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“Something different”
Review of Kiparaki

Kiparaki
Ranked #18 of 68 Restaurants in Palaiochora
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 19 October 2017

This place was recommended to us by a local shopkeeper, as a suggestion for something a bit different from local Cretan cuisine. We booked, as the place is small and was full every night, which says a lot. The owner is a little eccentric, but friendly and a dry sense of humour. Lots of little quirky things dotted around the restaurant reflecting the owners personality.

The mixed starter plate for 2 at €8 was a little sparse, but full of fresh ingredients, although lacked in the power of flavours we'd expect from a place taking its' influence from Asian cuisine. The chopped pieces of nectarine were an uneccessary addition, which did nothing.

However, the next dish of Cambodian pork was superb and packed with rich flavours and so well cooked. I could have easily eaten the same dish again, so my only gripe was the amount was a bit small. The accompanying mixed vegetables were also nicely spiced.

Overall this was an interesting experience and the pork an absolute show stopper.

Slightly more expensive than the average for the town, but with a menu that changes daily, I 'd say it's worth a try if you fancy a change from stifado, souvlaki or moussaka.

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Reviewed 10 October 2017

Where ever you are from in the world you will be used to a varied diet. After a week in Paleochora I needed to eat something other than the wonderful local cuisine. What a find Kiparaki (Small Garden) was. The goat Sri Lankan curry was one of the best curries I have tasted ever!!!. It's a small place as the name suggests and it gets booked up. Honestly book a table here for at least one of your meals while in this wonderful town.

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Reviewed 21 September 2017

After reading reviews and got recommendation we decided to book a table in advance. Glad we did for it was fully booked. We loved the food. So nice to eat something different from the greek food although we love that as well. The asian food is cooked into perfection. The host is very welcoming and gives good explanations. His wife is the excellent cook. We just had a wonderful evening! Thanks!

1  Thank truus
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

A totally different dining experience for Paleochora.

A small garden courtyard setting with only a small number of tables.

Run by a couple from the Netherlands, he is front of house, she does all the cooking.

Small menu with an Oriental twist and the food is superb.

A wee bit more expensive than the local tavernas but still excellent value.

The owner is friendly and is happy to stand and have a chat with you.

Completely different but never the less a charming location to spend a very pleasant evening.

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Thank Robbo456
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Reviewed 28 July 2017

Very nice and unique Restaurant. Ethnic Cuisine, tasty food and chill atmosphere.
The garden is small, so probably you can book your table from before to be sure you will find a table. I really liked that the owner brought a plate with water as well to the dog of his customers.

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