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Mani Mani

  0.05 miles from Athens Studios 73 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Manimani strikes the perfect balance between sophistication and heartiness. — Fodor's

Discretely occupying the top storey of a 1930s house, this outfit takes its name from the Máni peninsula, but the food is in fact pan-Greek-mainland: meat, salads, mezédes, rare cheeses... — DK Eyewitness

A marked Peloponnesian tendency, what with sýnglino (streaky pork) and talagáni cheese from Messinía on the menu, but there’s a wide variety of mezédes, salads, pasta dishes and even some seafood. — Insight Guides

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Fresko Yogurt Bar

  0.2 miles from Athens Studios 68 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

After a hot and crowded visit to the breathtaking Acropolis, I enjoyed a wonderful treat of fresh Greek yogurt with my choice of unique toppings. — Afar Magazine

Delicious fresh Greek yoghurt is the base of all things here. — Lonely Planet

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Strofi

  0.26 miles from Athens Studios 76 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Despite the strong following among tourists, the renovated rooftop garden with dramatic views of the lighted Acropolis still attracts locals. — Fodor's

Serves standard Greek taverna fare (the mezedes and lamb and goat dishes are especially good here), but the view of the Acropolis is so terrific that everything seems to taste particularly good. — Frommer's

Book ahead for a Parthenon view from the rooftop of this exquisitely renovated townhouse. — Lonely Planet

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Daphne's

  0.26 miles from Athens Studios 78 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

If you are a famous foreigner, or like to imagine that people think you are, this is one of the places you'll eat in Athens. — Concierge

For many years, Daphne's has won rave reviews from almost every food critic. Its setting—an 1830s former residence with frescoes on the walls and a blissful garden—is one of ... — Frommer's

Discreet service and refined Mediterranean and Greek dishes help make Daphne's one of the most exclusive destinations in Plaka. — Fodor's

Daphne's serves such specialties as fried prawns with toasted almonds, and rabbit stew with Mavrodaphne (sweet wine) sauce. — Travel + Leisure

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Ta Bakaliarakia tou Damigou

  0.32 miles from Athens Studios 73 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Open since 1865 and tucked away in a basement, this place has dour service, but the old-fashioned style (hefty barrels in the back room filled with the family’s home vintages, including... — Rough Guide

The delicious skordalia (garlic sauce) is equally good with cod, eggplant, fresh tomatoes, the crispy fried potatoes, a hunk of bread, and so on. — Frommer's

The last surviving basement joint in the area, O Damigos has decor that seemingly hasn’t changed since the place was founded in 1865. The barrels here actually contain good retsina, and... — DK Eyewitness

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Trattoria Plaka

  0.33 miles from Athens Studios 66 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

So many tasty looking cafes in the Plaka. So easy to pick one though. Just scan for the ones full of locals drinking a beer, smoking and talking. So many tasty looking cafes in the... — Afar Magazine

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Vyzantino Taverna

  0.35 miles from Athens Studios 68 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Vyzantino is directly on Plaka's main square—great for a good, reasonably priced bite to eat in the center of all the action — Fodor's

It’s touristy in the extreme, but despite the touts, it is the best of the restaurants around Plateia Filomousou Eterias. Choose from the daily specials. — Lonely Planet

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Dionysos Zonar's

  0.37 miles from Athens Studios 76 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This all-day restaurant has great traditional fare (including the best moussaka we have had in a long time), as well as contemporary choices, including a wonderful risotto with cheese. — Frommer's

This upmarket patisserie's unbeatable location opposite the Herodes Atticus Theatre is somewhat spoilt by being right above the main Acropolis coach park, and by the eye-watering prices.... — Rough Guide

Location, location, location used to be the catchphrase that best summed up the raison d'être of this famously historic restaurant. — Fodor's

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O Glykis

  0.37 miles from Athens Studios 68 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

A secluded corner under shaded trees just off busy Kydhathinéon, frequented by a young Greek crowd, with a mouthwatering array of sweets, as well as appetizer plates. — Rough Guide

In a quiet corner of Plaka, this low-key mezedhopoleio with a shady courtyard is mostly frequented by students and locals. — Lonely Planet

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The Old Tavern of Psarras

  0.39 miles from Athens Studios 76 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The “Fisherman’s Taverna” is a large, classic Greek taverna set in a restored old mansion with plenty of tables outside, on a tree-shaded and bougainvillea- draped pedestrian crossroads.... — Rough Guide

This rustic tavern dates back to 1898 and is found on a side street near The Acropolis. Various dining rooms and terraces are spread across 3 different houses. Simply prepared local... — Michelin Guide

Founded way back in 1898, this is one of the few remaining Plaka tavernas serving reliably good food as well as having the obligatory mulberry-shaded terrace. — Fodor's

One of the few remaining places in the Plaka that remains a cut above its tourist-trap neighbors, this spot is tucked away in a quiet corner under blooming mulberry trees. — Frommer's

Away from the main hustle of Plaka, this taverna is a cut above the rest and fills tables cascading across the street. — Lonely Planet

