Serves meat, vegan options available. Restaurant with vegan options clearly marked in the menu. Offers dishes such as Greek oven potatoes, horta (steamed greens), Greek baba ganoush, and fried eggplant and zucchini. Open Mon-Sun 2:00pm-12:00am.

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22 Reviews

First Review by Naokoon


Points +123

27 Aug 2022

Rude staff pretty good food

The food here is pretty good but others around are better, we had a mix of the meze options, the potatoes were amazing! The wait staff really let this place down. When we asked for advice about the menu he made us feel like we were slowing him down, then when we ordered 5 meze plus bread and wine he seemed annoyed we didn’t order the pasta dish or any mains that were more expensive. We felt a little uncomfortable throughout our meal because of the way the waiter interacted with us. Then when going to pay, we were asked how much we wanted to tip and when we declined (due to poor service) they scoffed and made a rude remark about our nationality.



Points +89

12 Jul 2022

Family run restaurant with live music some nights

The good thing about Candouni is that it's family run with everything being made fresh in the kitchen. There are a decent number of vegan mezze options available - we had a mix of 5 which was more than enough for 2 at dinner. There is also a dish of the day which is also sometimes vegan. They only take between 6 and 16 people every 30 minutes so the staff aren't overrun so a booking is essential. Not a problem for me but this restaurant has dogs.

Pros: Delicious homemade food, Nice romantic setting

Cons: Need to book, staff are strict on this


Points +36

28 Jun 2022

Traditional and tasty vegan options

Lovely calm setting with some super yummy vegan choices and great service.

Would give 5 stars if I could.


Points +50

28 Sep 2021


One of my favorite meals in Greece so far. The fava was delicious, and I really liked the mushrooms, sundried tomatoes, and potatoes. Definitely enough vegan items on the menu to pull together a good meal. Waitress I had was vegan and staff was knowledgeable about vegan options. Would definitely recommend!

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Helpful staff, Tasty

Cons: expensive


Points +4103

31 Aug 2021

large portions of delicious food

there is a large selection of clearly labeled vegan food. portions are large especially for the price. you can definitely fill up on just a selection of starters (no matter what the waiter tells you). reserve a table in advance for one of the nights when live music is available!


Points +23

15 Aug 2021

Exceptional vegan food

With clearly marked vegan options, Candouni is welcoming to planter based travellers. The dishes are exceptional against all standards, have no sodium, and are created by a impressively passionate kitchen. Although the larger dishes had few vegan options, the wide variety of vegan meze options left us very full. A different spin on the fresh Greek cuisine, Candouni seemed more thoughtful in its execution and used authentic, perhaps ancient, techniques to provide something a dining experience that was truly spectacular.

Updated from previous review on 2021-08-15

Pros: Lots of vegan meze options, Excellent value for money, Waiters were aware of vegan constraints

Cons: Few large vegan dishes


Points +43

23 Oct 2019

Nice place and food

Lovely little place round the corner from the main buzz of Oia. Not many vegan options, but we had the vegetable pasta without cheese which was nice and the staff were very friendly.

Pros: Quiet, Friendly staff

Cons: Not a lot of vegan options on menu


Points +2961

15 Sep 2019

Amazing mushroom risotto and napolitana

Flavorful mushroom risotto! No view of the sea but quaint little place. One of the best tomato based pasta!

Pros: Items can be made vegan , Vegan abs vegetarian items clearly listed

Cons: Waiters serve Europeans first, Asians are ignored, No view of the beautiful sunset and sea


Points +20

03 Sep 2019

Do not go

Yes whatever we ordered was nice but the overall experience was not. I ordered a mushroom risotto without the steak (Eu 18.50) and I was charged the same amount as if it was with the steak ... unacceptable. Also I didn’t like the way the staff dealt with the issue. And when we arrived they said we could only sit inside without reservation, and I noticed him putting walk ins outside aswell. It was my first night in Santorini, so I hope other places will be better.

Pros: The same vegan options like any other greek rest

Cons: Expansive , Server didn’t really care, Paid the same price for a risoto without the meat


Points +104

14 Jul 2019

Simply superb

Wonderful options from meze menu. Let the server know you are vegan as he offered off-menu dishes as well. The food was simple, tasty, healthy and nutritious. But the best bit was the waiter...he was just hilarious. Brilliant to talk to and very helpful. We didn’t know how many meze dishes to order and he said he would ‘tell us when to stop’. He also had lots of advice on what dishes to order together. Would definitely recommend.

