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“You can't go wrong if the locals are eating there.”
Review of Restaurant Doloma

Restaurant Doloma
Ranked #94 of 447 Restaurants in Chania Town
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Greek
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Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 9 August 2013

So found this restaurant listed in a travel guide for Crete. We read that it is further away from the sea front & that it would be cheaper & the food is excellent.

So we pitched up to it, not too far fromt he sea front of Chania. We were able to get a table outside underneath a tree which provided us with a nice cooling shade on a 34 degrees summers day.

There were many locals there eating the food so I was optimistic about getting a traditional Greek meal.

The main waiter was very friendly and welcoming & was took our orders. He suggested for us to have a look at what was being cooked their kitchen. I decided to go for the moussaka which was excellent & was cheaply priced. I washed it down with a 2.50 euro 500ml bottle of Mytho lager (ridiculously cheap compared to London). My girlfriend got the Greek sald which was a huge portion. We had freshly baked bread served complimentary as well.

It was just excellent home cooking. You're not going to get michelin starred service or presentation but what you will get is food served with love like you mum would have made for you regardless of what your home cuisine is.

You read about the Cretan hospitality but you will never realise how it is true until you are treated like a friend by the staff.

After our lunch we asked we were presented with halva which was served with local honey which was delicious. After that we were then served with watermelon, both of which we had not ordered & thought we were going to have to pay for. NOT AT ALL. All of this was COMPLIMENTARY & we were really grateful for it as it was delicious.

I would recommend this family taverna at the drop of a hat.

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Thank hareends
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Reviewed 1 July 2013

Found this taverna by accident 4 years ago on a trip day from Georgioupolis to Chania near the end of our holiday. Could not wait to return & were not disappointed. In a lovely quiet location with fantastic food. Ignore the menu & go inside to check out & choose from the days specials. There is a large selection & everything is beautifully cooked & delicious. The prices are reasonable as well.
On our first visit this year it was just 2 of us but we returned on the afternoon of my birthday with a group of 8 & everyone was very impressed. With so many people we were able to choose a large selection of dishes & it also caters very well for vegetarians. If we had been staying in Chania we would have eaten there every day. After the meal they provide complimentary desert, fruit, coffee & raki. The owners are very pleasant, friendly & helpful. Looking forward to returning next year..

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Thank AME34
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Reviewed 25 June 2013

Doloma is a traditional, family run taverna, on the street Kalergon, just behind the old shipyards. It offers great value for money, and serves dishes which vary slightly from day to day, but usually include beef, pork and fish, as well as traditional boureki, moussaka, and much more; all washed down with the delicious house white!
DO NOT make the mistake of basing your decision on the menu posted outside. Although extensive, the real recommendation is to be found in the warming cabinets just inside the doors.
There, all of the days' dishes are on display with further explanation or clarification, if any is necessary, by the owner. This is also an opportunity to see the high standards maintained in the kitchen.
Completely devoid of all the fuss and "pushiness" of some of the bigger restaurants, Doloma is a peaceful oasis of great food and value, and should not be missed.

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Thank pjvb
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Reviewed 24 June 2013

very nice restaurent, great meals, home cooking in a quiet yard in the heart of the old town...
Highly reccommended!

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Thank dpapadeli
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Reviewed 23 June 2013 via mobile

A lovely taverna with an outdoor terrace in the shade. Faultless traditional cooking served by an attentive and friendly owner, all very good value. We were surprised by a complimentary traditional dessert kataifi (a couple of lovely "angel hair" pastries with honey and nuts inside), followed by a bowl of cool cherries! So much nicer than all those mediocre places on the harbour-side!

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Thank Irina_Mackie
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