The 7 Best International Restaurants In Athens

Maria Menegaki

From fine dining restaurants to traditional taverns, the historical city of Athens has a wide variety of options to please every palate. If you need a break from Greek cuisine, there are an equally large number of top-notch restaurants serving dishes from all over the world which offer perfect alternatives. Join us on a multi-sensory journey as we explore the city’s very best international eateries.

Chez Violette

1. Chez Violette

Bistro, French

Bringing Paris to Athens Housed in a former elementary school, a cozy bistro is ready to initiate you in the well hidden secrets of French gastronomy. Chez Violette is the closest you can get to the Parisian atmosphere in Athens with melodies which accompany your experience in the best possible way. Ideal for romantic moments, it brings French cuisine in your plate and the finest wine in your glass. Price: Mid-range Opening hours: Tue-Sun 8pm-1am Watch out for: the wonderful dessert specialties Address & telephone number: Kallidromiou 69, Athens,

2. Amigos

Bar, Restaurant, Mexican, European

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A Mexican fiesta As you stroll through Nea Smirni, the scent of spices will lead you to the doors of this charming all-day Mexican restaurant. Amigos is committed to serve authentic Mexican recipes made with the finest ingredients and offered in generous portions. Choose a tequila-based cocktail to sip at the bar, order some fajitas, tacos or burritos and let the power of imagination take you on another vacation. Price: Mid-range Opening hours: Mon-Sun 12pm-1.30am Watch out for: the legendary Wednesday salsa nights and the frequent theme parties Address & telephone number: Megalou Alexandrou 70, Nea Smirni, Athens,

3. Bollywood

Bar, Restaurant, Indian

Indian authenticity What happens when an abandoned garage with high ceilings meets amazing colorful decoration? The answer is Bollywood: an absolute Indian oasis. Combining both classic and revisited traditional Indian recipes, familiar cocktails with an Indian twist at the bar, a unique musical blend on the decks, outstanding service and warmth, it invites you to explore a complex spicy world which will surely awaken all of your senses. Price: Mid-range Opening hours: Sun 2pm-2am, Wed-Thu 7pm-2am, Fri-Sat 8pm-3am Watch out for: the delicious tikka masala and naan bread Address & telephone number: Elasidon 29, Gazi, Athens,

4. Kazoku

Bar, Japanese

Rouan Thai
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Sushi revisited More than a simple sushi bar, this lovely spot is also well known for its fusion cuisine. Meaning family in Japanese,Kazoku presents a menu ideal for sharing. After you grab your chopsticks and feast on the flavorful fare, there is no way that you won’t return again. Price: Mid-range Watch out for: the New Age ambiance Address & telephone number: Kyprou 59, Glyfada, Athens,

5. Rouan Thai

Rouan Thai

Exceptional food, unparalleled hospitality Situated in a charming neighborhood filled with history, a pleasant surprise lies among the numerous fish restaurants. With specific ingredients coming directly from Thailand and the friendliest passionate staff, Rouan Thai creates genuine Asian dishes in combinations which guarantee gastronomical pleasure. Price: Mid-range Opening hours: Mon-Fri 12pm-12am, Sat-Sun 2pm-12am Watch out for: the homemade starters and purple decoration Address & telephone number: Notara 131, Piraeus, Athens, +30 21 0429 4494

6. Dosirak


Exotic flavors in the center of Athens A Korean and Japanese journey begins in the heart of the city where a casual spot serves a rich variety of tasty choices. Dosirak is a powerful combination of tradition and modernity and a real treasure for lovers of East Asian cuisine. Surrender yourself to the exotic delicacies which will amaze you in every bite. Price: Fine dining Watch out for: the sashimi Address & telephone number: Voulis 33, Syntagma, Athens, +30 210 3233330

7. Chau’s

Restaurant, Vietnamese

A hidden gem A family-run restaurant serving dishes that delicately balances Chinese and Vietnamese flavors is not easily found in cities like Athens. That’s not the case for Chau’s, the family-run place located on a silent side street whose complex delights and cheerful service will definitely not disappoint you. Price: Mid-range Opening hours: Tue-Thu 5pm-12.30am, Sat-Sun 12pm-12.30am Watch out for: the spring rolls Address & telephone number: Agiou Konstantinou 66, Ilioupoli, Athens,

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