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All reviews lamb chops tzatziki fries watermelon big portions high prices greek meal family run restaurant family atmosphere fabulous food friendly service fresh food nice staff place to eat next year crete raki
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Reviewed 14 September 2021

Delicoius food and very nice staff. The best lamb in my life;) I am going to came back here soon. The best place to eat in Crete!!!

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 20 August 2021 via mobile

We stopped by for a lunch after reading good things about this place. While waiting for our dishes, we were served some great bread with the best tzatziki ever - on the house! Our meals were very good too. The lady there was just the...nicest person imaginable. We will certainly be back.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 19 August 2021

Nice staff, nice place but the food... although looking delicious has been salted so much that we could not feel any other taste than the salt, so we have left half of the serving on the table, the other half we just ate because we...were very hungry. Couldn't eat more without getting sick from the salt. A gorgeous stray cat, probably hungry as well, ate a small part of our meal, hope she found some water to wash down the salt.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 12 August 2021

I can only highly recommend this restaurant. The service was attentive and helpful and the food was great.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 3 August 2021 via mobile

Lovely food and great service. We escaped from across the road to find authentic Cretan food and this didn’t disappoint.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 2 August 2021 via mobile

Welcome portion of grilled bread with sundried tomatos was a very pleasant surprise. Grilled chichen was amasing so was dolmada ia and greek salat

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 1 August 2021 via mobile

I’m not easily impressed when I get a meal. Im pretty fussy having been a waiter at college. I have Greek relatives through my wife and they seriously know how to cook LAMB. So the benchmark is sky high when it comes to meals out....So I was in Kolymvari area for a few days and this restaurant caught my eye on my second night when visited four days ago: I was so impressed then that I returned tonight. And I sure am glad I did. This is a family run restaurant. Their customer service and care to attention bears testimony to this fact. They have a lovely open plan with tables well spread and good atmosphere from the surrounding area. Social distancing and masks was in place - which was great. The menu had a excellent selection to satisfy all tastes. I reordered the lamb chops I’d had previously as I was so enamored with everything then. And if it was possible they were even better tonight. A huge portion. Cooked medium (they asked me this). They were definitely the tastiest chops I have ever had. Fries were perfect too. Sorry father-in-law you’re now in second place. There was no rush to move me out after I finished. There was complimentary extras at the end including RAKI that just sealed the trophy. The lady serving couldn’t have been more attentive. But importantly she didn’t hover over the table - however she instinctively knew when I needed something. Full marks. And the price was phenomenal too. All I can say is this place cannot do any wrong if my two visits are the judge. Fabulous in every way. I’ll make sure when I’m back in Crete that this will be my first dinner next year. Thank you so much for having me for dinner. 10/10.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 31 July 2021 via mobile

This is a family run authentic Greek restaurant. The service is warm and welcoming, the food is absolutely amazing (had lunch there twice on the same week). If you’re in Chania it’s a must place.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 15 July 2021 via mobile

Souvlaki were delicious and owners are very, very kind! We felt family atmosphere of this restourant. We can recommend in 100%!

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 1 July 2021 via mobile

Amazing service and amazing food. We had the lamb chops and they didn’t dissapoint. This is a must go! May you all have lovely stay, peace out<3

Date of visit: June 2021
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30 January 2020|
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What kinds of lamb do you have in the menu or at special days??
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Ioannis Kafenagogeio is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5