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Kariatis

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Katechaki 12 | Old Harbour, Chania Town, Crete 73133, Greece
+30 2821 055600
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6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is amazing!!! I was kind of skeptical about this place because of the fact that it's hidden on the other side of the harbor. A friend of mine recommended me this place and oh my god. I had ordered the tuna carpaccio and the filet with black truffles... WOW I totally recommend this place to everyone. The service... More 

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Thank Emily M
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My partner and I visited Kariatis after being recommended by our hotel. The setting was lovely, very professional and welcoming. However we had to wait a while to order drinks and then longer to order food. However, when the starters came - they were delicious. The mains; pasta with prawns and mushrooms and mozzarella chicken were also very good. We... More 

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Thank lsmith272
Derry, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We picked this restaurant for our last evening on Crete as a bit of a treat as it's not cheap! The food was gorgeous and a bit different and the staff were lovely too. The portions were pretty large especially the pasta dishes. I also particularly liked the dessert wine and truffles brought at the end of the meal. I... More 

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Thank Claire T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great Italian restaurant. Lovely food all top notch and great flavours. Very affordable pricing for a quality experience, skip the usual tourist experience and eat here it's worth it.

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Thank Harvey H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

After a fortnight of greek food, we enjoyed a change with this popular Italian just back from the old harbour front. The restaurant is striking, cool and nicely cool in the shade...and the food was all of a high standard. We only needed one starter (and a salad) between six of us...and still struggled to finish the main courses. The... More 

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Thank Tonythepony
Aberdare, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Tried the sister restaurant to zafferanos . Food very good ,cooked to order so service a little slow. Waited 40 minutes for a starter of salad and foccacia but it was lovely when it came. Although on holiday and in no particular rush - it could have been an issue. Sushi on menu but when we went to order was... More 

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Thank Geraldine685
Athens, Greece
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I read some reviews with bad service and I thought perhaps it was a one-off. Unfortunately it happened to us. We sat down at 10pm for dinner service. Food came out about an hour after we ordered. We followed up a few times and our server said it was backed up in the kitchen. Our server was terrible too. He... More 

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Carmel24, Owner at Kariatis, responded to this review

Sorry, but really…anyone reading this review will perhaps detect that this reviewer is being rather over dramatic! Describing the service as "HORRIBLE" because she wasn't designated one particular waiter throughout her entire meal! At Kariatis we don't have certain waiters taking care of certain tables instead everyone works together as a team yet each person has their own particular tasks... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A great rerstaurant for pizzas, fish, meat, etc. We particularily like the salds and shared many before the dinner. They use locally sourced products and the are proud to share information behind the ingredients or region from which the food comes. Staff were lovely and we really enjoyed our meal there.

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Thank WineLoverDublin
Chania Town, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

what could i say about this marvelous restaurant? from the very welcome moment that the smiley girl shows you where to sit, the excellent service, the rich wine list for all the pockets, and of course a wide variety of tastes, from greek, italian and sushi dishes....and at the end, sweet tastes that you must take!

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Thank DimitrisGl
Tonsberg, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food is priced just right. The meals were tasty with fresh ingredient. Staff was nice and attentive. More class than many other places in the same neighborhood

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$16 - $49
Cuisine
Pizza, Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Katechaki 12 | Old Harbour, Chania Town, Crete 73133, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Chania Town
  • Phone Number: +30 2821 055600
Description
Beautiful, stylish restaurant built on the old Kastelli wall in the wonderful, picturesque Venetian harbour of Chania. Established in 1993, Kariatis enjoys an excellent reputation for top quality food and service with an impressive menu created and served with proficiency and flair. Imaginative and refreshingly different dishes inspired by flavoursome, colourful, aromatic ingredients from both Crete and Italy offering an appetizing assortment of Italian and Mediterranean dishes and delicious gourmet desserts. Also serves fresh filleted fish dishes including sea bass, salmon and tuna and lots of luscious seafood pasta and risotto dishes. Kariatis also offers an extensive selection of award-winning Greek and International wines from around the world.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?