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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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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Chandakos 81 | Leoforos Sofokli Venizelou, Heraklion, Crete 713 02, Greece
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Reviews (165)
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1 - 10 of 78 reviews

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 15 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 16 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 20 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 14 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!

Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Very interesting mix between local Cretan cooking and innovation. The starters are innovative and open to new influences. Try the liver cooked in Cretan style: is delicious. If you take the meat never forget to abandon the tradition asking for some new suggestions of the...More

Thank Fabrizio B
parasies p, Διευθυντής at Parasties Urban Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2016

Dear Fabrizio, We would like to thank you for writing these kind words for us! It is really important for us to know that you are satisfied with your meal to our place. We hope to see you again! Thank you for the support!

Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We had a table with view but we were unfortunate as there were smokers in the neighbouring tables. The veal steak I had was huge but it was impossible for me to cut it. Fortunately the chef came by with a huge carving knife and...More

1  Thank polygnosi
parasies p, Διευθυντής at Parasties Urban Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2016

Dear Customer, We would like to tahnk you foryour comment, any suggestions are always welcome. We are sorry that you did not enjoy for dinner with us, If did not smoke, you could have asked to be moved to another table in the non-smoking area....More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 11 - US$ 34
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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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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