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The Well of the Turk

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Moroccan, Mediterranean, European, 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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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:30 am
Dining options: 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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  • 29
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  • 12
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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
Super delish

I want to go back to Chania just to eat here! The food was super delish and won't break the piggy bank. Cute setting on a quieter side street. Definitely check it out if in the area

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Rachael M
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I want to go back to Chania just to eat here! The food was super delish and won't break the piggy bank. Cute setting on a quieter side street. Definitely check it out if in the area

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Cornwall, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We ate in the garden and fell in love with this place. Food was great but one of my favourite things was the Moroccan mint tea and cheesecake with orange water. We would definitely return.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Hidden in a maze of windy streets, this restaurant is well worth a visit. Unique dishes and flavors at fair prices. The homemade desert of raisin and vanilla was especially nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is the second time i'm visiting It was even better then the first time. Tha small garden is so quite. You think you are not in the centre of Chania The prices compared to the food are veey reasonable

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We ended up there, after a stroll in the old town. The spot is quite picturesque and the exterior is well decorated. There are two places in which you can sit down, on the road and on their "porch". The latter is less windy and in high temperatures that might be a problem. We went there without reservation and we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Tucked away off the beaten track, this is a magical little spot. We went in the evening and sat in the "garden" it was just beautiful. The quality of the food was excellent and a nice change from the Greek cuisine (although we love Greek). Loved the Moroccan influence and a great selection on the menu. The service was fast... More 

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San Jose, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Wonderful restaurant a bit off the beaten track. Great local dishes. The service was friendly and quick, the prices decent. A local young adult man had recommended this place, and I am grateful to him.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Beautiful location in the most picturesque corner of chania. The food is of excellent quality, most of the ingredients are organic and the cuisine might not be Greek but it is merely a light and delicious adaptation of morrocan cuisine. Highly recommended!

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Berlin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Unbelievable. After a week of Cretan Salad this was a really welcome change. Their fusion of Greek and Middle Eastern cuisine was fantastic and in such a nice quiet spot. The 'fresh beer' is also cracking. Suggest buying a leather bag first and laughing, lots.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Eventually found this restaurant hidden away down a maze of small alleyways. It was recommended to us by a friend who raved about it so much so that she visited 3 times in the one week she was in Chania. So we thought we were in for a right treat. Disappointed is an understatement. Menu was boring and I struggled... More 

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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 - 22
  • Cuisine: Moroccan, Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Greek, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine

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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