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Beautiful, stylish restaurant built on the old Kastelli wall in the wonderful, picturesque Venetian harbour of Chania. Established in 1993, by Giannis and Carmel Karapataki - 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. During the summer months
US$12 - US$47
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and excellent service. Any time again. My favorite restaurant. Fresh food and delicious taste. Nice and quite located near the harbor.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, both the Italien and the Sushi was delicious. The service is great and the Wine list is probably the best in the city

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chose to go after looking at the menu online. We had tomato & mozzarella bruschetta, salmon tartare and shared a salad to start. The bruschetta was good, salmon tartare very good, and the salad was also really tasty. Only downside was the sheer amount...of dressing on the salad - probably a bit too much and with the colour and consistency of it, it just didn't do the presentation any favours - ended up quite sloppy. Still, it tasted good - so only a minor criticism. For mains we both had the tuna tataki on wakame. We asked for it rare (surprised the option was even given, but I suppose you can't complain about being given the option) - it came slightly overcooked. Again, the flavours were good still. We didn't send it back, although having looked at some of the pictures of the same dish on here I it certainly was more than the rare we asked for. Overall, good flavours and would have given it 5 stars if it wasn't for the minor things I've mentioned. Would still recommend visiting. Service was good too.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 14 June 2021

Top notch experience, the food was great the service was excellent.A little bit expensive prices but it's OK.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 11 November 2020

Just before the lockdown I was there with a friend. Inspite of difficult times this place keeps the same value...the food is still fresh and perfect...the waiters are smiling and making jokes..they are quick...it was full of people...the music makes you forget youself..everuthing is extraordynary!...Looking forward to go there again after the lockdownMore

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 15 October 2020 via mobile

Delicious lobster pasta with truffle. Very nice atmosphere and extremely welcoming staff. A MUST in Chania!

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 14 October 2020 via mobile

The food is actually beautiful! Very romantic and enjoyable. Top quality and friendly staff! Next time in Chania, I will visit!

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 27 September 2020 via mobile

This was our first dinner during a 9 day trip to Greece and it was a good introduction. I especially liked the black squid ink pasta with lobster, although portions were a tad small.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 24 September 2020

We went to this restaurant after finding it earlier in the day, we were not disappointed in the menu, it was varied and they had specials too. I had lovely Seabass which came with vegetables and bathed in a lovely sauce. My husband had Chicken...filet which also came with vegetable and french fries if you wanted them. The Service was excellent however we did find it strange as when we asked if they had a table they asked if we had booked and said no they then looked around to a very empty restaurant saying yes we can get you in Really!!. The food was excellent and would recommend.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 22 September 2020 via mobile

The food is Nice and the service is friendly and correct. The starter and the main course came a little to soon after oneanother.

Date of visit: September 2020
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9 January 2017|
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Response from Carmel24 | Property representative |
Hello, yes we are open throughout the year but in January we are closed every Monday and Tuesday evening and are open for dinner every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 18:30 until 23:30 and on Sundays from 13:30... More
16 January 2015|
Response from Carmel24 | Property representative |
Hello and apologizes for the delay in replying. During the winter months we are open Weds-Sat from 19:00 and on Sundays from 13:00. For reservations please call 2821055600 - we look forward to welcoming you! Warm regards... More
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kariatis Restaurant

Yes, Kariatis Restaurant offers takeaway services.

Yes, Kariatis Restaurant offers delivery services.

Kariatis Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5