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Best Restaurants: Where to Eat on Mykonos

Wondering where to eat on Mykonos?  Here’s a list of the best restaurants to visit during your stay on Greece’s most cosmopolitan island.

Update: this article has been updated in February 2024, kindly note that prices mentioned below may be subject to change. Please refer to the websites of the businesses for any additional information.

Where to Eat on Mykonos: Best Restaurants

With an exciting and ever evolving restaurant scene, Mykonos is a destination for foodies.  This island is home to some of the best restaurants in Greece.

Where to Eat on Mykonos
Dessert at Bill and Coo.

I’ve been on assignment many times here to review hotels and restaurants for various media.

Speaking with restaurant owners (some restaurants are family owned) and chefs, I got to know the stories behind each venue.  I’ve come to understand why some of the best restaurants on Mykonos have come to be known as the best.

Based on my food writing and reviewing experiences, here’s my rundown of the best restaurants on Mykonos.

Best Restaurants in Mykonos Town

Katrin – Mykonos Town

I’ve gotten lost every time I tried to walk to this restaurant. Trust me, the search through Mykonos Town’s Dilou quarter is worth it.

For decades, this family-run restaurant has maintained its standing as one of the best restaurants on Mykonos and with that — one of the priciest places to book a table.   Greek and French dishes here may be gourmet but they don’t stray far away from authentic flavors and recipes. Everything I’ve ever tried here is completely satisfying, full of flavor. It’s the kind of place where you feel like you just indulged in an expertly prepared dinner.

Where to Eat on Mykonos

During my last review, I loved the steamed mussels, seasoned in a sweet tomato and basil sauce. I equally enjoyed the prawns in a Hellenic cream sauce, a special house recipe.  The grouper fish carpaccio with aromatic herbs and a tangy vinaigrette was another excellent dish. For a main, I enjoyed a sea bass fish steak in the oven with tomato sauce and vinegar.

Keep room for some amazing desserts. I was assured I’d find the chocolate with no egg, butter or flour divine. I did.

Mains start at 40 Euro; Tel: +30 2289 022169

Bill & Coo Suites & Lounge – Megali Ammos near Mykonos Town

At one of Mykonos’ top luxury boutique hotels, you’ll want to book a table at its award-winning gourmet restaurant. Bill & Coo’s dining area is set around a sparkling infinity pool and sea view.

Chef Athinagoras Kostakos marries fine contemporary cooking techniques with ingredients native to Mykonos. I found each dish to be well thought out, releasing the savory identity of the Greek ingredients I have come to love including olives, capers, citrus, fresh seafood and local vegetables.

A signature dish to look out for is rack of lamb with potato gnocchi, sweet bread tempura and a crunchy kokoretsi. I loved every bite of a divine cod fricassee served in a traditional egg-lemon sauce with bonito.

Mains start at 30 Euro;  www.bill-coo-hotel.com

Nice n Easy – Mykonos Town

Nice n Easy’s outdoor dining area is set on one of the most scenic dining spots with a combination of sea views, the iconic Mykonian windmills and Little Venice views. Athenians are familiar with two Nice n locations and now the brand has brought its farm-to-table Mediterranean cuisine concept to Mykonos.

Here, the whitewashed Cycladic island setting has a touch of Hollywood. You may notice 1950s icons, thanks to co-owner and former L.A. restaurateur Dimitris Christoforidis’s influence.

Organic ingredients are sourced from around Greece. Try the water buffalo meatballs with smoked tomato sauce. The restaurant has an organic buffalo farm in northern part of the country.

Main dishes to savor include the Mykonian chicken spaghetti with kopnasti cheese, wild fennel, organic rocket and chicken fillet. A flavorful seafood appetizer we opted for was the Aegean mussels with feta cheese, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves and Mediterranean herbs.

The wine list is long, sushi is excellent, a kids’ menu is great for families and gluten free options are available. This restaurant is a great spot to enjoy sunset dinner with the Windmills as a backdrop, reservations are highly recommended.

