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Christakis Greek Cuisine
Christakis Greek Cuisine

Christakis Greek Cuisine Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.christakisgreekcuisine.com
  • Phone: (714) 731-6600
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean, European
  • Executive Chef: Sarah N. Wallace
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: You are more than welcome to rent out the restaurant for private events. The night of the event will determine the cost of the room fee.
  • Private Party Contact: Sarah Wallace (714) 731-6600
  • Entertainment: The amazing Amir and the fantastic Isamu, both play European music with a certain panache and flair, all while with a comforting sound to the ear.You will feel at home with both of these masterful musicians.

    Wednesday Amir 6 to 9 & Thursday, Friday and Saturday Isamu 6 to 9

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Newport / Irvine
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: You can park in spaces in front of the restaurant or behind. In addition there is a Valet Service for four dollars plus gratuity.
A word from Christakis Greek Cuisine
On April 1, 1996, Yanoula Christakis Wallace opened the doors of Christakis, a restaurant that represented her homeland and the passion she felt towards her culture. Whether you are looking for a quick lunch or celebrating a special event, Christakis Greek Cuisine is the place to enjoy traditional Greek dishes at a reasonable price. Since 1996, we’ve used only the finest and freshest ingredients to create traditional Greek cuisine. Today, the family at Christakis continues to bring the authentic spirit and warmth of Greece to Orange County.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "consistently excellent - couple by couple, we are bringing all our friends."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Stick with the exceptional Greek cuisine at this restaurant. The specials were not Greek and not exceptional."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Food was not good, far from Greek tasting... The music was terrible,so sad... Greek are happy places!!ibwill ever come back norbrecommendbthis place to any body."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "My wife and I have a short list of favored restaurants that we frequent for any occasion. After finally getting a chance t dine at Christakis, we have a new favorite on our list. The service is excellent, and the staff is very friendly and personable. The food was excellent, and the wine list is diverse enough to suit your any palate. I'm always on the lookout for really good baklava. I buikt a love for it when I was about 4, and theirs is superb. I've been here a few times now, tried different dishes and wines, lunch and dinner, inside and outside, and Christakis deserves the top rating in every regard."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "OK, Food was great..... Service was rushed.... very quiet......"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Since moving to ca from NY 19 yrs ago few Greek restaurant have measured up. This one did food was fantastic. The baklava for desert was not saw dust it was amazing like my grandmother used to make. The Moussaka and soulvaki were excellent. Great service and great prices will drive me back to this restaurant. If you want a good meal this is the place to go."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Great, authentic greek food in a caring, family, atmosphere."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "i had dinner a few weeks ago and the food was great. this time, i had the chicken gyro with salad. the chicken was dry like jerky. the waitress switched it out for lamb which was much better. i thought there should be more lettuce and vegetables in the salad. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Our party had different entrees, but the food was not flavorful at all. It used to be much better than it was on this visit."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "The service was wonderful... And timing for food delivery was perfect. The food was served so hit, a pleasant change from most restaurants! Lamb chops were so nicely seasoned!! We'll be back!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Our group of four was delighted by the friendly service and outdoor dining area. The lovely guitar music was a plus, though we understand the music is livelier on the weekends. Overall, the food was quite good. Our personal palates have lots of experience with Greek food and a few items were a bit bland for us, but there was nothing wrong with them. The menu has lots to choose from and we will return without hesitation to enjoy some of the other offerings."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "If you love Greek you'll love Christakis! They do EVERYTHING superb but you absolutely must try their house salad dressing - the color and flavor are amazing!! Try it..you'll love it."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "A very nice little place with very good and friendly service. An excellent menu with good diversity. Some really tasty items. Try the salmon!"
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "With every course and every visit this place delivers. For those of you who don't like the noise and spectacle of belly dancing, then maybe this isn't your place for a weekend dinner. Otherwise, very worth a try."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "The food at Christakis is amazing. I had the Mousaka, which was laced with subtle spices and a bechamel sauce that was almost mousse-like in consistency. Lovely flavor and texture. My friend enjoyed the Pastitsio, which he said was the best Greek mac & cheese ever. The guitar player added just enough music to enhance the experience, but not so loud that it interfered with conversation. Overall, a very enjoyable evening."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "we had a wonderful dinner with impeccable service."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We visit Christakis' often. The food is always consistently good and very good service. It is a family owned and operated restaurant that values its customers and the quality of the food!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Food was ok but a little bit on the expensive side. My husband & I were not very impress of their falafel. It was very grainy & dry. The rack of lamb was great but I think the best thing we had in their menu was their hummus & pita bread. Service was good. The servers were very friendly & attentive."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "This restaurant is amazing! The food is wonderful - not a bad thing on the menu. The dolmades are the best I've had, the hummus is smooth and flavorful and the baklava is a must have. Just a great family owned restaurant - they are kind, accommodating and attentive. We will be back again and agaim'"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner here on a Friday night. They had an incredible guitarist playing nice background music, suitable for the environment. We definitely feel like you get the money's worth of food & the service was great! The Lamb is a must-delicious!!!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "We went there to celebrate my parents birthdays. We had a group of 9, and when we arrived, we were immediately seated to a table that that was especially prepared for our group. We were warmly greeted and were allowed to get all situated before service began. Things weren't rushed, which allowed us to enjoy our time together and our meal. The food was tremendous, and have a great wine list to go with their menu. Everything tasted so fresh. Everyone in our group loved it, and all want to come back!"
