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“Typical Greek atmosphere.”
Review of Three Kretans

Three Kretans
Ranked #79 of 587 Restaurants in Kitchener
Price range: USD 7 - USD 22
Cuisines: Greek
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Angelo and Doxa Makrydakis immigrated to Canada from the island of Krete. In 1996, they decided that Kitchener needed a Greek dining experience where customers would feel welcome and a part of the family in a casual, warm atmosphere. Soon after, the Three Kretans was born. Named after their 3 sons - Gus, Zack and Niko - they succeeded in bringing the tastes of Greece to KW. With fresh ingredients and traditional Greek dishes and desserts prepared daily, Three Kretans has established itself as being Kitchener-Waterloo's premiere authentic Greek restaurant for over 22 years. OPA!
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

There is parking right at the restaurant., ask when you make a reservation. The staff are welcoming and very friendly. The decor is Greek. The wine selection is limited but reasonable in price. We had the salmon that was nicely done and tasty, nothing exotic but pleasant. Location is within walking distance to the Centre in the Square if you are going to a show after dinner.

Date of visit: January 2018
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ThreeKretansMgmt, Owner at Three Kretans, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2018

Hi Doug,

Thank you for the good review. It's always nice to hear positive things from our customers. We look forward to serving you again soon!

-Three Kretans Management

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Reviewed 30 November 2017

We were quite surprised that we could not order off the "full menu" because it was a "concert" night and the menu was limited. We ordered the dolmads which were very good as was the village salad (no lettuce in a village salad) however we had never seen red peppers in it. It's usually green peppers. The salad was still good. The problem occurred when the calamari came. It was as hard as a rock and not edible. You couldn't even bite into it. The waitress took it back to the kitchen and the chef told her that this is the way he cooks it and to our surprise the waitress returned the same plate back to me. She did take it off the bill but can you imagine bringing the plate back to us. Overall, the dinner was okay - we had eaten there before and the food was much better. I didn't think a Greek restaurant could mess up calamari - I guess it does happen.
We won't be rushing back.

Date of visit: October 2017
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Thank Belle T
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petuniawaterloo, Manager at Three Kretans, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2017

Hi Belle,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent experience. Yes - we do have a limited theatre menu prior to performances at the Centre in the Square. This is to make it easier on the kitchen so that everyone can make the show on time as everyone comes in all at once and leaves at the same time. However, if there was something on the regular menu that you would like, your server could have mentioned it to the kitchen and usually we can make the accommodation. I'm sorry about the calamari. We have been having issues with it recently and have temporarily taken it off the menu. I have a feeling that your waitress was new and training, as our servers know never to return a dish to a customer if it was sent back. I am glad it was removed from your bill :) I hope you give us another chance in the future.

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Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

Food drink and service were fantastic.
Our server Gina did a great job taking care of our needs.
We really enjoyed our experience and will be back.
Free theatre parking is a bonus.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank ceitoo
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ThreeKretansMgmt, Manager at Three Kretans, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2017

Hi Paul!

Thank you so much for your feedback! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience and look forward to serving you again soon! Thank you for mentioning the theatre parking also :)

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Reviewed 19 September 2017

Had dinner here with a group of friends. We were first into the restaurant and somewhat loud, but they handled us expertly and managed to get us in and out in about an hour, as we were in a rush. I love souvlaki and their lamb is excellent. And I really enjoy the lemon potatoes. We will return.

Date of visit: September 2017
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Thank Scott C
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petuniawaterloo, Owner at Three Kretans, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Hi Scott!

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your experience. Being Greek, we don't mind loud folk and we are thrilled that we were able to get your group out swiftly. I do quite enjoy our lamb and lemon roasted potatoes myself! We hope to see you again soon and will strive to get 5 stars on your next visit :)

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Reviewed 15 September 2017

Wanted to take my wife out for a special dinner for our wedding anniversary. We both like to try different restaurants & often try small out of the way places. The service is almost always better & most of the time the food is great. Well... the Three Kretans didn't disappoint us. The food was spectacular, & the service was fantastic. We especially appreciated our waitress, Michelle. She was pleasant, catered to our every need & made us feel very welcome. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who likes Greek food. Reservations are recommended.

Date of visit: September 2017
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petuniawaterloo, Owner at Three Kretans, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Thank you so much for the amazing review and Happy Anniversary! We are happy you spent it with us and enjoyed yourselves on such a special occasion. It's always nice to hear great things about our restaurant - and Michelle isn't so bad either ;) We hope to see you again soon!

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