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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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Nice place to eat and listen to traditional Cretan music at the port. We tried traditional cretan food that was quite delicious. The service was a little slow but the restaurant was full. I suggest the place for a visit. Would go again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
Clemente333
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Thessaloniki, Greece
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Thessaloniki, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Nice place to eat and listen to traditional Cretan music at the port. We tried traditional cretan food that was quite delicious. The service was a little slow but the restaurant was full. I suggest the place for a visit. Would go again.

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

I expected slow service but this was the only thing good about this place. Less than average food. The space was cramped and the prices were expensive for the portions they serve. We went there on a recommendation but it was awful. Stay away from it.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The place is not bad for someone who does not really understands Greek food. The quality of the food is low. It seems like one of those places that lost their identity and quality due to high demand. The service is good and friendly but rushed. The very good live traditional local music is what keeps the place alive. If... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Ta chalkina is a nice place overall. Food was good. Not the best but pretty good. Service was ok. Music was not that good though. I don't know if it was the night we went or something was wrong with the equipment but playing one song and fixing the sound for the next 10 minutes is not good! Also we... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Went here on our last night in Chania. Whilst the vibe is good the service and food were a little disappointing. Service was slow and all of our dishes which included the grilled haloumi, stuffed mushrooms and chicken souvlaki were average at best. The size of the servings was also questionable. There are much better places in the town than... More 

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This was recomended to us from our hotel. It was definitely worth visiting. The lamb was great. Unfortunately is very famous place and extremely busy ... so you need to be patient.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

I was determined to show a friend live music in Greece so went here on the recommendation of the hotel we were staying in. Arriving early to make sure we got a seat, I was not disappointed. The food, a more mezze style than most places was fantastic, and whilst the meal cost more overall, was well worth it. Even... More 

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Nicosia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

real taste of crete cuisine, big portions for meze, must eat the snails and kolokuthokeftedes, i would avoid the chicken dish! has live cretan music every night no extra charge!

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Vernon, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Had been here on a previous trip. Had a great time with live music and decent food. Decided to take some friends back this trip. We showed up at 11pm and the place was packed. Great vibe. We asked to be seated and waited 20 minutes. We wanted to be seated near the live music but we were hungry and... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

They offer a wide range of real Cretan dishes and local recipes. Service is very good and they have live music from time to time by local musicians.

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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

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  • Cuisine: Greek

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