So, let's take a ride around the globe, tasting some of the best dishes of the world's cuisine in these prominent Mykonian restaurants.
Opened just a few months ago (July 2015), Ling Ling is fast becoming a trend-setter, offering a new experience from the internationally established Hakkasan Group. Inspired by the izakaya concept (evolving drinking to dinning to dancing) the establishment's patrons are encouraged to discover creative cantonese dishes, while enjoying a long list of innovative cocktails and listening to an eclectic sun-infused soundtrack. You may choose between the open-air restaurant space, the bar or the private dinning lounge to order your cocktail and selection of two limited edition menus: the fish & seafood menu and the meat & seafood menu.
Cuisine: Chinese with a side of French
Highlight dish: Scallop stir-fry with XO sauce
Location: Philipi Street, Chora
Telephone: +30 22890 22515
Originally introduced as an Argentinean steak-house, Uno Con Carne has been relaunched as a steak & oyster bar and remains one of the best fine-dining spots in Mykonos. It is the place where you can enjoy original Black Angus ribeyes and fillets, chateaubriands or picanjas, accompanied by delicious salads and enriched with top quality seafood and sushi from fresh local ingredients. Their world- class wine line gives the final touch, for a cozy, stylish and classy night out, underneath the two magnificent palm trees that decorate its yard.
Cuisine: Spanish inspired with a side of sushi
Highlight dish: 45-day-matured T-Bone steak & Oysters with bacon, spinach and parmesan
Location: Panachra, Chora
Telephone: +30 22890 24020
A true Mecca for the foodies in Athens, Jaipur Palace (www.jaipur-palace.gr) extended its unique franchise in Mykonos to cater for the Indian food lovers. Decorated with the most vibrantly magnificent colors and shapes (the furniture come all the way from India, some of them even having adorned real-life maharaja palaces...!), eminating sweet scents and traditional music, this restaurant is as authentic as can be. The guests can enjoy their meal in the specialty designed garden or in one of the sef-catered rooms, while the open kitchen offers a glimpse into the whole food preparation ritual, with every spice bean sauted daily in fresh butter better to bring out its fullest flavor.
Cuisine: Indian pure and simple
Highlight dish: Murgh Tikka Masala
Location: Paradise beach
Telephone: +30 22890 78044
If you walk around Mykonos' Chora, you won't be able to miss it. And if you are an Italian food lover, you won't be able to resist it! Pasta Fresca Barkia (www.pastafrescabarkia.com is located right in the heart of town, next to the old harbor and Little Venice. Operating since 1978 in a 3-storey traditional house, this is the place to taste authentic Italian pasta and pizza, handmade in the premises daily. Be careful not to leave your food get cold, carried away by the pizza-man's spectacular tricks... If handmade pasta really is your thing, there is a free pasta making show on display every day after 18:00!
Cuisine: Italian with a side of Greek
Highlight dish: Crabmeat tortelacci in butter sauce
Location: Barkia neighbourhood, Chora
Telephone: +30 22890 22563
A true siamese cuisine connoisseur, award winning chef Yorgos Venieris ingeniously placed Mr Pug (www.mrpug.gr) on a small, quiet terrace in the outskirts of Chora. This way you enjoy your meal together with a dreamy sunset view over the Aegean. The space's style reads elegant and exotic, with a sui-generis feel – some of the tables are even made out of old doors! The service is friendy and efficient and the menu will take you on a trip to the Far East.
Cuisine: Siamese with a side of Royal Thailand
Highlight dish: Rice leaf rolls with foie gras & lychee
Location: New Peripheral Road, Chora
Telephone: +30 22890 77771
Colorfull and fun, this has been one of the most recommended places in Mykonos over the last decade. Appaloosa (www.appaloosa-mykonos.com) takes its name from a rare and beautiful horse breed from Mexico, but its flavors extend further than Latin America to the other side of the globe. It is arguably the best kept ethnic food and cocktail spot in Chora, offering a large variety of tex-mex and Asian dishes, such as guacamole, grilled tostadas, massi rice, samosas, grilled meats and gorgeous, homemade desserts.
Cuisine: Mexican with a side of Indian, Indonesian and Moroccan
Highlight dish: Nachos and burritos with homemade chili
Location: Goumenio, Chora
Telephone: +30 22890 27086
The most recent addition to the world-renowned Nobu restaurants by the famous culinary legend of the same name, Matsushisa (www.belvederehotel.com/nobu-matsuhisa- mykonos) offers a high-end japanese experience in Mykonos. Its creator, classicaly trained chef Nobu Matsuhisa introduced a unique cuisine, combining traditional japanese techniques with Latin America ingredients, first noticed by Robert DeNiro in Beverly Hills' Nobu. In the Mykonos branch, guests may enjoy their sushi or sashimi infused with local produce and paired with one of the 350 available wine labels, while lounging at the poolside terrace.
Cuisine: Japanese with a side of... freshness
Highlight dish: Black Cod Yazu Miso
Location: School of Fine Arts Destrict, Chora
Telephone: +30 22890 25122
Introducing the internationally popular trend of combining quality meat with fresh sea food (surf & turf), Inyama (www.iniyama.gr) is the latest addition to the Food Fund International family, in collaboration with famous Greek chef Ettore Botrini. Its menu includes interesting appetisers, creatively combining traditional Greek dishes with local fresh flavors, its 'turf' consists of 150-day-matured beef cuts imported all the way from Australia and New Zealand (!), its 'surf' smells of the Aegean and its desserts are simply to die for!
Cuisine: Surf & Turf with a side of... Down Under
Highlight dish: Sword fish fillet with cous-cous and ratatouille
Location: Agia Moni Square, Chora
Telephone: +30 22890 25851