Discover the Best Restaurants in Mykonos with Greeka!
Mykonos offers one of the most prominent culinary scenes in Greece. From local recipes to international dishes and from traditional tavernas to fine-dining restaurants, one thing is for sure: every visitor can be satisfied on this small piece of land in the Aegean!
OUR SELECTION OF RESTAURANTS
We have hand-picked the best 51 restaurants in Mykonos and marked our favorite ones with a .
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BEST RESTAURANTS BY TYPE
- • Where to have a fine dining experience? Coo, Lyo, Narcissus, Nammos
- • Where to enjoy fresh fish and seafood? Nikolas tavern, Blue Myth, Lucky fish,
- • Where to eat sushi? Lyo, Matsuhisa, Bonatsa
- • Where to enjoy a romantic dinner? Nice n’ easy, Kastro’s, Compass
- • Where to eat like a local? Kikis tavern, Fokos taverna, Nikolas tavern, To Maereio
- • Where to savor modern Greek cuisine? Bakalo, M-eating, Kalita, Scorpios
- • Where to try Asian cuisine? Bonatsa, Buddha
- • Where to have Italian food? Casa di Giorgio, La cucina di Daniele, Mediterraneo
- • Which are the best all-day beach bar restaurants: Nammos, SantAnna, Scorpios
MORE ABOUT THE RESTAURANTS
Mykonos is a cosmopolitan island known for its vivid nightlife and beautiful beaches. Millions of people from around the world, including Hollywood stars, celebrities, and jet setters, annually travel to the small Cycladic island in order to experience its natural beauty along with the fantastic party scene. Mykonos is justifiably named the Greek sister of Ibiza. The tourist growth could only be accommodated with the construction of designed hotels and fancy restaurants to establish a first-class holiday destination.
For this reasom, a plethora of alternative Mykonos restaurants can satisfy every palate, preference, and budget. Travelers can easily spot local traditional taverns, fusion restaurants, refined diners experimenting with Greek contemporary dishes, fine dining, and international eateries co-existing in Chora, as well as closer to its magnificent beaches.
Moreover, being a well-developed tourist island with its new port connecting it with several other islands as well as the Greek Capital, gave Mykonos quite a few advantages. One of them is having daily and easy access to fresh and premium quality ingredients from every part of Greece such as seafood, meat, vegetables, wine, and more. Apart from the tasteful products grown locally, Mykonos imports the finest fish, fruits, and vegetables from nearby Cycladic islands and Athens. Those products of exceptional quality end up in the kitchens of talented chefs executing the delicious recipes served at the island’s restaurants.
During your stay in Mykonos expect to find Greek traditional and modern cuisine at its finest while savoring Italian, French, Japanese, Indian and Peruvian dishes as well. The plethora of exquisite restaurants on the island guarantees a memorable culinary experience.
Although fine-dining and international restaurants have grown substantially in popularity and claimed their place on the island, it is the local taverns where travelers will savor the truly authentic Mykonian and Greek cuisine - a warm, friendly, and unpretentious setting with a menu that consists of decades-old traditional dishes. Among the local delicacies, one should definitely try Kopanisti (a soft yet spicy cheese appetizer), louza (a dried aromatic pork ham), and homemade sausage.
Furthermore, our hand-picked selection of restaurants covers the best of the Mykonian culinary spectrum.
As happens with every popular destination, tourist traps do exist on the island, located mainly near the busiest and most famous attractions, and are of course excluded from our recommendation charts.
Lastly, due to the great number of tourists during high season, a table reservation a few weeks in advance is strongly recommended.
Lunchtime: 12:00 -17:00 / Dinner time: 18:00 - 24:00.
Note that in Greece, especially during the summer season when days are longer, people dine later than the central and northern European meal times. Lunch is usually served around 14:00 and dinner at around 21:00, but that is not absolute. Even if you arrive as late as 23:00, most establishments still are open and will gladly serve you.
Depending on the location and the popularity of the restaurant, it is highly advised to book your table at least a few weeks in advance, in order to enjoy a comfortable and swift mealtime.
The top-rated restaurants in Mykonos require a reservation at least 3 days in advance for a dinner, whereas for lunch it is much easier to find a table, as they are not as popular.
In any case, if you have already spotted some restaurants or taverns that you would like to visit, we highly recommend that you proceed with a reservation.
Make an online reservation and look forward to your special and delicious rendezvous in Mykonos!
Tipping in Greece is not strictly regulated by percentage. An average tip can begin from 3 - 6 € for small orders, but it is polite for large orders to go with the 10% courtesy. Not leaving a tip at all is considered impolite and taken as dissatisfaction with the establishment’s service and meals.
Restaurants in Mykonos serve bottled still water by default. If you prefer sparkling water you can always ask for it.
Every restaurant on the island, even small local taverns, provides its menu in English. Some might have a menu translated into other languages as well (French, German, Italian, Chinese, or Russian). Also, all the personnel in restaurants speak English and communication is not considered a problem.
As you notice on the menus, both traditional and modern restaurants in Mykonos present their dishes by category: salads, appetizers, main dishes, fish, meat, etc. If you plan on having a group meal of more than 2 people, you can request a mixture of different main dishes and appetizers for the middle of the table and share them, instead of ordering one main dish per person. This is called mezes and it is very common in Greece; you will see many Greeks preferring a group meze along with their drinks. With Greek cuisine’s rich variety of delicious appetizers, it is only natural that you would want to try out as many as possible.