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“Delicious meat!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of To XANI

To XANI
Parodos Kondilaki Street | Old Venetian Port, Chania Town, Crete 73131, Greece
+30 2821 075795
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Ranked #16 of 284 Restaurants in Chania Town
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Greek
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: A family run restaurant since 1989 with a passion for high quality food and caring service. Traditional Greek and Cretan local cuisine, including century- old dishes of Turkish and Jewish influence on Cretan food. Specialties are cooked in ceramic pots on a wood -burning stove. We use only local and fresh ingredients . Situated in a romantic and quiet, graphic small lane in the heart of the old Venetian Port . Outdoor seating, Ideal for special occasions. Very suitable for families with children. Live Greek music in the evening. Closed during the winter months.
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“Delicious meat!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

We ate meat pie and lamp with yoghurt sauce and we drank local wine. Everything was perfect the staff was very kind and helpful. After 8 there was also live music. The price was good and we got free sweets and raki with our receipt.

Visited August 2014
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“Delicious Cretan food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

A restaurant which takes culinary inspiration from Crete's rich history to provide locally sourced delicious food. The service was very friendly and warm. A bit pricey but the meal was of high quality. We had a great time.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great food and very nice people”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Found this restaurant by coincident. The restaurant was very charming and the food was great. This evening there was cozy live greek music. Service was very nice and for sure a place to visit again.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Attentive Service, Great Atmosphere, and Delicious Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

We loved our evening at XANI! The owner gave special attention to making sure our meal was perfect. He made suggestions for our meal so that we could enjoy the best of Greek cuisine. His niece greeted us and was friendly and welcoming as she sat us at our table. The waiters also made sure we were well attended throughout the night. Our appetizer of a homemade Cretan buttery cream over pork sausage was out of this world good and the best part of the meal. When we didn't care for the taste of raki, the owner brought out honey raki instead, and it was ver nice. We are definitely going back before our vacation ends!

Visited August 2014
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Barcelona, Spain
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Family-run restaurant with homemade food and live music”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This place is very nice and cozy. It is a family-run restaurant so probably the owner will serve you himself: it was our case and he was very welcoming, funny, and helpful. He encouraged me to have the pork stew and my wife to have the chicken souvlaki. The food was very homemade-like: rather simple presentation but very tasty, and in good quantities. As a dessert the place offered fresh fruits, a sweet caramel cake, and of course, raki. The final bill was for a very low price.

I really loved the ambiance and the gentility of the owners, the live music also contributes a lot to the atmosphere. It is a bit difficult to get to the place because it is on a parallel street, but if you are attentive you will see signs around with the name of the place.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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