Mains start at 17 Euro; www.niceneasy.gr

Interni Restaurant & Bar – Mykonos Town

Interni Restaurant & Bar, nestled in the enchanting secret garden of Matoyiannia, Mykonos, epitomizes the essence of modern Mykonian night culture. This exquisite destination is celebrated for its unique blend of amazing food, fabulous drinks, fantastic music, and a vibrant atmosphere, all set within a stylish environment that captivates the heart of anyone who steps into its realm.

Interni is not just a restaurant; it’s a cultural phenomenon where drinking, dining, and dancing under the stars become a memorable escapade, letting the Mykonian night take the blame for the indulgence. The place has become synonymous with an experience that connects, celebrates, and cherishes moments through flavors, sounds, and people, making every visit an affair to remember.

The philosophy of Interni is simple yet profound: “It’s all about the feeling.” This ethos is woven into every aspect of the restaurant, from the meticulously crafted ambiance to the creative and unexpected menu that is full of flavors. Each dish is artfully plated, showcasing a commitment to freshness and culinary excellence that is designed to make people happy and bring them closer together.

Main courses start at 31 Euro, for more information visit: https://internirestaurant.com/

Where to Eat on Mykonos – Beach Towns

Apaggio – Ornos Bay

My Mykonian friends can attest to the long-standing quality at Apaggio. I enjoyed dining at this simple tavern style restaurant with a beautiful view of the sea.

Photo courtesy of Apaggio

This is a place to go for local fish dishes, Mykonian salads featuring spicy louza sausage and familiar Greek favorites such as Greek salad and moussaka.

Mains start at 15 Euro; www.apaggio.gr

Avli Tou Theodori – Platis Gialos Beach

Set among a throng of beach side restaurants in Platis Gialos, Avli tou Thodori sets itself apart with a bit of history. The name translates to Thodori’s Garden, a dedication to owner Thanassis Kousathanas’s late father who was a Mykonian fisherman. You’ll find his black and white portraits are hung with pride.

Photo courtesy of Avli Tou Theodori

Try the feta cheese wrapped in phyllo pastry with sesame seeds. I loved the watermelon salad with feta and ouzo dressing – a summer Greek island classic. For mains, try the prawns sautéed with eggplant and katiki cheese or the grilled sea bass fillet with avocado.

Mains start at 20 Euro; www.avlitouthodori.gr

Anios Restaurant – Platis Gialos

Anios Restaurant offers an unforgettable dining experience on the picturesque beach of Platis Gialos in Mykonos. This exceptional venue combines great dining and wining within a friendly atmosphere, all set against the stunning backdrop of the blue Aegean Sea. Whether you’re starting your day with a hearty breakfast or indulging in a scrumptious lunch, Anios Restaurant’s creative menu is designed to tempt with delightful dishes that are cooked to perfection.

The restaurant’s diverse menu caters to a variety of dietary preferences, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options, ensuring that there’s something for everyone. The cuisine spans Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, and Greek, offering a rich tapestry of flavors to explore.

Greek salad 12 Euro, for more information visit https://aniosmykonos.com/tour-item/restaurant/

Buddha Bar at Santa Marina Hotel, Ornos Bay

Book a table at Buddha Bar and you’re booking one the hottest tables on the island.  As part of the international Buddha Bar franchise known for its chic cosmopolitan vibe and avant-garde music, Mykonos’ Buddha Bar Beach takes all that style to the private beach at the Santa Marina hotel complete with a fantastic sea view and modern, Zen-inspired atmosphere.  This is the place to try fantastic sushi options and an array of Asian plates.

The cocktails are truly special here. Buddha Bar is famous the world over for its expert drink creations dreamed up by renowned mixologists. While we dined here, we were served by Buddha Bar’s Matthias Giroud who is Buddha Bar’s Worldwide Chief Mixologist.

Mains start at 30 Euro;  www.buddhabarbeachmykonos.gr

Amazing cocktails and dinner at Buddha Bar.

