The Greek Taverna Is a small authentic Greek restaurant at the end of Naresdamri road (the Hilton road) decorated in the original colors of Greece; blue and white. This is a small green oasis in the middle of the city offering delicious original Greek dishes with colorful Greek paintings and flowers covering the walls and entrance.
The sounds of Greek music will take your mind to the friendly Greek tavernas of Santorini. After being greeted by the lovely waitresses with their traditional blue and white uniforms, the Manager Khun Trip, a lovely Thai lady with a big smile, offered a glass of traditional ouzo accompanied by pita bread and the famous tzatziki. She commented that this is the best way to start your dinner. When I asked her why a Greek restaurant in Hua Hin, she explained that her son-in- law Giorgos is Greek. He designed and built the restaurant and has a Greek cook with him who has trained the Thai Cooks. “All our dishes are homemade”, she said. “Proudly we use original ingredients, such as ouzo, metaxa, olive oil, Greek feta, Greek yogurt and wine vinegar which are all imported. Fresh produce is collected every morning from the local market.”
The dinner to follow included moussaka (layered eggplant and potatoes with a spiced meat filling and a topping of bechamel sauce), a hot plate of pikilia (a selection of pork and chicken), souvlaki with biftek (feta sealed between two seasoned ground beef patties). This was served with homemade potatoes, a real Greek salad with feta and olives followed by traditional baklavas. To finish we enjoyed a real Greek coffee and a glass of metaxa; a special distilled Greek spirit invented long ago by a silk trader named Spyros Metaxas.
The taste of the food, the Greek atmosphere and the sound of Greek music brought back memories from when I was young and the rows of Greek tavernas along the small colorful streets of Santorini in Greece. If you are ever in Greece and you really want to taste original Greek dishes that is defiantly the place to go. For those who cannot visit Greece, The Greek Taverna in Hua Hin is the place to go so that you can understand why Greek hospitality and food is so famous around the world.
Location: 58 Naresdamri Road Hua Hin
Open: 11 am until 10 pm
Contact: 098 463 3622