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“Koukoumavlos Best in Class Once Again on Santorini”

Koukoumavlos Fine Dining Restaurant
Ranked #49 of 188 Restaurants in Fira
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Koukoumavlos Fine Dining Restaurant was established in 1989 in Santorini, by Chef Nikos Pouliasis. Through the years it was acclaimed as one of the best gourmet restaurants in Greece and is awarded with Torque d’Or every year. The dinning hall impresses with its elegant Art Deco style. It exudes a baroque essence. From the terrace guests enjoy amazing vistas of the Santorini volcano and the impressive caldera. Nikos Pouliasis is famous for his artistry with food and his ability to reinvent himself. He invites fine dining lovers on extraordinary gastronomic journeys. He is a fun of creativity, change, spontaneity but also perfectionism and precision. His food is evolutionary and he always finds numerous ways to explore flavors and ingredients so as to create exciting, highly original, dishes.
Athens, Greece
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Koukoumavlos Best in Class Once Again on Santorini”
Reviewed 27 June 2014

Year after year, Chef Nikos Pouliasis creates and presents the finest gourmet dining on Santorini in the capital of Fira...and in my humble opinion, the best dining experience on the Island.

I've been excited to explore the menu at this historic restaurant for many years now and am always incredibly delighted to see the menu evolve each year to present truly dramatic and delicious plates catered for the gourmand, at reasonable prices.

This year's new menu items include an amazing Spaghetti with cherries, coconut milk, lime, vanilla and cashews.

Another new mouth-watering and astonishing plate is the Salmon Fillet marinated in maple syrup, ginger and soya sauce accompanied with cauliflower mousse line.

Another new and dramatic plate features Santorinian tomato ball soufflé, beef fillet carpaccio
slightly smoked with organic hay, spicy local
Chloro cheese sauce, summer truffle and cherry
tomato confit.

But I expect the new Mini Duck Burgers with grilled foie gras, truffle mustard and strawberry candies and Loukoumi will win Chef Nikos more awards, as it is award-worthy and absolutely memorable!

Niko's award-winning Scampi in white chocolate sauce remains a favourite for locals and tourists alike, with ginger, lime, golden herring caviar and green apple carpaccio and I was so pleased to devour this outstanding plate once again.

Along with the award-winning and amazingly creative plates is a location second to none on the Island.

Perched on the edge of the Santorini Caldera, the view from the Koukoumavlos balcony allows great views from every table of the world-famous Santorini sunsets.

To complete this unique and world-class dining experience is the warm, welcoming and professional service of the Koukoumavlos staff: Johanna, Daniela, Dimitrious and Anna, who take Greek hospitality to the next level and will make you feel that choosing to dine at Koukoumavlos was the best decision you made after deciding to travel to magnificent Santorini!

  • Visited June 2014
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Athens, Greece
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397 reviews
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“Great place with very tasty food”
Reviewed 16 June 2014

I went to the specific restaurant with my girlfriend last week and the experience was very good. the staff were perfect and the food was tasty and well presented. I would highly recommend it for a romantic dinner with your partner/friend if you are willing to spend a bit extra. would certainly go back

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Vasileios S
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Sanford, Florida
2 reviews
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“Delicious food and great view!”
Reviewed 15 June 2014

The risotto was amazing! We sat outside and enjoyed our meal at sunset. The view from the terrace was breathtaking!

Visited June 2014
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Lier, Belgium
Level 2 Contributor
1 review
“Absolutely Amazing”
Reviewed 14 June 2014

After careful consideration we chose the Koukoumavlos restaurant to have our wedding day dinner, and what a great choice it was! We all had a wonderful evening. It is probably not the most typical type of restaurant for wedding dinners, bur for our small group (12 guests), it was absolutely perfect! The atmosphere is cozy and intimate, the caldera views from the terrace are amazing, the staff is incredibly friendly, attentive and helpful and of course the food is delicious.

They put together a custom menu for us, with various options for startes and the main dish, so between our guests we got to sample many different dishes and every single one was loved by everybody, from the Santorini Fava, the risotto and the grilled swordfish, to the salmon fillet and the lamb shoulder. Initially we were afraid that some of the dishes might be a bit to special and creative for some of our guests, but much the contrary. The chef knows perfectly well how to combine all these flavors in great harmony and as such create exquisite, beautiful dishes. And they also have some impressive local wines to combine with this excellent food.

The staff was absolutely fabulous as well. Upon our arrival we were greeted by the owner and the rest of the staff and throughout the entire evening they all went out of their way to please us and our guests. Also prior to our wedding day, they were incredibly helpful and pro-active in organizing this dinner for us. They really thought of everything. They even prepared 2 different tables for us, one outside so that we could enjoy the amazing view and one inside, so that we could move inside when it got colder after dark.

If you are looking from something special, the Koukoumavlos is most definitely the place to be. We are already looking forward to go back to celebrate our anniversary!

  • Visited May 2014
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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“Amazing food”
Reviewed 8 June 2014

The food is something special, which is reflected in the price. The service is very attentive. I ordered the rose which was excellent. The only criticism I would make is that the atmosphere is a bit oppressive, which is probably because the decor and music are quite heavy.

Visited June 2014
1 Thank MimiJ808
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