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“Nice place but I expected more...” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Ta Chalkina

Ta Chalkina
Akti Tompazi 29-30, Chania Town, Crete 73100, Greece
+30.28210.41570
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Ranked #69 of 293 Restaurants in Chania Town
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Athens, Greece
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Nice place but I expected more...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

The view of the old Chania harbour is breathtaking...You must let your eyesight travel from one side to the other and as you walk along, you could pay Chalkina a visit!The restaurant, more likely a taverna, as a place is traditional but not really exquisite. The sound of traditional cretan music makes a difference and Rakomelo(a mix of raki-local alcohol delight-and honey) is more than plenty and way more than delicious....the wine list is big and you could try red, white or any other kind of wine!Now let's get to centerpiece product: food. Food was good but for some strange reason it couldn't top up my experience there.I went with a bunch of friends, we ordered 10 different dishes and what mostly stroke my attention was oven baked potatoes with thyme and lemon, beetroot salad with yoghurt and fried liver with olive oil and rosemary. The rest of the dishes were not that appealing to me...Prices were reasonable and it sure gathers many people mainly in the 20-45 age group.

  • Visited December 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“You never know what you'll find around the corner!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Yummy little restaurant located around the corner of the main old harbour 'semi-circle' (east of the lighthouse).
The food was very nice (stuffed mushrooms are awesome). We were served an entrée that was not on the menu, just happened to be made fresh that day.... Also delicious.
Every Thursday and Friday is live Cretan music at 21:30, which is +10 points in my book!
The best part of all? It's very reasonably priced. Overall, a nice night out and must visit for the food in concordance with the Cretan music. My husband and I had such a great time here, looking forward to going back soon.

  • Visited November 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Limassol, Cyprus
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

the restaurant is located at a very nice location in the chania old port.the food was very good at reasonable prices . the live music is a bonus.

  • Visited September 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Patras, Greece
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“PERFECT”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

nice environment, infinite world, delicious food, plenty rakomelo, perfect live music, and then I wonder why you do not live in Crete all your life?!!

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Tallinn, Estonia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“It is mandatory.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I (we)have been there several times and never been disappointed. Seafood is absolutely perfect and delicious. And the best chicken souvlaki I've ever tried! Prices are...almost nothing. And honey-lemon raki!!! Evcharisto very much!!

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