With attention to every detail, the chef and kitchen team has managed to perfect the preparation of food; from supply chain to the way it sits, and the plate it sits on. The emphasis is on quality of produce at good prices; the result is a wonderfully simple and affordable fusion of old and new Greek-Cypriot mezedakia / tapas style dishes in the heart of the west end.
We discovered Ousia by chance a few weeks ago on a trip to London and had an excellent meal so decided to return on our most recent trip. We arrived bang on opening time at 5pm and were the first diners to arrive. Service was very friendly and swift. My wife likes greek food and there was plenty on the menu to suit her. Even I tried her chicken which was excellent. My tastes are more plain british food, but I was not disappointed by the sirloin steak or the greek fries. The steak was tender and the chips delicious.
There were no other guests during our meal-2 people finished as we arrived. Not a good omen. However food was good but it wasn't clear on the Open Table site that all food was meze, including mains. That was a bit unusual, and we had to reconsider our options.
Staff attentive but told us at 2.25 we had to leave at 3pm. Didn't expect a west end place to close during the day- obviously I had to read the hours more closely!
Tasty food. Great service. Friendly. Minor point Toilets-one broken and other didn’t flush properly.
Visited Ousia on a warm Friday night & were the only diners inside, although the atmosphere outside was very buzzy. Ousia is more of a modern Greek eatery, as opposed to an actual Greek 'taverna'. The service was friendly & attentive, the food, although small portions, was good. As for the cost, I felt it was a bit expensive. Overall though we enjoyed a pleasant evening.
Authentic and flavoursome food simply served and delicious
Lovely staff, and amazing food! Couldn't ask for more.
We had a lovely, pre theatre visit, meal. Sat outside on the pavement in good weather, nice atmosphere. Good service, loved the food and the wine. Really reasonable price. Recommended!
good food, good portions, a little quiet inside
The food abs service was very good
Excellent as always
had a very enjoyable meal with a friend. We were able to catch up in a nice environment with good food.
The food was pretty good, the cougette and feta friters were missing seasoning tho. But all in general was amazing
Super friendly and helpful staff. A most excellently made gin martini to get us off to a flying start! We had a truly delicious bottle of St. Elias Assyrtiko 2018 to go with our meal. Not massive quantities of food but good enough. Could have done with more salt and more garlic in the Tzadziki, but otherwise jolly nice all round. We shall go again.
Delicious simple and fresh small plates for sharing. Attentive staff and relaxing environment
Fantastic. Great service, good food, varied wine list, good value
The place is nice and in a good location. The service was good too, the waiters were nice and helpful.
The food: we ordered some fried calamari and fried courgettes and they were very oily. Overall, the food was very bland, lacking salt and lot of taste.
Delicious food. Bit noisy but wonderful service. We will be back
must try the octopus, but everything was delicious!
A wonderful restaurant. The service was exceptional and incredibly attentive. The food was delicious and good value. It you want a treat without breaking the bank this place is for you! 1 star knocked down as no gluten free bread!
had a table for two outside. excellent service, tasty food, reasonably priced - we will return soon
This was such a welcome retreat from the horrendous weather! Really friendly and prompt service, they explained their mezze style menu and specials and the food just kept coming. Four of us chose mainly vegetarian dishes and they were all delicious. Two bottles of wine, four well fed people and three puddings cost us £40 each. A bargain for Fitzrovia and lovely food.
Decent food, nice people.
Really friendly, kind staff that was accompanied by tasty food. I would definitely recommend Ousia to anyone that likes authentic Greek food.
Food OK but nothing special.
Small selection of wines: mostly average and overpriced
Wonderful as always! Great food and hospitality. Couldn't recommend it more!
We enjoyed the variety of dishes and the friendly and efficient service.
Not a fan of the music, loud Greek pop, so would not recommend if that's not your style. Food was great though.
Authentic Greek food with excellent service. Will return.
Where to start - order was confused, and had to re-order things that were left off; grilled prawns were not fresh and were massively overcooked (thankfully there were ONLY two pieces per serving); pita was clearly store-bought; souvlaki was dry and tasteless.
Lovely meal at Ousia as always ! Food is beautiful so fresh.
Authentic Greek food as it’s finest
While on vacation, we found them on Open Table checking under “food near me”. Upon arriving we found a lovely family owned business with fantastic food. The wait staff was attentive and kind. Highly recommended! You’ll be glad you did!
Staff were friendly and attentive. I would highly recommend.
Great Greek food! And wine! Loads of small tapas like plates to share.
Excellent service and good authentic Greek food. A little on the pricey side, but not too bad for the location. Highly recommended if you are after a taste of real Greek cuisine.
Lovely meal, lovely staff. Would definitely go there again.
Amazing food and amazing service. All reasonably priced and value for money. Would definitely recommend!!
Ousia was lovely from start to finish. The staff were really friendly and helpful and e food and atmosphere were great. We will definitely be back!
Delicious food, very friendly and professional staff. One of the best restaurants we’ve ever eaten in and fantastic value for money. Advisable to book in advance.
Excellent food and service.
Highly suggested for a group night out
Our first visit was superb. The quality and quantity of the food was excellent and the service was first class
Ousia does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.
Ousia is rated 4.6 stars by 81 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.