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Review of Sirtaki Taverna

Sirtaki Taverna
Ranked #92 of 422 Restaurants in Ko Pha Ngan
Price range: US$3 - US$12
Description: The Greek cuisine is famous for appetizer, exquisite and healthy recipes, featuring traditional olives, feta cheese, many vegetables, seafood and meat!In our tavern, all dishes are gluten-free.
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Description: The Greek cuisine is famous for appetizer, exquisite and healthy recipes, featuring traditional olives, feta cheese, many vegetables, seafood and meat!In our tavern, all dishes are gluten-free.
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

We are on our third week of travel through Thailand and as we moved around we realized the only type of food we did not encounter was Greek (my bf is Greek so we were keeping an eye out). Until we arrived here! Greek Taverna was the sign we saw from the road with the cutest white deck with blue cushions and a large patriotic Greek flag hanging above. Immediately pulled over to try this. OUT OF THIS WORLD! As you know the favourites we eat back home are not always mimicked exactly in other countries. Well this was exactly like home. Friendly Greek owner running it with his wife. Quaint setting, and the food OMG the food. Organic, wide selection of Greek favourites, good house wine, imported feta, olives, and classic oil.... We were here last night, and we are back this morning getting breakfast. Good location on the island (15 mins from port), good wifi, free water and bread basket. The attention to detail and the presentation of the food made me feel like I was in Europe. This a do not miss while on the island of Koh Phangan. Recommendations: baked eggplant, grilled octopus, mixed meat plater, Greek salad, pancakes with fresh fruit and coconut sauce. You also have to have their fredo espresso... Amazing! Thank you to George and his wife for their warm welcome and excellent service.

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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

If you like barbecue fish, then it's one of the best places where you can taste it, that so tasty that i want to come back again and again)
the owners are very friendly couple and they provide really good service, they care about guests and their experience in this restaurant. And of course food is very tasty, very different: you can be vegetarian or not and you will enjoy everything there. And also I like a lot breakfast menu: a lot of nice dishes!
Highly recommend this restaurant!

1  Thank Вера Г
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We was there several times, it is s really great place. Very nice owner, very good staff and the food is only great. Dont miss this when u are on the island!

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Nadezhda L, Владелец at Sirtaki Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thank you for visiting us many times. It was a pleasure to welcome you every time . It was nice to meet you !We're will be happy to see you again!

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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

We gave it a try because it looked nice when we drove by and thought, well here's a change.

Decor was pleasant, but the food was disgusting. We were disappointed and shocked. We have been to Greece multiple times and part of our family is Greek.

We ordered the tsatsiki as a starter and it was not good at all. Very watery, no creamy rich consistancy as tsatsiki is supposed to be. Boring and watery cucumber soup.

The Greek salad was a generous portion, but bland. No vinegar/oil on the table to pep it up though.

The vegetarian mousaka was gross. Had one bite and sent it back. Was tasteless, and potatoes seemed old. Inedible. Sad, since it was the special of the day.

The fried calamari were inedible. Rubbery, definitely frozen, not fresh. We sent them back.

Portions were small except for salad. Bill was big, which we wouldn't have had an issue with had the food justified it.

But here is the worst part, which made this an outlier for even a bad restaurant:

We complained about the food quality and the chef came to talk to us. He admitted the tsatsiki was bad and calamari not fresh, but bought frozen. His reasoning being that fresh squid and Greek yoghurt is more expensive and he wouldn't make enough money. He also admitted the mousaka was bad, but his excuse was that vegetarian mousaka cannot taste better, he doesn't have the feeling for it. Ok, but why offer things on a menu if you know you cannot cook them better? The excuses ran so long that we had to interrupt to just be on our way again. I mean, really? Rather than stepping up to right whatever wrong, just excuses as to why all the shortcuts were "necessary!"

In the end, we even had to pay for the meals we sent back.

It was, without a doubt, the worst meal of our entire trip.

We immediately went to another restaurant afterwards because we were still hungry.

1  Thank Motogudzi
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Giorgos L, Ιδιοκτήτης at Sirtaki Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Thank you so much for your comment!!! We are very new please and for last period we have more 2.000 people in Taverna from everywhere in the world and many Greek people , we think Greek people now very good about Greek food , about Kalamari about Mousaka and about more ...!!! Yesterday we have problems with you ....( vegetarian people ) why know about Greece and Greek food and about Mousaka with Tofu !!!! With Tofu Mousaka ???? Sorry we don't have and never me don't make with Tofu!!! It's Greek Taverna , not Vegeterian and yoga place !!! About yoghurt??? In Thailand you looking Greek original Yoghurt??? We are Sirius??? About Kalamari ... we explain you , and we tell you true , you order fried Kalamari and not Grilled fresh Kalamari !!! Every day people from Israel , Italy, Greece and many different people coming for eat Kalamari and you can looking about what writing about Kalamari or about food ...!!! Yesterday you tell about Greek salad and feta very good , today you change .... !! About payments...!!! Sorry you eat 90% from your plates and after you don't won't pay ??? Where in this world you eat all your food and after don't pay ??? Tell us please we goin to ...!!!

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Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Good to change from thai food: Good Greek Salad, Lamb dish very poor, red wine ok but expensive for the wine quality, quickly and nice service. After being in Grece and coming from Italy, it was under expectations and expensive (more than 60€ for 2 persons).

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Nadezhda L, Владелец at Sirtaki Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thank you very much for your review.We are very sorry that you did't like young lamb chops.Anyway we're will be happy to see you next time.

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