The space is full of light, with a roof made of curved wooden beams like the frame of a fishing boat, forming the impression of waves on the surface of the sea. The main colors are the dark blue of the high sea and the dark orange of lobsters and crawfish.
All the fish are brought daily from the Greek islands, and customers can make their selection at the glass-covered case of the restaurant, picking out the specific type they prefer.
Interior of Dourabeis Oyster — Photo courtesy of Dourabeis Oyster
The menu includes delicious dishes such as grilled sea bream or grouper, red porgy, soup of dusky grouper with boiled vegetables or red mullet, just to mention a few. The scorpion fish with tomato and red pepper, cooked in a ceramic pot and accompanied with crisp French fries, and the angler fish fricasee are some of the most mouthwatering selections.
The aroma of the sea – found in dishes such as marinated crawfish, grilled octopus and fried or grilled squid – which reaches the palate first, is enhanced by the tangy taste of freshly pressed lemon juice and the rich texture of virgin olive oil.
Besides the fish and crustaceans, such as crawfish, shrimps and lobster, you can also taste a large variety of fresh shellfish, cooked with locally produced spices and aromatic herbs. Try scallops, periwinkles, fried or steamed mussels or raw varieties, such as oysters, cockles and sea urchins, with their surprising taste.
Delicious tastes from the sea — Photo courtesy of Dourabeis Oyster
Other interesting selections from the menu are the tuna carpaccio and the sardines.
The famous Dourabeis salad – made with various fresh vegetables, tomatoes, rocket, radish and aromatic oregano from the Greek mountains – is the ideal accompaniment for all the dishes. Taste the unique juicy stamnagathi from Crete, with its remarkable taste.
After enjoying your main meal, you can choose a dessert such as loukoumades (deep-fried soft pastry) dipped in honey from the island of Kythera, fruit preserves served in the traditional way, meringue with strawberries or baked quince flambee. The cellar includes a large range of Greek wine and also ouzo or tsipouro, which ideally accompany the taste of fish and seafood.
Neo Psychico, a suburb of Athens, is well known for the wide choice of elegant cafes, restaurants and all-day spots popular with the young crowd. Sophisticated, high-end shops and boutiques can also be found in this neighborhood.
Dourabeis Oyster restaurant is a favorite destination for business lunches or dinners in the area, combining excellent taste and quality with an attractive environment.