Fodor's Expert Review Tamam

$ Chania Mediterranean

Steps away from the busy harbor, Tamam feels like a giant leap back in time—it's an ancient Turkish bath that now houses one of the most atmospheric restaurants in Chania's Old Town. Tamam means "alright" in Turkish, but the plates presented are certainly more than okay. Under the former bath-house's cool arches, Politiki Kouzina, Turkish-tinged plates from the Greeks of Asia Minor predominate—Chiounkiar Begienti (spiced lamb with eggplant), Staka (a warm creamy fondue-like cheese), and glorious, nuanced kebab. More than 40 wines are carried, most from Crete, and many available by the carafe.

Mediterranean Casual Lunch Dinner $

Quick Facts

Zambeliou 49
Chania, Crete  73100, Greece

28210-96080

www.tamamrestaurant.com

Known For:
  • Atmospheric 600-year-old building
  • Gently spiced dishes with a nod to Turkey
  • Nice after-dinner treat of Turkish delight and raki
  • Alleyway tables are a blessing on balmy evenings

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