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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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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (4 reviews)
“open kitchen” (4 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Chandakos 81 | Leoforos Sofokli Venizelou, Heraklion, Crete 713 02, Greece
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Reviewed 26 October 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 15 October 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 9 September 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
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

I sat at the bar by the window and enjoyed people watching with my meal. The dolmas were warm and perfect, the boiled greens also perfect, salty-fatty-crunchy pork belly, and grilled octopus. P aired it with the Parasties white wine and finished the meal with...More

Thank katie b
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

I received a recommendation for the Parasties Urban Kitchen restaurant located in Heraklion. The restaurant is very inviting, it is in an excellent location facing the sea, very very clean. I was greeted by the GEORGE waiter who recommended me with lots of knowledge about...More

Thank Ofer T
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Undoubtedly the worst meal we have had on our 3 week trip in Greece. The service was unconcerned and at times unfriendly, that was after you got some service after trying to get their attention for some time. The food was even worse, the pasta...More

Thank Chinky G
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Nice environment, food is still good (although, some dishes were not as good, such as the side of the pork stake which were only one slice eggplant and one slice zucchini, or the trachanotto which was delicious but was swimming in a pool of oil)....More

Thank k t
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Have been visited Parasties many times, mostly for dinner. This a a great place with excellent dishes - mostly Cretan and Mediterranean. Steaks and most of the meat dishes are delicious. Great salads and appetizers. You can also find excellent wines with your meal. Great...More

Thank Vas_Vasiliki
Reviewed 21 July 2017

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

1  Thank SteveEssex_1961
Reviewed 11 July 2017 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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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