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The Well of the Turk

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Moroccan, Mediterranean, Turkish, Greek, Middle Eastern
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Kallinikou Sarpaki 31 Street | Splantzia, Chania Town, Crete 73100, Greece
+30 2821 054547
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6:00 pm - 12:30 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:30 am
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Well of the Turk restaurant and bar offers a delicious selection of...
The Well of the Turk restaurant and bar offers a delicious selection of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern specialties, to be enjoyed to the sounds of a great collection of Middle Eastern music. Set in a historical building in the center of the Turkish district of Splantzia, with its labyrinth of narrow streets and two remaining minarets, one will find The Well of the Turk restaurant at Rouga Square, across the unique 13th century underground church of Agia Irene.
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  • 26
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Tasty, good service, bit pricey

I'm writing this too many months after the visit to recall exactly what I ate there but I remember my general impression. First off a beautiful place. We went there on late evening and going through all those narrow streets was a pleasure. Then the service ... the waiter was very nice and helping... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
Michal G
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I'm writing this too many months after the visit to recall exactly what I ate there but I remember my general impression. First off a beautiful place. We went there on late evening and going through all those narrow streets was a pleasure. Then the service ... the waiter was very nice and helping (explaining menu items). Nice but not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This place offers nice alternatives to traditional Greek dishes and tastes are great. Mezes here were better than main dishes and for dessert the mint tea was awesome. The little garden has nice atmosphere especially when the night gets dark.

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We stayed at the Harismari Cozy Hotel, which is steps away, and after a week of thorough restaurant cafe/bar patronage, I concluded that the biggest treasure was right outside my front door. Delicious salads, lovely atmosphere, best cheesecake I ever had.

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Saint Albert, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The lamb was to die for and the value is great. Such a quaint spot with wonderful ambience. Loved it.

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Warrington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Visited this restaurant on our last night in Chania hoping to have a good experience. Having chosen our main meals we were told two of them were not available which was disappointing as there was not a big choice to begin with. We should have been informed about this when presented with the menus. My choice of pita bread with... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

Antonis and his family serve up their impeccably curated dishes with abundant care and warmth toward their patrons. If the chicken cigars and lamb with cous cous do not bring you to your knees, the generosity of this family and it's beautiful environment will. Do not miss the opportunity to dine here. This will be the meal you will always... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I do not love Chania the way I love Rethymnon ( that may change in time ) but would visit just to eat here .It is hard to find and at this stage we have two definite ways of finding it .Always a pleasure , the food , the staff , the location .There used to be a lovely jewellery... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I loved the vegetable moussaka and tremendously lamb with lemon pickle and I got the cheesecake was serve delicious. Go to try.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

It took us some time to find this gorgeous restaurant but it was worth it. We ate here on our first and last night in Chania and loved the food and the atmosphere. We met the owner and her husband on the first night, not realising that the young 'girl' serving us was the in fact the owner. She asked... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Went here on a recommendation from out travel agent. We sat up the very quaint side alley. Our main courses, slow-cooked lamb over cous cous, and Mediterranean chicken over rice, were very good as were apps we ordered, fried zucchini flowers stuffed with goat cheese (called courgette flowers on the menu) and baba ganoush. The baklava was not that great.... More 

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Additional Information about The Well of the Turk

Address: Kallinikou Sarpaki 31 Street | Splantzia, Chania Town, Crete 73100, Greece
Phone Number: +30 2821 054547
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Chania Town
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 pm - 12:30 am
Monday 6:00 pm - 12:30 am
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 12:30 am
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 12:30 am
Thursday 6:00 pm - 12:30 am
Friday 6:00 pm - 12:30 am
Saturday 6:00 pm - 12:30 am
Average Prices: USD $11 to $22
Cuisine: Moroccan, Mediterranean, Turkish, Greek, Middle Eastern

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kallinikou Sarpaki 31 Street | Splantzia, Chania Town, Crete 73100, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Chania Town
  • Phone Number: +30 2821 054547

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $11 to $22
  • Cuisine: Moroccan, Mediterranean, Turkish, Greek, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Entertaining clients

Description

The Well of the Turk restaurant and bar offers a delicious selection of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern specialties, to be enjoyed to the sounds of a great collection of Middle Eastern music. Set in a historical building in the center of the Turkish district of Splantzia, with its labyrinth of narrow streets and two remaining minarets, one will find The Well of the Turk restaurant at Rouga Square, across the unique 13th century underground church of Agia Irene.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 12:30 am
Monday
6:00 pm - 12:30 am
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 12:30 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 12:30 am
Thursday
6:00 pm - 12:30 am
Friday
6:00 pm - 12:30 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 12:30 am

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