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "I had a delightful dining experience here for my husband's birthday dinner. The pita bread & taramosolata appetizer was incredibly yummy. It was really hard to save room for the main course! Also loved the moussaka; it was perfectly spiced and delicate -- not overly starchy like at some other restaurants. Most of all, we loved the atmosphere. The quiet outdoor patio has a gentle fountain and lots of greenery dotted with soft white lights. The heaters by each table made it comfortable even in January. The service was warm and attentive without being intrusive. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Beautiful ambience! Live entertainment really made a girls' night out feel like a special occasion! Everyone loved the food and wine. Those who'd planned to share, didn't because they liked their own dish so much. Our server was very helpful and attentive to food allergies in our group. The fresh hummus was really good, even all by itself. I'm sure all of us will return soon and continue to spread the word!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We discovered Christakis 3 years ago when we first moved to North Tustin from Atlanta, GA . It is hard to find those 'favorite restaurants' after making such a move so we are so pleased to have Christakis right in our area! We love bringing our out of town visitors and local Friends to Christakis. We often dine here with our 4.5 year old as well. The staff is wonderful and the food is fabulous! We would love to keep it our secret but given how crowded it was on Saturday...I guess the word is out. You must try Christakis!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We've all found our favorite dishes at Christaki's and it's hard not to keep ordering them over and over, but this time, with two members of our party new to the restaurant, we branched out and tasted some items that were new to us. The meatballs were tender and savory and are a new favorite. The avgolemono soup is delicious as ever and the appetizer dips are addictive (the trio of hummus, tatziki, and the red spicy dip). The Greek wine paired well with the various dishes. The service was, as usual, attentive and pleasant. We have to drive half an hour to get to Christaki's, but it's always worth it."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "Overpriced for neighborhood place. The food could be more inventive. We found the portions were small.The vegetables (beans)were overcooked. We enjoyed the live music. Atmosphere and lighting were attractive.Menu is tired.We really enjoyed the old vine wine-Altantis from Santorini.Wish the menu was more like the restaurants we encountered on Santorini."
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "The dining area is very small to begin with...Our table was right next to the kitchen. From our chairs the bright florescent lights of the kitchen blinded us. Let create some ambiance here folks! The food was basic but hit the spot. The night's special of sea bass was cooked to perfection, but wonder if it really was "wild". The best part was, my food came to the table hot. Yea! So many restaurants now a days think that it is acceptable to serve luke warm food. Bravo! My husband the lamb lover said, "i would go again, but I wouldn't order the lamb". Nice waiter. Salad was iceberg. Trio app was pretty tasty. The calamari appetizer was huge and unwielding. The rings were large and tough."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "Excellent Greek food with a very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Although I live in Los Angeles, this restaurant was recommended to me and I would like to return again in the future."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "We enjoyed every minute with our party of 12. Service and food is always fantastic... Enjoy dinning with an international feel. Lunch or dinner, great soups, salads and the best Gyro with the freshest ingredients. Enjoy!"
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "My wife and I dine here fairly often, I come for the lamb she usually gets chicken or something else. We brought a relative who never had lamb as this is THE place to experience it for the first time. Christakis did not disappoint!! As always it was so good I almost do not want to share with others for fear the restaurant gets too popular. In any case it was outstanding and Mike treated us as well as any waiter possibly can. Kudos!!"
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "My husband and me arrived to the place exited and looking to enjoy a good dinner but we were very disappointed.the food portions extremely small, the salad wasnt special, didnt taste greek. The trio was really good but the plate combo we dont recommend it because the veggies were overcoked, the rice with no favor and the pasta was cold with no flavor at all. We were looking for a nice experience with a nice dinner. We were disappointed on the food quality and portions. The place its nice and the service its really good."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Loved it! We are Greek and finally found an authentic restaurant in the area. We will definitely dine at Christakis again!"
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Second time my wife and I dined there. The first time, everything was first rate. The second time, the food wasn't quite as good. Overall, however, a quaint little restaruant. Our wine was excellent, server was nice, guitarist was also nice. Food was good, but not great."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "The avgolemono soup with rice, chicken and lemon is delicious and I always look forward to it, as well as the hummus. Funnily enough the green beans are super good too--they are not usually the star of the show, but everybody in my party of 6 was talking about them, even my 12 year old."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Had lunch with a couple of girlfriends. We sat outside in the sunshine and enjoy ourselves thoroughly. Got a free appetizer for making a reservation - pita with several dips. Everything was tasty and service was very good."
    Dined on 11/11/2013
  • "We love Greece and their food. This is the most authentic we have found in Orange County"
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "There were 5 of us and we were extremely late for our reservation. They had room for us and allowed us to come anyway. We closed the restaurant and could not have been treated better - gracious host, tasty wine, excellent food, cozy atmosphere."
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "Took my Mom out for her 98th birthday. I used to eat here a couple of times a year, but that was years ago. Normally take my Mom out to Las Brisas for her birthday but I decided to try something different, I checked out some other restaurants but the reviews were horrible, then I remembered Christakis, I think they upgraded the wine list, it was pretty decent and several wines by the glass too. Same family has been operating this place for years. We ate on the patio and normally my Mom will not eat outside, but they have the patio heaters and the ambiance and service were outstanding Food is great esp. for health conscience people but tasty too. They had a guitarist, it was really mellow. I will be back for another special occasion."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "Food was great! Service was a little slow but they were short staffed. Still worth the wait. Gyro's were delicious as well! We will definitely visit Christakis again soon!"
    Dined on 10/14/2013
  • "We've been customers for over 20 years, and love this place. I'm Armenian, so the flavors so similar to my childhood take me home. They are very consistent with quality meat and seafood. But, it's the family love that transcends this place, and makes everyone feel at home and cared about. Hidden in a little center, it really is a gem. Hope you can be there some night when an amazing classical guitarist plays Rodrigo-heaven."
    Dined on 9/21/2013