Being the capital of Greece, Athens offers an abundance of culinary delights for every taste and budget level. One thing is for sure: Foodies won’t be disappointed by the variety of restaurant choices!
Whether you’d like to taste traditional Greek cuisine in local grills and taverns, or you prefer international and gourmet dishes, you will definitely find what you crave.
Restaurants are found in every corner, from the vivid city center to the beautiful Athens suburbs.
What are the best Restaurants in Athens? We have hand-picked the best 141 ones and marked our favorite with a ❤.
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Varoulko restaurant is situated in one of the most beautiful places of Piraeus, at Mikrolimano, in front of the sea. It has easy access from downtown Athens & Piraeus and provides its visitors with an elegant atmosphere and an outstanding view.
Greek Mediterranean Contemporary $$$
Located on the top floor of the Onassis Cultural Centre, Hytra is a great location to enjoy an innovative menu, while admiring the stunning view of Athens city. The dishes are pearls of Modern Greek cuisine.
International Fusion $$$
With its name indicating its philosophy, the Michelin-awarded Soil restaurant in the region of Pagrati aims to pass on mindful and sustainable eating to the guests via a multi-course gourmet tasting menu consisting of dishes made from the purest raw materials.
CTC Urban Gastronomy
An amazing journey of taste is offered by CTC Urban Gastronomy restaurant, hidden in the streets of Keramikos. Combining a cozy environment with a sophisticated atmosphere, CTC promises an amazing culinary journey to all visitors by offering dishes that are true works of art.
Asian International Fusion $$-$$$
Nolan is all about passion for tasty food, an urban-cool ambiance and a menu that looks beyond geographical borders! Enjoy your lunch, dinner and drinks in the heart of downtown Athens!
Ama Lachei Restaurant
Greek Local Traditional $$
Placed in a beautiful neoclassical house, which is now turned into a favorite restaurant of locals, Ama Lachei differs from the various tourist taverns you can find in the area. It feels like an escape from everyday life.
Mikres Kyklades Restaurant
Mediterranean Greek Traditional $$
Mikres Kyklades is a small, cozy tavern, located in a quiet spot in Ilioupoli, Athens. It serves traditional Greek dishes, most of them inspired by the Cycladic cuisine. In summertime you can enjoy your meals outdoors, having a beautiful view of the park and feeling the breeze of the pine trees.
Mediterranean Greek Contemporary $$
Feedel is a local gem located on a hidden corner of Monastiraki. Situated in the back of a garden, walking into Feedel makes you feel like someone let you in a special place away from the town. Feedel is urban gastronomy at its best, offering modern Greek and Mediterranean cuisine. The ...
Elegance, refinement and authenticity. These are the words that describe the atmosphere and philosophy of Spondi. Created by Apostolos Trastelis in 1996, Spondi Restaurant is now a point of reference in Greece as it is the only restaurant which has been awarded with 2 Michelin Stars for eleven ...
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation in Kallithea is home to Delta, a restaurant famous for its haute cuisine and sustainable gastronomy. The establishment is a recipient of 3 Michelin stars, due to its focus on gastronomy, sustainability, and culture.
Japanese Sushi $$
Birdman is an intimate, no-fuss Japanese pub + grill, inspired by far yet locally rooted. Tucked in an alley near Syntagma square, the open kitchen-counter specializes in neck-to-tail yakitori, meat and seafood kushiyaki, and a butcher’s selection of dry-aged niku-style meats, ...
Mediterranean Greek Contemporary $$-$$$
Cookoovaya restaurant at Hilton area is an Athenian hot spot when it comes to contemporary Greek cuisine. Comfortable and elegant space with a flair of discrete luxury will take you back to the urban Athens during the '60s or to a beautiful French bistro.
Three generations of a family work at this romantic homestyle restaurant that's decorated with wood beams, lacy white tablecloths, twinkling candles, and chandeliers. Traditional Greek dishes – such as fava beans with smoked eel, and slow oven-baked lamb kleftiko – are superbly prepared and ...
Japanese Sushi $$
Sushimou is a small sushi restaurant placed in the heart of Athens. The interior is made according to the minimalist Japanese aesthetics and the wooden bar of the restaurant has only 12 seats.
Tuk Tuk has been designed like an Asian hawkers market. Patrons sit on wooden stools overlooking the kitchen as the chefs do their magic. Expect a short wait to get a table, but know that it will be well worth it.
Rouan Thai means "the home of Thailand". It is a family restaurant, located in the neighbourhood of Troumpa. At Rouan Thai traditional Thai and Cantonese dishes have been served for about 20 years.
Greek Traditional $$
Situated at the foot of the Acropolis in the historical heart of Athens, Ergon House is a seventh heaven for food enthusiasts, complete with ‘rooms above the inn’.
Andaman bar-restaurant is placed in the neighborhood of Petralona. Here you will get a taste of the most classical Thai dishes, hence there are some suggestions from the Chinese cuisine.
A Michelin-recommended Mediterranean restaurant with an Asian twist, Okio is located right in the heart of Athens. Perfect for sharing unique dishes and having delicious drinks, it welcomes guests to a cozy, modern environment.
Italian Italian Pizza $$
Cupola in Pagrati is an authentic Italian restaurant that will satisfy even the most discerning Italian food enthusiasts. Cupola's chef Stefano Rossi will amaze you with the authentic Italian recipes and the bartender expert Spyros Kerkyras with the tasty cocktails and aperitifs.
Italian Italian Pizza $$
Situated in the area of Pangrati, Tre Sollere is a must for all pizza lovers who are visiting Athens. Various types of carefully prepared oven-baked pizzas are available, while wine, drinks, and desserts can also be found on the restaurant's menu.