Koutsounari Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Koutsounari

December 7, 2017 Randal Brittian

Discover the best restaurant in Koutsounari, Greece including Restaurant Zorbas, Stratos, Gorgona, Napoleon, Levante Restaurant Fish tavern, The River Restaurant, Taverna Katerina, Pelagos Sea Side Restaurant, Klio, Kapilio
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1. Restaurant Zorbas

55 Markopoulou Dim. | 72200 Ierapetra, Ierapetra, Crete 722 00, Greece Delivery, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +30 2842 028542
Excellent
51%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 376 reviews

Restaurant Zorbas

Very nice location, next to the sea

Reviewed By molly215 - Auckland, New Zealand

We have had dinner here several times and it has been excellent....delicious food,plentiful amounts served and friendly staff.....great wine and cocktails!!!!

2. Stratos

Kalamokanias Beach | Kalamokanias Beach, Makry-Gialos, Crete 720 55, Greece Takeout, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards International, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner HK$55 - HK$86 +30 2843 052357
Excellent
78%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 245 reviews

Stratos

Located on a very quiet beach front, west of the harbour of Makry Gialos. A five minute walk from the harbour. Closed on Mondays. Inside and outside Seating, table service and bar service. We are a full service Restaurant.

Reviewed By Bente S - Oslo, Norway

We are the kind of people who keep coming back to the same places. "Why change a winning team", is our motto! And so far this restaurant has "delivered" every time around. They have excellent food. The chef is a greek macedonian, who have travelled the world, so he has an interesting international flavour to everything he makes. You may call it "crossover", even though it's base is definately greek. If you travel a lot to Greece, we can get a little fed up of moussakas, gyros, souvlakis and french fries. We can even get fed up of greek salad and tzaziki, believe it or not. That is why the restaurant Stratos, is a very welcoming place to eat, because here you can have something different, but still have all the greek food, if that is what you prefer. And his wife, Dolores, originally irish, alway supervises everything and makes sure you don,t miss anything. Oh, and did I say that the place is situated in a beautiful beach, over a small hill from the harbour of the village of Makrygialos! It is a beautiful and quiet spot to enjoy a meal cooked to perfection! Thank you so much, Dolores and Van, for all the good food and great company, even though I probably have to spend the autumn to get rid of the extra kiloes!

3. Gorgona

12 Stratigou Samouil, Ierapetra, Crete 722 00, Greece Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner HK$55 - HK$141 +30 2842 026619
Excellent
40%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
4%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 194 reviews

Gorgona

Good place to eat fresh fish

Reviewed By travellingkids1315 - Dublin, Ireland

Excellent authentic Greek food, very reasonable prices and great service. Staff were also very friendly and gave complimentary fruits and raki at the end of the meal.

4. Napoleon

26 Stratigou Samouil, Ierapetra, Crete 722 00, Greece Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +30 2842 022410
Excellent
49%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 216 reviews

Napoleon

Reviewed By JWBayton - Brighton, United Kingdom

Popped here for dinner one day, host is very welcoming and entertaining.
Good good quality, tasty and fast. Restaurant was very busy by 9 so book if there is a group of you.
Moussaka was tasty as was the meat dishes we samples. Also saganki prawns were tasty and generous portions.

5. Levante Restaurant Fish tavern

38 Stratigou Samouil, Ierapetra, Crete 722 00, Greece Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner HK$94 - HK$141 +30 2842 080585
Excellent
54%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 299 reviews

Levante Restaurant Fish tavern

The tavern we own was established by the Frangiadaki family in 1936. Since then our aim is to preserve the Cretan cousine. We continue in a friendly family environment, next to the seafrornt of Ierapetra to serve original local Cretan products and traditional tastes adapted to the modern way of nutrtion.<br>Our aim is to make the sense of taste we offer unforgettable. If you intend to travel to Ierapetra we are waiting to offer you hospitality and original Cretan tastes in a way that only the Cretan people know.<br>Follow Us!<br>Facebook Tripadvisor

Reviewed By s_bighead - Brasilia, DF

Me and my wife came to this restaurant by following the reviews at Trip Advisor, and for our pleasure, it was all worth! We loved the food, actually it's been quite a while since our last visit, but I took a photo of a dish that impressed me a lot: it tasted like a kind of cheese, so I asked the waiter, what this sauce is about and he told me it was fish's egg! On the picture, is a pink sauce, if you have a chance, try it! It's delicious!
I can't remember what else I had ordered, but I am sure it was all pretty delicious and the dishes were more than enough for two persons.
And finally last but not least, I can not left aside: we were very fond of the staff who attended and served us!
Sure it was really nice time and I definitely recommend it!

