Koutouki Greek Estiatorio

4.2
302 reviews
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$30 and under
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Greek
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Serving up the BEST GREEK fare this side of Athens.We serve an array of authentic Greek dishes from all the freshest ingredients. Seafood, Salads and grilled meats are certainly our specialties. Let us treat you like family. OPA!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Greek, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Tue–Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Dinner
Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(760) 834-8221
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chris St.Denis
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Catering
Looking for something different for your special occasion? Let us take your guests on a trip to Greece from inside your event. From small groups to large, we will satisfy all sizes of parties.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Larkspur Lane
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Parking details
Parking is located in both the front and back of the restaurant
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Entertainment
LIVE MUSIC on Wednesday and Thursday Evenings Starting @ 6pm
BELLY DANCERS on Friday and Saturday evenings
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.2based on all time ratings
4.3
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4.2
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4.1
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GS
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my birthday and it was great! The service was excellent, and as we have eaten there before, we knew the food would be very good.

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EL
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Thoroughly average food (overcooked, tough chicken. How hard is that to cook?) with ridiculously inflated prices. Ambiance: think emplyee breakroom with tablecloths.
One server in flip-flops (is that even allowed by the State?)

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Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Disappointed last night and I arranged 8 for dinner. I could not believe it was the same restaurant that we went to "in season". Not sure if they had a different cook, but the owners were there and no help on the rather disruptive service. Presenting dishes was like it was a new thing! 4 had their "family style" assortment at $38 each. Calamari was overcooked and returned by two couples who ordered (will say it was taken off their bill - but we went to dine, not looking for dollar discount). The humus which I usually love, was not the same as previous (rather chunky, not a good flavor)... maybe this was like before, but have you ever heard of ordering humus and not getting pita bread (or any chip/bread). Pita bread was separate. Why not just add the cost together of pita/humus. They lost us for good now and the 6 "new" people, lost them too. We are a congenial group, it would not have taken much to make us happy (oh yeah, mistake on Sangria adding $2.50 more per glass, one friend noticed - waiter said "..oh yeah, I can fix that... 3 different checks needed adjusting. OK, I did say there would be a bellydancer... perhaps due to summer time, no entertainment (but I don't think prices were reduced... again that was ok). Just did not seem like the same happy, lively - good food - place. I was embarrassed having made the recommendation.

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E
Palm Springs
115 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistently good Mediterranean selections. Our go to place.

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OT
Palm Springs
14 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome service + delicous food = great dining experience

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d
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our fave place in the desert, a must every time we are here!!

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b
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The spinikopita tasted like it had been reheated in the microwave. The filo dough was not crispy at all was actually limp. Dips tasted like the had been in refrigerator for weeks. The saginaki was ok. Wound definitely not go again.

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LB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent, the service efficient, and the owners gracious and friendly. Perfect evening.

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GS
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service, looking forward to a return visit.

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l
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

we really enjoyed our time at the restaurant. its too bad some of the items I wanted to ordered were not available but that means ill have t come back.

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OT
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Flies on windowsill. Only fair service.

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f
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Greek food we’ve ever had! Will definitely be back to explore other items on the menu.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Dining with two friends. All had Greek Salads with Chicken Kabab. Very good. Pita Bread is excellent as are all the hummus options. Not restaurants fault but we were there same time as a Bachelorette Party and t was exceptionally loud.

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B
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time at Koutouki while visiting from Los Angeles. Our favorite is the whole grilled Branzino served with potato and spinach. And we always have the grilled octopus for an appetizer. The service is always good and the atmosphere delightful. We'll be back.

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A
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Late lunch between a double feature at the movies. Great food. Excellent & friendly service. Look forward to visiting again.

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B
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was good.

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RB
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Best Greek food in Palm Desert ca. Owners very friendly and attentive to customers needs. Will always come back

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BH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous!!!!!

