Nyx, inventive Japanese cuisine in Athens
Holding court atop the stylish Academias boutique hotel in the center of city, expect elegant Japanese fusion dishes and expertly blended cocktails at NYX. Revel in unencumbered views of the Acropolis, as melodic deep house music plays the soundtrack for an Athenian great night out, Elena Panayides notes.
Flavour factor: Japanese-influenced cuisine that dances on your tongues with stand-out dishes including an artistic Seabass Ceviche with passion fruit, onion, coriander, jalapeno, shiso, and cracker tapioca. An inventive Beef Gyoza with kimchi, shiitake mushrooms, corn and 24 month-old dry aged parmesan cream, offering a comforting swirl of salty, sweet and umami flavours.
The luxurious sushi bar serves up exquisitely fresh signature rolls, sashimi and nigiri served up on a beautiful Asian vessel floating on a sea of ice, exotic flowers and fruits. The complex and deep flavours created by the chef carry through to the hearty Rib Eye Black Angus with King oyster mushroom, pak choi, parsnip purée and spicy beef sauce.
Bar barometer: The mixologists have also got their A-game on, flaunting signature cocktails and new libations of which the Kimonō with Bijito Junmai sake yuzu, Tears of Negroni with Skinos mastic liqueur and blended Vermouth will have you calling ‘Kanpai’ (cheers) for another round.
Insider Tip: This is no place for the already-sated. Come thirsty and with an appetite! You might want to wear sensible shoes to walk off the calories post- dinner.
Address: 38 Akadimias Str. & Omirou Str.
Tel.: +30 210 3670000
Open: 7 days a week 18:00pm until late