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“Amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Kariatis

Kariatis
Ranked #12 of 408 Restaurants in Chania Town
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$16 - US$49
Cuisines: Pizza, Sushi, Italian
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Good for: Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Beautiful, stylish restaurant built on the old Kastelli wall in the wonderful, picturesque Venetian harbour of Chania. Established in 1993, 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 winter months we will be seducing sushi lovers with our sensational sushi. Kariatis also offers an extensive selection of award-winning Greek and International wines from around the world.
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

The Best restaurant in chania we have visit. Excelent food servise and the prices are logical.if i had more days in chania i will go for sure

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank Chryso P
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“Great Italian with a Tad of Crete”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014

We were four people who agreed that the food at this place is among the best prepared we've ever had in Crete. They pride themselves in providing taste experiences not found elsewhere. An Italian kitchen that mixes in a little bit of Crete (if you select those meals from the menu, and you should). Very friendly staff. Decent selection of wines in various price categories (including Italians like Barolo, which are not easy to find elsewhere in Crete).

If I ever go to Chania again, I will return to this place.

  • Visited August 2014
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3 Thank Sverre H H
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Barcelona, Spain
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“Don't dare to order things that are not pasta/pizza”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014

I came to this restaurant following the good reviews it had. The place is very trendy and the music is chilling, so everything started well. In most of the reviews I read many good things about the pastas and pizzas of the place, however we dared to order normal meat dishes and were terribly disappointed: I ordered a Pork with cheese sauce which was fair but pricey, and my wife ordered a "beef steak" which we would swear it was Goat (although the waiter made emphasis that it was cow meat... although it looked like an albino cow, 'cause it was too white), goat or cow, the steak tasted horrible and was too expensive. For finishing, we had a terrible chocolate cake as a dessert, and a bill with a very high price. Trust me, stick to the pastas/pizzas.

  • Visited August 2014
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3 Thank Carlos C
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Carmel24, Owner at Kariatis, responded to this review, 8 August 2014
At Kariatis, we serve French tenderloin of beef from the region of Charollais in deep, rural France. This particular breed of cattle are in fact creamy white in colour and their meat is famed for being extraordinarily lean and meltingly tender. It’s certified top-quality beef of pale red colour and extremely fine texture. Goat on the other hand has a much more earthy sweet flavour and is much deeper dark red in colour. Just to clarify, we do not serve goat in our restaurant and never have done, but many of the local tavernas have it featured on their menus because it is considered to be one of the many Cretan specialties.
Our chocolate cake is created using luxury French chocolate Valrhona by our very experienced and talented pastry chef who previously worked in many luxury hotels in Switzerland, including the well-known Michelin-star restaurant, Nobu. He has brought his skill, flair and expertise to Kariatis and consequently over recent years we have become renowned for our delectable gourmet desserts.
We can only suppose that their ‘terrible disappointment’ stems from individual preference and their disapproval of our menu prices, which they were fully aware of when making all their food choices. Finally, to say that the title of this review is quite ludicrous – if you read our previous reviews many wonderfully positive comments have made about our beef fillet dishes, with customers even posting photographs due to their immense satisfaction.
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“Great Italian Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

Eaten here twice while on holiday. Great service and great Italian food. Would highly recommend. Only comment is that I came with a friend who's a vegan and there were limited options for him - and no pasta option for a vegan which is disappointing. If the owners read this I'd recommend adding a vegan pasta dish.

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“Very good pizza”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014

We ate at Kariatis twice and both times we had pizzas. The pizzas were all very good just like you get them in Italy (we have been several times in Italy and are quite spoiled when it comes to pizza) The waiters are all very tentative and friendly. We enjoyed both our meals, but it was a little pricey. The restaurant is a bit secluded and has no view even though it is located in the port area. It's a nice gesture that you get complimentary chocolate truffles and sweet dessert wine along with the bill.

  • Visited August 2014
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