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Christakis Greek Cuisine

4.8
309 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Greek
Perfect For:
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
  • 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

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Open early 2 pm, special PRIME RIB, and Strawberry Shortcake as well as Roses for all the moms.

We will have Chilean Sea Bass, Prime Rib, Filet Mignon and our famous Rack of Lamb. Special desserts and our favorite musician Isamu. We look forward to having mom dine with us on this spec evening.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 309 People Are Saying
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4.8
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

New Years Eve

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on December 20, 2017

Great restaurant, great service

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on December 17, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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3.0Dined on December 1, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on October 14, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on October 14, 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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5.0Dined on October 11, 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

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5.0Dined on October 7, 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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4.0Dined on October 6, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on October 1, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on October 1, 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.

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5.0Dined on September 24, 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.

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5.0Dined on September 22, 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!

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5.0Dined on September 12, 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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2.0Dined on September 11, 2017

Fair quality of Greek cuisine ....

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5.0Dined on September 3, 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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5.0Dined on August 17, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on August 7, 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.

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5.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined on August 5, 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!

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on July 30, 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.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 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!

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5.0Dined on July 22, 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.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2017

Excellent neighborhood find

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on July 7, 2017

Great service! We love this restaurant. Excellent food

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5.0Dined 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.

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