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“Very good seafood”

Fish Tavern Nikiforos
Ranked #10 of 24 Restaurants in Kolymbari
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Greek
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Reviewed 18 July 2017

We tried this taverna on our first night and ordered two dips for starters followed by the mixed seafood platter for two. We were unaware that the custom in Crete is to provide bread, a dip and often olives, so we were already getting full when we had eaten our starters. When the seafood platter arrived we just could not believe the amount of fish on the large oval silver plate. There was several types of char grilled fish which were delicious, calamari, octopus, prawns and deep fried white fish, as well as a plate of cooked vegetables. We felt really bad as it was all so tasty but we could only eat just over half of it. We would not have ordered the starters if we had realised the size of the dish. This restaurant was often half empty, yet the service was good and we think people overlooked it because it was the first in the line of tavernas along the seafront. It had lovely views and as with all the others dessert and raki was given on the house after the meal. We came back here a few days later and were warmly welcomed again. This time we ordered the swordfish souvlaki and a seafood pasta dish, both of which were really lovely. We would highly recommend this restaurant as being a very nice place to eat.

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Reviewed 17 July 2017

The restaurant is located by the sea side. The food is good but could do with a touch of improvement as in our mixed grill they managed to sneak some chicken nuggets and breakfast type sausages among the lovely fresh meat. The service could do with some improvement in terms of timing.

Thank sabrinamacchi
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Reviewed 14 July 2017

We chose Nikiforos after eating at many other restaurants in the seashore of Kolymbari. On many nights we saw this place half empty and thought it's because their food isn't that good, but how wrong were we! The food was so good that we went back on our last night. Everything we ate was tasty and well cooked. We had (that i can remember) tzatziki, greek salad, rabbit stifado, gyros plate, pasta bolognese, lasagna, grilled feta, stuffed peppers, and cheeseballs. The rabbit stifado and grilled feta were absolutely delicious, definitely one of the best dishes we had all week.

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Thank heidilY5266XS
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

I always visit it every summer! The plates of seafood are excellent, always fresh and very tasteful!!The service is excellent. I love that I eat just next to the sea!

Thank George T
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

stopped here for lunch, service was quick and staff friendly, the house wine was good value at 4 euro 1/2 litre.

we went for a veggie lunch and it was tastey and varried.

Thank bamboos
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