Mykonos Restaurants – Where to Eat

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by Santorini Dave • Updated: June 8, 2022

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Diners sit at tables in the sand at a beachfront restaurant shaded by trees

One of my favorite things to do in Mykonos is to walk the coast between Platys Gialos and Paradise Beach. A must-stop along the way is Nikolas Taverna, which serves awesome seafood and authentic Greek dishes from its idyllic and secluded spot on Agia Anna Beach.

Mykonos Best Food & Places To Eat

  • Mykonos is a foodie’s paradise. So many great restaurants. You’ll be tempted, but don’t eat at the same place twice.
  • Do the Mykonos Cooking Class – Highly recommended if you love Greek food & wine. Fun, relaxed, and delicious. I get emails from loads of people saying it was the highlight of of their trip to Greece.
  • Many of the top beach clubs in Mykonos serve great seafood and traditional dishes. Spending a day at the beach doesn’t mean eating lousy food.
  • Many restaurant in Mykonos Town are very small with limited seating, so reserve a few days in advance (farther out if it’s a special occasion or you have a larger group). Many beach clubs may have tables in a covered area available, but the sunbed sets fill up fast. Reserve ahead if you want a sunbed and umbrella, especially if you want to be close to the water.
  • If you visit any of these restaurants please mention that you heard about them from Santorini Dave. Thanks!

The 26 Best Restaurants on Mykonos

1. M-Eating – Mykonos Town • $$$

Diners sit at outdoor tables at a restaurant on a cobbled street at night
Widely agreed to be one of the very best restaurants on the island, M-Eating is all white-linen service on an outdoor terrace looking out onto a tiny, cobbled street, with soft lighting and attentive service. The chef transforms local ingredients into visual masterpieces and waiters are happy to suggest Greek wines to pair with your dishes. Choose from dishes such as lamb sous vide, slow-cooked veal on eggplant puree, tuna carpaccio with lentils and scallops on baked apple. Don’t miss out on their sweet specialty: Mykonos honey pie. Dinner only; reservations essential.
MapWebsite • Phone: +30 2289 078550

2. Kiki’s Taverna – Agios Sostis Beach • $$

People walk down a sandy path to a rustic restaurant overlooking the beach
Local and visiting foodies head up to the north coast just to eat at this island legend. Overlooking a tiny swimming cove from its lofty location and shaded by creeping grapevines, this small, family-run place opens at 1pm. Diners start lining up an hour before, helping themselves to free wine while they wait, before being allowed in to feast on enormous portions of grilled pork chops, swordfish and octopus, with a baked potato accompaniment and many imaginative salads to choose from.
Map • No website • Phone: +30 6940 759356

3. Bistrot de Nicolas – Ano Mera • $$$$

Appetizers on a plate next to a glass of white wine
Warm and charming French-Mediterranean restaurant in Ano Mera. The menu is creative and top-notch, offering exquisite and artfully-prepared dishes using only the freshest ingredients. Excellent hospitality and an extensive wine list only add to the appeal. Unusual for Mykonos, Bistrot de Nicolas caters mostly to locals and is one of the very few places that are open year-round.
MapWebsite • Phone: +30 2289 071361

4. Sakis Grill House – Mykonos Town • $

Diners sit at crowded outdoor tables at a souvlaki restaurant at night
Mykonos Town is full of fancy restaurants, but sometimes, all you crave is a huge gyro overflowing its pita bread with tzatziki, tomatoes, french fries, and onions, or a nicely grilled lamb or chicken souvlakia, served on greasy paper. This lively joint attracts mostly young night owls; during peak summer season, it’s open around the clock to cater to pre- and post-clubbing munchies.
MapWebsite • Phone: +30 2289 024848

5. Nikolas Taverna – Agia Anna Beach • $-$$

Diners sit at outdoor tables in the sand, under the shade of a large tree
On a small beach on the south coast (walking distance from Platys Gialos along a dirt path), this traditional taverna has been run by the same family for three generations. It’s an excellent place for a solid, hearty meal away from the frenetic action elsewhere on the island. Much of the fish is caught by the owner, Nikolas, and most of the meat dishes are prepared with meats from the family farm.
MapWebsite • Phone: +30 2289 025264

