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“Excellent Moussaka!”
Review of Oineas Restaurant

Oineas Restaurant
Ranked #21 of 2,724 Restaurants in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$23
Cuisines: Greek
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Psirri / Gazi
Description: The restaurant " Oineas " ,established in 1999, embodies all the tradition and the air of another bygone era described as " the good old days " of the historical city of Athens. Placed at the neighborhood of Psyrri our restaurant aims to maintain the memories, that all we, the Greeks, had from our childhood . Good food is our main concern, with our menu consisting of traditional Greek recipes prepared in a modern and fresh way combining small gourmet touches . The desserts , are hand-made, prepared daily by the Mother of the owner, Christina Korda . The famous "ravani", a traditional greek type of cake soaked in syrup is served with kaimaki ice cream , leaving a last sweet taste to accompany you on the way home . The name "Oineas", is the name of an ancient greek king, who is supposed to be taught the culture and mystical values of life by the god Dionysos himself. It was chosen as the name of our restaurant because of our love for good wine , which flows in abundance as we have our own homemade House Wine both red and white. You should also, try the traditional greek drinks Ouzo, and Tsipouro, while you will be enjoying our unique tidbits, or else, the tradition greek "mezedes, made from fresh ingredients. The store has been decorated by the collection of antiques that Mr Angelos has being collecting for over than 40 years ,consisting of old advertisements , memorabilia , products of the era of the old Athens of the 50's, 60's and the 70's and all these kind of small objects are displayed throughout the store . It really is a small museum, and the antiques are unique and collected with great difficulty and fumbling . It is above all, a family business , a restaurant that is basically our home, the ornament and the result of chronic work, and dedication. We used all our good taste , our love of good company and established this restaurant for the pleasure it gives to us, having beautiful people enjoying their meal and drink, with good company at our place. We hope that we will see you soon!
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

We had dinner here and it was superb! The feta filled filo pastry with honey was delightful!
My wife had the moussaka and it was the best she's had all trip. I went with the veal fillet in a thyme and white wine sauce and it too was delicious!
Great food in a nice relaxing environment, just perfect after a long hot day of being a tourist!

Thank MFC31
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Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

I ate here for my last dinner in Athens. I had a delightful crisp wine from santorini that I shared with the couple next to me. The mousakka was deeeeelicious. The servers were spot on and the owner Christine was a blast to talk to. I read some of the prior reviews regarding slow service. I saw no sign of that. Besides. You're on vacation. Why rush??

Thank annie1018
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Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Ate at Oineas this evening as it was right outside our hotel, and was rated pretty high on TripAdvisor too. Delighted we chose here. The decor is adorable, lots of retro advert posters, and the atmosphere was really relaxed. Our food was delicious - as in everything. Our breads, dip, starters (grilled meatballs were incredible!) and main courses were all really fresh and tasty. The complimentary millefeuille at the end ensured we were definitely stuffed... !
But the service, care and friendliness that we received throughout the meal was my favourite thing.
Definitely worth checking out when in Athens!
Excellent value for money.

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Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Decided to go here on our first night in Athens after Island hopping for two weeks. Handily happened to be next to our hotel and judging by the trip advisor reviews we decided to try it.
Food was lovely but service was exceptional. All servers were equally attentive and eager to talk and make you feel welcome but also felt comfortable to leave you to your meal.
A minor mixup with our starters was quickly rectified with no hassle or ill will. A complimentary dessert was provided as well.
All in all an absolutely delightful meal and restaurant. (Also my thanks to the server for his local Greek tobacco recommends!)

Thank Andrew H
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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

We went here because of the good rewievs but was very disappointed. They where very busy so the service was slow. Okay. We got a bottle of wine so the waiting was ok. We ordered the grilled mix which was very bad! All the meat was of low quality. With a lot of fats and alot of tendons. It was all thrown on a plate with a bunch of bad french fries on top. So dont pick the mix grilled!

Thank Simone E
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