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“Not worth the hype”
Review of Nikos Restaurant

Nikos Restaurant
Ranked #35 of 146 Restaurants in Skiathos Town
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$26
Cuisines: Greek
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Nikos, a family run taverna has been offering good food at reasonable prices for the last 30 years and it has been a favourite of Greeks and local foreigners alike. Our friendly service is renowned for its speed and efficiency and our menu offers a selection to suit all tastes. Nikos Restaurant is open from early in the morning until deep into the night serving breakfast, snacks and dinners.
Reviewed 9 October 2017

we visited this restaurant after looking at reviews. I had lasagne which was random to say the least and my wife had Beef Sfiffado that was very watery and tasteless. we may have visited on an off day as the place was always busy

Thank coop6206
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

We've just returned from a 3 week holiday on Skiathos, virtually the whole of September in fact.
We went to our normal eatery and found that the quality in both food and service had somewhat declined. We searched for another quite late one night and came upon Nikos Restaurant. Well, what can I say? The food was brilliant, the service was fantastic and is perfectly positioned for people watching. The place was very clean and tidy, the tables were always wiped over before the next customers sat down. Nothing was too much for the staff, Nikos, Julie and Paul. A lovely family. They always seemed to be very busy during both the day and the evening and yet they never rushed you. Nikos speaks very good English as does Paul and Julie originates from Scotland, their banter was very welcome, not overbearing. I would have no hesitation in recommending Nikos Restaurant to anyone who asked me about it. I cannot praise this restaurant highly enough. We used Nikos Restaurant every single night for our meals and when my husband went 'on a mooch round the town', he always stopped off at Nikos Restaurant for a well deserved sit-down and refreshment (not necessarily alcohol). We were always made to feel very welcome. Nikos Restaurant has to be tried to be believed. Regarding a comment on parking, you cannot drive around the smaller streets in Skiathos town, but even a short walk will encourage your appetite and a short walk after will help settle your appetite, so car isn't really necessary.

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Thank Gill M
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

More of a Kebab shop/cafe than restaurant but you'll also be served untold attitude, rudeness and aggression should you complain to the manager Nico. In my opinion it's an overpriced kebab shop, but to be fair offers amazing vegetable soup (you really must try it) and good Giros but that's it! Be warned about the main courses (which do NOT resemble the board photos) and even more so the arrogant manager!

Having been here several times and sampled the Giros we decided to eat a main meal of authentic Moussaka (having also tried this dish in several other restaurants) - how disappointing! The dish wasn't presented in a traditional hot bowl (as everywhere else in Greece), was an exceptionally meagre in size, served on a cold plate with two tiny round pieces or garlic bread and was tasteless. The manager erupted in anger halfway through when I asked why didn't the dish resemble the photos on the cafe wall (in a traditional huge bowl) and lacked in taste?

His answer was that Moussaka dishes are illegal in Skiathos (seriously!). He stropped off and begun shouting under his breath.

We decided to ask a second waitress a similar question of why the dish doesn't resemble the photo to which we were told 'that's an old photo' and also 'customers where tipping the contents out to cool it down'. I’ll leave you to ponder…

I commented to the manager again upon having eaten most of the dish (I was starving) and questioned the cost of the dish, which was greater than even local fine-dine restaurants. I mentioned this was not value for money and of my disappointment would the restaurant be prepared to offer compensation (having been here several times before and being a loyal holiday customer)?

No compensation was offered (not even a soft drink). The manager erupted yet again and began shouting after I refused the full cost of the Moussaka and begun ranting in front of all customers across the restaurant at us and threatened to call the police!

Thankfully his wife calmed him down and to resolve the embarrassment of everyone including his wife and all customers who clearly were in shock at the outburst, I paid the full amount. He continued shouting at us as we walked away.

Having said all this, his son was an excellent waiter - good on you fella and thank you for your genuine hospitality.

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2  Thank Lea R
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Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

This is equivalent to cafe grub in the U.K. You get what you pay for. Saying that, the staff were lovely and the food was simple but very tasty! And I even got given a free bottle of water with my bill :)

Thank JennaSB
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

We had both breakfast and dinners here.
Friendly relaxed atmosphere. Lovely mixed menu.
A real must try spot if you're in town

Thank Julia L
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