6. Koursaros – Mykonos Town • $$$$

Artfully presented seared tuna slices in a gray stone platter
Beautiful Mykonos Town restaurant focusing on seafood and sushi. Prices are steep here, but the romantic atmosphere, super fresh ingredients, and artful presentation make this stylish spot worth a splurge. Their excellent bar serves innovative cocktails to the beat of a nightly DJ, with low and non-alcoholic drinks also featured on the menu.
MapWebsite • Phone: +30 2289 078140

7. Koukoumi – Ano Mera • $$-$$$

A variety of artfully-prepared vegan dishes are arranged on a table
You don’t need to be a vegan to enjoy this excellent plant-based poolside restaurant at Mykonos’ first all-vegan hotel. The fine dining menu leans heavily on Mediterranean and Japanese influences, and includes items that range from seitan steak to vegan “sushi”, to wonderful dumplings and pasta dishes – plus a vegan-certified wine list.
MapWebsite • Phone: +30 2289 076317

8. Fokos Taverna – Fokos Beach • $$-$$$

Diners sitting at wooden tables under a thatched umbrella-type roof
Set between a grassy meadow and the soft sand of beautiful Fokos Beach, Fokos Taverna offers a traditional menu and friendly service in a serene and breezy atmosphere. Call a day ahead to reserve a table in high season, or be prepared for a wait – albeit on a beautiful beach. Its remote location is not accessible by bus, but it’s well worth the effort to get there via private vehicle.
MapWebsite • Phone: +30 6944 644343

9. Kostantis – Ornos • $$

Outdoor diners at a becahfront restaurant in Mykonos
Awesome location on the waterfront in Ornos. Delicious traditional Greek food, with a seafood-heavy menu. Friendly and happy, and popular with families. This might be one of the best beach restaurants in Greece.
MapWebsite • Phone: +30 2289 022837

10. Rizes – Ano Mera • $

Diners at outdoor tables in a rustic setting at night
Eating at this wonderful rustic restaurant, located on a traditional farmstead, is like time-traveling back to Old Mykonos. Enjoy roasted and oven baked vegetable or meat dishes, as well as homemade pies, salads and spreads – made with ingredients sourced on site. You can pair your meal with a guided farm tour, cooking class, or painting/pottery lesson; or participate in the seasonal grape or olive harvest if you’re traveling at the right time.
MapWebsite • Phone: +30 6944 220233

11. Jackie O’ – Super Paradise • $$$$

Diners  at a whitewashed stone terraced patio
Part of the best beach club on Mykonos, the amazing Jackie O’ restaurant offers serves up an exquisite gourmet fusion menu in a beautiful waterfront setting. It’s pricey but great fun to reserve a beach bed and spend the day here, eating at the restaurant for lunch or dinner, and capping the evening off with their nightly drag show and DJ sets.
MapWebsite • Phone: +30 6973 010981

12. Apaggio – Ornos Beach • $$

A short walk south of the bustling Ornos beach, this rustic two-story restaurant overlooks a bay filled with fishing boats. The kitchen focuses on traditional Greek dishes, many of them involving locally-caught fish and seafood. The grilled sardines and seared tuna are particularly popular with diners, but there are plenty of meaty dishes, such as moussaka and souvlaki as well. Great sunset views.
MapWebsite • Phone: +30 2289 024344

13. d’Angelo – Mykonos Town • $$-$$$

Outdoor tables on a cobbled dining terrace that includes a large tree
Wonderful Italian restaurant in Mykonos Town, located near the iconic windmills. Authentically-prepared pizzas, fresh pastas, and creamy risottos are the heavy-hitters on the menu, which also includes a variety of grilled meats and seafoods. Vegetarians and vegans are well catered to also, with an entirely separate (and delicious) vegan menu.
MapWebsite • Phone: +30 6945 431122

14. Nikos Gallop – Platis Gialos Beach • $$

White-painted restaurant with bouganvillia and a wooden sailboat out front
A short walk uphill from popular Platis Gialos Beach, this wonderfully hospitable restaurant serves superb fish and seafood dishes with strong Cretan influences. Try the salt-baked fish, big enough for two, or mussels steamed with wine. Service is attentive and the complimentary raki and dessert are a nice extra.
MapWebsite • Phone: +30 2289 024306

