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Athinaikon Restaurant

#64 of 3,033 Restaurants in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
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34 Mitropoleos | Sintagma, Athens 105 63, Greece
Name/address in local language
+30 21 0325 2688
11:30 - 00:30
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Sun 11:30 - 19:30
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 00:30
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282 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It has been more than a year I was here last . This is a wonderful traditional nicely preserved greek restaurant, 5 minutes from Syntagma,an all time classic dare I say. Food was very tasty, service rather slow due to being packed full, however far too noisy and overcrowded for a quiet lunch. Prices about overage for this class and... More 

Thank N S
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Whilst I am still seated in this restaurant I cannot help but write a poor review regarding the most miserable waiter I've ever witnessed. Not only for our attention but also for the customers surrounding us. A real shame as the food was very enjoyable and the atmosphere extremely pleasant and busy. If the restaurant owner reads this please discuss... More 

Thank Morray D
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248 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great variety of choices on the menu. Lots of seafood. Dishes look great and the food is very good. Professional staff. They serve the food pretty fast. Opposite the Electra Metropolis hotel.

Thank Hans N
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for a dinner based on the reviews. Left thoroughly unimpressed. Service was very good. Food underwhelming though. Wine was good and ambience was ok but wouldn't hurry back for average food.

Thank smellyfeet2
Tel Aviv, Israel
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very short walking distance from the Parliament or Electra hotel this restaurant has a very good local food, top level service and a rich menu. Recommended

Thank avir666
Athens, Greece
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277 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This time the staff were not at all polite, food was average, daily dishes were not available for dinner, limited meat menu, not impressed as the first visit.

Thank AthensMikki
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here based on the reviews. Expecting some sort of a culinary experience. When we entered the restaurant we were surprised by the rather sterile atmosphere. We almost left again. But based on the reviews we thought the food must be delicious if the restaurant is rated so well while being so bland. Unfortunately it was not the case.... More 

Thank CharlesDe B
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the few outstanding restaurants in athens centre. nice ambiente,very quick service .very attentive waiters . good food ,home cooked style ,lovely served ....and very important ,no waitingtime .

Thank fazio
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A smart, refurbished building with a ground-floor restaurant, this establishment is in the city centre near the Cathedral street Metropolios. Owned by the same people as the Athinaikon in the Omonia area (which I presume was the original 'Athinaikon'), this restaurant differs in not specialising in mezes or being an 'ouzerie'. The food is excellent, staff very efficient and friendly... More 

Thank Paul B
Middle Wallop, Hampshire
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149 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food and service are excellent. I'd love to have the recipe for their white bean starter, which I kept coming back for.

Thank graham1410

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 19:30
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Mitropoleos | Sintagma, Athens 105 63, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Athens>  > Syntagma
  • Neighbourhood: Syntagma
  • Phone Number: +30 21 0325 2688
Τhe new Athinaikon restaurant began to work alongside the little brother of Themistokleous in 2013. It expresses the Greek-Mediterranean cuisine at its best, has reasonable prices and is addressed to a public that looks for authentic flavors from folk and transient fashions. The Athinaikon is an idea that survives time and knows how to transform.

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Staying in Syntagma

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Perhaps the best place to get your bearings is Syntagma Square, crowned by the imposing Parliament building on its upper side and surrounded by other large structures, such as the exclusive Hotel Grande Bretagne. The grand avenues that lead towards Omonia are also full of massive Neoclassical edifices like the Numismatic Museum and those around smaller Platia Kolokotroni. Here you will find lots of travel agents, bookshops and fashion shops, especially on Ermou Street. Just south of Syntagma Square, you can take a breather in the lush National Gardens, which extend into the grounds of the Zappeio palace and beyond to the ancient Temple of Olympian Zeus.
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