The reviewers claimed they got a $776 bill for a cocktail, 3 glasses of orange juice, and some squid and shrimp.
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A Tripadvisor reviewer claimed they were charged $776 for a cocktail, 3 OJs, and some seafood in Greece.They called the restaurant “cheaters and thieves” and told other visitors to “never stop there.”Other reviewers have called the restaurant a “scam” and said they weren’t able to see prices before they ordered.
Tourists called a restaurant in Greece “cheaters and thieves” after claiming they got a $776 bill for a cocktail, 3 glasses of orange juice, and some squid and shrimp.
In a TripAdvisor review, the reviewer said DK Oyster made their experience in Platis Gialos on the Greek island of Mykonos “horrible.”
The reviewer said their group ordered three orange juices, an Aperol Spritz, and a medium portion of squid and shrimp after being lured in by free sunbeds. A photo of a receipt attached to the review shows the total bill coming to 711.41 euro, or about $776, including a 118.57 euro tip, though the receipt doesn’t specify what they ordered.
Its website doesn’t list menu prices, and instead focuses on the quality of its food and the ambience of the restaurant, describing itself as “gastronomic indulgence and aristocratic luxury.”
“They are the biggest cheaters and thieves of Mykonos,” the reviewer, from Italy, wrote. “They damage the image of Mykonos … They should be closed!!!! Never stop there, there’s other much, much cheaper options even paying the sun bed.”
The review called DK Oyster “the biggest cheaters and thieves of Mykonos.”
DK Oyster has an average 2.0-star rating on TripAdvisor based on 1,878 reviews, and is the lowest-ranked restaurant in Platys Gialos. Mykonos is a vacation hotspot known for its high prices, but reviewers say that the bills at DK Oyster are far more extreme than elsewhere on the island.
Dozens of reviews say the restaurant entices customers by offering free use of their sunbeds in exchange for a round of drinks, before charging them a “fortune” for food and drinks.
DK Oyster says on its website that if customers want to use sunbeds from the first two rows, they have to buy a bottle of Dom Pérignon champagne.
One TripAdvisor reviewer said that they were charged 49 euros for coffee, 35 euros per soft drink, and 99 euros for an ice bucket, with a 20% service charge then added to the bill. Another said their bill totaled 288 euros for two drinks, an order of calamari, and a bottle of water. One person said they were charged 250 euros for two beers and two cocktails. another reviewer said their party was charged 50 euros per mocktail.
Multiple reviewers said it cost nearly 100 euros for a small plate of calamari, with the fried seafood being priced by the gram.
Some vacationers said they were told by staff at their hotel not to visit the restaurant. “This place is absolute scam,” one reviewer wrote, claiming they were charged 35 euros for a soft drink.
“The worst type of scammers and con artists imaginable,” another reviewer wrote. “Stay Far Away!!”
DK Oyster did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
Some reviewers criticized the restaurant for refusing to show diners prices before they ordered, with many calling it a “scam.” Commenters on the restaurant’s Facebook page made similar remarks.
Addressing these claims, the restaurant’s owner previously told The New York Post that he’d placed large menus outside the restaurant and urged customers to look at the prices before entering. He also suggested that some of the online reviews may not have been left by actual customers. A current alert on TripAdvisor warns that “recent media reports” may have influenced some of the restaurant’s reviews.