The food scene and restaurants in Mykonos, Greece is vibrant and diverse. From traditional Greek dishes to Mediterranean fusion and international cuisine, there is something for everyone. Seafood and fresh fish are especially popular, as are dishes like moussaka, souvlaki, and dolmades. Tavernas and eateries line the beaches and windy alleys, and there are also plenty of upscale restaurants featuring creative menus. Whatever you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it in Mykonos, Greece restaurants.
In creating our list, we used restaurants we’ve visited, those that get the best reviews, or recommendations from other travelers. Let’s face it, there’s always a place we hear about after leaving that we want to try when we return. Now it’s your turn to get busy eating! Let us know your favorite, even if it’s not on the list.
Bistrot de Nicolas
One of the more upscale choices on the island, Bistro de Nicholas is a pleasant French-Mediterranean restaurant located in Ano Mera. They are one of the only restaurants open-all year round, making it a popular choice for locals and tourists. They take pride in creating, preparing each dish with the freshest ingredients, and having an appealing and extensive wine list. We celebrated John’s birthday here, and it turned out to be our favorite restaurant on the island.
La Maison de Katrin
Located in a cozy corner in Mykonos town is the charming restaurant of La Maison de Katrin. It is the perfect blend of traditional Greek with an urban, modern twist. They boast a spectacular wine list to pair with any dish on the menu. The restaurant has been in business since 1971 and continues an important family tradition.
1 Nikiou Street, Mykonos, Greece
The sophisticated restaurant Krama is located inside the Semeli Hotel. The traditional greek restaurant is home to award-winning chef Ioannis Parikos, who prepares a jaw-dropping menu. They are famous for their 12-hour lamb, truffles, and Krama mushrooms. It has a very sophisticated and classical atmosphere, perfect for fine dining on one of the most beautiful islands in the world. The establishment also offers a 6-course tasting experience to make the most of your visit.
Panachrantou, Mikonos, Greece
Avli tou Thodori
Avli tou Thodori is one of the most popular restaurants on the island’s most famous beach, Platis Gialos Beach. The family-owned restaurant offers a menu of Greek and Mediterranean specialties and takes pride in its excellent service and hospitality. Try their tasty baklava as a sweet treat before you leave.
Platis Gialos, Mykonos, Greece
Another great option that won’t break the bank in Mykonos is Rizes in Ano Mera. Take a trip back in time to this rustic-style farmstead. It is an excellent option for a great traditional dish of meat and vegetables, with homemade pie for dessert. There are other activities for visitors such as taking part in a guided farm tour, cooking class, pottery lesson, or olive and grape harvest.
Maou, Ano Mera, Mykonos, Greece
For vegetarian and food-based eaters, Koukoumi is located in Ano Mera at the first ever all-vegan hotel in Mykonos. The menu has Japanese and Mediterranean influence, with various cuisine items, sushi, pasta and even a vegan-certified wine list to pair with each meal. There are also many delicious meal options for visitors who aren’t plant-based.
Koukoumi Hotel, Mykonos, Greece
You can’t expect to visit Mykonos and not run into at least one sushi restaurant. Kourasaros focuses on fresh seafood and sushi dishes served in an artful and creative presentation. It is an excellent option for a quiet evening with a relaxed and romantic atmosphere. Not only do they have mouth-watering cuisine options, but thirst-quenching innovative cocktails and wine pairings as well. So be prepared to dig deep in your pockets, but don’t be surprised when you return for more.
The traditional Nikolas Taverna is located on Agia Anna Beach and has been run by the same family for over three generations. It has become a local and visitor’s favorite and is the ideal option for a solid, hearty meal. Not only is the Mykonos, Greece restaurant family owned, but most of the meat comes from the family farm, and the owner catches fish. Nikolas Taverna is a great option away from the action of the island and a delicious warm-home-cooked dinner.
The fabulous Buddha Bar is located within the 5-star Santa Marina Resort in Ornos. The atmosphere and hospitality alone keep visitors returning for more, let alone the best food Mykonos can offer. There is a spectacular sea view with water features for a calming backdrop for your meal. The menu has a blend of Chinese, Japanese, Peruvian, and Thai influences for various choices for all tastebuds. Reservations are recommended as seats fill up quickly.
The atmosphere at M-eating alone is enough to make it one of the best restaurants on the island. It is located in Mykonos town and has an all-white linen service on a bright outdoor terrace facing a small cobblestoned street. The friendly staff is well educated on the local wines, making perfect pairs for each dish. They are famous for their local Mykonos Honey Pie, a must-try for dessert while dining at M-eating. Remember that they are only open for dinner, and reservations are essential for a guaranteed ability. This is some of the best food Mykonos has to offer.