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31 Iofodos | Plateia Karavel, Pagkrati, Athens 116 34, Greece
+30 21 0725 8826
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“seafood” (10 reviews)
“sea bass” (2 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
31 Iofodos | Plateia Karavel, Pagkrati, Athens 116 34, Greece
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Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

I visited here in July of 2018 while visiting Athens and let me say I was not disappointed. The food was fresh and flavorful. The service was great and fast. Best part of it was that it was not expensive. This is a very decent...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Demetria S
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Just back from a visit. I had higher expectations about the quality. Cabbage rolls with shrimp were pretty good (main course size). Bread wasn’t too tasty. Sea bass as the main course. Was it fresh or from frozen fish, hard to tell? Expecting more taste....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ArttuFinland
Reviewed 31 August 2018

We were pleasantly pleased with this nearby restaurant which has excellent seafood and traditional Greek fare . The service was very good , wine reasonable and we enjoyed the experience so much we went back for a second time . Very generous dinners , at...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank John T
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

We had two meals there while staying at the Divani Caravel Hotel recently. The food was lovely and tasty. Fast and friendly service. Meals were great Greek dishes. We loved it so much that we ate there twice. Recommended

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Tigerliew88
Reviewed 28 July 2018

We had just completed ten days across Greece and we're staying at Hilton hotel Athens. We didn't want our last night eating standard western food. Luckily we stumbled on Varka which was only a 5 minute walk away. Nice, casual restaurant where we could see...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Michael N
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Visited this location on a suggestion from a local tour bus driver. Started out with a tzatziki entre with bread for two people, nothing with the texture and taste even suggested that this was actually yogurt. My partner opted for what was supposed to be...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank Jay A
VARKA A, Υπεύθυνος Σχέσεων με Πελάτες at Varka, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Goodmorning. We would like to thank you for your comment. We guess that the bus driver suggested Varka as a choice that could satisfy you. We are really sorry to hear that this didn’t happen. Varka is well-known for the high quality dishes and services,...More

Reviewed 26 June 2018

My husband and I ate here a few nights ago for an early dinner. While the exterior looks like a promising seafood restaurant, we were disappointed in the taste of our meal. We started with the calamari and a crab roll, both of which were...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank jkhalsey
VARKA A, Υπεύθυνος Σχέσεων με Πελάτες at Varka, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Goodmorning. We would like to thank you for your review. Every comment is welcome, as it helps us improve our services. We are deeply sorry to hear that you have formed such an opinion about Varka, especially when Varka is a really popular Greek restaurant...More

Reviewed 29 May 2018

The restaurant is very casual. The menu is rather small. The focus is on fish and seafood. I had some very good pasta with shrimp. The service was friendly.

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank DeniseBanks
Reviewed 21 May 2018

As a regular business traveller to Athens with a very good knowledge of restaurants around the Hilton area, I decided to try this place out for a change and was very disappointed. The seafood was bland, shrimps overcooked and rubbery and so was the spaghetti....More

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank degbof
VARKA A, Υπεύθυνος Σχέσεων με Πελάτες at Varka, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2018

Hello and thank you for the review. We were unpleasantly surprised to read your comments. Varka restaurant is a really popular Greek restaurant and one of the best choices for seafood lovers in Athens. Of course, we will take your review into consideration and we...More

Reviewed 21 May 2018

We ordered shrimps and struggled trying to remove their heads and shells under the sea of sauce. We ordered fried sardines and they were dry and tasted like paper. We ordered grilled octopus and it tasted like rubber. We were offered bread and it was...More

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank septintas
VARKA A, Υπεύθυνος Σχέσεων με Πελάτες at Varka, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2018

We were really surprised to read this review. Varka restaurant is a remarkably popular Greek restaurant and one of the best choices -according to reviews- if somebody wants to enjoy A' quality seafood in Athens. Of course, we will consider your remarks and make all...More

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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
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12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Iofodos | Plateia Karavel, Pagkrati, Athens 116 34, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: +30 21 0725 8826
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Varka just sailed and it welcomes you to a unique journey of culinary surprises! The new restaurant of Palmie bistro Group is introducing itself, bringing the centre of Athens a step closer to the sea with a variety of seafood and.. much more! However, the trip on this boat (Varka) is not limited to water routes but, apart from seafood and delicious small fish, it also brings to our plates the mo
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