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Parasties Urban Kitchen

Chandakos 81 | Leoforos Sofokli Venizelou, Heraklion, Crete 713 02, Greece
+30 281 022 5009
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“beef liver” (3 reviews)
“salad” (14 reviews)
“potatoes” (3 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Chandakos 81 | Leoforos Sofokli Venizelou, Heraklion, Crete 713 02, Greece
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Quite modern interior, this restaurant was one we enjoyed for its beautiful environment and the quality of food we tried. We ordered two pies, one with pastourma, cheese and tomato and one with spinach. The pies were both delicious. We also enjoyed the dolmadakia and...More

Thank LydiaPap9
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

With friends we gathered and arranged a table in Parasties. The restaurant’s menu was traditional. We tried meat and some starters. We also had a traditional salad and some nice dessert. We all tried the stamnagathi salad, mushrooms and vegetables. The mushrooms were served with...More

Thank Θάνος Μ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Parasties restaurant was very enjoyable. There we had a nice meal, the restaurant was a great one if you like meat. The menu was arranged in such way, with salads and cheese, to fit with the main courses. We had the salad with Cretan vegetables,...More

Thank Lenavl69
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing tavern in Crete-the food we tried was delicious. We were lucky that it was the first restaurant we tried; we were satisfied with their food. The green salad with figs, it was perfect with the bottle of tsikoudia, a great drink from Crete. The...More

Thank ntolmaria
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

With friends we arranged a table in Parasties because we wanted to try their cuisine. We heard that the food is traditional. The dinner we had, was with appetizers significant of the Cretan cuisine and pasta. The cheese, the salad with rocket and spinach and...More

Thank Giannis P
Reviewed January 12, 2018 via mobile

We had a very nice dinner at Parasties restaurant. We had ouzo and we tried some of their homemade meals. The restaurant was very good in quality and the service was attentive. The starters we ordered- the pastourmadopita with tomato and cheese and the ntolmades...More

Thank gregory m
Reviewed December 26, 2017

We visited this restaurant for dinner with our 3 young children The food is very high quality. Without wildly over generalizing, our experience in Greece with restaurants in tourist areas is that the food is often not that great. This restaurant makes a big effort...More

Thank Daniel787
Reviewed October 26, 2017

I found this restaurant in Lonely Planet and visited it because it was recommended for beef liver, a favorite of mine. It is off the tourist track but central and easy to find in Heraklion. I ate there twice having the liver and grilled mushrooms...More

Thank ronspeer
Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I came here twice while we were in Heraklion. The baked/grilled bread is amazing with a hint of chargrilled meat. My wife loved the lamb with risottos. I, on the other hand, had decent main course. Overall the food and atmosphere was...More

Thank Pencil122
Reviewed September 9, 2017

A multi level sala restaurant, cosi, friendly and luxurious . Great food, rather meat food than fish food. Porcelain plates, fine crystal glasses. Fine dining, low light environment, very good service. A must visit for sure.

Thank apapafloratos
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$12 - $37
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 1:00 AM
12:30 PM - 1:00 AM
12:30 PM - 1:00 AM
12:30 PM - 1:00 AM
12:30 PM - 1:00 AM
12:30 PM - 1:00 AM
12:30 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chandakos 81 | Leoforos Sofokli Venizelou, Heraklion, Crete 713 02, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Heraklion
  • Phone Number: +30 281 022 5009
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An atmospheric, cozy place and of the most popular gourmet hangouts of Heraklion, since 2000. All these years 'Parasies' -as was the original name of the restaurant- has been opening its doors to foodies in a smaller, intimate and beloved place. Our desire and goal is to combine classic nostalgic flavors and special blends even at the simplest dishes so that we can please every taste. It is a daily challenge and a great honor for us, when guests, as we like to call our customers, recognize and appreciate our culinary philosophy. The quality food, the finest wine labels and a coordinated team, make sure you feel comfortable while enjoying scents, flavors and authentic recipes and offer you and your guests an ideal suggestion for quiet lunches and lively dinners. *According to the Cretan dialect parastia or parasia has been the traditional way of cooking in Crete for many years. A fire was set between two parallel rectangular stones and a cooking pan was put above. Thus 'parasia' was selected as the name of the restaurant, where the open kitchen dominates as a trademark.
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