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About 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.

13011 Newport Ave
Suite 113
Tustin, CA 92780
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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

Cross Street:
Newport / Irvine

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(714) 731-6600

Website:
http://www.christakisgreekcuisine.com/

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

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

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

Additional:
Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
WE HAVE WINE TASTINGS APPROXIMATELY 4 TIMES A YEAR

Christakis Greek Cuisine Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (16)
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Cozy (11)
Good for a Date (11)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Casual (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Worth the Drive (6)
Romantic (6)
Healthy (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Live Music (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Fun (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Business Meals (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Tapas (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Food was very good, service excellent, but Music was way too loud. Very hard to hear conversations. I appreciate the music, but it should have been much softer. We were sitting outside and it was still too loud. I wouldn't consider this a quiet or romantic venue, because he of the music volume.

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·Dined 4 days ago

The atmosphere was very nice and tranquil for my friends and I during lunch. The staff was very professional and knowledgeable about the menu. The food was very good and came out hot. I really have to say I enjoyed the food and experience.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was not as good as usual. And service was a bit slower than usual.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

I am a big fan or Christakis. My wife and I have been going there for years. They know who we are and give us great service. Lamb Gyro platter and Moussaka are excellent. "Trio" appetizer is very good too.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

We love everything about Christakis. We pick-up food to-go more often than dining there, but always enjoy the experience. The wine selection is enormous, the ambiance on the outdoor patio is great, service is always excellent, & the guitar player adds nice background music. The food is fantastic! Love having this gem in our neighborhood. Wish the parking was better, but we always manage to find a spot.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Authentic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Terrific. The food is fantastic. Quaint restaurant with nice music. Highly recommended.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Excellent Greek food. I have dined at the best Greek restaurants in NYC and Chicago. The food here is just as good for a quarter of the price! You feel like there are grandmothers cooking the food in the kitchen. It was a great evening of enjoying food!

Jim Zeris

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Cozy, Healthy, Authentic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 15, 2017

First time here tonight and it is obvious they go out of their way to make you feel welcome from the hostesses to the management. This along side excellent greek food equals a great dining experience. Will surely be back.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 12, 2017

We ate on the patio with the fountain going and the heat lamp to take care of the chill in the air. The guitar music was wonderful as was the food. I had the lamb chops and they were huge the avaolemona (Greek lemon egg soup) was the best. Their pita is so good warm with spices which we enjoyed with the trio

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 8, 2017

This was our first time trying this restaurant and it was fantastic. The food was outrageously delicious. Frankly, I didn't expect it to be so good. It exceeded my expectations.

I read reviews that said the service was outstanding but, truthfully, I would have to say it was as expected but, not outstanding. While the service was very good, I have very high standards based on my experience at another restaurant in the area which no other restaurants has ever come closer to.

I will definitely return to this restaurant because the for was great.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Always a wonderful dining experience! Everything from the ambiance to service and, of course, the food are a treat!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 2, 2017

This is an Authentic family owned and run gem. the food is fresh and tasty and the service is very attentive.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Probably be best restaurants in Orange County, definitely the best restaurant in Tustin. The food is sensational and the service, second to none. Our weekly dining place.

Tags: Cozy, Healthy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 25, 2017

The food here is excellent and is a nice change to what is offered by most other dining options in the area. It is great place for a date or something formal, but it would not be out of place to bring well behaved children.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Live Music, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Disabled Access, Romantic, Fun, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 23, 2017

What an excellent evening!! We had a table on their patio which oozes charm with the plants, lighting and gurgling fountain. Perfect wine suggestions from the knowledgeable staff! We shared almost all the appetizers along a salad and souvlaki. Everything tastes freshly made and authentic!! Memorably delicious!

Tags: Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 13, 2017

This is definitely one of our favourite restaurants. The lamb chops were perfect in every way as was the calamari

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·Dined on September 12, 2017

Fair quality of Greek cuisine ....

