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Sea urchin (uni) in Athens

adelly Jul 23, 2009 04:38 PM

We are going to be in Athens in September and having a difficult time looking for genuinely good places to eat (based on guidebook/travel site recs). Although I will keep looking for Chowhound posts, I wanted to know if anyone knows the spot that Anthony Bourdain ate at when he was in Athens that served freshly-caught sea urchin? I have been unsuccessful in finding the name and would really like to try that place (or something similar).

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    phoenikia RE: adelly Jul 25, 2009 11:31 AM

    I don't know where he ate it, but I would think you could find super-fresh sea urchin in Piraeus, the port of Athens. There are quite a few good tavernas/seafood restaurants there.

    Not sure which places are the best lately, since I haven't been in 5 years, but that's where I would go for seafood in the Athens area.

    Here is a link to a thread on Bourdain in Greece:

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      adelly RE: phoenikia Aug 7, 2009 12:16 PM

      Thank you!

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        Aleta RE: adelly Aug 12, 2009 07:15 AM

        The place Bourdain went to is not near Athens. One particular seafood place in Piraeus that is supposed to be really good (with urchin too) is KOLLIAS. I'm looking forward to going there in December. If you google them, you'll find their website in Greek. Too bad I can't read it.

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          adelly RE: Aleta Aug 24, 2009 09:48 PM

          Thank you!!! I found out a couple of weeks ago that the urchin place he went to was Crete, which we aren't even going to. I will check out Kollias though!

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            billpapa RE: Aleta Aug 31, 2009 10:13 PM

            Kollias is THE place for seafood in Athens. It has sea urchin and various other rare seafood from many parts of Greece. If you are lucky enough and they are available, ask for the "Petrosolines" - maybe the tastiest thing in the Greek seas...

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              phoenikia RE: Aleta Sep 1, 2009 03:29 AM

              Here is the website:

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