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Christakis Greek Cuisine

4.8
306 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Greek
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***** 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 306 People Are Saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Recommended by my friend Austin! Whose a great server and the food was excellent we’ll definitely be back
Thanks! Great Greek Cuisine

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Absolutely a great place for authentic Greek cuisine. We will be eating there at least once a month.

Servers were attentive, pleasant and professional.

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Moussaka was good. Stuffed peppers better than I make. Wife's chicken Athenian was the best dish of the group. Live guitar player was a little obtrusive. Needed to turn it down a notch. Otherwise good first time experience. I would come back.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Get place for lunch - food is yummy ! Need to return for dinner.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

We have dined at Christakis many times, and always been very happy with both the food and the service. Last night was no exception, the lamb was outstanding, as was our server, Austin. Our only complaint is the fee charged for bringing our own bottle of wine...$20. With a nearby fine-dining restaurant charging $0 for corkage, this seems a bit high.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Christakis is a neighborhood stand-by. I wish there were more of these family owned restaurants in Tustin. The food is great, but the wine list is outstanding. My wife and I go at least once or twice a month and just love everything they serve. The staff is knowledgable and friendly. This is a must visit, if you are in Tustin.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We had a wonderful dinner for my 63rd birthday. The food, wine, service, outdoor seating with heater lamps, music all were most enjoyable. Thank you for an enjoyable evening.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Our favorite spot for great food and conversation. A neighborhood gem

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We absolutely love dining at Christakis! Whenever my family is visiting this is a must go on their list! We have taken friends here as well on numerous occasions and truly enjoy our meal every time we go!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

My family's favorite restaurant! Always a pleasure to dine her. It is very comfortable and the servers and staff remember the regulars.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Four friends and I decided to finally try this long-standing and rumored to be AMAZING local Greek place. We were celebrating my birthday and it was PERFECT. From the ambience, live light guitar music, outstanding service, delicious food, wide variety to choose from, and the impressive wine collection, everything just came together perfectly! Highly recommended to any Greek food lovers, or anyone looking for an intimate dining experience!

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

The food is delicious. Service was very good.
Warm and inviting atmosphere

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Wonderful!! Delicious! Service superb! Food presentation and flavor a 10+ live guitar music.. little white lights swagged. Small quaint place of tables and chairs. The owner and waiters care about you. Treated like friends! It was our first time. Patio with heaters looks fun too! We brought our young son and he loved the homemade pita and Gyro. My husband had pork chop and I had the chicken stuffed with spinach. The lemon potato wedge is special, yummy rice and the green beers spectacular!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Element food and wine, very good customer service, and very nice restaurants, I had the rack of lamb it was delicious!!!

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Great Service and recommendations.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

excellent food and service.==Great friends and wonderful stories shared with the restaurant staff.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The Quail was both delicious and unusual. They literally melted in your mouth, bursting with Greek spices. Also had grape leaves for an appetizer, nice blend of filling and almost bitter grape leaves. Grea place for a casual meal if you are tired of the same-old same-old.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The staples of Greek cuisine are well represented here. The mousaka is flavorful, with a creamy, light bechamel on top and a savory/sweet spice mixture permeating the meat. The hummus dip is smooth, lacking the grainy texture that often dissuades me from ordering this appetizer, and the pita bread is a puffy delight of crisp and soft; perfect for dragging through the tzatziki. A very enjoyable dining experience.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Excellent as always

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

As always, amazing food, amazing service and we always feel like part of this great family.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

The food was delicious! We

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Exceeded my expectations!

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

My husband and I wanted to go to an authentic Greek meal with services that know the food well. We told our server (who was the owners son) that we will be in Greece this summer and wanted to explore more of the cuisine. He knew exactly what we should order...the rack of lamb was awesome and my husband got the shrimp that had some spice to it. Even down to the beer and wine suggested which would go well and what we will find in Greece. Must try

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

One of our favorite spots

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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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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