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Chandakos 81 | Leoforos Sofokli Venizelou, Heraklion, Crete 713 02, Greece
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+30 281 022 5009
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12:30 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 12:30 - 01:00
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Thank Simnesa
Surbiton, United Kingdom
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476 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 was one Cretan restaurant that provided it) only to find ourselves in a room with... More 

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Thank Chris F
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Thank Michael S
parasies p, Διευθυντής at Parasties Urban Kitchen, responded to this review

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! More 

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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 chef

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Thank Fabrizio B
parasies p, Διευθυντής at Parasties Urban Kitchen, responded to this review

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! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 did the job for me. A rather dear dish at 20 euros which wasn't tasty.... More 

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Thank polygnosi
parasies p, Διευθυντής at Parasties Urban Kitchen, responded to this review

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. As for the food, we rarely have complains for it, so we take it very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Parasties offers you the traditional dishes that you can order everywhere on Crete, but brought to perfection. The atmosphere is relaxed, the staff friendly and the interior design stylish.

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Thank Axel T
parasies p, Διευθυντής at Parasties Urban Kitchen, responded to this review

This is what make us special, we always try to make perfect dishes for you, nothing less! We would like to thank you for your comment and hopefully, we will see you again! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

The meal itself was pretty good, even for "local' standards, and some of the dishes would really take me back there more often... Unfortunately, the service (brought us 'slightly different' salad, explained a couple of things wrong, forgot to bring us one dish) didn't add up to what would have otherwise been a really good meal. 4 stars for the... More 

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parasies p, Διευθυντής at Parasties Urban Kitchen, responded to this review

Dear Customer, We would like to thank you for your comment, is is really important for us. We apologise for the misunderstanding with our service and we would like to see you again so you can enjoy our tasteful dishes one more time! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent meat place with very good knowledge on the types of meat. The best T-bone I ever had! Very clean and well organized place. Probably one (or two) of its kind in the whole island.

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Thank Yannis K
parasies p, Διευθυντής at Parasties Urban Kitchen, responded to this review

Wow! We are so grateful for your kind words! We hope to see you again! More 

Milan, Lombardia, Italy
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

I've been in this restaurant three times, in three different locations. They moved over time from a small corner in a square, to a bigger place in the same square, to the final, more appealing, venue few months ago. They are good at traditional dishes and with meat over the grill. They have a good selection of wines, with good... More 

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Thank Marco O
parasies p, Διευθυντής at Parasties Urban Kitchen, responded to this review

It's really important that our customers know our history! We really appreciate your kind words and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Munich, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Good food and nice service in the centre of Heraklion close to the water. We can recommend this restaurant!

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Thank Kreuzband-Tom
parasies p, Διευθυντής at Parasties Urban Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We hope to see you again! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$32
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 01:00
Monday
12:30 - 01:00
Tuesday
12:30 - 01:00
Wednesday
12:30 - 01:00
Thursday
12:30 - 01:00
Friday
12:30 - 01:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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