The summer holidays are well and truly here and one of the most popular destinations this year is Greece and the Greek Islands. With crystal clear seas, stunning views, a rich history and amazing food, it is no wonder people are flocking there.
And as Dubai is a melting pot of different nationalities, home to a host of restaurants catering to every taste and cuisine, you do not have to travel to experience the food of different countries, and Greek food is no different.
The food from this Mediterranean paradise has become increasingly popular in Dubai with a wide choice of places to try out whether you have a craving for moussaka, souvlaki, taramasalata or gyros.
Looking for your Greek food fix? Then look no further than your pick of some of Dubai's best options.
Avli by tashas
Michelin Guide-listed restaurant, Avli by tashas at Dubai International Financial Centre puts a modern spin on soulful Greek cuisine and serves a wide range of dishes from salads, mezze, vegan meals, seafood and meat, which are created and plated in a stunning way that shines with the creativity of the chef. Some of the dishes on the menu include tiger prawns, lamb chops, seafood platter, lobster pasta, Greek Caesar salad and more.
Popularly known in Dubai as the restaurant for the Greek tradition of smashing plates and enjoying Zorba dancing, Opa, located at Fairmont Dubai, is a great place for amazing Greek cuisine and to celebrate the Greek culture. Starting as a restaurant in a little town in Greece, on visiting Dubai and seeing its vibrant city life, Opa was opened in Dubai and is now home to dishes including beef carpaccio, calamari, lamb kebab, goat's feta and roasted fig peinirli, Opa moussaka and more.
OPSO Dubai at The Dubai Mall provides an amazing Mediterranean and Greek experience. Located on the second floor of the mall, the restaurant was first opened in the Marylebone district in London before expanding and bringing visitors a modern take on the cuisine to Dubai. Delight in delicious dishes including skordalia, duck salad, lemon oregano chicken, mixed grill, sous vide salmon fillet, portokalopita and more. Make your morning great with a scrumptious breakfast at the restaurant with the Opso benedict, potato rosti, eggs and chips and more.
Started out of a collaboration between Evgeny Kuzin and Chef Izu Ani, Gaia Dubai at Dubai International Financial Centre brings a lovely modern and elegant take on Mediterranean Greek cuisine for diners to unwind and enjoy a delicious meal with friends and family. Tuck into delicious dishes from the Michelin Guide-listed restaurant including lobster salad, prawn saganaki, baked ala speciota, lamb cutlets, roasted chicken, black truffle pasta and more. Also enjoy a special Chef's Table experience, which offers a private dining area along with some of the best dishes the restaurant has to offer.
Celebrate Greek Night, every night at C Restaurant! Located on Sheikh Zayed Road, the restaurant is the perfect spot to enjoy delicious Mediterranean food, with a great fine dining experience. The restaurant is home to a temperature-controlled terrace to enjoy the stunning views of Dubai while tucking into amazing dishes including Mediterranean soup, Greek Moussaka, spicy fish, chicken pesto, grilled octopus, lobster thermador and more. Enjoy the celebration of Greek culture with plate smashing, live music and amazing live performances.
Eat Greek Kouzina
Delight in delicious Greek food at Eat Greek Kouzina. With three branches around Dubai at Mall of the Emirates, The Beach JBR and a recently opened branch at Dubai Hills Mall, the restaurant makes it easy to enjoy Greek food whenever you want it, without having to travel far. Tuck into Mediterranean and authentic Greek food with dishes including Greek mezze platter, baked barrel-aged feta cheese, moussaka burger, lamb pita, lamb chops, mixed grill, loukoumades and more.
Mythos Kouzina and Grill
Located at Cluster P, JLT, the award-winning restaurant Mythos is known for bringing tasty authentic Greek food to the table. Enjoy a journey to Santorini with the stunning interiors and an amazing menu worth coming back again for with dishes including baked feta, keftedakia, fried calamari, Santorini salad, chicken souvlaki skewers, spring chicken, lamb pilafi and more.
Taverna Greek Kitchen
Delight in delicious Greek cuisine at Taverna Greek Kitchen, located in Souk Madinat Jumeirah, while enjoying the stunning view of the waterfront promenade. The newest addition to Souk Madinat Jumeirah, the restaurant is a great place to dine at, with rustic settings and a cosy ambience. Enjoy a wide range of scrumptious dishes ranging from spinach pie salad, kadaifi prawns, fish fillet in clay, bifteki, slow roasted lamb shoulder, Greek yoghurt pavlova, loukoumades and more.