Glyfada is the centre of the South Coast and has a well deserved reputation of being the number one destination for dining. The variety of cuisines and venues is simply amazing. From fancy restaurants to traditional taverns, in Glyfada you can find any cuisine you fancy available at any time of day. We have compiled our guide to the best restaurants in Glyfada.
Restaurants & Bars:
If you are one to like the fanciness of dining, enjoy music and “ecstatic’ vibes, there is a wide selection of restaurant-bars in Glyfada to choose depending on your appetite and budget.
OPUS Inner Pleasure
Pandoras 9 (€ € €). +30 21 0898 0050
This all day cafe-bar-restaurant is located closer to the residential area — right on Leoforos Dimarchou Aggelou Metaxa Street which spans across the center of Glyfada. Many of the Greek socialites and famous people often dine at this venue, as its concept escapes the boredom of quiet dinners. Famous for its party nights, OPUS is the perfect restaurant-bar to go to if you are a party-animal yourself.
Laodikis 33 (€ € €). +30 21 0968 0460
Another “sought-after” spot in Glyfada, this restaurant has won a Gold Award more than once for its quality and taste. The venue is naturally divided into two scenes, the Italian restaurant and the Japanese lounge, but both offer the same top quality of food. Accompany your dinner with one of the fine wines kept in the cellar which adds to the unique interiors of the venue.
Leof. Poseidonos 81 (€ € € €). +30 21 0894 0080
This new fancy venue in Glyfada serves a Nikkei Cuisine which is a combination of Japanese & Peruvian gastronomy. The bougainvilleas flowers, along with the playful lighting are the highlights of this exquisitely decorated restaurant.
Grigoriou Lampraki 34 (€ € € € ). +30 21 0963 7120
Inspired by Latin American cuisine, Greek renowned Chef Petros Syrigos’ goal is to introduce his guests to Peruvian and Latin American cuisine and culture, with traditional dishes accompanied by special cocktails, with flavors that also originate from Latin America. The vibe of this restaurant is very cheerful, as the Dj of the venue raises the mood with his excellent choice of music.
Blends Mix & Match
Fivis 19 (€ € ). +30 21 182 1711
An olive tree placed in the interior center of the venue is a landmark itself. The aesthetic inspired exterior landscape design introduces a truly unmatched atmosphere. Blend’s Tapas Bar offers a tasteful experience of delicacies with a twist from all around the world while Blend’s Bar adds unique beverages to accompany your night.
Kyprou 65 (€ € €). +30 21 0898 3167
Fancy an escape night to Mexico? Reserve yourself a table at AMIGOS on a Thursday night to eat some delicious nachos, get dizzy on margaritas and show off your best salsa moves on the dance floor.
If you are not a pro-salsa dancer that’s ok! The professional show performers will guide you on how to swing to Mexican hits. Any other night this restaurant is still a great option for large groups and families as it also features a special menu for the little ones.
Fivis 15 (€ € €). +30 21 0894 5002
Tacos, Burritos, Quesadillas, Fajitas, Cocktails … want to hear more? Every Tuesday this Latin American inspired venue hosts Taco Tuesdays, where you can enjoy Tacos, Margaritas & Corona, we mean the beer of course, at reduced prices. Who said Tuesdays are boring?
Grigorious Lambraki 2 (€ € € € ). +30 21 0894 8882
ARK gastronomy bears the signature of one of the most multi-awarded Greek chefs Giannis Baxevanis who carries the title of “Chef of the future”. His kitchen is based on excellent and quality flavors focusing mainly on the Greek sea.
The venue is located in the most beautiful part of the Athenian Riviera, gifting guests with a fantastic opportunity to dine and wine in this culinary destination of high aesthetics, magnificent views and cosmopolitan air.
Zisimopoulou 9, (€ € € ). +30 21 5550 5313
This acclaimed fine-dining Oriental Restaurant, located in the heart of Glyfada, offers the best flavours of the east: Turkey, Lebanon and Persia. Signature made desserts, magnificent cocktail bar, refined service and exotic elegant decoration distinguishes Divan’s feast. As an eastern venue, a shisha lounge could not be dismissed. If you enjoy dining like a proper Arab, you should not miss this place.
Grigoriou Lambraki 69 (€ € € €). +30 21 0964 8512
Veganism is the practice of abstaining from the use of animal products, especially in diet. It might sound tame and the choices limited, but change your mind by grabbing lunch or dining in this Vegan restaurant located just a few blocks from the center of Glyfada. It is also a goood place for working and studying as there is ample space and free Wi-Fi.
