Kos Greek Ouzeri

G/F UP Town Center, Katipunan Ave., Diliman, Quezon City, Metro Manila

Kos Greek Ouzeri
3.6
3.5 Stars

30 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 7
  • 4 stars 9
  • 3 stars 9
  • 2 stars 4
  • 1 star 1
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Category:
Greek
Business Hours
Reopens Sun: 11:30a - 9:00p
Phone
+6322871558

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 11:30a - 9:00p
  • Monday
    • 11:30a - 9:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 11:30a - 9:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 11:30a - 9:00p
  • Thursday
    • 11:30a - 9:00p
  • Friday
    • 11:30a - 10:00p
  • Saturday
    • 11:30a - 10:00p

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

Most Recent Reviews

Rachel T.
4.0 Stars
4

For Teemee T and I's date, we decided to visit UP town center. One of the recommended place to eat there is the Kos Greek Ouzeri. The place looks like a bit like Cyma. Very spacious, white and refreshing to the eyes. We went there around lunch time. Although when we entered, i noticed that there was no aircon but they placed a fan for us. Not so many people dining. Maybe around 4-5 tables were occupied since we entered until we left.

Since we wanted a light lunch, we decided to order the ff:
128073 Mezedes set of 3 - the waiter suggested the artichoke spinach spread + tzatziki / yogurt dip + hummus. I liked the artichoke and tzatziki very much. It taste well with the breads served with it or when i combined it with the salmon and briami that we ordered. Didn't liked the hummus much. It taste different from other hummus that i tried. The mezedes is also served with unlimited 3 kinds of bread. Just ask the waiter for a refill.

128073Grilled Salmon Fillet - since Teemee T didn't want souvlakis and i wanted something light. We went for the salmon. I liked the grilled part of the salmon and the sliced potato served with it. What i noticed in this resto, they dont serve greek/yogurt sauce in their dishes which i usually experience. So i used the mezedes dips to add flavour to the salmon.

128073Briami - thin slices of baked zucchini, potato and eggplants with some spices mixed with it. This was a bit dry for me. I wasn't sure what to expect with this dish but it was just ok for me.

For drinks, we decided to share a greek yogurt and grape smoothie. I liked this one. It was very refreshing. A bit of sour and not very sweet. You can taste the yogurt and the grapes at the same time. Didn't expect that this combination could be good. It was my first time to try a grape and yogurt combination. It wasn't heavy in the tummy (with consideration since we shared) and complimented what we were eating.

Service and restaurant interior was ok.

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Kevinross B.
4.0 Stars
3

My first time here in UP Town center. (Coz it's too far from my place. Lol) my parents wanted to try a new resto and I decided to go Kös for dinner.

What we ordered:

128205Taztiki -A greek sauce/dip made from yogurt, cucumbers, garlic, olive oil, garlic and salt. It was good! We loved it for our bread plus they have unlimited bread servings!!

128205Greek pasta - This was also good. Has a slight umay factor but can be overcome by eating the cherry tomatoes. Good for 4-5 persons.

128205Chicken souvlaki - The chicken was very juicy, considering it was chicken breast. It was well seasoned because you can taste the herbs but they aren't over powering.

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Quinto L.
3.0 Stars

Everyone in my family has had an eye out for this place but we always end up somewhere else every time we go to UP Town Center.

Had their spinach dip and hummus with pita bread. I wasn't too big a fan of the spinach dip, found it to have too much lemon. Their hummus, however, is amazing and I would've been good with just that.

I ordered the lamb gyro. The meat was tasty, although I wasn't a fan of how it was sliced and found it a bit gummy, but it did well enough in bringing in all the flavors of the dish together. Their fries, however are a revelatio., I found myself just eating their fries, absentmindedly stuffing them into my mouth, each fry just lovely and tasty that I could've just kept on going.

One dish I got to try was their roast chicken. It takes 10-20 minutes longer to cook the chicken but it's totally worth it because it was so damn delicious. We utterly decimated that poor spring chicken. The whole thing was seasoned wonderfully with the flavor seeping all the way to the bone. The skin was crisp and delicious and the meat was just divine, each bite being moist and flavorful.

Should've been four stars but their air conditioning was horrible and it was really hot inside. They had to break out electric fans but those weren't near enough to combat the heat.

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Julie L.
5.0 Stars

My family and i decided to eat out one weekend. We are fans of Greek cuisine, so we tried this resto out.

Food - was delicious. Every dish we ordered were remnants of Greek cuisine. Plus their servings were generous 128523128523
Kroketes Patatas (not in the photo)
Mezedes Set sample of 3
Arni Me Kritharkia
Grilled Lamb Chops (not in the photo)
Moussaka
Kotopulo Me Riganates Skaras (not in the photo)

Price - reasonable

Staff - friendly and accommodating 128076ūüŹľ

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Mickey S.
5.0 Stars

I love Greek food, and Kos Greek Ouzeri really puts to shame all the other Greek restaurants I've ever eaten at. In fact, I think this was the best Greek meal I've had in quite a while in terms of the overall quality of the food. The restaurant is simple and beautiful, with a minimalist approach. It's perfect for any occasion but reservations are definitely necessary especially during weekends.

