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“A great meal”

Parasties Urban Kitchen
Ranked #54 of 393 Restaurants in Heraklion
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $35
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: 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.
Stockholm, Sweden
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A great meal”
Reviewed October 2, 2012

We went to Parasies after a business meeting. It is nicely located next to the historical museum, and on a busy street but with very little noise. We had a great meal with variety of grilled meats, fillet, lamb chops, veal cutlet, etc, all of excellent quality and preparation. Well, the veal cutlet was perhaps on the rare side for some, but we loved it. Not to be missed is the fried mushrooms starter; I could return to Parasies just to taste that again.

  • Visited October 2012
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Brno, Czech Republic
Level 6 Contributor
121 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Disapointed”
Reviewed September 1, 2012

The meat was not good. The burgers were made of bad quality meat and the souvlaki also. Quite overpriced too. The personel however is very good, friendly and quite helpful. I really liked the side dish of grilled vegetables, the grilled mushrooms and the salad. The huge veal steaks looked good, maybe I would change my mind if I had one of those. But I don't think I will go back there.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank travelcycle
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Heraklion, Greece
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good with the grill”
Reviewed August 30, 2012

The food was good, especially grilled meats and the huge fries. Service was prompt and fast. Not very pricy, but not cheap either.

Visited July 2012
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Thank P P
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Heraklion, Greece
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“an average restaurant”
Reviewed August 21, 2012

Tasty food, but a little bit expensive...nothing extraordinary....there are better places to eat in Heraklion

Visited August 2012
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Thank CCfos
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“The worst food on Crete”
Reviewed July 16, 2012

1. Ancient bread like a stone
2. Olives in greek salade are not fresh
3. Spaghetti with grey shrimps
4. Grilled shrimps is a garbage. They do not clean their grill for ages. Shrimps were black and smells with old olive oil. Impossible to seat near neither to eat

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Thank Shpanya
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