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Emerald restaurant

) #3 of 10 Restaurants in Plaka ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek
Plaka Apokoronou | Emerald Hotel, Plaka, Crete 73008, Greece
+30 2825 031978
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good11%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (9 reviews)
“boureki” (6 reviews)
“sea bream” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:45All hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Fusion
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Plaka Apokoronou | Emerald Hotel, Plaka, Crete 73008, Greece
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1 - 10 of 101 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

We came here on a recommendation for our last evening in Crete and I'm very glad we did. The view was spectacular and perfect for enjoying the sunset over the bay. The menu was mainly based on traditional Creten dishes but all with a little...More

Thank Rachel C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant is called 'Element' now and I think it is under new management and maybe cook. You can order the same Greek food as anywehre in Crete but the preparation is far better and taste is wonderful. Take that with a beautifull view (would...More

Thank jan_vandenbosch
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Emerald used to be a very good restaurant. So we went back this year. Well, 1 (me) out of 4 had a nice meal. I had a hamburger which was good. It better be at 9,50 euro. My partner had fish and chips which was...More

Thank WestCreteLover
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Element at the Emerald replaces the fancier restaurant that used to be there at this resort in Plaka and has been in operation for a few months only. Some friends of ours recommended the old restaurant but once we got there, we quickly realized it...More

1  Thank GoalieMarty
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We live in Plaka. Over the last couple of years the restaurant has been run by outsiders - pretentious and expensive. Now it is run by the hotel. The food, service and prices are all very very much better. It is now a restaurant to,match...More

Thank CretanEagle
Reviewed 27 May 2017

I work on the principle that if you can't say anything nice, then say nothing. But I'm willing to make an exception here. The food was nothing special and vastly overpriced. But what really got my goat was the cynical way the staff kept filling...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

We ate there last night thinking this was TA #1 rated restaurant. The sign says Elements at Emeralds...the staff was friendly and the restaurant looked like the pictures but menu didn't reflect previous reviews. The chicken was over cooked, bland at best. Last posted review...More

1  Thank Frekanretired475
Reviewed 2 November 2016

The Emerald must be one of the best restaurants in Crete, based on the quality of the food. It is not as cheap as most Tavernas but the Japanese influenced chef produces dishes of wonderful flavours and textures, totally unlike any other food we had...More

Thank Eurogolferoxford
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Bring my first time we try the meal for two which gave us a six different meals to try dips, garlic mushrooms and sauce was to die for you wanted more and the chicken and the seafood it was all beautiful. Staff are friendly and...More

Thank Carmel M
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We visited The Emerald Hotel for a coffee one morning and the location was so stunning that we booked in for an evening meal. When we arrived for our meal we were greeted and seated by the wine waiter who was very helpful, friendly and...More

Thank ClaytonWesters
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 14 - US$ 59
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:45
11:00 - 23:45
11:00 - 23:45
11:00 - 23:45
11:00 - 23:45
11:00 - 23:45
11:00 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plaka Apokoronou | Emerald Hotel, Plaka, Crete 73008, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Plaka
  • Phone Number: +30 2825 031978
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Surrounded by trees and plants, the shady snack-bar & restaurant area at Emerald Hotel, with panoramic sea view is a peaceful and magical place to enjoy your snack or dinner. Breakfast and all other meals, are served on an a la carte basis. Our restaurant serves Fusion Cretan Coastal Cuisine with local fresh ingredients. The chef Christos Saridakis is creating unique recipes such as sushi rolls with wine leafs and many more … We are serving refreshing cocktails, funky beers & our wine list is an indicative presentation of the Cretan vineyard in all its glory.
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