Christakis Greek Cuisine
***** 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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Rack of Lamb
our specialty. full fresh rack, marinated, charbroiled
kefalotyri cheese lightly dusted, pan fried in olive oil, served flambed
marinated in virgin olive oil, fresh squeezed lemon and oregano, grilled
Christaki's is great - will be ordering take out during the Covid-19 shutdown!
Great service and food
Had a great night on date night with my wife. Food and service were great! Pricey though!
Good food at reasonable prices. From appetizers to salads to entrees the food is prepared well and is tasty. If you don't like a dish, simply tell the staff and they will go out of their way to make things right! My pork chop was a bit tough, so the waiter gave me two lamb chops, coffee, and baklava on the house! Rack of lamb is among their specialties. I've been there many times and will return.
Very good Greek wine and nice menu with good selection of appetizers and mains. A delight for Lamb lovers but other good choices even for the vegans. This was our 5th visit and we are going back!
Delicious and authentic! Pastitso is just like Yia Yia’s.
Amazing romantic loved the live music also great place 😊
Food and service excellent, as usual. Waiter suggested a new wine which was spot on. Live music adds to the ambiance.
Great food, great service. Wonderful date night
The food was a big disappointment. The chicken Athenian was disgusting. It was 90% spanakopita filling and a this wrapping of chicken breast. The entrees has about 12 grains of rice. Why skimp on the cheapest thing on the plate. Overall never going back
I would recommend Christakis for anytime other then a holiday. You feel like they are pushing you out as soon as you get there.
Christakis never disappoints, which is why we continue to visit on special occasions. The food is always amazing, the staff is incredible and the setting is perfect for a night like Valentine's Day. Hands down the best Greek restaurant in Southern California.
Had grape leaves, meatballs and 4 lamb chop dinner. Lamb a bit over cooked but flavor was so good could not send it back! Super service and awesome wine selection. Had a guitar player in the corner which added to the ambiance and noise level. Really enjoyed our pre-Valentine dinner and will go again.
Food is just okay. We tried calamari, lamb gyro and lamb shank. Ambiance is a bit cramped. Would be more comfortable with booths. Overall, nothing special and won’t be returning anytime soon.
We love this place. It’s a hidden gem in Tustin. The staff is very friendly, and it has a family like atmosphere. The food is always delicious, and their service is quite quick. It has the freshest Greek salads. I had the special - Dover sole, and my wife had the lamb skewers. The Dover was incredible and I was actually able to get a bite of my wife’s lamb. All I can say is D E L I C I O U S!!!
I've been to Christakis's before and always loved the wine, the food and the place is adorable. I was very excited to bring my daughters there for their birthdays. They also loved Christakis and will be back again with their own families. Being neither one of my girls live in the neighborhood, they had never been there.
Music is lovely and we sat at the table next to the guitarist. Yes, we could still hear each other. Food was amazing and service was fast and friendly.
Best Greek food in OC! Nice wine list with plenty of Greek wines.
Staff was attentive and took excellent care of our party. Food was was excellent as usual and Greek wine recommendations were excellent and affordable.
This is are go to place for occasions. great food, wine and staff are exceptional. Good food and wine.
Absolutely wonderful. Food was spectacular and the service was outstanding
Love this place. Have been going since it opened. All the food is great with a very nice atmosphere.
Always a wonderful dining experience. Love the avogolemeno soup and of course the lamb chops.
I brought a friend to the cozy restaurant. We enjoyed everything that we ordered. Our waitress was attentive and we left very happy that we chose this restaurant.
Christakis is our go to place for casual elegant dinners. We always celebrate our anniversary there which is what we did last week.
Fantastic meal. We loved the specials - the Greek stew was hearty and delicious, and the fish was outstanding. Then we also had the sure thing falafel, hummus trio and the gyro plate. Excellent food. Excellent service by Austin. This restaurant is a gem!
As always, the food is outstanding. I always have a terrible time trying to decide what to order, especially between the Moussaka and Athenian Chicken ... there are so many delicious things on the menu, it's a difficult decision. The service is always excellent. Everyone makes sure you have what you need. They have a special rice pudding this weekend ... definitely one of the best rice puddings I have ever had!!!
Patio dining is the best.
Cute little place. Can definitely get a bit noisy inside, as it is quite small, and sometimes they have live music. Food is good, but a little over priced..
Reservations highly recommended.
Saganaki is DELICIOUS!
Love this authentic restaurant. Food is amazing and service is too!
Eight of us go to dinner every two months. Being of Greek descent I chose Christakos this time. A first for me I found the avelemigno soup wonderful as well as the Greek Salad, lamb chops and dolmades. Pastichio was a 4 out 5 for me, as I can be very picky there. Anyway great experience and will be back. Service was great by our waiter Austin!!
My wife and I love,love,love this restaurant. There is a reason it has been voted best Greek Restaurant in Orange County multiple times. Whether for a special occasion dinner or a casual Sunday lunch you owe it to yourself to go here. I have lived in North Tustin for over 30 years and this is a gem that we frequent. It has been our go-to eating establishment for years. We appreciate all that Mike Walace and his staff bring to our lives. Thank you all!
Helpful, friendly, clean. Birthday girl’s meal served on a special birthday plate and they comped us a piece of baklava
Wonderful food and atmosphere!
Good food and great atmosphere!
Fantastic evening all round
The food is delicious and very authentic. You feel like your are being welcomed into their home for dinner. Attentive but not intrusive service. We keep going back to enjoy the evening.
We really enjoyed our experience here. Great food, atmosphere, etc. Parking was a bit challenging however.
My boyfriend and I went to celebrate our anniversary and we both had a great time. The food was delicious and the service was great. It was my boyfriends first time going to this restaurant and on the way home he said he had to come back some time soon. 5/5 definitely recommend!
Pleasant environment, friendly/efficient staff, and delicious food made for a delightful evening. Thank you, we'll be back again.
Christakis Greek Cuisine is rated 4.8 stars by 538 OpenTable diners.
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