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Chrysostomou 17, Heraklion, Crete 71306, Greece
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+30 281 022 1910
19:30 - 01:00
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Mon - Fri 19:30 - 01:00
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Madison, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a remarkable dining experience. Based on the glowing reviews on TripAdvisor, we chose Merastri to sample authentic Cretian cuisine. To begin, we received a 15% discount on the check for reserving a table on e-table. We arrived, and the smells of a wood fire and roasted meat greeted us. The owner and his wife also greeted us with... More 

Thank cholulabean
Salisbury, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything was excellent, from the moment we arrived all the way to the last drop of raki before we left. Greek hospitality at its best and proud to have chosen this place for our meeting dinner location. Food was excellent and everyone's tastes and preferences were facilitated. It is one of my favourite places to eat when I go back... More 

Thank lianakafetzopoulou
Heraklion Prefecture, Greece
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I live in Heraklion, Merastri is close to my house and my shelter from the busy city while being in it! I assure you that there you will find the originality of Crete on the table. The place-that counts many years of stable quality- is of great respect of locals for its delicious dishes and kindness of the owners that... More 

Thank aretivaltadorou
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

The Food was excellent, especially the lamb from the wood oven. The potatoes were the best I had in my life time. The patrons are so friendly and helpful you like to see such family dining all the time. Try their wine from their own vineyard.

Thank Florian E
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Off the beaten track This place is a gem. They gave us bread and olives starter for free Mains were delicious. And they also gave us complimentary dessert and ouzo too. Would highly recommend.

Thank Ronan B
Croydon, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Situated on a back street within sight of the city walls, this restaurant is a marvel. For around 30 Euros we had a three course meal for two plus wine and Raki thrown in. Sensibly it sticks to what it does well and what is available that day but expect rabbit, goat, lamb or rooster cooked in a variety of... More 

Thank The_Running_Tenor
Mesolongion, Greece
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

I feel really happy to get the chance and visit you from time to time. Nothing is changed in terms of quality and taste of your cuisine! You still have a nice and cozy place inside the city, which is well-worthy for a visit. I would like to thank you for all the great meals I had there. Keep up... More 

Thank adm46
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1,421 reviews
460 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,811 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

This is a local and authentic Cretan restaurant housed in an elegant neoclassical building. Try the lamb broth with homemade pasta, and be sure to taste the freshly baked bread and katsochiri cheese. Friendly owners and excellent service, inviting ambience!

Thank greekcypriot2009
London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

We were taken by a Cretan friend to experience genuine Cretan Cuisine. The friend who is extremely proud of her Cretan roots and who is a longstanding patron of the restaurant ordered the food. Each item was delectable and beautifully served by the very charming host and the chef George. For starters we had Apaki (smoked fatless strips of pink... More 

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is not in the main Town Centre,but not far away. An easy walk through the outerskirts of the town will take you to the restaurant if your hotel is central.The restaurant is on a main road .The patio is nice to sit at.Inside there is good seating,and a pleasant atmosphere. The food is lovely.I tried the Goat meat... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Greek
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
19:30 - 01:00
19:30 - 01:00
19:30 - 01:00
19:30 - 01:00
19:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chrysostomou 17, Heraklion, Crete 71306, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Heraklion
  • Phone Number: +30 281 022 1910
Restaurant with authentic and guality Gretan cuisine!!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?