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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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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
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Chandakos 81 | Leoforos Sofokli Venizelou, Heraklion, Crete 713 02, Greece
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Reviewed yesterday

Bit hit n'miss. Maybe it was because we didn't arrive until 22:00? Maybe we didn't interpret the helpful server's descriptions correctly? But when a traditional slowly-cooked Cretan casserole comprises a one-inch thick slab of fat with a slither of beef plus an equally scraggy boned...More

Thank SteveEssex_1961
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dining here, the atmosphere is like being in a typical Greek village. Thoroughly enjoyed the meal, Cretan dishes galore - simple, very flavoursome and can't pick one above the other.

Thank AnthonyTsoutsa
Reviewed 25 March 2017

With help from waiter settled on the special fish, which was sauteed bass fillets in an orange sauce. Had some grilled mushrooms to go with. Both dishes superb, a carafe of wine, water and bread + the standard complimentary dessert and raki left me feeling...More

Thank MAL100
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

This was one of the few remaining restaurants i wanted to try . Stepping in, my partner whispered to me "how much do you think this is going to cost" Everything looked very expensive and fine dining. With unusual lighting features, open kitchen and beautiful...More

Thank penny260288
Reviewed 17 February 2017

If you happen to come to Crete and search for a place to eat in totally friendly prices as well to taste the best quality and sea view, then go to this restaurant. You will be surprised!!

Thank Michalis C
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I'm living in London, but whenever I'm going back to Heraklion I always have an urge to visit Parasties! It's basically traditional but with contemporary dishes that every food lover (and especially Greek food lover) should try. In the last years I find it hard...More

Thank Alex B
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We had lunch at this restaurant following the recommendation of locals. The decoration is imaginative, the atmosphere very pleasant. The restaurant is frequented mostly by locals, which is a good sign. Our dishes were very tasty and the portions were huge. We appreciated especially the...More

Thank Konstantin F
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

One of the best places we have visited in Crete. Our host recomended this place and we decided to try it. We were surprised by this place. The food and wine was great. The waiter was very pleasant. Best wishes for them.

Thank Simnesa
parasies p, Διευθυντής at Parasties Urban Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2016

Dear Customer, We would like to thank you for spending some of your time to write this comment for us. We are really glad that you enjoyed our cuisine and we hope to see you again!

Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

The food was nice if a little stodgy (carb heavy and not light Mediterranean cuisine) - liked the beef liver - but what was so disappointing was the lack of customer focus and empathy. We specifically asked for a non-smoking environment (knowing that, unusually, this...More

2  Thank Chris F
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a nice place to have a dinner or lunch, don't think twice. Come to this place. Delicious, nice interior and atmosphere. Very tasty and not expensive at all. Enjoy!

Thank Michael S
parasies p, Διευθυντής at Parasties Urban Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2016

Dear Michael, Thank you so much for your kind words, it is really important for us to have positive feedback from our customers! We hope to see you again!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 35
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 - 01:00
12:30 - 01:00
12:30 - 01:00
12:30 - 01:00
12:30 - 01:00
12:30 - 01:00
12:30 - 01:00
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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