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Candouni Restaurant

#23 of 77 Restaurants in Oia
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Thiras - Ias, Oia 847 02, Greece
+30 2286 071616
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I shared a meal with 6 friends at Candouni last night following a recommendation from one of the other couples hotel reception. It is hidden away in the back alleyways of Oia so you probably won't find it unless you go looking for it! We were warmly greeted (to an empty restaurant) by the chef and owner... More 

Thank Kelli_jayne
West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We ate here for dinner after we had done the trail from Oai to Fora. A small family owned restaurant in the village. Romantic, with good wine and fish entrees. Make a reservation because it fills up fast. Service can be slow as it appears they need more staff.

Thank PTP86
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Magical atmosphere both outside on the covered terrase and inside: candles and flowers, typical old greek building. Family run restaurant, super friendly and classy. And then the FOOD! As a vegetarian, the eggplant, pepper and cheese dish baked in the oven was to die for, as well as a bunch of amazing appetizers, and my boyfriend confirms the meat is... More 

Thank Tania P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Late on a hot afternoon we happened upon this cool, leafy, quiet oasis. The food was so fresh and tasty - try the marinated beetroot! Thanks again, we loved it, Karen and Julie (Australia and New Zealand).

Thank gokyo55
Berwyn, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Everything we ate at Candouni was amazing. The wine was also excellent. Our waitress was incredibly helpful in helping us to select our meals and wines and she was spot on. Best lamb chops we have ever eat. The courtyard is magical at night and the restaurant is located in a quiet back street. Very authentic! The chef came to... More 

Thank Michele K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

One of the best at Oia! I recommend it for its ambiance and delicious food! Nice service too! Not touristic at all!

Thank Jean P
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98 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We found this restaurant through a recommendation by a German travel book . It is a bit off the beaten track , no caldera view, but a beautiful garden sitting instead . Food was pretty good . We had calamares in pesto as starter and long cooked lamb and fresh tuna steak as main (too much food - we'd go... More 

Thank TheFlyingSuitcase
Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

A beautifully-appointed Italian restaurant in Oia, we chose this spot even before reading the energetic recommendation from the local bookstore's guide. The food was fantastic, especially the Feta bake starter and generously proportioned Baklava dessert. Our evening was a long one as the food came slowly, in part because of a large party booked into an adjoining room, and we... More 

Thank Dan T
Cirencester, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We ate at Candouni on the recommendation of friends but unfortunately were disappointed with the experience. It is a small, apparently family run restaurant, away from the Main street through Oia. There were two staff working 'front of house', one of whom was friendly and helpful, the other certainly not. Any time he served a dish to us or any... More 

Thank Liam M
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37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We were recommended to eat here by friends. We were not disappointed. The place is a bit off the main tourist route, but not far from the bus stop. Our hostess Penelope was very informative and charming. She described all the dishes and made suggestions after asking what we like. My wife and I shared two starters. The calamari and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Greek
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Thiras - Ias, Oia 847 02, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  South Aegean  >  Cyclades  >  Santorini  >  Oia
  • Phone Number: +30 2286 071616

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?