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“Great taverna!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tavern Strata

Tavern Strata
Portou 54 | Old Venetian Harbor, Chania Town, Crete 73100, Greece
+30 2821 093830
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Ranked #2 of 252 restaurants in Chania Town
Cuisines: Greek
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Welcome to Strata Restaurant - Tavern At a small picturesque and venturous alley, located in the Old city of Chania, you will find the Tavern Strata. It is a family tavern with Greek and Cretan specialties, which are made by local, pure-fresh products. All of our dishes are prepared for our friends and customers with longing and caring, based on the grandmas' recipes. Stuffed Vine Leaves, lamb Kleftiko and our special Beef with goat cheese. You can also find within our menu a variety of Cretan meze like kalitsounia, staka, snails, boureki and many others. A visit to our place and we assure you that you will become frequenters.
Ullapool, Scotland, United Kingdom
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16 restaurant reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Great taverna!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

We ate here on the recommendation of a boat driver in the old port of Chania. It was probably, bar the Acropolis in Rethymnon, the best place I had eaten in Crete. The food was really really good: tasty, lots of it, well cooked, well presented! The service was good. Staff were friendly and they ensured that we were well looked after. Meal was quite good value and, although it wasn't open for eating on when we went at lunchtime, there's amazing views over Chania to the harbour from the terrace.
Really nice place to eat and I'd recommend it to anyone.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tampere
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Expected a bit more”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Service was good and really friendly. Place is pretty nice, even through there is some "traffic" through the alley.

As a starter had some meat balls and grilled feta. Both we pretty good. Main cources were chicken kebab and chicken souvlaki. Chicken kebab was ok, but souvlaki was really dry and tastles. With the top ratings we were expecting a bit more.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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London
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Amazing, definitely nb 1 in Hania”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We got to the restaurant at about 12.30pm, but were told it not open yet as the kitchen was still preparing the food. From that moment we knew it would be good. You know the food is fresh if a restaurant turns down customers because they're still cooking!

We came back around 45mins later and it was definitely worth the wait. The food was fantastic, probably the best we had in Crete, and the service is friendly and cheerful. I would definitely come back.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Zurich, Switzerland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“There is a reason why this place tops the critics...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013 via mobile

Amazing food! Nice atmosphere! Large portions (believe me, we usually eat a lot and we found them BIG!) Kind personnel! I absolutely recommend this place! It is not something you will come across if you are walking at the old harbor of Chania but it definitely worths it to discover this small gem in the narrow streets of the old city!

Visited October 2013
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Wow!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

I walked around trying to find you for a long time with sore feet but you were well worth the wait! Service fantastic! House wine fabulous, ouzo and raki appreciated. The moussaka was delicious! I hope to be back to try more of your delights. You are a hidden gem. Just glad I found you :)

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