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Ghialiskari, Greece
+ 30 71540
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Thessaloniki, Greece
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Traditional greek taverna with an amazing view over the harbour! The owner/ chef himself delivers the menu and introduces himself describing each dish! Amazing dishes, highly recommended!

Thank Nikos T
Feldkirch, Austria
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 August 2016

The Taverna "Symposio" is the real autentic Greece. We enjoyed very much the warm hospitality of Sakis and Theodor. The food is excellent, everyday we were asked what we like to eat and they prepared us some very special meals after grandmothers recipes. And not to forget the fantastic view over the small fishing port with the Analipsi church. A... More 

1 Thank Grabher K
Bremen, Germany
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2015

sitting at a quiet place and enjoying the sunset, you should not forget to order everything on the menue. Everything!

Thank fabian s
Wiesbaden, Germany
1 review
Reviewed 5 October 2015

we enjoyed great food, the atmosphere was very relaxed and familiar, and the service was excellent, very attentive.

Thank Renate_Wiesbaden
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

Excellent dishes,services, good prices & fabulous view. The cooker explains exactly the ingredients he uses and recommends the his best dishes.

1 Thank cona28nadia
Ridderkerk, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2014 via mobile

We were disappointed after reading all the positive reviews. The meatballs were very salty with the rice. The lamb was good, but not special. The restaurant is also expensive for the quality of the food. We didn't recommend this restaurant.

Thank Marieke S
Scotland, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2014

We were disappointed with our meal after reading all the great reviews. The chef emphasised everything was made to grandmothers recipe, rather a romantic notion perhaps? He canvasses shamelessly for tripadvisor reviews. The food was very ordinary and the vegetables (in tomato sauce) were either frozen or tinned. Much better places in the area to eat than this.

1 Thank Basilbig
Los Angeles, California
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76 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2014

The chef came to our table and told us the menu verbally, making recommendations for what to order. We had the fried zucchini balls and the tomato balls, which were excellent. We also had his grandmother's dip, which tasted like it was made from carrots and yogurt, and smoked eggplant dip, both of which were amazing. And for a main... More 

Thank kirstenbradford
Wuppertal, Germany
1 review
Reviewed 31 August 2014

I came to Ikaria the second time this summer, and like the last year, we spend many evenings in the great Tavern Symposio. The service is the best, and the food ist delicious. I love the Liver, and the Aubergines from the oven!

Thank Johannes S
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2014

Followed advice on tripadvisor and searched to find it, (it is not on the main street). Extremely nice chef, eager to please and quite honest. The food was good, honest and with good value/cost ration; the house wine not so much. Would not necessarily visit a second time but nevertheless I do recommend it for a night out at Ghialiskari.

1 Thank Iosif E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Greek
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ghialiskari, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Northeast Aegean Islands  >  Ikaria
  • Phone Number: + 30 71540

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