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Emerald restaurant

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Plaka Apokoronou | Emerald Hotel, Plaka, Crete 73008, Greece
+30 2825 031978
11:00 - 23:45
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133 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

The Emerald must be one of the best restaurants in Crete, based on the quality of the food. It is not as cheap as most Tavernas but the Japanese influenced chef produces dishes of wonderful flavours and textures, totally unlike any other food we had in Crete. They also have an extensive, if expensive, Greek and Cretan wine list, although... More 

Thank Eurogolferoxford
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Bring my first time we try the meal for two which gave us a six different meals to try dips, garlic mushrooms and sauce was to die for you wanted more and the chicken and the seafood it was all beautiful. Staff are friendly and explains everything make you feel welcome you sit looking at water prices are good lm... More 

Thank Carmel M
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We visited The Emerald Hotel for a coffee one morning and the location was so stunning that we booked in for an evening meal. When we arrived for our meal we were greeted and seated by the wine waiter who was very helpful, friendly and very attentive throughout our evening. The menu is rather limited but the dishes on offer... More 

Thank ClaytonWesters
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Its great place for wine and food.lovely atmosfaire Everything was perfect. The view was absolute amazing the time of the sunset.

1 Thank tzenifer
Great Leighs, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We had read the reviews written by others and thought we must try it. We weren't disappointed, the food is amazing, great wines, great view, very peaceful, also great for a lunch, highly recommend it, will be going back, have been 4 times for lunch and dinner, can't get enough of this place.

2 Thank Ray D
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56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

This place well deserves its number one ranking on TripAdvisor. The location is outstanding and like all great restaurants it's the quality of the service that sets it apart. As soon as we were shown to our table, the waiter and also the wine waiter introduced themselves to us. They gently coaxed us about our tastes and started making recommendations... More 

2 Thank Anthony H
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

The Emerald was recommended to us by a shopkeeper in Chania old town, otherwise we may not have ventured up to Plaka. So glad we took his advice. We were greeted warmly by Christos and seated quite quickly despite having arrived late in the evening with no reservation. The menu is inspired - we don't usually have starters but hadn't... More 

2 Thank valyo54
1 review
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Superb place. Brilliant service and great food. A really special evening at Emerald. Thanks chaps! Watch out for the wind though! Take some sleeves, though they do have blankets!! Highly recommended!

Thank Richard B
Paris, France
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

All is perfect: delightful view, great service, exquisite Greek food with a touch of contemporary creativity. Great wine cave.

Thank Nisi0405
Derby, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Took the family to Emerald for a birthday treat. The whole evening was superb from beginning to end. The quality of location and staff attention immediately hint toward an eventful meal. The menu offers a Greek - Asian fusion. The combination of flavours was amazing with the renowned health benefits of Cretan cuisine. Gluten free diners were also effortlessly catered... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$54
Mediterranean, Greek, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:45
11:00 - 23:45
11:00 - 23:45
11:00 - 23:45
11:00 - 23:45
11:00 - 23:45
11:00 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plaka Apokoronou | Emerald Hotel, Plaka, Crete 73008, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Plaka
  • Phone Number: +30 2825 031978
Surrounded by trees and plants, the shady snack-bar & restaurant area at Emerald Hotel, with panoramic sea view is a peaceful and magical place to enjoy your snack or dinner. Breakfast and all other meals, are served on an a la carte basis. Our restaurant serves Fusion Cretan Coastal Cuisine with local fresh ingredients. The chef Christos Saridakis is creating unique recipes such as sushi rolls with wine leafs and many more … We are serving refreshing cocktails, funky beers & our wine list is an indicative presentation of the Cretan vineyard in all its glory.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?