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“A great find! 5* Evening!!”
Review of Ousia

Ousia
Ranked #10 of 1,091 Restaurants in Limassol
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 7 - US$ 26
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Bar, Cafe, Fusion
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Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Ousia Lounge Cafe, a stylish Cafe Restaurant that is set in an historic building, with a contemporary finish. Ousia delivers a complete culinary experience of traditional Mediterranean cuisine, with a modern twist. It prides its success with using ingredients & products that are of quality, fresh, natural, seasonal, and handcrafted. The philosphy behind Ousia's creativity is embracing the traditions of Cyprus, whilst also acknowledging the influences from cultures that have graced its shores. Each dish and drink is carefully prepared and presented in an environment that offers total satisfaction. It is true to say that Ousia Lounge Cafe, which is situated directly opposite the great medieval castle in the heart of the old city of Limassol, embodies a sense of royalty, pride and energy.
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

After reading the reviews we hunted this place down and wow were we not disappointed!!

We were given complimentary fresh bread with tapenade which was delicious and set the tone for the rest of the meal!!

I ordered the sesame coated halloumi which was delicious and a large size portion. My partner chose the baked mushrooms which he thoroughly enjoyed.

We then chose the souvlaki and lemon and thyme chicken served with chips, which again was huge and delicious.

Our waiter Apostolos was knowledgeable and engaging!!

We would definitely not hesitate to return here on our next visit!!

Thank Shiner31
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Constantine G, Manager at Ousia, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Hello

Thank you for your taking the time to writing us a review and for your lovely comments!

We sincerely love what we do and only work with fresh quality products and providing a caring and attentive service, as we would enjoy ourselves.

We hope to have the opportunity to being able to welcome you back soon.

We wish you all the love & happiness!

Team Ousia

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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Wow this is one of the nicest restaurants I have been to anywhere. We found it by accident looking around the old town. The service was fantastic and the price very reasonable. It was that good we returned 3 days later for my 60th birthday. I had the stuffed mushroom starters and chicken in red wine with mashed potatoes and veg. The staff were really attentive as we were so full we didn't order dessert but they brought us a few different ones to try with some small shots. Thank you so much for making my birthday really special. We will definitely return as soon as we are back in limmasol.

Thank Isher M
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Constantine G, Manager at Ousia, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Hello

Thank you for your taking the time to writing us a review and for your lovely comments!

Thank you for sharing your birthday with us and are so happy that we were able to make it special.

We sincerely love what we do and only work with fresh quality products and providing a caring and attentive service, as we would enjoy ourselves.

We hope to have the opportunity to being able to welcome you back soon.

We wish you all the love & happiness!

Team Ousia

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Reviewed 21 October 2017

Went for dinner having walked around the Marina. Nice setting in the Old Town and service and atmosphere very good. My wife had the 'ultimate pork chop' and we should have known by the name, it was massive. I had Sea Bass which was excellent. This restaurant would be an automatic choice for our visits to Limassol.

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Thank MarJulTomJoe
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Constantine G, Manager at Ousia, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2017

Hello

Thank you for taking the time to review us and thank you for your lovely comments, we really appreciate that you visited us a second time!

We wish you all the very best and hope that we have the opportunity to welcome you back soon.

Warmest regards
Team Ousia

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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

We came for dinner 3 friends orderd 2 seabass meals and 1 calamari main dish.
The fish was very small and smell bad and was compansatad with a lot of salad and potatos.
The calamari dish included mainly potatos fried and mixed with a small amount of calamari

The light was very dimmed and the service was extremely slow.

Thank ישראל ז
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Constantine G, Owner at Ousia, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2017

Dear readers,

This review has been written in animosity by the customer on not having received his Seabass whole, as he had expected, even though within the menu we clearly state that it is filleted. Firstly the customers had ordered having not read the the menu properly as they had asked the advice of the Manager, on they should be we eating, having expressed what they didn't want to eat and subsequently, the order was made. As soon as one of the customer's received his fish he expressed, aggressively, where is my fish, expecting the fish whole. We explained to the customer that the fish has been filleted as clearly stated on the menu (full menu will be posted on TripAdvisor). However, he refused to accept this and complained that a fish wasn't good.

There was nothing wrong with the fish, the fish we buy fresh daily from Morphou Fish Mongers in Limassol, and for those that are local and know Morphou, they are highly rated as one of the best in our city.

With regards to the Calamari and all of our dishes are clearly defined within our menu, and we sell approximately 30 kilos of Calamari per week, and have had no complaints to date.

With regards to the lighting, there were many areas of the restaurant that the 3 gentlemen could have sat, they selected to sit in the romantic area under candle light. We have 155 seating, both inside and outside, the selection from the outset was theirs, there alternative seating available at the time of their arrival.

With regards to the service, we have checked the timing of the serving their dishes were served after 23 minutes, any less the fish would have been raw and not appropriate to have been eaten.

Where we understand that it is the right of each customer to write their experience at any given restaurant on TripAdvisor, I consider it very inappropriate to be using this platform as a form of retaliation.

There was nothing wrong with either the service or the standard of the food served. We are very disappointed that we have had to write this, we will be posting our menus on TripAdvisor so that there is never any misunderstandings.

We pride on delivering fresh, quality food at value for money, with a professional service within a relaxing ambience. We love what we do and do what we do with care and attention, we have now been established for 9 years and have been nominated within the Time Out Golden List 2017 as top 20 restaurants in Limassol.

Kind regards
Constantinos & Team Ousia

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Reviewed 8 October 2017

Really great food, obviously fresh and very tasty. Set in the restaurant area near the castle, we picked it at random as it looked good - a great choice. Lovely atmosphere, great attentive service and reasonably priced.

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Thank Petertravel64
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Constantine G, Owner at Ousia, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2017

Hi Peter,

Thank you for your lovely review!

We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back soon.

Kind regards
Team Ousia

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