May 09, 2024

Akrotiri in Alabang: The Right Place to Eat like a True Greek

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  • If you’re a fan of Mediterranean cuisine, you probably know the uniqueness and diversity of Greek flavors. It’s certainly not just about Greek yogurt and salads, so let this restaurant in Alabang bring every bit of Greece to you and introduce its authentic cuisine.

    Akrotiri Real Greek Restobar takes pride in their authentic Greek dishes since it opened its doors in 2018. It started as a Eurasian restaurant but later on noticed the popularity of the Greek heritage menu, so the mangement eventually focused on this cuisine.

    IMAGE from Akrotiri Facebook page

    As what the management proudly claim here, Akrotiri serves only real and traditional Greek dishes with no twists and alterations from the original recipes. “I think it’s the word ‘real’. It’s Greek food inspired by Greece, made real as we possibly can,” Manager Dave described.

    It took them months to do a taste test just to prove that what they offer here is as authentic as possible. They even had some of their Greek friends come over to the restaurant to judge if the flavors are enough.

    A few inspiration for Akrotiri’s fresh look is basically all about Greece and Mykonos, as what Dave described it to be. They want it to be comfortable and relaxed for their diners that they also put up a few tables outside.

    “We are very ‘Instagram-able’. We have some very nice decor and atmosphere and a very nice view. Alabang is a beautiful green area, very open, so it’s a nice place to come and relax and enjoy yourself especially on a Saturday or Sunday with your family,” Dave said.

    IMAGE from Akrotiri Facebook page

    Of course, you cannot call a Greek restaurant ‘Greek’ without the classic Santorini-inspired vibes and the white and blue-colored interiors. Adding up to the whole modern Grecian look of the restaurant are the coastal ornaments and decors placed on the wall.

    Real Greek food

    The interior is one thing, but to actually fill your tastebuds with all the exciting Greek flavors is what completes your dining experience here!

    Start your meal with Grilled Halloumi Cheese, the salty Mediterranean cheese is sprinkled with herbs, then grilled until golden brown, and added a squeeze of lemon to elevate its taste. It’s a tangy and tantalizing starter that pairs wonderfully with a glass of beer.

    Grilled Halloumi Cheese / IMAGE from Akrotiri Facebook page

    Then, try its Gyro, one of their most popular dishes. It’s a platter of pita bread, fries, and sliced meat—either pork or chicken—with the traditional Greek Tzatziki or yogurt sauce and chili sauce on the side.

    Gyros

    It may look a bit intimidating to eat but luckily, Dave taught us the proper way of eating Gyros. It goes like this: grab a piece of pita bread, put the meat and fries on top, splatter a generous amount of Tzatziki sauce and chili sauce, finish with some tomato and onion as a garnish, and voila, you can now eat it like a pizza!

    Gyros

    A meat lover’s choice you might want to try is Chicken and Bacon Kalamakia. These skewers are served with the a tomato salad, feta cheese, pita, fries, and Tzatziki sauce. You may also eat it like how Gyros should be eaten.

     Chicken and Bacon Kalamakia / IMAGE from Akrotiri Facebook page

    Get hooked on the Grilled Sea Bass, infused with olive oil and grilled to perfection. Accompanied by roasted herb potatoes and a zesty lemon wedge, it’s a simple yet elegant dish that captures the essence of Greek coastal cuisine.

    Grilled Sea Bass / IMAGE from Akrotiri Facebook page

    For dessert, a crowd-favorite from their menu is the Galaktoboureko, which is a traditional Greek dessert. It’s made up of layers of phyllo pastry and creamy custard topped with vanilla ice cream, honey syrup, and almonds.

    A few heavenly bite of this dessert will surely make you crave for more.

    Galaktoboureko

    Just don’t forget to tell the staff to serve it last to your table so that the vanilla ice cream won’t melt.

    Aside from the mouthwatering dishes, they also have an impressive bar that houses a range of spirits, cocktails, and other alcoholic drinks, perfect for a nightcap. On Friday nights, it has live music wherein the management invites bands which have been playing in Manila for the past 25 years.

    General Information

  • Commerce Center, Commerce Avenue corner Filinvest Ave, Alabang, Muntinlupa
  • 0926-732-0279
  • 10:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • http://akrotiri.ph/
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