Pros: Yummy meze food, Off-menu vegan option, Food created fresh and from scratch


Points +108

06 Jul 2019

Wonderful staff

The food here was great, but the staff was even better. They offered for the restaurant to be our “hub” in Oia where we could come back to cool off, use the restroom, or use the WiFi. There were plenty of vegan options, some even off the menu, so make sure to let your server know in case they can do something special for you.

It ended up being kind of pricy, like a €€ rating instead of a €, but still worth the money. We just expected it to be a little cheaper going in based off of the app.

Pros: Quality Service, Traditional Greek food, Clean bathrooms

Cons: A little expensive based on the app price rating


Points +245

04 Jun 2019

Nice atmosphere

The restaurant had live music and we really enjoyed the traditional Greek atmosphere. The vegan options are really just from the Meze menu. They were nice enough but it would be nice to have a main dish. The grilled aubergine and zucchini were actually deep fried.


Points +140

05 Oct 2018

Not worth it.

Despite there being plenty of veg/vegan options on the menu, we tried several and they were all mediocre. Plus they were all either greasy or sitting in a puddle of oil. We tried the mushrooms, which were decent although they could’ve done without the balsamic reduction, the potatoes which were oddly tangy and drenched in oil, and the fried eggplant and zucchini which, granted, are deep fried, but they were just too greasy and the dip they came with was bland. They were all ridiculously overpriced for what you get. Also the service was lacking. We had to interrupt our server/host while he was eating and smoking to request our bill. The one upside is that the place itself is very cute, candles dripping from little nooks in the walls and bougainvillea growing overhead outside. Even so, this place is a pass for me.

Cons: Greasy, Bad service, Mediocre food


Points +172

05 Aug 2018

Beautiful meal

We got Greek potatoes, roasted mushrooms (don't miss these!) and sauteed vegetables, alongside bread with eggplant and fava dips. Food tasted amazing and the service was great. Felt like a *nice* dinner out rather than just a night of picking what you can off the menu. Definitely recommend


Points +168

18 Jul 2018

Great experience

We enjoyed this hidden treasure in the marketplace of Oia, Greece. We had the mushrooms, sundried tomatoes, potatoes and beets. All were wonderful but a lot of oil was used WFPB non-oil friends. Our non-vegan friend had the Greek salad which looked amazing and fresh. I’m certain they would have left off the feta if I wanted one. Let’s keep recommending these restaurants so more places especially in Europe come on board with a mixed menu for everyone to enjoy a meal directly from the menu.

Pros: Vegan options clearly marked


Points +368

Mostly Veg
22 Jun 2018


I told the server I was vegan and he was very helpful. I got the Greek salad minus the feta. It was large and delicious. I also got the vegan balls, which were outstanding. And I got the slow cooked potatoes. Everything was delicious! And the setting is beautiful. Would love to go back.


Points +56

21 Apr 2018

5/5 - Don’t miss this place!!

Get all the vegan options to share! SO good!

Pros: AMAZING food!! Do not skip the potatoes!, Great price for meze (small plates), Romantic atmosphere


Points +273

12 Feb 2018

A Gem!

Dining here was a wonderful experience. The owner was so kind, took his time to explain to us our options as vegans. The food was very good. The atmosphere was enchanting. Wish we could have gone back during our stay on Santorini.


Points +91

19 Sep 2017

Great restaurant

We loved Candouni - they had lots of delicious vegan dishes, clearly marked, and the place itself is a traditional taverna so the food is authentic and the atmosphere was intimate and romantic. Great service too.

Pros: Lovely staff, Fab food, Romantic

Cons: No vegan dessert, ha!


Points +172

18 Sep 2017


Amazing food , all labelled either veggie or Vegan.can make all the Veggie stuff Vegan if asked. Venue is beyond stunning! Very Greek! We loved it -best meal we have had in Santorini by far. And we even went back a second time to try the rest of the Menu.

Pros: food, venue, service

Cons: none


Points +79

03 Sep 2017

Good Greek food and service

Lovely atmosphere in the courtyard. We ordered the roast mushrooms, potatoes, and (pictured) garlic purée, aubergine purée, and sundried tomatoes. The waitress was lovely, and (without us even letting her know that we were vegan) let us know that the bread was vegan. A little expensive but that was expected in Oía, Santorini.

Pros: Convenient location , Nice atmosphere + courtyard to ourselves at 6.30pm, Friendly staff

Cons: Somewhat pricey


Points +181

08 Jul 2017

Great authentic Greek food

We had our best lunch of our Santorini vacation here. Don't miss the Greek oven potatoes and Horta.

Pros: excellent food, good value, beautiful ambiance

Cons: nothing really

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