Do you remember DK Oyster in Mykonos, Greece, the restaurant that lures you in, fails to present a menu, and then hits you with a massive bill? Well, it seems like that is just business as usual.
DK Oyster Continues To Scam Guests In Mykonos
Another summer travel season, another raft of stories about Mykonos and the notorious restaurant called DK Oyster that loves to scam foreign visitors. I wrote about this restaurant last year. Nothing has changed.
Via TripAdvisor, we see several recent examples. An Italian group ordered:
- 3 orange juices
- 1 Aperol spritz
- “a medium portion of squids and shrimp”
The bill arrived for €711.41.
There was no breakdown on the menu, suggesting this place just makes up prices as it goes…
Another group ordered:
- 2 beers
The total? €357.
Or how about this review?
“At our arrival, they lured us in with the excusal of free sunbeds upon a minimum of 50€ consumption. We asked for the menu and the waiter replied “I’m the menu, what would you like to order?”. That already triggered an alarm, also because the waiter was avoiding to state clearly the price for two mojitos. I mean, how hard could it be? Of course, it was clear the owner wanted to scam us as he’s been doing with many, too many people.”
If you want some sad entertainment, you can review other horror stories here.
Do yourself a favor and avoid this restaurant. That’s all. Problem solved.
You’ve been warned!
But generally speaking, you need to examine a menu before you order food (and take a picture of it with your phone). These sorts of scams occur all around the world and while there are certain signs that should send you running (like a reluctance to provide a written menu), if you do decide to brave a particular restaurant you can position yourself for (less) disappointment by taking every precaution available.
Also realize that a credit card dispute will not likely end in your favor. TripAdvisor suggests many people have tried to dispute DK Oyster charges and failed: the chargeback process is not for buyer’s remorse.
image: DK Oyster