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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Love the local and family atmosphere. The meatball appetizer was excellent as was the authentic villager salad. The sea bass/lamb chops special was very good although the last several visits we have experienced undercooked lamb chops. Although ordered medium rare they often come out practically raw. That needs some attention. The t-bone special was very good according to my wife. Greek Cabernet was quite good and reasonably priced. Dessert of bacclava was quite good (and on the house).

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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Always enjoy the food and hospitality. Had the stuffed pepper special as a change of pace and the meatball appetizer. Excellent as always

Tags: Authentic, Cozy
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·Dined on August 8, 2017

Great ambiance. They usually have a mandolin player that sets a great mood. Food is a 4/5, with my favorites being the hummus, saganaki, gyro plates, and lamb. Definitely has an authentic feel to it.

Tags: Authentic, Live Music
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 7, 2017

We were welcomed warmly and received great service throughout our meal. The server recommended the dolmades, which turned out to be the best I've ever tried. All of us in our group thoroughly enjoyed our entrées. We were offered complimentary baklava for dessert to cap off an excellent meal

Tags: Great for Lunch, Tapas, Paleo Friendly, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Tried this place out. Service was immediate and consistently good. Food was great. Outdoor patio was so nice in the evening. Will definitely return!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Really great food, all quite delicious. Mezzes delectable. Three of the four in our party had lamb chops...cooked to perfection and with a fresh green salad. Hope to get back there soon, having discovered a very worthwhile spot.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Disapointed with the special we ordered,but that was our fault.Should have investigated more. The flaming cheese and stuffed grape leaves were exelent.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on July 30, 2017

Wonderful experience for my husband and I to celebrate our anniversary! I'd been years ago and it was my husband's first time. Ou server was friendly, personable, and knowledgeable. and even surprised us with an anniversary desert complete with candles. The wine and food brought us right back to our honeymoon in Santorini.

Thank you for such a wonderful evening Christakis!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Cozy, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 23, 2017

We recently relocated to SoCal and have been in search of a really good Greek restaurant. Although there is a restaurant closer to our home, we found this to be well worth to 35 minute drive. Excellent menu. The lamb chops were fantastic. Our waiter, Austin, was very good as well. Will ask for him when we return. Although the patio is small it is quaint and comfortable. Make sure you include your request when you book your reservation.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy
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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Excellent neighborhood find

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on July 15, 2017

We've been going to Christakos for a long time and love the family atmosphere. In this visit the cooking was the best we ever had from the meatball appetizer to the Greek salad, to lamb chops and the shrimp special. Having just returned from Crete and Athens, it was like reliving the experience.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 8, 2017

They always have great recommendations for food and wine. I have never been disappointed in a meal!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Great service! We love this restaurant. Excellent food

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 3, 2017

We had one night back in town and this was the restaurant the entire family, (3 generations) chose. A true family owned and operated
Restaurant.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 3, 2017

The staff is always attentive and the food is fresh and tasteful.
Lamb is outstanding as is most of the other traditional Greek dishes.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Christakis is a very nice Greek Restaurant with authentic Greek dishes.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Always fantastic! Christakis is consistently a great dining experience.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 24, 2017

We have been to Christakis several times and have enjoyed our time each time.

Tags: Casual, Live Music, Authentic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 24, 2017

We took our friend there for her birthday and sat on the patio. It was a lovely evening listening to the fountain, eating delicious food, waited on by wonderful staff. They provided delicious baklava with a candle in it -- and the musician played "happy birthday" on his guitar. Wonderful, wonderful restaurant! (I plan to request the same place for my birthday!)

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Awesome. Love this place. Best Greek food in OC. Great family, great ambiance. Best outdoor patio in area.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Wonderful food always. I've been going there for many years and have always had terrific service and such good food.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 17, 2017

the lamb chops are wonderful. service was attentive and wine list had many good values.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 17, 2017

We love this place. This was our second time at the restaurant. My husband couldn't wait to come back for the rack of lamb. I like the fish -- both salmon and tilapia. The hummus is amazing.

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Good for Groups, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries
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