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old Harbour, Chania Town, Crete, Greece
302821042341
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: It is a family style taverna locatred off the old harbour back left side of...
It is a family style taverna locatred off the old harbour back left side of the Venetian Armory. Outside patio is shaded by large trees giving it a wonderful atmosphere. Live music performed by authenic Cretan muscians every evening. Patronized by many locals which is a testimony to its quality and value. We travel quite a bit and enjoy good food and service at a good value.
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    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 9
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A good place to dine near the marina

Good food and service in this taverna near the Irish bar. Though not a vegetarian, I ordered a dish called Briam (?) which was delicious.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 13, 2015
Alan C
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Celbridge, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This one is actually funny. We got there in late evening - m mistake, staff was probably tired and sick of it. Waiter was quick enough to bring the foods. I asked for a veal steak coked medium rare. What I got had me surprised. It was far from medium rare, more into the well done territory but that wasn't... More 

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Thank markjam2016
Celbridge, Ireland
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Good food and service in this taverna near the Irish bar. Though not a vegetarian, I ordered a dish called Briam (?) which was delicious.

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Thank Alan C
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

We went to this restaurant a couple of times during our holiday 2.5 years ago and when coming to Chania again this year we came back again. The last time I wrote a review I said the service was quite slow at times -that seems to have changed quite a bit. The new staff are much quicker now, but fortunately... More 

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Thank osmachar
Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Nice atmosphere in the old harbour and slightly set back from the hustle and bustle on the quay, but nothing special.

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Thank Eastcoaster560
New York City, New York, USA
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Nice atmosphere and live music. Food somewhat above average for this area, but average prices. I wasn't disappointed.

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Thank AlmostaTripleRainbow
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Nice greek restaurant with live music. Friendly staff and young owner. Food was very good and fresh. Prices normal

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Thank Alisa A
Attica, Greece
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

My favourite place for an evening dinner!! Very authentic tastes. Traditional Cretan dishes with live music and friendly atmosphere. Must visit!

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Thank penguinx86
Athens, Greece
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

Although we had a reservation, upon arrival at the restaurant we were directed to a table at an outpost location of the restaurant's outdoor limits. This particular table location was dark, at the fringes of the restaurant's lighting coverage and in front of a building under construction. We requested a better table which according to a staff member was unavailable.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

Calamari deepfried in a frier with old oil. So even though the calamari was fresh the oil and crisp made them taste average. Nothing special about this restaurant, also seems to charge extra for bread and/or watermelon

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Thank Matt W
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148 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

If you look for authentic food and good live music, avoid taverns on the old harbour and go directly to this place: the young boss is talented and his team makes this place on top of typical homemade cretan cuisine. A place to go in Chania !

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: old Harbour, Chania Town, Crete, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Chania Town
  • Phone Number: 302821042341

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

It is a family style taverna locatred off the old harbour back left side of the Venetian Armory. Outside patio is shaded by large trees giving it a wonderful atmosphere. Live music performed by authenic Cretan muscians every evening. Patronized by many locals which is a testimony to its quality and value. We travel quite a bit and enjoy good food and service at a good value.

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