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Christakis Greek Cuisine

4.9
4.9
1001 Reviews
$31 to $50
Greek
Please contact the restaurant directly for parties of 6 or more.

***** 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Greek, Mediterranean, European

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

  • Phone number

    (714) 731-6600

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Sarah N. Wallace/Nick Rodgriquez

  • 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 email christakisgreek@gmail.com: (714) 731-6600

  • Neighborhood

    Tustin

  • Cross street

    Newport / Irvine

  • Parking details

    You can park in spaces in front of the restaurant or behind.

  • 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, Sunday Isamu 6 to 9

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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4.9
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  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lamb chops off the chart love the potatoes and green beans!
  2. M

    Mugsy

    Los Angeles

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant supersedes expectations always. It’s our go-to place and they even have a guitar player. Owners and staff are always very welcoming. A pleasure to dine, especially on patio or covered patio.
  3. GF

    GailF

    Orange County

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Beautiful warm evening sitting outside lovely garden setting and great live music. Appetizer and salad were good. Asked for pita and was charged $3 for 2 pita - silly. Lamb kebab was very tasty, but overpriced for 4 cubes of lamb. Roast chicken dry. Cherry pie was minuscule for $10. Friendly staff, but too many tables so service could be improved.
  4. N

    Nick

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious Greek food from the same region of Greece that my family originates. Tasted just like the meals from my childhood. Good authentic Greek food.
  5. SG

    SGourmet1

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great patio, authentic delish food & service but noisy …
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding, service was impeccable and the acoustic guitar was a treat
  7. C

    Cindy

    Orange County

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service.
  8. W

    Windy

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappoints - music and delicious food on a lovely patio.
  9. VS

    VickieS

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Chridtakis! Great food, wine, ambience and service. We have been four times since finding this gem last summer, and every time the experience has been great. We definitely recommend.
  10. GM

    GregM

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We just love this place and they treated our out of town guest really well with her birthday thank you Michael and the Crew at Christakis!
  11. KF

    KatieF

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always love coming to Christakis! It has a small town feel to it. There are regulars eating there. It’s always such a nice night. Service was great (as always) and it was nice to get to speak with the owner about how much we love her restaurant. Food was delicious!
  12. B

    Bizlunch

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful ambiance complete with a talented live acoustic guitarist and delicious Greek food. We’ll be back!
  13. P

    Philia

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Christakis Greek Cuisine is my favorite restaurant in Tustin, so I highly recommend it. The waitresses and waiters are friendly and attentive and the food is authentic and prepared very well. Since I eat there quite frequently for lunch and dinner, I usually order the calamari and the saganaki from the mezes and the Greek salad and great dressing. I wish they would bottle it! The Mousaka, Pastitsio, Spanakopita, and the Chicken Athenian with green beans, a slice of potato, and rice are my favorite entrees. The wine and desserts are wonderful, too. I usually eat in the courtyard for because I feel like I am back in Santorini or Mykonos, or the other islands that I enjoy visiting. There is often s a musician playing Greek music during dinner time. This is a wonderful place to celebrate a birthday or special occasion.
  14. JH

    JaneH

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We hadn't been to the restaurant in a few years but remember it being good then. We enjoyed it even more last night. The food was delicious, very fresh, and a nice selection to choose from. Our waiter did a fine job, and we enjoyed the musician. I didn't remember the outdoor patio but that is an added bonus.
  15. G

    Genghis

    Orange County

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, great service, reasonable prices, nice musician (Erez) playing different music genres on his guitar + his flutist friends who joined him for a few numbers. Great enjoyable evening with friends on the covered patio.
  16. BT

    BethT

    Tahoe

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A beautiful spot in Tustin with a lovely courtyard. The food is great and the staff are friendly and attentive.
  17. KO

    KimO

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance and great food. Our server was very good. The musician played very well and being acoustic works perfect in that room. Overall wonderful dinner.
  18. M

    Michael

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, in general was excellent, but the dolmade were the best I've had. The baklava was a great finish.
  19. CW

    CraigW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Greek cuisine with Al fresco dining. Attentive waitstaff. Have been going for years and highly recommend this outstanding restaurant.
  20. JK

    JeanK

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the ambience and the food! Excellent service. We will definitely be returning to this place again. It rocketed to the top of my favorite OC restaurant list!
  21. MJ

    MaryanneJ

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was impeccable and the food was absolutely delicious. It was a wonderful dining experience.
  22. CB

    CraigB

    Los Angeles

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is consistently great. Service is personable.
  23. MN

    MarlaN

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love the food here and the service was phenomenal. They were attentive and helped us celebrate my friend's birthday with their wonderful baclava. This has been a favorite of one of my friends for many years. I don't live close enough to visit frequently, but if I lived closer, I would be here once a week.
  24. CS

    ClaudiaS

    Orange County

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We decided to take my husband to Christalis on Father’s Day. They had good table availability, so we could update our reservation time with no problem…even last minute. Food was really good… but we were disappointed for the very reduced menu available on Father’s Day. Most of the entres that we wanted from their regular menu were not available. The manager/owner was very nice. We will be back.
  25. LW

    LindaW

    Los Angeles

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great neighborhood spot. You can absolutely count on AWAYS having a good meal there.
  26. R

    Ramin

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    the atmosphere of the place inside and outside dining are both great. friendly staff and owner.
  27. JT

    JillT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was AMAZING
  28. LE

    LoriE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food! great service and great prices! I will be back
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was very happy to find. Always looking for Great Greek Cuisine and Christakis fit the bill.
  30. MG

    MoeGirl

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love coming here for dinner! The food is always so delicious and the service is great. We sat outside - the setting is warm and comfortable. One small comment this visit, we both thought our Chicken Athenia was dry. The sauce served with it helped, just wish it had been more tender and juicy. Everything else fully delicious, as usual.
  31. g

    garys

    Orange County

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    the Food is always tasteful, the lamb chops are great and the service always top notch.
  32. IG

    IGabe

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place with great food. Thank you
  33. LR

    LizR

    Orange County

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food! I would highly recommend this restaurant.
  34. HC

    HauteCuisine

    Dallas

    841 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    841 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service, and ambience were all fantastic. The services provided by the professional management and staff are the main reasons that we keep coming back. The old world elegance is a rare thing, and we value their focus to make sure that everything about the dining experience is excellent. I highly recomend this restaurant.
  35. BA

    BerndA

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    food was authentic, service excellent. We liked it a lot. Surprisingly excellent wine selection.
  36. AK

    ArizonaKiwi

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Food & Service. What a great team that is constantly making sure you have what you need. Excellent background music and ambiance, we will be back!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food and value
  38. DE

    DEBH

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service never disappoint! This has been our place of choice to celebrate special occasions for many years
  39. m

    myheartinvegas

    Orange County

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    ALWAYS good food and Great service!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, cozy atmosphere, great service! Will definitely come back!

FAQs

Christakis Greek Cuisine is rated 4.9 stars by 1001 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 times today
Google Map for Christakis Greek Cuisine

13011 Newport Ave, Suite 113, Tustin, CA 92780

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Newport / Irvine

  • Neighborhood

    Tustin

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Greek, Mediterranean, European

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    You can park in spaces in front of the restaurant or behind.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Sarah N. Wallace/Nick Rodgriquez

  • 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, Sunday Isamu 6 to 9

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

  • Phone number

    (714) 731-6600

  • 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 email christakisgreek@gmail.com: (714) 731-6600

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