6. The River Restaurant

Agia Fotia Seaside, Agia Fotia, Ierapetra, Crete 722 00, Greece Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner HK$110 - HK$157 +30 2842 061557
Excellent
78%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 203 reviews

The River Restaurant

Authentic Cretan Cuisine - Authentic Cretan Diet & Daily Fresh Fishes & Seafood Discover the other side of Cretan gastronomy at the southernmost town in Europe...Ierapetra ! Social Media Hashtag: #The_River_Restaurant

Reviewed By littlemag1 - London, United Kingdom

Went to dine here today with husband and 2 kids - a lovely restaurant and excellent value for money. Ate mountain of zucchini balls (delicious) amazing octopus in wine sauce, large plate of calamari and both pork and chicken kebab skewers (both come with chips) and had wine and beer and it came to €32!! Food was delicious and service good. No baby highchair but he stacked 2 chairs together and that sorted our 3-year old out and we held the baby. Really recommend this place if you're anywhere near Agia Fotia (it's also only 2 mins walk from the beach) it was a lovely meal.

7. Taverna Katerina

Ierapetra | Ferma, Ferma, Ierapetra, Crete 722 00, Greece Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$31 - HK$78 +30 2842 061408
Excellent
67%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 111 reviews

Taverna Katerina

Reviewed By freechildLondon - London

We were staying in a hotel nearby and on the last night we decided to try one of the restaurants on the way back from Ierapetra. They all looked a bit gloomy and empty, so I picked this one as it had a nicer entrance. Once inside we gladly discovered that there were 4-5 tables full. We ordered a few starters to share and a main and they were excellent, certainly the dolmatas and the zucchini balls, but especially the chicken soufflaki. All washed down with a Raki, it was a very nice experience. Pity it was the last night, I would have gone back.

8. Pelagos Sea Side Restaurant

Coriva Beach Hotel, Koutsounari, Ierapetra, Crete 72200, Greece Takeout, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Cafe, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Late Night HK$94 - HK$243 +30 2842 061263
Excellent
81%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 267 reviews

Pelagos Sea Side Restaurant

Situated directly on the beach, our taverna "Pelagos" awaits you and welcomes you. Our guests can enjoy Cretan home-made specialties that we prepare with great care while enjoying the view of the Libyan Sea. Our cooking is based on Cretan traditional flavors…a few of the dishes we serve are local meat dishes either grilled or cooked in our special wood-lit oven. Also rice-stuffed onions, chicken in wine sauce, squid with fennel, cheese pies, pies filled with wild greens, snail dishes, goat’s meat with artichokes, octopus with green peppers…and many other amazing dishes. You will also find fresh fish cooked in a variety of ways. All dishes are cooked with virgin olive oil of our own produce, accompanied by our home-made bread baked in our fire-lit oven. Also enjoy bottled wines or wines we produce ourselves, or our own raki. For dessert we recommend orange cake, walnut cake or fruit preserves that we prepare ourselves. Taste this big array of delicious and authentic traditional dishes in a warm and friendly environment. Let ‘s not forget : "Cretan cuisine means longevity"! (We are open from MAY to OCTOBER)

Reviewed By HarisThes - Thessaloniki

Amazing ambiance , food to dye for and service very discreet polite and efficient yet . We wanted to try everything and we were amazed of the ingredients combination that made food that we would skip to taste so good.The chef that night was in a competition that she won in Israel and still food was divine .Greek (cretan ) food on its best .Cudos

9. Klio

Livadia, Ierapetra, Crete 722 00, Greece Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$118 - HK$165 +30 2842 028420
Excellent
68%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 73 reviews

Klio

Reviewed By paul m - Hornchurch, United Kingdom

The food was very basic and the wrong food came out. Ended up in a heated debate with the staff. They refunded one meal. Lovely setting for a drink

10. Kapilio

Monastiraki Ierapetra, Ierapetra, Crete 722 00, Greece Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Dinner, Drinks, Lunch HK$94 - HK$243 +30 2842 093320
Excellent
89%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 88 reviews

Kapilio

Reviewed By auteur - Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Located in a very nice village, Kapilio offers homemade food in a relaxed atmosphere. Owners are very nice and prices cheap.

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