The 10 Best Restaurants In Ayia Napa, Cyprus

Ayse Huseyin

Famed for its clubbing and party scene, the town of Ayia Napa (formerly a quaint fishing village), is now one of the most popular tourist destinations on the island. The town also boasts many excellent restaurants serving a multitude of cuisines. What ever your dietary requirement and personal palate, Ayia Napa has culinary perfection awaiting you.

Ayia Napa

1. Blueberries Restaurant & Bar

Bar, Restaurant, Middle Eastern

The first time you come to Blueberries Restaurant & Bar, it could easily be the start of a life-long loyalty as many of their diners have been coming for years. Tucked away from the heavily populated Nissi Avenue, Blueberries is one of Ayia Napa’s brightest hidden gems. The restaurant specializes in Cypriot delicacies, so you can be sure of a top quality cultural experience and perfectly seasoned dishes. The owners are known for their welcoming and friendly personalities too.

2. Atlas

Restaurant, Middle Eastern, Seafood

Atlas is a restaurant that offers a taste of Italy, with Cypriot flair. Enjoy pasta, seafood, fresh salads made with locally sourced produce, and light fluffy mozzarella. Each dish is expertly garnished using high quality olive oils to unlock a multitude of zesty flavors. The attentive staff will also happily recommend a wine from the restaurant’s extensive list to complement the delicious food.

3. Raphael’s Restaurant

Restaurant, Middle Eastern, Seafood

Raphael’s Restaurant
Courtesy of Raphael’s Restaurant
Raphael’s Restaurant makes the very most of Cyprus’ bountiful, world-class fishing industry. Serving salads, seafood, and traditional meze dishes, you’ll be treated to the most authentic taste of Cyprus. The decor of the restaurant, with its combination of stone and wood is very evocative of traditional port-side restaurants. You can bask in the sun or simply settle back and watch the day drift by. Raphael’s Restaurant will deliver on food and atmosphere.

4. Golden Arrow

Bar, Middle Eastern, Pub Grub

Come day or night, the Golden Arrow is the place to be. By day it its bright and welcoming, a great place to take shelter from the baking sun, offering cool refreshments, a warm hello and a medley of fabulous flavors. By night, its colorful neon lights shine through the dark like a beacon, enticing you with the promise of smiling faces, great company, and a hearty meal.

5. Glasshouse Lounge Restaurant

Restaurant, Middle Eastern

Set against tones of purple and blue, this restaurant has a modern and chic interior that combines luxury dining with modern art! Enjoy gourmet-style food that is as stunningly presented as it is delicious! The desserts are universally popular so any choice that you make will be a sure winner. As well as world-class food, you can look out over the city below and marvel at the stunning panoramas beneath you.

6. The Agrotikon Restaurant & Bar

Bar, Restaurant, Middle Eastern

Fleurs de courgette, traditional Cypriot delicacy
© George M. Groutas/Flickr
For a quick meal with friends or a sit down meal with your family, nothing is too much trouble for the friendly staff who will welcome and cater to all! The service is infamous in the area for being excellent. Be sure to also try any of the restaurant’s lamb dishes as it is often commended for being tender, succulent and seasoned in a subtle and yet mouthwatering way. Additionally, for those who are keen to experience authentic Cypriot cuisine, why not try a cold glass of Ayran? A drink consisting of watered down natural yogurt that makes a refreshing relief from the heat!

7. Sage Restaurant & Wine Bar

Bar, Restaurant, Wine Bar, Middle Eastern

At Sage Restaurant & Wine Bar wining and dining couldn’t be easier! The interior is chic and luxurious, the food is exquisite, and the professional and experienced staff caters to your every need. The wine list is extensive and you’re free to choose from world-class wines from across the world’s greatest vineyards. To add the ambiance, on certain nights you can be treated to soothing live music such as saxophonists set the mood! Beware, the steaks are especially delicious and generous so be sure to bring a big appetite!

8. Zaatar Lebanese & Syrian Restaurant

Restaurant, Middle Eastern

Lebanese and Syrian food is exceedingly popular in Cyprus and Zaatar Lebanese & Syrian Restaurant is a prime example of why. Predominantly serving meze style dishes, each unique flavor combination will leave you more and more enamored with this aromatic cuisine. The chicken dishes are incredibly popular and don’t hesitate to enjoy the freshly baked bread that these dishes are served with. Due to the small portion size, being adventurous has never been so delicious!

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