We haven't been to Christakis
We haven't been to Christakis for several years. Our recent visits (two in the past month) have shown a marked improvement. Delicious Greek food and very friendly and helpful service. The specials were especially noteworthy, as was the selection of Greek wines.
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful Traditional Greek Cuisine
Located in a small shopping, you get the impression Christakis is just another place for quick meal. It is far from that. They serve excellent, home cooking style, authentic Greek food. Starting with the Villager salad, which is a real Greek salad – it does not have lettuce like the American version. The stuffed vegetables are something else. They are not on the regular menu and every time I come here I hope it is one of the specials. Even if they are not on the menu that day, you can’t go wrong with any of the dishes.
Christakis is family owned and the family members provide friendly service and let you feel you are part of the family. They have live music on the weekend and the décor in the cozy dining room is very nice. Highly recomm
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Service was wonderful. Place
Service was wonderful. Place is small and quante. Food was good. Overall, had a nice time with family and would go back.
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
A lot of fresh choices that
A lot of fresh choices that delighted my taste buds. I had a hard time making up my mind. The service was fantastic.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lamb is best ever!
Our group (husband, 7yr old, and myself) dined at Christakis for dinner. I am a lamb fan and I order lamb chops quite often at many high end restaurants so I ordered the Christakis combo which came with lamb chops, pastitsio, and dolma. The chops were the best chops that I have ever had. They were mild (no hint of gaminess), tender, and juicy with good flavor. The pastitsio was also very good. My husband and son both ordered the gyros which they enjoyed but my husband did not think were anything special. My son is a picky eater and ate almost all of his. I look forward to going back and trying the mousaka but only if I find someone to go with who will order the lamb and share else I may need to order two entrees for myself.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friendly, family owned local
Friendly, family owned local gem. After several visits, we have always found the food flavorful, with decent portions. We have noticed, however, that the side dishes tend to be overcooked and mushy. Many nights feature live entertainment (alternating classical guitarist and dancer), which are pleasant enough. They also feature a nice open air patio area, which is very nice.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
A little piece of Greece in Tustin
When you first enter the restaurant you see the articles and awards posted on the wall. The reason for this is obvious when you taste the food. The food is authentic because the owner is from Greece. The lemon, chicken and rice soup was amazing. The stuffed bell pepper dish was enough for two meals.
We will have to come back and try the baklava next time.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Christakis Greek Cuisine is a great find! I loved the casual atmosphere. We went with the idea of having a lamb dish, because all the revues said they had the best lamb anywhere. The server also said the lamb was the best. And it was true! Can't wait to go back! Excellent food, excellent service, excellent experience!
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent authentic Mediterranean cuisine in a very relaxed and quite ambient.
Excellent fit for Business lunch or Dinner with family and friends.
Very courteous service.
They have a guitarist playing instrumental classic music in the evenings form Thursday to Sunday.
My wife,friends, and business associates loved this place and we strongly recommend it.
6/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great Greek experience
The food was outstanding. Definately recommend ending with Greek coffee and baklava.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Vacation dinner with family
What a great find. The food is incredible. Very authentic. The service was perfect and the atmosphere was charming and cozy. It was a perfect evening. Well worth the money.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
In search of Greek food for 5 years since moving to California to no avail. This place is a winner winner chicken dinner! Saganaki, dolma, lamb chops and all that is Greek! So many places are Mediterranean with a little Greek influence but this place is Greek with Greek influence! I felt as if I was back in Chicago off Halsted in Greek town again. Our server was the owner so the passion is there. Also, my girlfriend loved (an understatement ) the hummus. In fact, she loved it so that after dinner she had me order more to take home. All in all, the place is the real deal. Oh yeah and the lemon soup will make you thank god for taste buds.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Family run gem!
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.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Don't miss the falafel dish!
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!
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mom's 98 Birthday
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.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Above and beyond....
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.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
We love Greece and their food. This is the most authentic we have found in Orange County
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our Greek Island mini-vacation
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.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Avgolemono always a hit
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.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved it! We are Greek and
Loved it! We are Greek and finally found an authentic restaurant in the area. We will definitely dine at Christakis again!
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM