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“Nice food and very friendly service”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of To XANI Restaurant

To XANI Restaurant
Ranked #19 of 406 Restaurants in Chania Town
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Greek
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Brunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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 .We have a large selection of gluten -free dishes and gluten- free bread. 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.
Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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“Nice food and very friendly service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2013

Had an early meal here on our last day of holiday. The food was well prepared and the service was very friendly. We sat outside and had a nice view of the local synagog that had many visitors. I had planned to visit this taverna before but just manged on our last day. Will go back if we return next year.

Visited September 2013
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margie p, Owner at To XANI Restaurant, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
Thank you very much.
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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“Excellent Location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2013

Beautifully located in the old town of Hania, a very romantic setting with live greek music, playing as you dined outdoors.
Very good service, my partner had stifado which was nice and I had lamb kleftico which was disappointingly 'bitty' lamb. They were extremely busy, I thought maybe they had ran out. It was not as expected for the standard of the restaurant.
Saying that, I would give it another go, purely due to its magical ambience.

  • Visited September 2013
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margie p, Owner at To XANI Restaurant, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
Look forward to seeing you again . Thank you.
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Los Angeles, California
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“Relaxing night out.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2013

To Xani is definitely one of the best restaurants in Old Chania. The service was prompt and the food delivered quickly. It's a lovely outside setting directly across from the Synagogue entrance. The quality of the food excellent and the music was a nice touch. There are several restaurants to choose from in this area, you can't go wrong with this one.

  • Visited September 2013
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margie p, Owner at To XANI Restaurant, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
Thanks for the photo and the review.
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Książenice
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“Beautiful place and good service.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013

The food was excellent, the place is very romantic and peaceful. While we have been there the restaurant was full nevertheless the service was very good. The prices are rather high but I think it is still value for money.

Visited September 2013
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margie p, Owner at To XANI Restaurant, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
Thank you. We try our best.
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“Delicious food and lovely surroundings”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2013

This is certainly one of the better restaurants my boyfriend and I visited here in Chania. The service was relaxed but the staff were very friendly and didn't hesitate to help with any of the questions we had about the food (they clearly know the menu well). The overall surroundings of the restaurant were very nice - low key lighting and felt quite intimate especially with the live music (not too loud) being played. I suggest you call up in advance and ask for a table near the music if you want to feel fully immersed with the live music.

In terms of food, I had the lamb with yoghurt which was delicious and very tender and my boyfriend had the chicken stiffado, again a really nice dish (We also asked if we could swap chips for baked potatoes and this was no issue). The slice of almond cake with mellon was the best complimentary dessert we have been given by any restaurant here.

Overall I recommend trying this restaurant out.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Margaret K
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margie p, Owner at To XANI Restaurant, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
Thank you very much. The lamb with yoghurt is a Turkish/Cretan dish, not commonly found.
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