We had an assortment of appetizers (Mezedes) including Hummus, Tyrokefteri (Greek Feta Cheese and Peppers), Artichoke Spinach Spread, Melitzanosalta (Roasted eggplant), and my favorite, Tzatziki, which is a yogurt-cucumber dip, flavored with garlic and dill. You can tell that they were made using the finest, quality ingredients and this spread is something I would buy by the jar, if offered. The spreads go well with their baked breads and they came out hot and fresh from the oven. Of course, serving them hot makes all the difference! Ugh, I could have eaten the whole basket of breads myself because they were that good. And I mean, REALLY GOOD.

We also sampled the Kalamara Toursi which is an authentic Greek Meze. It's basically squid marinated in vinegar with herbs and spices (kinda like pickled squid; or kilawin). The squid was so, so tender and had just the right level of acidity. They were fantastic with the Pita or the crusty bread and best accompanied by Ouzo (Anise-flavored liquor).

We also tried the Kos Salata (Salad) with mixed greens, figs, sun-dried tomatoes, nuts, grapes, and feta cheese, tossed with honey-grape vinaigrette. Probably one of the best Greek Salads I've tasted. The incredible honey-grape vinaigrette coated the greens lightly and it was so good with the generous caramelized nuts, and feta cheese. I could eat this everyday! Simple, yet bursting with flavors.

For the entrees, we had the Moussaka, Keftedakia (Ground Beef shaped-into small balls, with rich, spiced tomato sauce), and Kotopulo Lemonato (Chicken cooked in white wine and lemon juice and served with roasted potatoes). All were well-presented and tasty. I also enjoyed the Pastitsio (Tube pasta, with meat and tomato sauce topped with bechamel sauce). It's crispy on the corners but perfectly gooey, and creamy in the middle.

They also offer different variations of Souvlaki (Chicken, Lamb, Pork). We tried the Chicken Souvlaki - Unbelievably good chicken! Probably the moistest, grilled chicken I've ever eaten. The Chicken Skewers were served with roasted vegetables, yogurt garlic sauce, and red pepper sauce.

At this point, my friends and I could barely move but the desserts seemed light enough. LOL. We had the custard-filled phyllo triangles--Galaktoboureko that is flavored with orange syrup and vanilla. This dessert has a special ingredient, something that Chef Mats (owner) is very proud of. The Greek Yogurt was rich and creamy. Not overly sweet and would also be a nice breakfast. Both desserts were indeed very light and the perfect end to the meal.

They also have a wide selection of Greek wine - don't bother trying to pick one, rather, just tell the waiter what you usually like and they'll be able to help you out.

Really every plate that I saw come out looked amazing so I don't think you can really go wrong. Overall, the food was consistently spectacular. This is definitely a place to impress a date or guest. So happy that we got to try this place out - it's been on my list for a while! We had an exceptional Greek dinner that proved to be authentic yet a bit more progressive in its offerings.

TIP:

Order family style. Bring as many friends as you can to dine with you so you can try a bit of everything! I dined with my friends and they too, agree that Kos is authentic and delicious.

My compliments to the Chef and owner of Kos, Chef Mats Loo, the staff, and the students of First Gourmet Academy. Highly recommended!

Cheers,
Mickey

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Lyka T.
5.0 Stars

Ordered Pastitsio and I highly recommend it. It came in a huge serving and the flavor was just WOW. Delicious!

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Evy S.
2.0 Stars

Moussaka was ok. It was good but without that wow factor. The beef tasted dry.

We ordered a dip that came with a bread basket. First few pcs of bread were warm, the rest were cold. Like it's been pulled out from the fridge and popped into the toaster enough to warm the tops but not all the way through.

Service was pretty bad. They didn't even show us to our seats when we got inside. We just had to pick one that didn't have a Reserved sign. They just looked at us while we sat there. Had to ask the waiter for a menu. There were only 2 tables dining - ours and one more.

Won't come back. Regretting coming here given the numerous choices in UP Town.

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Crissy B.
5.0 Stars

I was lured into Kos by their refillable bread baskets hehehe and I don't regret going in! I was able to try a couple of their dips and meats, and they're really good. The servings are huge too! It's not too expensive so I was really surprised with the serving size hahaha.

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Adrian L.
3.0 Stars

Whenever I try a new Greek restaurant, it's always a question of "will this be as good as Cyma?" (The latter being the benchmark of good and legit Greek food.) In the case of Kos Greek Ouzeri, sadly, it's a no. The Chicken Gryo was dry and bland. The sauce was not enough to save it. The best part really was the complimentary bread basket. In the end, it really saddens me whenever I try a new Greek resto and end up being disappointed when I could have just gone to Cyma in the first place.