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Edodi

  0.44 miles from Athens Studios 70 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The winner of several national awards, this intimate, eight-table restaurant on the upper floor of a Neo-Classical house is tucked away in a quiet part of town. — DK Eyewitness

Some say this is the finest restaurant in Athens, and if you want to splurge on exquisitely elaborate creations in an almost theatrical atmosphere, this is the place. — Rough Guide

Bajazzo—the restaurant that introduced Athenians to haute cuisine—is no more, but when it closed in 1999, several top staffers decided to open an intimate, candlelit dining room (with... — Fodor's

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Taverna Platanos

  0.45 miles from Athens Studios 78 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

A long-established taverna, with outdoor summer seating in a quiet square under the plane tree from which it takes its name. — Rough Guide

Taking its name from the plátanos (plane) tree outside, this 1932-founded taverna showcases meat-based stews and laderá (cooked vegetable dishes) in its repertoire. — DK Eyewitness

Set on a picturesque pedestrianized square, this is one of the oldest tavernas in Plaka (established 1932). — Fodor's

Indoors, the walls are decorated with great old black and white photos and outside, tables spread beneath a shady plane tree (platanos means plane tree). — Frommer's

Platanos is just what you want when you set out to eat unpretentious, grilled, and unreconstructed Greek dishes (try the lamb with artichoke, and the eggplant salad). — Concierge

KLIMATARIA

  0.45 miles from Athens Studios 68 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Within walking distance of the Acropolis, Klimataria is in a prime location. — DK Eyewitness

Friendly, old-fashioned taverna serving ample portions of traditional fare at reasonable prices. — Rough Guide

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Dioskouri

  0.47 miles from Athens Studios 71 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Ideal for its view of the Acropolis, Agora, and Temple of Hephaestus (not to mention its excellent people-watching), Dioskouri has been serving tasty mezedes at affordable prices for many years. — Frommer's

A landmark cafe sitting virtually over the railway line. — Lonely Planet

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Paradosiako

  0.48 miles from Athens Studios 73 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

For great traditional fare, you can’t beat this inconspicuous, no-frills taverna on the periphery of Plaka. — Lonely Planet

Off the fringes of Plaka, removed from the tourist traps, is this great little place offering traditional fare (its name translates to "traditional"). — Frommer's

Small place on a busy street serving unpretentious, reasonably priced, fresh Greek food. Just three or four tables on the pavement, and a similar number inside. — Rough Guide

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Mono Restaurant

  0.51 miles from Athens Studios 68 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Don’t let the name scare you off. If the low-quality tourist options in Plaka just aren’t cutting it anymore, head down the small P. Benizelou to dine in this gem. Modern and sleek, with... — Let's Go

This swishy taverna, on the outskirts of Plaka near the cathedral, is one of the new breed of restaurants serving refined contemporary Greek cuisine. — Lonely Planet

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Avocado

  0.51 miles from Athens Studios 73 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

You know what’s great? Vegetables. A new vegetarian restaurant on a quiet street near Syntagma Sq., Avocado is the cool, hip place to go for delicious vegetarian meals. With a young... — Let's Go

For such a tiny spot in a narrow street just off the Greek Parliament building, small but stylish Avocado has many devoted fans. — Fodor's

This excellent, popular cafe offers a full array of vegan, gluten-free and organic treats – a rarity in Greece. — Lonely Planet

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O Kostas

  0.56 miles from Athens Studios 68 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

On a pleasant square opposite Agia Irini church, this old-style virtual hole-in-the wall joint churns out tasty souvlaki and kebabs, with its signature spicy tomato sauce. — Lonely Planet

Souvlaki is one of the surest signs that someone out there loves us. Warm pita bread, tender meat, fresh tomatoes, and French fries—it’s the Elysian Fields in your mouth. A popular Greek... — Let's Go

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Furin Kazan

  0.56 miles from Athens Studios 71 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Busy Japanese restaurant – popular at lunch – with sushi, sashimi and yakisoba at reason- able prices. Other Japanese and Asian restaurants are nearby. — Rough Guide

Furin Kazan is continuously swarming with a mostly Japanese clientele -- a sure stamp of approval. — Frommer's

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Athinaikon Restaurant

  0.58 miles from Athens Studios 75 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Choose among classic specialties at this old-fashioned mezedopoleio founded in 1932: grilled octopus, shrimp croquettes with white sauce, broad beans simmered in thick tomato sauce, fresh... — Fodor's

You can stick to appetizers (technically, this is an ouzeri) or have a full meal. — Frommer's

Long-established, old-fashioned mezedhopolío with a huge variety of good-sized, mid-priced mezédhes: seafood – such as shrimp croquettes and mussels simmered with cheese and peppers – is a speciality. — Rough Guide

This busy ouzerí was established in 1932 but moved here in the early 1990s. It is renowned for its good service, marble tables and fresh seafood mezédes like mussels saganáki, paella... — DK Eyewitness

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