Fraudulent restaurant owner in Mykonos continues to defend his establishment amid other accusations

Theodora McCormick, from New Jersey in the US, said they only dined there out of politeness when they stopped to order a taxi.

When they complained about the bill, McCormick said they were surrounded by “huge” male waiters who bullied them into agreeing to pay.

Dimitrios Kalamaras, owner of DK Oyster, hit back at the poor reviews, saying those who said negative things about the restaurant are “all influencers trying to score a free meal”.

“An influencer, an experienced person who has traveled extensively, did what most sane adults wouldn’t do; order drinks and food from a waiter who refused to present a menu,” he said. he told Kennedy News.

“Unfortunately, all of us who work in the hospitality industry have been approached by notorious ‘influencers’ who, instead of making a living advertising products and services to their audiences, have pressured certain companies to get exorbitant fees and free meals,” he said. .

He also claimed that the influx of bad reviews on TripAdvisor was fake and responded to those who gave his establishment low ratings.

One of the one-star reviewers called DK Oyster “crazy.”

“Don’t go. It’s a scam. I saved my family from this place because I asked for the menu. And it was hard to make them understand that normal people look at the menu before ordering [sic],” they wrote.

Kalamaras responded by saying he was fine with normal people looking at the menu before ordering, but disputed the claim that extra effort had to be made to see one.

“All of our servers have been clearly instructed to greet our guests first and then ensure menus are available before ordering,” he wrote.

Another one star review was even more scathing.

“Not recommended. The service is just terrible on top of the outrageous prices,” they wrote.

“We assume that the Greek authorities have no say in their predatory business practices.”

And Kalamaras couldn’t help but reply.

“Your opinion on our service and our prices is noted. Your assumptions about the Greek authorities are however unfounded,” he wrote.

“If you don’t like a restaurant, don’t go. But asking the authorities to shut it down because you don’t like the service or because you think the prices were exorbitant seems totally absurd.”

However, not everyone seemed to take him so seriously.

One offered a three star review, saying it was a “great place”.

“A beer only cost me $185.50…but saved me a week in the hospital with broken teeth and ribs,” they wrote.

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