In the eastern part of Thessaloniki, you can find the “paradise of meat”, the restaurant “Nea Diagonios” (literally, “New Diagonal”). Although the area is not touristy, it is worth visiting (don’t worry, there is a menu in English too). You can combine lunch or dinner with a walk on the promenade.
The place where the restaurant is located is just magic! There is a garden exactly in front of the sea coast. No pollution from traffic, just clean air, and your soul can be calm. There is such a silence (even the customers’ voices are like whispers!).
The prices are expensive, but it’s the highest quality! Once you see the menu, you want to order everything, and you just can’t help yourself. The signature dishes are typical Greek recipes (“gyros”, which is pork slices with onion, and “soutzoukakia”, which is roast meatballs).
I specifically urge you to order “tzatziki (yogurt with cucumber and garlic), which fits perfectly with the meat. I would say that almost every dish combines tradition with innovation. What are you waiting for? Dive into the world of meat!