Mykonos Travel Guide: Where to Eat

By Greek island standards, Mykonos is posh and that means it truly has world-class restaurants. Think late dinners, beautiful people and lots of cocktails in swanky restaurants. We really had a very hard time narrowing down where to eat each night, because each place sounded better than the next. But, alas, we chose wisely. Here’s your guide on where to eat in Mykonos. All require reservations, and keep in mind that people eat late in Mykonos, so a 10 p.m. reservation is ideal:

Kalita:

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In the center of Mykonos town, is Kalita, which means “Good night” in Greek. Well, any night eating at Kalita is definitely a good one, as the food is delicious and the service is top notch.

We were treated to the most delicious meal, al fresco under the stars in Mykonos. And while we planned on having a “light” meal, the menu was just too amazing not to try a bunch of different dishes. While I became borderline obsessed with Greek salads during our trip, we opted to share Kalita’s Wild Green’s salad, which came with rusk, crispy prosciutto, goat cheese and carmelized walnuts. This may be the best thing I’ve ever eaten. It was so flavorful and light that I could have eaten it forever. We also split their moussaka, which became a favorite of ours throughout our trip. We loved that the moussaka at Kalita was a deconstructed one, presented beautifully and elevated to another level. Unlike traditional moussaka which can be very heavy, this one was light, but super flavorful, meaning we could go dancing after dinner without a problem.

For our mains, I had Beef Ragout with “Xinomavro” wine, smoked eggplant puree & yogurt mousse. I can’t even describe how tasty this was. The portion was giant, so I couldn’t even come close to finishing it despite trying really, really hard to. I loved the braised beef that was so tender you didn’t even need a knife to cut it which I dipped into the eggplant spread. My friend had the Pasticio, which were pasta shells stuffed with meat and veggies. The portion was also giant.

We didn’t have room for dessert, but had some amazing cocktails. The bartender at Kalita is a pro, and we described what kind of drink we were looking for and he turned out some amazing cocktails. I would put Kalita at the top of my list when visiting Mykonos.

Ling Ling by Hakkasan

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I really love Hakkasan and have gone to the one in London and New York quite a few times, so it was nice to find one in Mykonos town that was a great, hip place to eat dinner and sip on cocktails before heading out. The whole vibe of Ling Ling is to carry you from drinking to dining to dancing in one sitting and they even have a great DJ spinning in the background to strum up the party vibes.

We had a really late dinner at Ling Ling, arriving around 11:30, so we carried on our buzz from Nammos at Ling Ling ordering martinis at the bar before sitting down for dinner at a long table for 12 with some friends we met the night before.

We ordered family style and pretty much sampled most of the menu. The highlights were the dim dum, duck salad and the many, many desserts we tried.

Sea Satin Market

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This restaurant that overlooks Mykonos’ famous windmills has become a favorite of celebrities. (Want to be entertained? Google “Lindsay Lohan Sea Satin Market.”

It is outdoor dining in a beautiful place. It also has remarkable views of the sunset, although we arrived way past sunset thanks to day drinking. Sea Satin market is best known for its fresh fish. I had the shrimp saganaki, which was very good.

Later at night the music picks up and it becomes a dinner dance party.

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