Beefbar Mykonos – Agios Ioannis Beach

Beefbar Mykonos, nestled in the luxurious Bill & Coo Coast Suites Hotel on the picturesque Agios Ioannis Beach, offers an unparalleled dining experience that marries the serene beauty of Mykonos with the indulgent pleasure of high-end steakhouse dining. This intimate seaside destination, shaded by mulberry trees and overlooking the mesmerizing Aegean Sea, becomes a culinary haven each spring and summer, welcoming guests to savor its renowned signature dishes.

Breaking away from the traditional confines of upscale steakhouses, Beefbar Mykonos is the brainchild of Riccardo Giraudi, who envisioned a space where discerning carnivores could indulge in unpretentious yet supremely high-quality food. The restaurant’s concept thrives on contrasts: the simplicity of its dishes belies the luxury of the ingredients, and its architecture blends sobriety with opulence, creating an atmosphere that is both welcoming and exclusive.

At Beefbar Mykonos, guests are invited to embark on a gastronomic journey that highlights the finest cuts of beef, each prepared with meticulous care to showcase their inherent flavors. The menu is a testament to the restaurant’s commitment to quality, offering a selection of meats that are both tender and richly flavored, guaranteed to satisfy even the most refined palates.

As a destination, Beefbar Mykonos stands out not only for its culinary excellence but also for its stunning location.

For more information please visit https://beefbar.com/mykonos/

Hippie Fish – Agios Ioannis Beach

Here’s where the British romantic comedy movie Shirley Valentine (1989) was filmed.  Today, its known more for its combination of island beach views, cocktails, clubbing and – of course – excellent dishes.

The menu is diverse offering Greek and Mediterranean plates.  Choose from small Greek appetizer plates called mezes, international plates like an excellent seafood paella, pastas and fresh seafood dishes.

Mains start at 25 Euro;  http://www.hippiefish-mykonos.com/

Kiki’s Taverna – Agios Sostis Beach

Kiki’s is a simple family-run garden taverna known for its authentic and simple Greek dishes. The secret is out so you’ll likely have to wait an hour or so to get a table.  Reservations are not taken either since there isn’t a business phone at the taverna. However, once you do grab a seat, you can relax to sea views of beautiful Agios Sostis beach.

Choose from classic Greek taverna fare including grilled meat and fish dishes which go great with the traditional list of Greek salads and creamy dips.

Mains start at 15 Euro

Nikolas Taverna, Agia Anna – Paraga Beach

Nikolas Taverna, nestled in the serene Agia Anna area of Mykonos, is a testament to the timeless charm and culinary richness of Greece. This family-run gem, established back in 1967 by Nikolas and Katerina, has grown from a humble vegetable garden shack to a beloved dining destination, without losing its soul to time. The taverna’s journey from its early days, when access was only possible via a rough trail, to its current status as a vintage hallmark of Mykonian gastronomy, is a story of tradition, family, and the simple joys of life by the sea.

The taverna’s setting is picturesque, with deck-board corridors laid on the sand leading guests from the beach to a spacious, sheltered dining area. Tables set under the shade of tamarisk trees offer a front-row seat to the tranquil beauty of Agia Anna beach, creating an ambiance that’s both inviting and intimate. The air here is rich with the scent of seafood meze, grilled and fried delights, a reminder of the taverna’s early days when it catered to the island’s first wave of tourists – the hippies of the 60s and 70s.

What sets Nikolas Taverna apart is its unwavering commitment to quality and authenticity. The majority of its ingredients are sourced from its own vegetable garden, ensuring that each dish, from the urchin carpaccio to the lobster spaghetti scented with ouzo, is fresh, flavorful, and imbued with the essence of Mykonos. The taverna’s history is interwoven with the island’s own, evolving alongside it while maintaining the high-quality food that has become its hallmark.

Today, Nikolas Taverna stands as a beacon of Mykonian tradition, a place where history meets inspiration. It’s a sanctuary for those seeking to experience the genuine spirit of Mykonos, offering not just meals, but memories that linger long after the last bite.

Seafood spaghetti is at 22 Euro.

