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For 2
Date
Wed, 2/21
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8:30 PM
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Christakis Greek Cuisine

4.8
283 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Greek
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  • Authentic
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
***** 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.

Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Greek, Mediterranean, European
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(714) 731-6600
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Sarah N. Wallace/Nick Rodgriquez
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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.
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Private party contact
Sarah Wallace email christakisgreek@gmail.com: (714) 731-6600
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Newport / Irvine
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Parking details
You can park in spaces in front of the restaurant or behind.
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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
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Special events & promotions
WE HAVE WINE TASTINGS APPROXIMATELY 4 TIMES A YEAR
Additional
Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine
What 283 People Are Saying
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4.8  based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.9
service
4.7
ambience
4.7
value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Always the best Greek food around that I don't have to cook myself. The staff is always prompt and helpful with everything.

Keep up the good work.

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vipRose (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Had a wonderful seafood dinner!!!loved the service and timing!

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vipBrianS (Houston)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful meal, service and ambiance and amazingly talented musician. Everyone enjoyed the evening!

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

My husband and I had the most amazing experience today at Christakis! We loved the food! So amazing!! Our server, Mike, was on top of it! They had lovely live guitar playing in the background. I highly recommend Christakis for some genuine Greek cuisine!

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PedroR (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The food was excellent, I had something called vaidaki (lamb) it was very good. My wife had filet mignon and she was very happy with it

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Been going here for years. Some of the best Greek food in Orange County.

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Greek (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

I’ve been coming here since the 90’s. Love this place! The food is always hot, fresh and delicious! Service is impeccable and the atmosphere is pleasant. I would recommend Christaki’s to anyone looking for a great meal and experience. Mike, Vasilis and staff will take care of you! Keep an eye out for their wine pairings, those events are awesome; great food and wine!

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Great service! Speedy, friendly, and so so delicious.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

One of our favorite spots

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Amazing! Such an adorable patio. Live music inside perfect noise level. Food was amazing.

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MarioCalderon (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

We were looking for a nice place to celebrate our wedding anniversary with friends and this was the perfect spot for the great service and fantastic food. The music was just right to sit and enjoy an exquisite glass of wine with good friends. The staff went beyond the norm and out of their way in order to make us feel comfortable and enjoy the special moment.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

I have been looking for a good gyro in Orange County and was so relieved to find Cristakis. The owner talked to us for a while about his mom who is Greek. Such a great find! Big recommend!

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Suzi (Tahoe)
5.0  Dined on January 3, 2018

We enjoyed celebrating a friend's birthday here. The Avgolemono - Greek Egg-Lemon Chicken Soup was delicious and the Villager's salad was full of everything Greek. Our waiter was attentive and our experience there was delightful!

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bella10 (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

A favorite local spot and a wonderful greek restaurant! Service is personal and the wine list always offers unique options.

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vipStevePax (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

The owners are THERE onsite! Which for most Foodies is a HUGE factor!!
Everyone is very gracious and accommodating. Live Classical guitar only adds to the ambience.
Appetizers are fab! Main courses do not disappoint!!

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

New Years Eve

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

I’m so glad I found this restaurant. Just moved to the area and have been searching for a good Greek place. The food was fantastic and we can’t wait to return.

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Greek (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

Been coming here about 20 years. Absolutely love this place. The service, food and attentiveness of the staff have been consistent all these years. I’m partial to their lamb but everything is very tasty, definitely try the lemon soup. Appetizers are fantastic and the baklava is worth the calories. Definitely recommend this place for great Greek food, service and atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 20, 2017

Great restaurant, great service

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on December 19, 2017

This place is a sure thing. The chicken souvlaki was tender and perfectly cooked. The trio appetizer platter was delicious. Almost everyone at the table ordered the lamb gyro dinner because it is so good. We tried the Greek fries for the first time and were delighted. The hostesses and wait staff are always friendly and welcoming. We can’t wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on December 19, 2017

We had a wonderful meal. Service was spot on. The waiter made excellent recommendations. Food was delicious. The lamb was amazing! Great little place in Tustin.

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bella10 (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 18, 2017

Always one of my favorite places to go. The best avoglemeno soup in the world! The gyros, pork chop and lamb chops are outstanding as well. It's great to start a special occasion with the saganaki!

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Eatout (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

A top drawer family owned and operated Greek Restaurant . Good food, good ambiance .

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on December 13, 2017

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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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on December 13, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
3.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on November 18, 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.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 20, 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on October 14, 2017

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

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yasou (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on October 14, 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

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