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Old 04-07-2013, 10:25 AM   #1
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Hi all! We have an ADR here for our anniversary b/c we will be at HS that day & I was wondering if anyone really enjoyed their dinner here? I keep reading bad reviews on dinner for some reason?

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Old 04-07-2013, 10:56 AM   #2
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We really enjoyed our dinner there on our 2011 trip, not sure if it has changed any since then, but the menu seems to be pretty much the same. I would go back. Highly recommend the Saganaki appetizer if you are a cheese lover, Yum!


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Old 04-07-2013, 12:32 PM   #3
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I can't say I didn't like it but it wasn't that memorable either. Part of the problem might have been me as I went with a steak. Maybe had I gone with with something that could have been more creative I would have thought differently about it. Overall I don't think it will be by any means an awful experience and would give it a chance.

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Old 04-07-2013, 12:46 PM   #4
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We had a great dinner (and a breakfast) at Kouzzina in August 2012. My super-picky son loved the calamari. Our server was wonderful, too. We will be having dinner there again this August.
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Old 04-07-2013, 12:51 PM   #5
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Our Ratings of Kouzzina (dinner): (rev 3/5/2013)
. . . food price value: C
. . . food quality: D
. . . food quantity per serving: B
. . . food prep speed: C
. . . food selection: C
. . . seating quantity: B
. . . seating comfort: C
. . . eatery atmosphere: D
. . . eatery convenience: C
. . . staff friendliness: B
. . . staff attentiveness: D
. . . character interaction: n/a

[i]NOTE: The food, although named "Greek" resembled Greek in name only.
Very, very Americanized. My $32-steak was dry and her $27-lamb was
overcooked. Both had to be sent back to the kitchen. The daughter had
the sampler. Pretty small, 6-7 bites for the three items. Poor room design
makes terrible/horrible acoustics, making it one of the noisiest eateries in
WDW, worse than Chef Mickey’s on a bad day. As many people have offered,
the service is VERY spotty. We waited 19-minutes to see the waiter AFTER
being seated (seated at 5:54pm, waiter at 6:13pm). If anything, go for the
breakfast and have dinner elsewhere.

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Old 04-07-2013, 01:34 PM   #6
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My family usually likes it! It's a nice atmosphere an the steak is very good! It's a place we keep going back to every trip!
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Old 04-07-2013, 02:48 PM   #7
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My husband loved, loved, loved the pork chop. He would go back everyday for that dish alone.
I thought the sampler trio was just so-so.
BTW, my husband is the picky eater. Not me.
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Old 04-07-2013, 03:25 PM   #8
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We like it. The calamari, and the goat cheese appetizer are both awesome, we really enjoyed them. The bread and oils they bring are really good. We got full just on appetizers and bread.

I've had the steak, it was pretty good. DH loves the cinnamon-stewed chicken. I've had the sampler, which was okay. I've also had the pastistio (spelling?) which is very rich and creamy with pasta. The sampler appetizer is nice, maybe not worth $18, but we tried it once.
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Old 04-07-2013, 03:27 PM   #9
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I also liked the calamari, and the fisherman's stew was yummy!
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Old 04-07-2013, 05:41 PM   #10
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We enjoy it, although the comments about noise are valid. On our last visit we were seated very close to the door to the waiting area, and that location pretty much sucked.

As to the food, we love the cinnamon chicken so much that we make it at home. Last visit i had the fisherman's stew, and it was fabulous.
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Old 04-07-2013, 05:52 PM   #11
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I am a converted Kouzzina fan.


First time I went . . . eh, not so good.

Second time, DELISH!!

FYI, we get a couple of appetizers and split the Fisherman Stew entree. So yummy. Our favorite appetizers are the Calamari (I see a theme on this thread), Shrimp, and Sampler Platter.

Hope that helps make your decision. Happy Anniversary!
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:32 PM   #12
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I also liked the calamari, and the fisherman's stew was yummy!
We ate there the year it opend and the fisherman's stew was salted to the point of being inedible. Perhaps it was just a bad night.
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:04 PM   #13
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I'd go back there again for the sangria and avgolemono soup alone. I second the saganaki. That makes a meal for me. A very good meal.

I don't think DH loved what he had, but overall we liked the menu enough to want to do it again.
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:42 PM   #14
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Just had to jump in to say we LOVED it when it was Spoodles! The sangria was sooo good, & I loved, loved, loved the balsamic strawberry cheesecake - it was authentic cheesecake w/ this wonderful pairing of fresh strawberries w/ a balsamic drizzle. DH said their calamari was some of the best he'd ever had, & the bread & dips appetizer was yummy!

We haven't been since it changed to Kouzzina!

I miss Spoodles!!
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:51 PM   #15
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Sad to say--it was the meal I was looking most forward too, but the worst meal we had.

My entree--the traditional fish was the best choice of the table. But it was very oily--had a nice flavor though

My DS and DD had the Cinnamon Stewed chicken--yuck!! Nothing like eating chicken that had a ton of cinnamon on it--total bomb, in a bad way

My DH had Greek lasagna--again flavored overpoweringly with cinnamon. Horrible

If anything is described in the menu has having cinnamon in stay away!!

My kids watch Iron Chef and were so excited that they were going to eat something an Iron Chef would prepare. They left wondering how this lady was an iron chef.

We thought the restaurant was really nice and loved to walk on the Boardwalk after we ate (to the pizza place so my family could eat something they liked).

Be careful of you food choices.
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