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L
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Really fun authentic Greek atmosphere and food. Great outdoor seating. Most of the food was very good but the Branzino was disappointing and the moussaka was a bit dry. All the appetizers were excellent.
Loud music from the restaurant next door carried to the patio.

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OT
Palm Springs
76 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible amazing prefix

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Vancouver
38 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a refreshing place to have delicious food in a casual atmosphere. We shared plates and delighted in the freshness of the food. Wonderful place. Go here with friends or family.

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Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were looking for a “local” recommendation and which led us to Koutouki. We plan to go back on our future visits to the area and tell our friends too. Food Greek food is hard to find and they hit the nail on the head!

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PE
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our third time at Koutouki Greek Estiatorio. Once again, we were very happy with the food quality and tastiness. We started with Saganaki, which was flamed at the table with Greek brandy - truly delightful and visually exciting! Wet then had the Koutouki Meze for two which was so tasty and dishes kept on coming. Our daughter had the ribs grilled with olive oil, lemon and oregano. She's a really picky eater and wow, she enjoyed every bite. We finished with Baklava, sharing a single dish since we had eaten so much. The Baklava was chilled just the way we like it. (We had the Baklava heated in a previous visit and it was so much better this time around). Some other reviewers have indicated the Mexican restaurant next door is too loud. However, even with a live band next door we really enjoyed our experience and our party of three were not bothered by it. In a way it added to a fun and lively vibe. We definitely will be going back!

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Portland
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Would have all been five stars except for the loud music coming from the Mexican restaurant next door.

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d
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our FAVE Greek place in the desert! Always look forward to coming here when we are in palm springs.

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t
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

This was our second visit to this restaurant. Both times we were a party of 4 (the same 4 as a matter of fact) and ordered the meze (supposed to be 12 courses). The food and service was outstanding the first time we visited. This visit (4/14/2018, Saturday 6:00pm) we sat on the front / side patio. Service was slower although the restaurant was not more crowded than the first time we visited. We did not receive all 12 courses. Albeit there is way too much food to eat and many doggie bags were taken home, we did feel we should have received the full 12 courses.

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Cleveland
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Would definitely recommend

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ES
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Such a fun, authentic feel. Food was incredible and our service was great even when they had a full house and a couple big events. Only request would be for cooler temperature in the restaurant... it got warm.

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ML
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Food was not great but nice atmosphere. Weak drinks.

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Felt like I was in Greece..very quaint
Great food selection..very authentic
Great find

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DI
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this restaurant was perfect. We were visiting from New Jersey and promised ourselves to come back whenever we visit Palm
Desert.

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j
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Awesome service . Had a great time with friends

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DR
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

Took about twenty minutes for someone to bring us water and take our oder. Don’t recommend bringing more than 4 people here

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RM
Brazil
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. Server was delightful. Nice evening.

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DM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food. Would go tomorrow

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WB
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Got there on a busy night with last minute reservations. Cocktail service good, dinner
service slow. The food was very good but not hot. To their credit, they took one meal off of our bill. I would go back and would hope that it didn’t take an hour to get our meal after ordering.

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JA
Las Vegas
37 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was suggested by chief who now lives in Texas, who had worked in Palm Springs. It was fun place and food was fantastic. We will definitely go back when we are in the area. Again A chief said it was great, that alone speaks highly of the restaurant

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San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 1

WARNING: Literally the worst meal we’ve had in Palm Springs - ever. No one warned us that the music would be louder than a dance club. They wouldn’t lower the volume either, since they were at war with the neighbors outdoor music. We were also not for-warned about the roving belly dancer, she was actually the only bit of comic relief. We actually had one of our dinner guests leave before ordering, since it was so uncomfortable to be in this place. We couldn’t hear the person next to us speak. It wouldn’t have made up for it if the food was good, but it was the lousiest Greek fare. Tasted like reheated, dried-out airplane food.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious Greek food in a very quaint setting !

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m
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

Loud music and asked twice to turn it down. did't happen.
Would not go back

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