Nammos Restaurant – Psarrou Beach

Since its inception in 2003, Nammos Mykonos has carved a niche for itself in the global gastronomic landscape, becoming synonymous with a culinary experience that is both luxurious and unparalleled. Situated in the heart of Mykonos on the famous Psarrou beach, this iconic establishment draws inspiration from the radiant Greek light, the bountiful Aegean Sea, and a continuous quest for gastronomic perfection. Nammos Mykonos is not just a restaurant; it’s a destination for gourmands who seek the finest tastes in an ambiance that is lively and delightfully elegant.

The food philosophy at Nammos Mykonos is a harmonious blend of Mediterranean gastronomy with subtle Asian influences, creating an inventive and irresistible variety of dishes. The menu is a testament to the restaurant’s commitment to freshness, quality, and creativity. Fresh fish and seafood, sourced directly from the Aegean Sea, take center stage, offering diners a taste of the ocean’s depth and purity. The world’s most exquisite sushi and vibrant Mediterranean-inspired dishes promise a dining experience unlike any other, where each bite is a journey of discovery.

But Nammos Mykonos goes beyond just exceptional food. The restaurant’s spirit of spirited creativity is evident in every dish, utilizing top-quality produce, the finest beef cuts dry-aged to perfection, and premium delicacies from around the world. This commitment to quality ensures that every gastronomic experience at Nammos Mykonos leaves an indelible impression on the palate.

Complementing the exquisite culinary offerings is a superb selection of premium wines and champagnes, curated from the world’s most distinguished wine territories. This elevated drinking experience, paired with the restaurant’s glamorous ambiance, invites guests to raise a glass and toast to the luxurious summer life that can only be lived at Nammos Mykonos.

Pasta dishes start at 42 Euros, for more information visit https://www.nammos.com/mykonos

Where to Eat on Mykonos: Best Restaurants and More

For more a rundown of tips about what to do, where to stay on Mykonos, and other travel experiences on Mykonos, check out my Mykonos mini travel guide page on this blog.

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Where to Enjoy a Drink on Mykonos – A Few Bars We Love

180° Sunset Bar Mykonos

180° Sunset Bar Mykonos offers an unparalleled experience that transcends the conventional bar scene, positioning itself as a quintessential destination for those seeking to immerse themselves in the essence of the Aegean pelagos. Perched above Mykonos’ labyrinthine pathways, this bar unfolds a panoramic spectacle of the Cycladic sunset, blending the wind’s flow with the vibrant colors and sensations of the island.

The bar’s name, 180° Sunset Bar, is a testament to its breathtaking 180-degree views of the Aegean Sea, inviting guests to witness the majestic dance of colors at dusk. It’s not just a place to grab a drink; it’s a venue where the celebration of the Cycladic sunset becomes a daily ritual, a moment of connection between nature, culture, and the individuals who gather here.

Reservations are highly recommended – visit the official website https://180.bar/

Lola Bar – Mykonos Town

Lola Bar, nestled in the heart of Mykonos, presents itself as a captivating destination for those seeking an intimate yet vibrant nightlife experience. This small but cozy gay friendly bar invites you to unwind and indulge in the pleasures of the night. Be sure to include it on your list of bars to visit while on Mykonos.

Negrita Mykonos – Little Venice

Negrita Bar Mykonos stands as a beacon of nightlife and cocktail mastery in the heart of Mykonos. Known as one of the island’s most famous bars and nightclubs, Negrita Bar offers an unforgettable experience with its stunning location in Little Venice, Mykonos. The bar is celebrated for its exceptional cocktails, champagne selections, and vibrant atmosphere, making it a must-visit destination for anyone looking to immerse themselves in the essence of Mykonian nightlife.

Whether you’re looking to enjoy a morning coffee, sophisticated evening with friends or dance the night away against the backdrop of Little Venice, Negrita Bar Mykonos promises an experience that encapsulates the joy and beauty of Mykonos nightlife.

For more information visit: https://negrita-mykonos.com/

That sums up my take on where to eat on Mykonos. Have you ever visited this island? Would you recommend any restaurants to add to my list?

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