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Koukoumavlos Fine Dining Restaurant

#50 of 140 Restaurants in Fira
Certificate of Excellence
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Ypapantis Str, Fira 84700, Greece
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+30 2286 023807
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San Francisco
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dined here our first night on the island and it was very good. The menu is very creative and certainly not for those looking for traditional Greek food. Service was about the best we've received in Greece and we would definitely come back.

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Thank Douglas D
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited with our 11 year old daughter at the recommendation of our hotel. When your gut feeling tells you something you should listen! We should have left as soon as we saw the menu but decided to give it a go as they offered to make my daughter pasta and tomato sauce as nothing at all suitable on the... More 

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Vali V, Public Relations Manager at Koukoumavlos Fine Dining Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear madam, thank you for your review. We are sorry you didn't like the particular dishes of our menu. Though, Koukoumavlos is an awarded gourmet restaurant, so they should have informed you about that from your hotel...The menu of such restaurants, worldwide, is not suitable for kids...And the prices in this kind of Fine Dinning Restaurants are commensurate with the... More 

Athens, Greece
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Koukoumavlos Fine Dining Restaurant has won numerous accolades and awards, including Toque d’Or for many consecutive years. You can have a look inside. We were lucky that is already open for the summer. As it's Easter in Greece, and Greeks are fasting, he had special plates just them. Chef Pouliasis amazed us with his imaginative plates, combining unusual ingredients, and making... More 

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Thank Beatriz N
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Koukoumavlos just opened for the summer season and I was lucky to be invited by a friendly couple for dinner. Chef Pouliasis amazed us with his imaginative plates. He dares to combine unusual ingredients and experiment... For me this is culinary art and I enjoyed it very much! Congratulations for the service and the wine list. From the veranda the... More 

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Thank Foteini P
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This chef surely knows how to surprise you! Me and my girl friend love gourmet food. We have traveled to many countries around the world and tasted various cuisines...I admit that we loved Nikos Pouliasiss' originality and fantasy -specially in the way he combines totally different ingredients...And presents a fantastic result...Of course you have to be open minded to appreciate... More 

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Thank Antonis M
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this restaurant! We enjoyed gourmet tastes and excellent service -Daniella and Johanna are both amazing! So is chef Nikos Pouliasis who sat with us in the end of our dinner and shared his opinion about creative cuisine…You should go. It will be a one of a kind dinner!

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Thank Sophia L
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic view, romantic atmosphere, excellent service -yet friendly! Our dinner at Koukoumavlos with my wife was a true experience. As for the tastes...you should just try them because one can not describe them! Bravo.

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Thank Nikos P
Athens, Greece
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ate in Koukoumavlos during October 2016 with my sister. Chef Nikos Pouliasis and his staff were the best! From the verandas the view to Fira and the volcano is breathtaking! His cuisine is so inventive and full of surprises. We enjoyed the first dishes, our main course and his famous sweets made with unpredictable ingredients! We strongly recommend it!

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Thank cnn293
Athens, Greece
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chef Nikos Pouliasis, awarded every year with Torque D' Or, the most prestigious culinary award in Greece, doesn't stop to amaze us. His cuisine in not just for everybody -and some guests might not comprehend it. So be it...I do! And I admire him! Every year when I visit Santorini I have dinner there with my friends. Every year I... More 

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Thank Vali V
Camden, Maine
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The first time I ate at Koukoumavlos was in 1996 or so, when the restaurant was still in Oia. The food and service has always wowed me, whether dinning alone, with a friend or a group. Do not expect the typical combo of tastes, rather you will experience a unique culinary adventure. What you will get is creative flavors most... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ypapantis Str, Fira 84700, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  South Aegean  >  Cyclades  >  Santorini  >  Fira
  • Phone Number: +30 2286 023807
Description
Koukoumavlos Fine Dining Restaurant was established in 1989 in Santorini, by Chef Nikos Pouliasis. Through the years it was acclaimed as one of the best gourmet restaurants in Greece and is awarded with Torque d’Or every year. The dinning hall impresses with its elegant Art Deco style. It exudes a baroque essence. From the terrace guests enjoy amazing vistas of the Santorini volcano and the impressive caldera.

Nikos Pouliasis is famous for his artistry with food and his ability to reinvent himself. He invites fine dining lovers on extraordinary gastronomic journeys. He is a fun of creativity, change, spontaneity but also perfectionism and precision. His food is evolutionary and he always finds numerous ways to explore flavors and ingredients so as to create exciting, highly original, dishes.

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