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Olive Y.
3.0 Stars

I went here for salad, so I ordered Kos Salata hoping it will be as good as Cyma's Roka Salata. Unfortunately, it was not even as half good. Their salad was a little bland, when I thought all the ingredients like the sun-dried tomatoes should have added distinct tastes. The caramelized walnuts were the the star of the dish, though.

Also, their place looks too bright, plain and white, hence not very inviting at all. Good thing their complimentary breads were so good.

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Sabrina P.
4.0 Stars

I've been here for at least 7 times and I like it here. :) It's more affordable and their dishes are delicious. Unlimited bread for customers! Yay! 128522

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NardongPutik N.
3.0 Stars

So ang nilamon ko eh yung pork gyro. Aba masarap naman. Tender yung pork. Ok rin yung pita kasi diba yung ibang pita nag-be-break pero sa kanila hindi. So hindi dry masyado ang pita.

Gusto ko rin yung yogurt garlic dip though di masyado generous ang serving. Gusto ko kasi yung nalulunod yung food ko sa dip or sauce hihihi!

Di ko alam bakit may french fries na kasama. Tapos overdone yung fries pa. Di ko na ni-reklamo since di naman fries pinunta ko dun eh.

Ang lamb souvlaki medyo may sabit kasi kulang sa flavour (sosyal ng spelling ko o!). Malambot pero ubod ng tabang.

Yung eggplant dip masarap na masarap!

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Jay S.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Eloi H.
2.0 Stars

Returned the chicken souvlaki I ordered because the meat had an off taste and it made my mouth itchy. My friend's pork souvlaki was tough. Pangga's moussaka was bland & mostly extender.

No wonder we were the only ones dining on a Friday night - food is bad.

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Ina D.
4.0 Stars

Order a dip and it comes with refillable bread basket. Bread options are pita, country, and kos breads. For this outing, we preferred to have the Kos bread all throughout! The dip is tratzi-something, composed of feta cheese, basil and olive oil.
The iced tea is real tea without excessive sugar, flavored with lemon and spiced with cardamom. Super filling at unlimited rate of PhP80.
The moussaka, composed of eggplant, ground beef, tomato and bechamel sauce, is very rich and filling. This will surely be loved by those lasagna lovers.
With my limited exposure to Greek cuisine, I say that this is a food experience that I'll crave for.
Another upside of the place, the atmosphere is very relaxing, with traditional Greek instrumental music playing in the background. Since the menu items are hard to pronounce or remember, it is a little intimidating so very few people frequent the place. The staffs are also unobtrusive but very attentive.
The bread basket with the dip is super sulit. The actual servings are bigger in real life than shown in the pictures, so solo eaters, beware!

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Mary Jo-Anne S.
3.0 Stars

Forgot what we ordered, except the lamb chops, they were ok, not as authentic as i expect them to be, and meals were quite expensive too.

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Mc S.
5.0 Stars

Kos Greek Ouzeri

It was one of our monthly meeting. I am very excited since someone i dont usually hang-out with is present. I asked my friend who is my travel mate to check on the Restaurants in UP Town Center. And she actually choose what i was really craving. Greek Cuisine. There Goes KOS GREEK OUZERI.

We had:

‚úÖKotopaulo Lemonado
‚úÖTaramosalata
‚úÖGreek Pasta
‚úÖPork Gyro
‚úÖPsomi (Freshly Baked Bread which is unlimited)

I love the place it is so clean and the service is really amazing (i.e. you don't really need to ask the staff to pour some water they are very attentive)

Espa√Īol:

Fue uno de nuestra reuni√≥n mensual. Estoy muy emocionada puesto que alguien no suele hang-out con est√° presente. Le ped√≠ a mi amigo que es mi compa√Īero de viaje para ver los restaurantes de la ciudad centro. Y en realidad ella elegir lo realmente estaba anhelando. Cocina griega. Ah√≠ va OUZERI griego KOS.

Tuvimos:

‚úÖKotopaulo Lemonado
‚úÖTaramosalata
‚úÖGreek Pasta
‚úÖPork Gyro
‚úÖPsomi (Freshly Baked Bread which is unlimited)

Me encanta el lugar es muy limpio y el servicio es realmente asombroso (es decir, no necesitas pedir al personal que vierta agua est√°n muy atentos)

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Cherie Q.
3.0 Stars

I liked the house iced tea, fresh breads along with tzatziki. The (margerita) pasta I had lacked flavor.

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Hazel C.
4.0 Stars

The only greek resto i really love is Cyma. This was no Cyma, but it might be close.

Their gyros and soups were good and servings were good for 2-3 (which we didn't know!)

I wish their pita was fresh and warm though. Overall food was good and tasty and filling.

Value for money is 4/5 too!

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Felora M.
4.0 Stars

The Chicken Souvlaki was tasty, especially with the salsa and the garlic yogurt dip. The ambience is pristine and the place boasts a respectable range of wine.

Honorable mention: pita bread

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