have to try to ignore if you want that perfect view. It was a real pity, as that's the reason we came here.
the toilets are also pretty bad, the ladies didn't even have a toilet seat!

  • Visited August 2014
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Prague, Czech Republic
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Good food,great view,kind service and romantic atmosphere”
Reviewed 6 August 2014

Out of the evening chaos of Oia lies this tiny beachfront restaurant that does few things but very very well: the sunset view is probably the best one you can experience in Oia. The menu list is not extensive but the there are fee dishes that tasted great such as the grilled chicken on cream and the grilled haloumi. The service was attentive and very kind which added a lot to the dining experience. Please note no credit cards are accepted (was not a surprise since when we booked it was promptly told us on the phone).

  • Visited August 2014
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San Diego
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Great food, a little pricey”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

We went here for a sunset dinner. Unfotunately, utility poles mare the sea vista. Food was tasty but dishes are "tapa" sized and we required many dishes to leave content and this added up to a fairly pricey meal.

Visited July 2014
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Amsterdam
Level 6 Contributor
199 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Hidden treasure!”
Reviewed 1 August 2014 via mobile

It took some time to find this beautiful spot but it was really super! Great view! We had a fantastic white wine (Santorini in a blue bottle) and ordered several small dishes: with chicken, fish, vegan etc. They all tasted like heaven! And if you want some more of these 'tapas' kind of plates, you order again. And again. And share them with each other. A marvelous experience and really different from all other Greek, Italian and
Mediterranean restaurants we have been in the last weeks. A hidden treasure, that's for sure!

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Thank Piet005
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Sydney, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great food and sunsets”
Reviewed 28 July 2014 via mobile

We went here for the sunset and it was beautiful. Relaxed and away from the crowds. The tapas and cocktails are also great. Recommend this place if you would like to have a quiet drink k and enjoy the great sunset

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