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“Great food, great service and lovely location!”

Hatzikelis Sea Food Restaurant
Ranked #133 of 512 Restaurants in Rhodes Town
Price range: US$23 - US$58
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, 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 27 September 2017

The food tasted great, was well presented at a good price. The service was friendly, efficient and very helpful. We had a really lovely lunch with a beautiful view. Thank you!

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Thank England62
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Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Never a greater disappointment than when a place is recommended by more than one person then you are forced to question if their opinion was not formed under duress or following some obscure form of water torture.

At Hatzikelis all dreams of fresh fish and local cuisine were demolished like the Colossus of Rhodes stomping on your painstakingly crafted Lego castle.

The meal turned sour with the wine. Which incidentally was also sour. We ordered from an extensive and interesting looking wine list which looked like it showcased a strong selection of Greek wines. Happy to see Sigalas on the list - a winery I knew of - we looked forward to splashing out. When the bottle came it's cork was popped as fast as possible and the waiter was awkwardly hiding the label from view. When I tasted it, a basic plonk, I questioned him. Upon being shown the bottle to be something much cheaper he simply said " Same thing!" and ran off. But they still charged us the 30 euros of the Sigalas. We Brits might not be the sharpest tools in the toolbox but any old grape isn't any old grape and it is dispiriting to be treated like mugs. The table beside us suffered the same fate with a rosé. Ignore the wine list, they clearly don't stock anything on it and are trying to flog their house plonk under this silly ruse. Stick to the house plonk and hope they don't do you the indignity of charging you the GDP of a small country for it.

On to the fish. I had cuttlefish - braised in its own ink which the waiter patronisingly assumed we had never eaten, probably imagining that the extent of our culinary knowledge was being slapped round the chops with jellies eels doused in builders tea and that Britain has yet to emerge from rationing.

The cuttlefish were nice but nothing I haven't had better elsewhere. My partner's sole in light flour - cue dreams of light, super fresh fish with a light coating of flour and a lovely side of fresh salad, was like a Greek nightmarish interpretation of Fish n Chips. Battered like a desperate housewife in soggy coating, the fish could have been anything. The lot covered in chips and cubes of cucumber.

We attempted to run away before the watermelon was forced on us. At the recognition we didn't want watermelon, we were offered a giant slab of custard pie instead (the meal's only highlight).

You will find not a single Greek persom eating here. Just a lot of bemused looking people wondering how they spent neaely 100 euros on a plate of fish and salad and likely suspecting the owner is the cousin of every hotel GM in Rhodes which can be the only reason this place is so often recommended.

Disappointed doesn't begin to describe it.

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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Very good food with very sympatic staff. Oursin salad is the best !
Great to have authentic live greek music during dinner, not too loud and very good singers.
You are not being aprehend by the staff to come in their restaurant.
Food is very good and placement is great in the old city.
I highly recommend.

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Thank FloetCam
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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

The food was delicious. They cooked the fish just right. Meze was wonderful, aubergine burek is recommended. There is live traditional greek music. Itis alsovery nice. I definitely recommend this restaurant. Vasili and his team are great hosts. Thanks

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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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