15. Avli tou Thodori – Platis Gialos Beach • $$-$$$

View over a Greek salad to a row of sunbeds on a sandy beach
One of the most popular restaurants overlooking one of Mykonos’ most popular beaches, family-owned Avli tou Thodori is a catch-all crowd-pleaser. The menu is a good mix of Greek and Mediterranean offerings, the service is excellent, and dishes such as lobster orzo, wonderfully fresh grilled fish, superb meze, and incredible baklava earn this place many return visits.
MapWebsite • Phone: +30 2289 078100

16. Krama – Mykonos Town • $$$$

Grilled meat artfully presented on a plate with a grain and green salad
Excellent and sophisticated Greek fine dining in Semeli Hotel. Michelin-awarded chef Ioannis Parikos offers a world-class menu that includes standouts like 12-hour lamb with celeriac puree and couscous, beetroot risotto, and Krama mushrooms – a mushroom ragout with poached egg, potato cream, and truffles. The 6-course tasting menu is an excellent value.
MapWebsite • Phone: +30 2289 028788

17. Kalosta – Panormos Beach • $$

Shaded table overlooking a sandy beach
The shaded terrace of this secluded restaurant overlooks the wide stretch of sand on the north coast. The food is traditional Mediterranean, and specialties include sea urchin spaghetti, eggplant imam, and hot and cold meze – particularly the grilled feta in filo pastry served with honey. Good for a tranquil meal, popular with beachgoers.
MapWebsite • Phone: +30 2289 078589

18. Kadena – Mykonos Town • $$

View across a plate of pastitsio to a cobbled plaza
On the waterfront of Mykonos Town, this is one of several restaurants on the left side of the Marina, near the tiny chapel with a blue dome. Its imaginative menu makes Kadena stand out from its neighbors: expect dishes like risotto with leeks, topped with local goat cheese and apaki (dried pork, Crete-style) and orzo pasta with seafood, as well as superlative versions of lamb, pork, and chicken gyros and Mykonian sausage. Kids are made to feel very welcome and waiters will insist you save room for dessert – on the house.
MapWebsite • Phone: +30 2289 029290

19. Kounelas Fish Tavern – Mykonos Town • $$

A man flips a fish on a hot grill
Steps from the waterfront, past a shop selling icons in a tiny alleyway, Kounelas serves predominantly seafood dishes in an enchanted garden setting. The linguine with cuttlefish ink, the orzo dishes, the mussel risotto and a smattering of traditional meat dishes are good, but the catch of the day, octopus and squid, cooked to order on a charcoal grill, is even better. Dinner only; reservations are a good idea due to limited seating.
MapWebsite • Phone: +30 2289 028220

20. Pepper – Mykonos Town • $

A souvlaki gyro wrap and a salad on a table set for lunch
With only a couple of tiny white tables outside this friendly souvlaki joint, and a few more tables inside, Pepper is perfect for a quick lunch or snack if you happen to be wandering through the tiny streets of Little Venice. It’s fast food with a difference: the chef uses only high-quality ingredients and everything is prepared fresh in the open kitchen right in front of you. The menu is short and sweet and their gyros and gourmet burgers are some of the best in town.
MapWebsite • Phone: +30 2289 027019

21. Indian Palace – Paradise Beach • $$

Stone exterior and wooden sign of an Indian restaurant in Mykons, Greece
Halfway between the Tropicana Beach Bar and Cavo Paradiso nightclub on Paradise Beach, the excellent curries, warm and fresh naan, and plenty of vegetarian dishes such as channa masala and dal makhani at Indian Palace (aka Jaipur Palace) provide a welcome, spicy change from Mykonos’ many Greek and Mediterranean restaurants. This is authentic Indian food, courtesy of a respected Indian chef from Athens, and it’s hugely popular with beachgoers and clubbers.
MapWebsite • Phone: +30 695 502 3488

