Sink your teeth into the city’s best Greek cuisine
Shanghai Daily’s international cuisine series continues with a stop in Greece, a country famed for its tasty Mediterranean fare. Zhang Yang and Wang Xinzhou have selected two local restaurants where you can enjoy authentic Greek dishes.
Milos Greek Taverna is a great place to experience Greek gastronomy and hospitality right in the heart of Shanghai. Located on Yueyang Road, the restaurant presents traditional Greek fare with a contemporary twist.
Milos’s new menu focuses on Greek-style seafood prepared with fresh ingredients, herbs and Greek extra virgin olive oil. Monk fish fillet in spicy fennel sauce with spinach is a must-try.
Milos opened in Shanghai in 2006 and has found favor among both Chinese and Western diners. It now has two outlets, one on Yuyang Road that focuses on seafood and one at 3338 Hongmei Road that specializes in grilled dishes. At both locations, a soothing blue-and-white décor will remind guests of the blue Aegean Sea and the sun-kissed Cycladic islands.
Lefteris Kottoras, chef of Milos Greek Taverna
Lefteris Kottoras, 34, is in charge of the two restaurants. The chef has 15 years of cooking experience and began honing his culinary skills with his mother at an early age. Spinach pie with feta cheese is his mother’s signature dish.
Mythos, a four-story Mediterranean-style establishment located in the Cool Docks, provides an elegant dining environment. Sitting on the terrace, diners can enjoy views of Huangpu River and Lujiazui. The restaurant is adorned in classic white and blue hues, and its ceiling is painted like a starry sky. The biggest hall can hold more than 100 people, making it perfect for parties.
The restaurant offers a selection of Greek items mixed with other Mediterranean and Europeaninspired dishes. Moussaka is a good choice for main course. Made with feta cheese, it has a creamy texture and strong flavor popular among cheese lovers. Another recommended dish is the seafood platter. Filled with cod, prawns and scallops, the platter is fresh and generous, and served with a side dish of mashed potatoes.
Afternoon tea is also available. Tiramisu and cheese cake are popular choices, although you can also try a set menu of fruits and assorted cakes. For those craving stronger refreshment, we recommend the Mythos cocktail.