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The Michalis Restaurant, the most famous old harbour restaurant,is unique in offering the best of both local traditional and international cusine. Relax and enjoy lovingly prepared delicious dishes are waiting to be tasted.A terrific place to stop off for a tasty bite and a chance to enjoy first-class dishes in extremely good prices. There is a wonterful, friendly, easy-going atmosphere, becoming quite romantic at sunset as purple and orange colors surround the splendid old venetian harbor of Chania. The attitude of the staff and their quick, warm and friendly service will create the ideal ambience. Besides the food an extensive list of excellent local wines is waiting for your choice. You just
PRICE RANGE
£7 - £12
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 October 2023

First time visit to this lovely harbourside Restaurant, during our visit to Chania. No particular reason why we stopped here, other than it had a great harbour view, looked nice & clean witha reasonable priced menu. Glad we did!! We shared a Greek salad and...delicious Calamari, both huge portions, after a starter of bread & oils. The service was first class and with drinks, the meal was a reasonably priced 32Euros. Highly recommendedMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 27 September 2023

Food was amazing. Ate in a few places in Chania old town but the quality and service here was great. Would highly recommend this place.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 23 September 2023 via mobile

Just AVOID, is many other tavernas. The food was OK but the service AWFUL. Never find a staff unfriendly and sad like here. They chage 6.50 euros for a cucumber salad. Not recommend!!!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 13 September 2023 via mobile

We received a recommendation to go here and did not disappoint. Great location and view over the port. The local beer was cold and tasty. We had the Greek salad, calamari and Kaltsounia. All was great. Service also was first class. Friendly and informative waiters,...and food & drinks were brought fast. Definitely recommendMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 8 September 2023

Service was awful and THEN we got ripped off. Gave a €100 bill to pay a €60 bill and got back €4 We had to go find someone as our server disappeared. No apologies - no shame. Be careful at this one.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 27 August 2023 via mobile

Very good experience, tasty food, a bit expensive but it’s very understood because of its quality I recommend this tavern to anyone who wants to try Greek dishes of all kind

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 22 August 2023 via mobile

It was busy but we did have to wait an extraordinary long time for the order to arrive. The food and service was good. If you go for the sea bream they offer to prepare it by removing the bones etc. I would recommend this...service although there is still a bit to do! Risotto and souvlaki were good.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 22 August 2023 via mobile

This is a fabulous restaurant with a great view of the harbour. Lovely atmosphere and the staff were very friendly. The seafood pasta for 2 was out of this world! Highly recommend.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 22 August 2023 via mobile

Stopped here for dinner when visiting Chania old town and had a fantastic meal. Great food and great service. We ordered the seafood special to share for 2 and were blown away by it. Highly recommend a visit here.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 16 August 2023 via mobile

The best risotto with shrimps i ever had! I would come back in chania just for this. Excellent view and lovely staff. 10/10

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 1 August 2023

The longest service ever waiters not taking care of customers.Wouldn’t recommend it . Food took over 1 hour to arrive

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 7 July 2023 via mobile

Fantastic resturant! We had dinner twice this week since they served they BEST scrimp-risotto I've ever ate....Very nice scrimp on the grill as well, and even a quit simple pork chop (on the bone) was very nice. Second night I had to take scrimp-risotto once...again as a starter to share this time - perfekt ! Both nights we got a table for 2 in 3 minuts. Br Stefan &MarieMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 6 June 2023

We had a beautiful meal here tonight. Maria and all the team were so welcoming. My wife has a garlic allergy and they were able to adapt our meal without any issue whatsoever. We started with stuffed vine leaves to share and then we each...had sea bream with grilled vegetables. Both fish and vegetables were cooked beautifully and very generous portions. We were treated to a complimentary desert and Raki. Wonderful location and great value. The restaurant was one of the busiest and I can see why! Highly recommend and we’ll definitely be returning!More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 29 May 2023

We ate at the restaurant a couple of times during the week, because the service and food were excellent and the location was great. This restaurant experience is easy to recommend!

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 28 May 2023

Absolutely delicious. We were in town for a month for work. It was one of the first restaurants we tried and we had to go back before we left because it was just so good. Great staff, waiters, sommelier… amazing view and phenomenal food. Some...other restaurants went downhill as tourist season approached but this one stayed true to itself and the freshness and quality of the island.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Michalis Taverna is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4