22. Elia – Elia Beach • $$

Covered outdoor tables in the sand, on a beach
Sitting on the wide, sandy Elia Beach on Mykonos’ south coast, Elia is the only restaurant there, attached to the hotel of the same name. The large, airy and bright dining room is a stone’s throw from the sea, with catch-of-the-day and fresh seafood a specialty. It’s hard to go wrong with grilled squid or Aegean shrimps, orzo pasta with lobster or seafood linguine.
MapWebsite • Phone: +30 2289 071204

23. Buddha Bar – Ornos • $$$

View from a table overlooking a marina with boats bobbing in the waves
You have to walk through the grounds of the 5-star Santa Marina resort off Ornos Beach to reach this upscale bar/restaurant. With Buddha statues, water features, and great sea views from its terrace, Buddha Bar specializes in seafood, combining Japanese, Peruvian, Thai and Chinese influences. Dishes to look out for include seabass ceviche with aji amarillo, baked scorpion fish, signature Buddha Bar sushi rolls, and seared tuna tacos. Great cocktails, too. Reservations recommended.
MapWebsite • Phone: +30 2289 026570

24. Hippie Fish – Agios Ioannis Beach • $$$

Diners at outdoor tables shaded by sail-type awnings
On a small beach in the southwest corner of Mykonos (the bus from Mykonos Town stops in Ornos then continues a few more minutes to Agios Ioannis), Hippie Fish is a large, trendy indoor/outdoor beachfront restaurant and beach club with a thatched roof, sunbeds, and plenty of seafood offerings on the Greek/Mediterranean menu. Grilled catch-of-the-day, calamari stuffed with feta, and Aegean paella with seafood and Mykonos sausage are standout dishes.
MapWebsite • Phone: +30 2289 023547

25. Funky Kitchen – Mykonos Town • $$$

Artistically-presented greek salad on a round, slate platter
One of the island’s most creative fusion restaurants, Funky Kitchen’s open kitchen serves up Mediterranean dishes with a twist on a secluded outdoor terrace along a tiny street. Standout dishes include seared tuna with eggplant mousse, rack of lamb with cumin fava beans and octopus carpaccio with pink peppercorns. Their signature dessert, the appropriately named chocolate nirvana, is not to be missed. Evenings only; reservations suggested.
MapWebsite • Phone: +30 2289 027272

26. La Maison de Katrin – Mykonos Town • $$$$

Diners at an outdoor table in a cobbled Mykonos town alleyway
Traditional Greek meets French fine dining at this sweet spot tucked into a cozy corner in Mykonos Town. Try their coq au vin or seafood in saffron cream sauce, and you’ll see why they’ve been around for more than 50 years. Excellent wine list, too.
MapWebsite • Phone: +30 6971 977526

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    1. Santorini Dave The Hotel Expert

      A perfect, romantic night out would begin with sunset cocktails with a view at 180° Sunset Bar overlooking the Old Port, followed by a meal at Funky Kitchen in Chora.

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    1. Santorini Dave The Hotel Expert

      In Santorini every restaurant will be open in October. In Mykonos, nearly every restaurant will be open – with maybe a few on the beaches just starting to close.

  3. What Time Do People Eat Dinner in Mykonos

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    1. Santorini Dave The Hotel Expert

      8pm to 10pm will be the busiest time but you’ll find tables occupied from 6pm to midnight or even 1 or 2am.

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    Do many restaurants accept credit cards or is cash needed on this trip for meals and tips? We are traveling to Santorini and Mykonos and are wondering how much cash in Euros to bring for a 10-day trip.

    1. Santorini Dave The Hotel Expert

      Most Mykonos restaurants accept credit card but it’s always a good idea to have some cash on you. There are ATMs all over the place in both Mykonos and Santorini.

  5. Tipping in Mykonos

    How much is customary for tip on Mykonos? I’m seeing various answers online.

    1. Santorini Dave The Hotel Expert

      Yeah, it’s all over the place and no set standard but I’d recommend 10% to 20%. Tourist industry workers in Greece work long hours for fairly low wages. That said, Greeks generally don’t tip, so if you’re on a tight budget it will not be frowned upon if you don’t tip. Though different standards do sometimes apply to foreigners and at a very nice restaurant in Santorini or Mykonos they will likely expect something extra to be left.

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    1. Santorini Dave The Hotel Expert

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