Peccati Di Gola
Kyprou 50 ( € € € ). +30 21 0898 1511
This restaurant’s very high rating isn’t doing enough justice. This is simply the best Italian restaurant in the South Suburbs of Athens, not to claim in Athens itself as people will commute to dine here. Make sure to try the mouthwatering Neapolitan pizza, spaghetti carbonara and beef carpaccio, accompanied by the delicious house wine. You will also be up for a treat when the friendly staff will often offer tiramisu and strawberries cream as complimentary dessert. The decoration of the venue is simple but sophisticated enough, giving the place a cozy and chic atmosphere.
Lazaraki 12 ( € € € ). +30 21 0898 0080
Spiti is translation for “home”. Home as in traditional, made with love and fine products foods and home as in welcoming and friendly atmosphere, this venue wants to make customers feel like they are in a homely environment. Stating the obvious, menu consists of Greek traditional food and wine options vary from house wine to wine deriving from famous Greek vineyards.
Ν. Zerva 24 & Kyprou (€ € €). +30 21 0898 0066
Master Chef Leonidas Koutsopoulou invites you on a tasteful journey at his 2nd restaurant specializing in Greek appetizers a la gourmet. It is perfect for those who like to try new things, as the menu consists of small appetizers allowing the customers to try a few different plates. Great for date nights, as sharing is a must!
Enoteca de Salvatore
Zisimopoulou 7 (€ € € €). +30 21 0894 0007
This Italian restaurant & wine bar is perfect for those seeking a light dinner or small bites while sipping on fine wine. The glass walls of the restaurant’s setting allow for light to flood the interior, while at the same time offering ample views of the city’s traffic and a pleasant chatter of Zisimopoulou Street. The interior decor is characterized by black color with gold details, which add a touch of luxury, while complementing the venue with an overall relaxed mood.
Lazaraki 43 (€ € €). +30 21 0898 2608
There is not much to be said about TGI Fridays, as America’s favorite could simply not be off the list of the best restaurants in Glyfada. Let’s face it, who doesn’t love a Glazed Burger accompanied by the famous mozzarella sticks and an endless “refill” of coke?
Konstantinoupoleos 16 (€ € €). +30 21 0894 0024
The best Lebanese Restaurant & Halal Food in Athens, is To Livaneziko. Anyone with a respectful knowledge of Arab food will agree with this statement. Chef Tony and his team with over 25 years of Lebanese cooking experience guarantees that you will enjoy a delectable dinner. The restaurant also specializes in catering events with authentic Lebanese cuisine.
Lazaraki 28 (€ € €). +30 21 0894 1471
Very traditional, inspired by the Greek restaurant type “mezedopoleio”. A restaurant of this nature serves appetizers which are known as meze to complement alcoholic Greek beverages such as wine, ouzo, raki or retsina. This restaurant is highly recommended for those who adore Greek cuisine and for those who are visiting Greece for the first time and are seeking that ultimate Greek food experience.
Kowloon Chinese Restaurant
Kyprou 78 (€ €). +30 21 0894 4528
Perhaps the only authentic Chinese Restaurant in Glyfada, this restaurant calls for all Chinese foodies to taste the best stir fries, chow mein, dumplings and crispy duck in town. Perfect option for delivery for those lazy nights when you simply don’t want to cook.
Leof. Dimarchou Aggelou Metaxa 48 (€ € €). +30 21 0968 0651
Fresh seafood direct from the Mediterranean sounds like a good plan right? Barbounaki is a restaurant specializing in Greek cuisine serving recipes like mouthwatering prawns, marinated sardines, delicious crawfish risotto, among many more delicacies. Location is good for those who wish to avoid those loud and busy crowds and enjoy a harmonious meal.
Zisimopoulou 9 (€ € €). +30 21 0898 3069
This Japanese sushi restaurant chain can be found in the most “in” destinations in Athens and in Greece such as Mykonos, Kifisia, Spetses, Vouliagmeni and of course… Glyfada. They also host home catering and do deliveries.
Kyprou 70 (€ € €). +30 21 0894 0377
Aperitivo Pizza Bar Restaurant has become the favorite spot for those who know how to appreciate good Italian food. Its location makes it the perfect venue to grab lunch after a good shopping session. Don’t forget to accompany your meal with a cool Aperol Spritz.
