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Ta Chalkina

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Akti Tompazi 29-30, Chania Town, Crete 73100, Greece
+30.28210.41570
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Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 176
    Excellent
  • 105
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Low quality food, great service, excellent live cretan music.

Very poor quality of food, very attentive service with polite and smiling staff, always willing to help, very attentive, very good live cretan music. The place needs to find a way to refresh the air inside the dining hall, it's a very small dining area, full of smokers and there isn't any... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Markus M
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Munich, Germany
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Munich, Germany
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98 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very poor quality of food, very attentive service with polite and smiling staff, always willing to help, very attentive, very good live cretan music. The place needs to find a way to refresh the air inside the dining hall, it's a very small dining area, full of smokers and there isn't any refreshing of the air.

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Thank Markus M
Thessaloniki, Greece
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I wasn't excited by the food quality, in Chania you can find much greater dishes and it is a little overpriced, however at nights with live music it is an experience you will remember :)

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Thank Findingwhatshidden
Athens, Greece
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, very friendly service... if you go there and find a live music event its the perfect place in the town... a restaurant in the heart of old port where you can see friends couple and families of all the ages... sure recommended..

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Thank Δημητρης Κ
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 December 19, 2015

If you want to taste the local cuisine then you should pay a visit to Chalkina. It is located in the port of Chania Old Town so you can enjoy great views. The reason I gave a 3-star review is that the place is too much crowded with people and the live music is too loud (almost like you are... More 

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Thank Leonidas A
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Ta Chalkina has live music six nights a week. We chose our night on the advice of a bartender at the Porto Veneziano hotel, and he didn't let us down - three and a half hours of wild Cretan music for the price of a meal! The crowd (all Greeks, as far as we could see, including plenty of locals)... More 

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Thank Opinel
Howden, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Located at the side of the inner harbour in Chania offering very tasty mezes with a modern twist. In addition, if you want it, there is live traditional Greek music most nights. There is a large selection of fish, meat and vegetarian mezes and good quality house wine. Portions are surprisingly large for mezes and given the quality of the... More 

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Thank 1958Duncan
London, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We liked this place so much we ate there three times in our week's holiday! We tended to get there by 8.30 so had no trouble finding a table, but it does get really busy a bit later, so later arrivals didn't get a view of the musicians. Our food was freshly cooked and delicious. A couple of times we... More 

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Thank Ailsa56
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

We went on Saturday night. Service was top and the music was something spectacular. Wine was a steal and we stated the whole night without ever being asked to finish and leave the table. Book a table just outside for the best view etc

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Thank Robert G
Nicosia, Cyprus
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

The best place to be in Chania old port! Excellent food, great and friendly atmosphere, traditional Cretan live music every summer night, what's more to ask! Definitely recommended.

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Thank audt07
Paphos, Cyprus
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Food was great. atmosphere great. Music great. We love it. We always go to this restaurant when we go to Chania and we recommend it to others visiting Chania.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Akti Tompazi 29-30, Chania Town, Crete 73100, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Chania Town
  • Phone Number: +30.28210.41570

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?