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Alykanas Amoudi Road. | Xhoriati Beach, Alykanas 290 90, Greece
+30 2695 083756
10:00 - 17:30
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Ilminster, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Lovely location with good views to enjoy whilst dining, friendly helpful proprietor (ess) Prompt service, nice cold beers. Probably the best Greek salad on the island. Looking forward to visiting again soon.

Thank Bryan M
1 review
Reviewed 6 December 2016

This is a place you must visit whilst you in Alykanese. Its just a hidden gem ! The food is out of this world (open til 6 pm) cocktails and drinks gorgeous whilst eating your lunch overlooking this beautiful sea sat under the pine trees. You can also have a day on a beach here.

Thank Chwilowy R
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

We were staying in Old Alykanas and did not try Shoestrings until our last day ( purely because it closes at 6pm and we were never back from the beach that early )We had actually only popped in for a drink but it was so nice we had food and spent the rest of the afternoon there just relaxing with... More 

2 Thank feebag
1 review
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

After reading the lovely reviews we couldn't wait to try it ourselves, well we did eventually find it 😀 Only to find it has closed for the winter 😱

Thank Mic-Doodie
Chester, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Had a walk on a cloudy day and decided to follow their signs - good 25 minutes walk from where we were staying but what a find. Beautiful hilltop location overlooking the sea. It is mainly a bar and is only open till 6pm but bought our friends back for lunch. Food very good standard however little pricier than other... More 

Thank Wendym7as
Durham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

This place is a real find, just a beach bar really and closes at 6pm. Very nice food, a little different than your usual snacks. Marinated olives and feta, Hummus and tzatziki dips etc. Wine price was higher than expected 5.95 e for a half litre, but very nice. The view is amazing.

Thank purplehaze2016
Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We spent the morning on the small quiet beach that was perfect to me as I could just hear the waves then went to shoestring for lunch. We ordered the sharing meze €15 but also the calamari €7 as it had been mentioned in a previous review. And just in case....some fries too which we could have done without. The... More 

Thank Stella S
Berkhamsted, England, United Kingdom
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185 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We were recommended to try this place & took our time before we visited, because it was nearly a miles walk from our hotel in Ammoudi & they only serve food from 10-6pm; but today we went for it. The food was amazing - very very nice & the glass of chilled wine the best we have had on Zakynthos... More 

Thank Heidi B
Essex, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Wowee! We finally made it on our 5th visit - why did we wait? A very special view with good service and unbelievably nice food. This is a MUST!

Thank kenobi
United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

This was our first year visiting this restaurant, but once we tried it we were hooked. Had lunch here many times during our stay. Hospitality is great, food is great and the views are out of this world. It's one of the most chilled out places we've ever visited. We will definately be back, can't wait to visit again.

Thank spritegoblin

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Greek, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Alykanas Amoudi Road. | Xhoriati Beach, Alykanas 290 90, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Ionian Islands  >  Zakynthos  >  Alykanas
  • Phone Number: +30 2695 083756
If your staying in Alykanas/Amoudi this summer and fancy exploring other destinations of the island try a stroll / horse and cart ride to Old Alykanas.
Shoestring Restaurant caters for both lunch and evening service

Shoestring restaurant is currently trading in lunch service only (10:00 - 5:30) till further notice!
Please do not make the journey down in the evening.
Sorry for any disappointment.

If you would like directions please do not hesitate to contact.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?