Christakis Greek Cuisine

4.8
442 reviews
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***** VOTED BEST GREEK RESTAURANT IN OC BY OC WEEKLY (2016)

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.

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Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was wonderful. The staff is very friendly and the food was great.

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JH
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a special restaurant that makes you feel like you're in another country. Consistent outstanding meals and service!

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OT
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food atmosphere and service always wonderful!

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RN
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

There were 7 of us for lunch. Service was very attentive and helpful. We really enjoyed the food. We will certainly be back. First visit to Christakis will not be our last.

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DH
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite special dinner spot. The Mother's Day rose added to the celebratory meal. The lamb is always flavorful and cooked to perfection.

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JL
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding. The meze (appetizer) of was authentic Greek olives and feta. The lamb chops were flavorful and the best my wife has had since we were in Greece. My sea bass was also very tasty and perfectly prepared. The staff were friendly and attentive. It was an enjoyable experience. We are looking forward to coming back soon.

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BF
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy Christakis' great food and service.

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JO
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Romantic and inviting patio, with warm and attentive service, and fantastic food. The lamb is spectacular.

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JH
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal! Our favorite Greek restaurant.

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TD
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great family run restaurant. The food never disappoints.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Another super Food experience. Stated with hummus that was just the right amount with fresh pita. Enjoyed the steak special that was moist and hot and cooked just right. We also had the lamb chops which were also perfect and plenty. Loved the patio and the soft live music. This is our new go to date place.

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Y
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, good food, nice atmosphere.. music inside made it feel like home.. i live near by, going there for years now..they always deliver the promise. Keep up the good work and see you .!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food and excellent service

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Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good! Best grape leaves - ever. Dinner was prawns in a tomato type sauce that was just to die for. Would definitely come back! They had beautiful music playing, also!

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KD
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very attentive service. Live music (solo, acoustic guitar) the Saturday night we were there which was very nice. We had a very enjoyable evening with friends.

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JB
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Well prepared food served by professional, friendly staff. You're not going to find a better Greek restaurant in OC.

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MV
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server is great, the food tastes amazing, the guitarist was talented and everyone who worked there was very friendly and courteous.

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p
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. Michael was most cordial and attentive. We love it!

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SV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fantastic food, wine and service. We have been going there for over 20 years, and even though we now live on the east coast, we make a point to have dinner at Christakis any time we are in town. Really fantastic Greek food, and Michael is an excellent host!

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Greek food in Orange County. Absolute favorite restaurant in orange country, thank you.

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JF
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were blown away! The food and atmosphere were amazing and the staff was INCREDIBLY friendly! We will definitely become fast regulars here!! Can’t wait to go back!

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DM
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time i come here for my birthday. The food and service is absolutely amazing. I highly recommend this restaurant for excellent greek food and great/attentive servers. Will definitely be returning next year for my birthday.

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C
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience, enjoyed the good food and great service.

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MS
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been coming here for years and love the vibe of this place, whether we sit indoors or in the beautiful patio. The service is always on point. The food was excellent! We started out with the Trio (hummus, tzatziki & kopanisti) served with warm pita. All delish! I then ordered the Paidakia (lamb chops) that were thick and perfectly cooked. My friend had the Lamb Souvlaki and thoroughly enjoyed it. Look forward to going back soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great authentic Greek food and wonderful service. Great for any occasion or just dinner with friends and family.

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LB
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This hidden gem has become a favorite place to have lunch or dinner. The food is beautifully served and is delicious. The staff is friendly and helpful. I enjoy my experience here in every way...their wine is nice too!

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LB
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little spot with excellent food and service.

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LB
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So glad to have found this place. Just the perfect place for a lunch with girlfriends or a dinner date.

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B
Orange County
64 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great night at Christakis. We made a reservation for 4 and asked to sit on the patio. About an hour beforehand, we changed it to 5 and when we arrived, they weren't able to seat us there because of the late change. This was understandable, but they did everything to make up for it, even giving us a free appetizer. The food and service was exceptional, 3 of us having the surf and turf special (a good-sized lobster tail and 2 large lamb chops for a very reasonable $28) A great night!

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DC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favorite places. The food is fresh and really good quality. The patio is lovely and relaxing, if you sit inside there is usually a guitar player which creates a nice atmosphere. Really good Greek food.

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OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ALWAYS GREAT !

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OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ALWAYS GREAT !

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MG
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very helpful with a reservation change. Good attitude and very good performance.
Food was excellent from appetizers to main course. Service quick and responsive without being intrusive.
The place is small in space, but you get a solid feeling that there's some big heart in the operation.

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Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very quaint little place with great service from friendly hostess to attentive server. A nice bonus to have live guitarist playing classical guitar pieces. The food is also good, especially the flambé cheese w pita bread to start, along w the hummus trio. I would highly recommend this place to Greek food fan.

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RR
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoy going to Christakis, Mike makes us feel like family. The food is always outstanding, Nick is a great chef.

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EM
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had been trying to find a good Greek restaurant.. And now I have found it. Family owned, authentic flavor, and great service.

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LB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in town visiting family and planned a last minute date night. Not knowing the area well, we used OpenTable to find a recommendation and discovered Christakis. We are NorCal foodies, and can say with confidence that Christakis is a hidden gem.

We dined outside on the twinkly lit patio, that is very romantic, and kept warm with plenty of heat lamps. In the center of the patio is a beautiful fountain.

The owner, Mike, selected 4 delicious items for my fiance and I to share:
Starters: Saganaki, a half order of Keftedes
Salad: Villager's Salad
Entree: Rack of Lamb

The food and wine (Merreville Pinot & Saldo, a new wine from Prisoner) were delicious. Mike is so warm and welcoming, and took great care of us. We will FOR SURE be back.

Tip: Be sure to request the patio.

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RN
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

A delicious meal, and fantastic service (thanks Austin!). Food comes piping hot, and quick too!

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LN
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always and enjoyable dining experience! The wine tasting dinners are an especially delightful pleasure, my wife and I have attended allbut two since they started. Another thing we enjoy is going there Sunady afternoon for lunch. The Corfu Salad has gyro meat is filling andnot to be missed if you like lamb. I highly reccomend this restaurant!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic as always. The service was outstanding!

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