Plateia Nimfon 1( € € € ). +30 21 0894 4491
This is an authentic Italian restaurant in the heart of Glyfada. Award winning Italian chef Pino Saccheri, reassures that all dishes are made according to Italian kitchen policy. Either you order a classic neapolitan Margherita DOP pizza, a Mussel’s pasta or a steak tartare, you will be 100% satisfied. The design inspired by the glamorous era of the 60’s is characterized by unpretentious luxury.
Pandoras 14 (€ €). +30 21 0894 6668
This restaurant is proud of its mouthwatering hamburgers, Pepperoni and pizza salads. Mikaello’s great service and friendly staff, fancy decor and pleasant atmosphere offers clients a very relaxed experience. From the visitors’ point of view, prices are fair.
Dimarchou Metaxa Angelou & Foivis (€ €). +30 21 0898 0480
As the name of the restaurant implies this is a restaurant that specialised in “meze” — a selection of small dishes served as appetisers in parts of the Middle East, the Balkans and of course Greece. Loved by locals, this place is a great restaurant to go with friends savor some delicious meze, sip on some good wine and enjoy an evening of chatter with friends. The atmosphere is very pleasant and the decoration adds a chic aura to the place.
Konstantinoupoleos street (€ – € € €)
Greek word for “Burger City” but actually what it is meant to say is “Meat City” or maybe “Meat Paradise”. Konstantinoupoleos street offers a selection of meat restaurants to choose from. Perfect for take-aways.
Greece Speciality “SOUVLAKI”
The Best Souvlaki shops in Glyfada
Souvlaki is Greek’s favourite fast-food. It consists of the simplest ingredients such as chunks of meat, pork or chicken, fresh cut fries, tomatoes, onions, lettuce & tzatziki sauce, wrapped in a greek pita. Fairly cheap, filling, delicious and easy to find. Glyfada offers an endless choice of places serving Greek souvlaki.
Kebab “The President” (Ο Πρόεδρος)
Savva Lazaridi 3, €. +30 21 0894 6465
This restaurant specialises in Kebab and Souvlaki, the perfect duo. The restaurant also serves delicious side dishes, salads and cold FIX beer to accompany your souvlaki.
Artemidos 1, €. +30 21 0898 0084
This “souvlatzidiko” (greek word for a restaurant specialized in souvlaki) is locals favourite. Not only do they serve delicious and big portions of souvlaki, but they are also opened 24/7, which is amazing for those late night cravings.
Leof. Dimarchou Aggelou Metaxa 50, €. +30 21 0898 5531
Located just in the beginning of Metaxa’s street, which is basically the centre of Glyfada, Tsi Tsi is a great option for large groups, families as the venue is large and very friendly. Food is amazing, as you can’t really go wrong with souvlaki and house wine a great choice to make!
Laos & Kalamaki Glyfada.
Georgiou Kondili 5, €. +30 21 0990 2002
The philosophy of this venue is that souvlaki is a whole food rather than just a “fast food”. Ideal for those who would like to dine in a pleasant and fancy restaurant, which of course serves delicious souvlaki, among other food options.
Brunch in Glyfada
Brunching in Greece is a new concept, but this does not mean that there are not an abundance of choices around. The best ones are listed below.
All day dining, coffee and drinks restaurants offering amazing brunches
Kyprou 48 (€ € €). +30 21 0898 6049
The ultimate spot in Glyfada for a proper brunching session with friends. Inspired by a posh hipster’s vibe, Oh Mama is located in a residential/business area in the center of Glyfada, away from the noisy crowds. The outdoor patio makes it the perfect meeting point for those sunny days and its eclectic inside decor is perfect for any day of the year.
Wynwood: Eat, Sip & Gather the Miami style.
Fivis 15 (€ € €). +30 21 0894 2193
Inspired by the eclectic district in the urban core of Miami, Florida, which is home to art galleries, antiques stores, artisanal eateries and diverse bars, this spot is a great escape from the ordinary for a while.
Brunch menu is available until 14:00pm every day. As it is an all day restaurant/bar Wynwood is also a famous location to grab bites and drinks during later hours of the day as well.
Living: Cafe, Bar & Restaurant
Zisimopoulou 10 (€ € €). +30 21 0898 0140
This sophisticated establishment is located in the heart of Glyfada, where all locals love spending their mornings and evenings. When brunch became a trend in Greece, Living was one of the first places around the Southern suburbs to add a brunch menu. Excellent food and a rich coffee variation menu.