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“Amazing menu!”

Koukoumavlos Fine Dining Restaurant
Ranked #40 of 202 Restaurants in Fira
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
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.
Reviewed 22 July 2012 via mobile

Arrived late at this "creative" restaurant and sat inside - at the window which was great, especially for my wife - the beautiful view without the chill of the evening! The menu is truly creative - lots of cheesy icecream for example. We shared bread which was homemade and gorgeous - herbs, tomatoes, capers in one, lentils in the other - beef fillet with amazing cauliflower mash and Parmesan sauce as well as salmon encrusted in sesame seeds and herbs; very tasty! This left room for desert - vegetables incorporated for a healthy (?) certainly tasty twist: eggplant mousse in Tiramasu and peas, zucchini (crisp as an apple) with ice cream and chille sauce. The food was excellent and very well prepared - the service too was fantastic, attentive but not instructive and very friendly all night (from all 4 people who engaged with us over the evening). Bill came to €107 so a bit expensive but well worth the treat!

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Reviewed 21 July 2012

Pretty setting with a lovely terrace with views of the caldera and fira.
Friendly, efficient service.
Really interesting menu. The most different and 'gourmet' we've seen in Greece so far. Unusual flavour combinations.
Around 20 euro for starters and 30 euro for main. 2 starter, 2 mains, 2 covers, a decent bottle of wine and water came to 145 so not that pricey for the quality of the food.
The prawn starter was excellent. Squid risotto was good but large and heavy. Black cod fillet with Leno grass potato was really tasty and my husbands salmon was the least interesting dish but still good. Unfortunately we had no room left to try the interesting desserts like sage ice cream. Would definitely recommend a visit.

Date of visit: July 2012
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2  Thank Gooldie
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Reviewed 13 July 2012

Very nice restaurant. This was recommended to us by our hotel for our tenth wedding anniversary meal. It was quiet and quite formal which we didnt particulary want but the food was very good and very creative. Would recommend for a chilled out special meal.

Date of visit: July 2012
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1  Thank TravellerKent_UK
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Reviewed 10 July 2012

Don't miss it!!! Excellent tastes , the right portions, great staff. We had the best dinner ever. The starters, the risoto, the main cource, the deserts!Their unique tiramisu uncompeatable! It costs more than others but it definetely worths it.

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Reviewed 2 July 2012 via mobile

Just got home from a poor meal. Actually we left soon after the main course arrived.

Starters:

My husband had a koukoumavlos salad- not bad. But a salad is a salad!!!

I had the octopus with broad beans and a foamy thing- brown slop served in 2 separate bowls. Terrible presentation.
How can broad beans and octopus end up brown!?!

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My husband had the beef fillet which was covered in truffle, great if you like truffle but no mention of this on the menu.
Now truffle is a very strong flavour to be missing from the menu description.
Also the beef was asked to be cooked medium and it was served very rare. Massive simple cooking error.

I had- the lamb and beef kebabs.
Well 2 large meat patties were served, not sure which one was lamb or beef, maybe a combination of both....not sure!!

We told the waiter of our problems with the food and were quickly told that the chef put the truffle on the plate as a surprise....haha!!

Now we eat fairly well in London (at home) and don't mind paying good money for good food.

Sometimes trying to match all different flavours just doesn't work.
This was just disappointing!!!! I can do better myself at home.
The views were nice of the sunset and then of Fira lit up at night.
Personally I wouldnt waste my money here!

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