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The Well of the Turk

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Mediterranean, Moroccan, 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
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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  • 303
    Excellent
  • 132
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
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
Great Greek Restaurant

We spent 12 days in Greece and after a while the food at restaurants became pretty predictable. Not The Well of the Turk. They offered very tasty variations of the typical Greek dishes served in a pleasant outdoor venue. It is off the main restaurant streets so there is not as much pedestrian... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Pierre L
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 12 days in Greece and after a while the food at restaurants became pretty predictable. Not The Well of the Turk. They offered very tasty variations of the typical Greek dishes served in a pleasant outdoor venue. It is off the main restaurant streets so there is not as much pedestrian traffic and noise. The lit candles make... More 

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Thank Pierre L
Chaniá, Khania, Greece
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant certainly wants to have atmosphere: low lights, in the heart of Chania old town and traditional. Stuff was friendly but their service not as satisfying. The menu is inspired by ottoman/eastern cuisine and is rich in aromas. I think that the dishes were a bit overpriced for the Greek standards and there was something in the atmosphere that... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We selected to eat outside in the evening air in this gorgeous Old Cretan Street. Lights are hung up so the ambience was gorgeous, and improved once a rather loud table left! Four of us dining selected different meals and all ended up sharing as we all got food envy! Really lovely. Source of amusement...the toilet, clean but small.

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Thank Lisa S
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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328 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

Originally British owned and been around for ever. Hidden away so you have to be in the know! Tables flow out into the street. Romantic ambience. Original organic menu with plenty of choices. Higher prices but then you get what you pay for.

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Thank Jilliana R
England
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

You have to make the effort to find this place, we choose several dishes to make a kind of meze after speaking with the waiter who was great. The food was so tasty and the setting down a cobbled lane was brilliant.

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Thank Liz58
Antwerp, Belgium
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

Nice, tasty food, friendly service and since we were almost alone we got very fast service. Nice to find some original turkish food. Enjoy

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Thank Philippe V
Paphos, Cyprus
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133 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Well worth making the effort to find this place. Three of us shared 6 small plates and they were all really delicious. The stuffed courgette flowers and vegetarian moussaka were exceptional. 2 small plates each was a good amount of food. Reasonably priced.

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Thank Polisgirl
Boston,Mass
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Maybe it was a bad night for the chef . We have been traveling in Greece for two months now and have experienced some very delicious meals- from e xpensive restaurants to simple tavernas - this was hands down the worst meal we had in two months . We were very disappointed because after coming to Chania for many years... More 

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Thank David F
Chester, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Visited this restaurant several times during two visits to Chania within a month. Lovely setting, maybe a bit difficult to find initially. Friendly waitress and waiter. The menu is lovely, tried many things and all of a high quality and very tasty. Thoroughly recommended. The Prawns with ouzo are amazing, as is the Mediterranean chicken, and lamb in preserved lemon.... More 

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Thank JKE2014
Rome, Italy
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79 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

This place is charming! Located in a small hidden street, nicely decorated. Menu is rather short if compared to other places we visited in Chania but the quality of food is unbeatable! Everything is very good from starters to main dishes without forgetting the desserts. In particular I would suggest to try one of their kebabs! The chicken one that... 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 - 23
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Moroccan, Turkish, Greek, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?