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Mediterranean, Greek, Cafe
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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Reviewed 12 October 2022 via mobile

I went with my husband and had a really fabulous meal. Great atmosphere, great service and beautiful food...it was so good I came back the following week with a girlfriend, and once again it was just stunning. A must go place in Mytilene.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 1 September 2022

Fresh and delicious traditional food but slow service. Most tables were reserved. The food was so good I'd come back again. Aubergine imam the best I've ever had.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 9 July 2022 via mobile

Maybe they were short-staffed the evening I visited, but service was slow, even for Greece. Although seated promptly, it took 40 minutes before my order was taken. Food didn’t take too long, but people at other tables were getting upset at lengthy waits. It was...worth the wait, though. I really enjoyed the food and would wait again for it. Do book ahead of you can - many people were being turned away.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 1 August 2020 via mobile

I have been going to Ermis since 2015 and i am more than happy to express the quality of the food. It has a variety if traditional Greek and Lesbos dishes to their most authentic tastes.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 23 July 2020 via mobile

Cosy atmosphere , great food , highly recommended! Perfectly located near the "castro" of the city of Mytilene , in the city center , this place is really one of the best.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 15 July 2020 via mobile

I visited the famous and historical restaurant two times on both of my stays at Mytilini. 1. Great service. Quick and of course with smiles! 2. Good prices. The plates have a large portion and the price of each plate is remarkable economic. As an...example I took 3 dishes (main, salad and an apptizer and a beer) and paid only 22€. 3. The food is great. That’s the whole meaning, great traditional Greek food. For sure you need to try the “Smyrneika soutzoukakia” and the amazing “ntakos” salad.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 9 February 2020 via mobile

Good food, eggplant Imam is recomended . Nice service 👍 Pjcpycpycöycpyx jonlvygohtjhcycygtdydyfygyxycucuxyxyxy x uvicuc uucuv i min kgivi höjdgydfyfugigyd4seses fyxtxtf5cuxygicuc

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 31 January 2020 via mobile

At the end of Ermu Street you can find the Taverna Hermes. For a delicious Greek coffee or a traditional meal is the best place to be in Mytilene Try it

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 15 November 2019

Top quality food, very reasonable pricing and by far the best environment of all places i visited in Mytilene! It is also the oldest one, with more than 200 years of experince (officially certified)!! Really recommended!!

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 2 November 2019 via mobile

I had the most wonderful experience here for dinner. The ladies at the restaurant were super sweet and really nice. The food was fast, homey and so delicious. The menu is in Greek and English. My favourite meal in Mytilini by far. I ordered the...zucchini flowers, meatballs in tomato sauce and shrimp saganaki. Everything was so hearty and comforting, especially on a cold night. Prices were very reasonable for the portion size. I was also given a few pieces of fried cheese to try, and a lemony tasting dessert. I left feeling so comfortably full and happy. I was there ridiculously early because I was starving, so the restaurant was quiet. But, the atmosphere is homey, and there is light, quiet Greek music playing in the background. Many tables inside and outside. Wonderful experience, and I am glad it shaped my last experience of a beautiful island and Greek hospitality.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 12 October 2019

Taking into account the high praise and the ratings of this taverna, we were a bit disappointed. The food (traditional metzes, grilled slouvaki) was only average (we thought that the tavernas on the north harbour were better). Pleasant settings.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 23 July 2019 via mobile

Ate here twice, second time €14 euros for wine and two dishes. 5 min walk from the harbour towards the north beech. Worth seeking out.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 19 April 2019 via mobile

Visiting the beautiful island Lesvos for the third time, we went to O Ermis for dinner. Having heard a lot of this restaurant, we were really disappointed in our experience. We ordered Greek salad, grilled local cheese, octopus in red wine sauce, zucchini balls and...shrimps. Although I asked the warm starters not to be served at one go, the waitress served them all at at the same time. She told us impolitely that they decide how to serve. Extremely disappointed with this very unusual attitude! Regarding the taste, the sauce of the octopus was too heavy for a seafood totally killing the taste of the octopus. The local cheese was not grilled well and almost cold when served. Greek salad was average. Zucchini balls were very tasty and fresh. Loving the local kitchen and having been to many other restaurants in the islands as well as the mainland, this is an experience I would try to forget about...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 15 April 2019 via mobile

It has a lot of dishes and some choices for vegans. Portions are small and so the outcome is expensive. Wine is good. For locals it has not much of different choices. The environment looks good as a traditional greek taverna.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 20 March 2019

stopped by during the day to book a table for the evening, there was only 1 table therefore assumed that it would not be very crowded during the dinner... we were highly mistaken !!! the place was packed !! food was good (except the meat...which was very dry and tasteless) but the noise in the restaurant was a too much !! i bet it would be much better during spring / summer when you can sit outside. last but not the least : it is better to keep your expectations low when you go to a restaurant, your satisfaction usually is much higher if you do so ;)More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Kafeneion O Ermis is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5