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“Very disappointing ”

Hatzikelis Sea Food Restaurant
Ranked #133 of 510 Restaurants in Rhodes Town
Price range: US$23 - US$58
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Hatzikelis Seafood Restaurant Hatzikelis Seafood Restaurant, Fish Tavern in Rhodes Old Town. Fresh seafood like fish, lobsters, shrimps, octopus, oysters, and Greek meze are our specialities. You can choose your own food in our kitchen. We have served mediterranean delicacies since 1982, from our traditional Greek kitchen. Enjoy your meal in the inspiring and romantic setting of the medieval Old Town of Rhodes. Welcome to my beautiful Rhodes! I prefer the traditional Greek cuisine. However, cooking has its own magic and therefore success can be measured only by the dish. We invite you on a journey of taste and quality in the magic scenery of Rhodes medieval town... For us, cooking is a magical journey. A timeless trip in taste, to other countries, at other times. A journey that involves all the senses. A trip where in our luggage we have fresh fish, shellfish and dozens of other seafoods and other delicacies. We invite you on the journey with us. Let us create for you a seafood dish of substance and flavour with our hearts. Our success can be judged on the plate. G. Hatzikeli
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

We visited this restaurant full of expectations because of the beautiful setting & the food looked amazing. We were with our 2 children who both wanted a small pasta dish & we ordered the menu of the day (€15) and a few drinks & large carafe of wine. The moment we placed our order it seemed the waiting staff's attitude completely changed - there was no care given to us (my husband commented that we were like 2nd class citizens)
After we ordered a family with a child in a wheelchair sat behind us and when they tried to order were told they could no longer order the menu of the day as it was past 8pm (actually 8.03pm), even though it was still advertised outside with no time limit. This resulted in the family leaving the restaurant & it was really unpleasant to witness

Don't get me wrong the food was good however there are many places in beautiful Rhodes with as good food and even better service!!

1  Thank Fay T
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

Good things: it's in the center of old town but away from crowd; very nice and especially in the evening romantic garden and pleasant stuff; and not so expensive.

Not so good things: expected more from food, but it's the same as elsewhere; way too grilled octopus and not so tasty sea food wrapped in vine leaves.

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Thank Aleksa D
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Giannis X, Owner at Hatzikelis Sea Food Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Thank you for your vote and for visiting my fish tavern
Octopus in Greece bake in Charcoal
In your country you boil and it's different, that you should know it !!

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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

I've been staying on Rhodes for 2 weeks and out of all the 14 restaurants I've had dinner, this was the worst by far.
We ordered bread as a starter and grilled octopus with french fries and Greek salad.

Normally you get a starter first but at Hatzikelis they wait untill all your food is ready and bring it all at once. The octopus was presented on 1 leaf of lettuce and was not 'grilled' but looked like it was just thrown into a fire. Me and my girlfriend are octopus lovers so we know what it should taste like. You couldn't even taste it because of the overwhelming burned flavour. We both refused to finish our dish and after paying for the food we went to a better restaurant to eat something extra. There are many good places to eat on Rhodes but this was almost embarrassing . After telling the waiter in a very polite way we were definitely not satisfied with the food, we were not compensated at first. After telling another waiter, we got 5 euros of the bill, but trust me, this was a rather poor compensation. I will never recommend this place to anyone.

1  Thank paulus b
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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Tried several restaurants in Rodos and this one is by far the best in food quality and service which was superb. The waiter Mr Vasili was outstanding in is level of service and knowledge, really impressive !!!! I recommend this place to any one who looks for good food and service at a reasonable price ! Five stars from me!

Thank jambalife
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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

After a long walk in the historic Rhodes town, from the Ronda to the end of the Sokratous shopping Street, we sighted this little 'Fish Taverna' hidden in the park behind the ruins of the Church of the Virgo. The taverna's terrace gives you a nice view of the Harbour bay, so this seemed promising. We chose the Fishermans's salads (just to have something different from the traditional Greek salad), and as a main dish, the 'grilled octopus' and Fries mini shrimps breaded in flour'. The grilled octopus was really delicious. The other two dishes tasted average, due to the mini shrimps tasted which seemed..old. Well, thanks to two cats who smelled our meals in the wind, the shrimps were quickly gone from our table :) Funny experience with a hint of overpricing.

Thank diaalinag
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