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If I could call one rooftop restaurant my favourite in Athens, then this would easily be Hilton Galaxy Bar & Restaurant. It is already famous worldwide for its amazing signature cocktails and gorgeous view of Athens, but did you know it serves the best sushi too?
The Hilton Galaxy Bar sushi
Me and sushi, it wasn’t love at first bit, I have to admit. A friend had “initiated” me to sushi some years ago at his favourite restaurant and I have to say I was less than impressed.
Fast forward to two years ago, when I got to experience the new (then) menu of the Hilton Galaxy Bar & Restaurant. I remember it was summer and it was a lovely Athenian balmy evening. We sat outside of course, to enjoy that famous view of the city.
It was then that I fell in love with sushi for the first time. Everything was amazing! It has since become my favourite sushi spot in Athens. Mind you, I have also eaten sushi at Nobu Matsuhisa (best blackened cod ever), but the sushi of Athens Hilton Galaxy is nevertheless my favourite. Perhaps it’s a matter of taste, but there you have it.
So when I got invited to stay at the Athens Hilton (read my experience here), I didn’t care about ordering anything else for dinner than my favourite sushi at the Galaxy Bar. This time though it was winter, too cold to sit outside, but the glamorous interior of the bar/restaurant made us forget all about the view.
My absolute favourites would be anything with crab and shrimp, such as the Dragon Roll (with panko shrimp, cucumber, bric, mayo and teriyaki glaze) or Tokyo, with crab, tempura shrimp, avocado, spicy mayo, cucumber, eel and teriyaki glaze. Yum!
Even though sushi is admittedly the highlight of the bar menu, if you are not a fan (is that even possible?!), the Athens Hilton Galaxy Bar has plenty of options to offer you, from tasty mini pizzas with prosciutto and mini angus beef burgers, to pumpkin filled taps, duck spring rolls, the classic cold cuts and cheese platters and much, much more.
The Hilton Athens Galaxy Bar & Restaurant is open for cocktails and drinks from 17.00 to 03.00 every evening, while the kitchen is open from 18.00 to 22.00. By the way, hot and cold beverages such as coffee, tea and chocolate, are served until 22.00.
Tel: +30 210 7281402