The culinary scene in Athens is an exciting one, thanks to a spate of international restaurants opening up around the city, your discerning palates will never get tired of dining out. From fine Indian cuisine to authentic Lebanese flavors, here’s our pick of the best international restaurants in Athens.
GAKU Sushi – Izakaya
An award winning Japanese restaurant situated in the heart of Athens serves an all-day menu inspired by the Izakayas of Japan. There is a second restaurant located in the northern suburbs of Athens, in Chalandri. Here you can indulge in authentic sushi prepared with the freshest ingredients as well as star dishes such as spicy salmon teriyaki rolls and black cod miso yaki. Saki lovers will be pleased with the extensive saki menu.
Birdman – Japanese Pub & Grill
Recently nominated with the Michelin Plate distinction, the Birdman is a contemporary pub in the heart of Athens. The menu features authentic new-style yakitori prepared using the freshest high-quality Greek ingredients. Savor all time classics such as beef ramen, YakiNiku and more. A very popular place that definitely requires a reservation.
Namaste Indian Restaurant
This Indian restaurant located steps away from the Acropolis was started by Krishna Pokharel, a Nepalese native who followed his heart to Greece. Namaste’s menu features a delightful selection of authentic dishes prepared using the freshest ingredients. Try one of the tempting tandoor dishes cooked in a real tandoor oven paired with a soothing traditional lassi – a homemade yogurt based drink. For those who prefer vegetarian dishes, opt for one of the several light and healthy creations, enhanced with aromas and freshness.
This family run Athens Lebanese restaurant is located in the historical city center just a few minutes walk from the lively Monastiraki Square. The menu offers a selection of meat and vegetarian lahmatzoun, refreshing salads and bountiful vegetarian pies.
A vibrant multi-ethnic restaurant serving a generous selection of international cuisines. Located along Aiolou street, in the heart of Agia Eirini Square, Mama Roux is an all-day destination. Here you can enjoy many cuisines at once, from Asian to Mexican, European and Arabic, just to name a few. This place is also popular for breakfast and Sunday brunch.
Over the years Mama Roux has claimed the title of the Street food party guru, bringing the atmosphere of New Orleans to the city center of Athens. Mama Roux was established in 2011, when a San Francisco native, John Higgins decided to bring his vision and passion for an intense variety of flavors to the heart of Athens.
If wine and tapas is more to your liking then this small and cozy, corner bistro is an ideal choice for a relaxing evening. Diners can linger over a generous selection of wines paired with small plates like bruschettas, variety of cheese and cold cuts as well as egg dishes.
Mamacita – Taquería y Coctelería
Located in the heart of downtown Athens, just a few steps away from Syntagma Square this small vibrant Mexican restaurant serves a selection of flavourful tacos, quesadillas, fajitas and burritos. The Tacos combo paired with a frozen Margarita will set the stage for a delicious dining experience.
Greeks love to dine-out and we promise that it will not take you long to get acquainted with the local customs. After all food is what brings people together and Athens will surely surprise you with its international restaurants selection.