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Michalis Taverna

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Sourmeli 54- 56 | Old Harbour, Chania Town, Crete 731 00, Greece
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+30 2821 058330
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60 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

The owner who is my friend's friend came out to receive us very graciously and escorted us to the booked dining tables, despite the fact that the restaurant was busy and full of other customers. Our orders were based on the owner's recommendations and he managed to tell the chef to add some spices into the dishes to make us... More 

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

My wife and myself ate at this restaurant in October 2016 the staff, the place, and food was first rate. We had a meze and at thirteen euros for the two of us including a small bottle of Ouzo and two sweets was outstanding value and a very nice meal.

Thank justwads
Randers, Denmark
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We had meze, lots of different dishes, and the were all delicat and fresh. The price was very reasonable. The waitress was pleasant and observant, and the atmosphere was really nice. Lovely wiew as well.

Thank LilleLoneerklog
Axminster, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

I went with a group of friends and we had a pre-set meal which was added to with extra generous portions. I never saw the menu but from what I saw other people eating, it looked good. Some restaurants have loud music but this one is not too noisy.

Thank najllib
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Food and view were great. We had octopus, fried squid and fennel fritters. Food was fresh and great and not too expensive. The waiter that welcomed us was very cold and not too friendly but to be honest we didn't really care. The food and the view were perfect anyway... Recommended!

Thank riccardoxxx
Vastmanland County, Sweden
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Please be aware that the bread they offer at the table cost extra. Seafoodplatter was plenty for 2 adults and 2 kids. Service was average.

Thank krostman
Limassol, Cyprus
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Recommended by someone in the area, we thought we would try one of the harbour restaurants. The staff there is really terrible, not friendly, rude and not attentive to their customer. While we were ordering, the waiter, who also seemed to have some other responsibilities, was looking at himself in the mirror. He was shouting at his employees across the... More 

Thank Babumorgana
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

We have returned to this restaurant three times. The food was really tasty and fresh, portions - huge plus always a bonus - chocolate pie with ice cream! We were with our toddler daughter and I especially appreciated that instead of standard kids menu visitors can order almost any dish for half price for their kids! Compared to many other... More 

Thank Valerie B
Athens, Greece
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216 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

I have always liked this restaurant, mostly due to its location and view at the lighthouse. The seafood is great (urchin, shrimps, octopus etc), the portions are big and the service really good. At the end they offer chocolate cake with ice cream. The prices are normal.

Thank Despina-Kleanthi
Athens, Greece
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

We had lunch while watching the sunset. This restaurant is in a very nice location but the quality is not good. Also, the staff is very rude and unfriendly. The waiter made a mistake by bringing a wrong dish and he never said sorry or took the dish back. At the end he also charged in on the bill, until... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$15
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sourmeli 54- 56 | Old Harbour, Chania Town, Crete 731 00, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Chania Town
  • Phone Number: +30 2821 058330
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 found the ideal place to enjoy your lunch or dinner!!!!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?