• Namaste

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  • White Veg-options

Serves meat, vegan options available. Indian restaurant on Crete. Menu has two pages of vegetarian dishes, and several of these are vegan such as samosa, aloo gobi, and mushroom curry. Relocated from 76 Chalidon St. Open Mon-Fri 6:00pm-12:00am, Sat-Sun 1:00pm-12:00am.

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14 Reviews

First Review by apothikiathitaki


Points +72

06 Sep 2023


It was just ok, curry was mainly sauce and staff are quite unbothered about service. Wouldn’t recommend.



Points +77

11 Oct 2022

Really tasty food

We ordered through Wolt. We god the chickpea dhal, some rice, potatoes and some absolutely tasty fritters. We’ll definitely order again from here.

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Cheap

Cons: Some vegan options are not marked


Points +160

25 Jun 2022

Nice dinner on outdoor terrace

The food was tasty and the staff friendly and helpful, but the vegan choices were very limited: we ended up eating a lot of rice.

Pros: Friendly staff, great location

Cons: Limited vegan options


Points +98

10 Jun 2022

Typical date night restaurant

Lovely place with good food, vegan options available. Be careful with your choice of spicy if you're weak for that!

Updated from previous review on 2022-06-10

Pros: Nice place perfect for a date night

Cons: A bit expensive in order to the amount of food


Points +34

31 Aug 2020

Good vegetarian options

Nice food not amazing but nice. We had a curry each, garlic naan bread each and one vegatable rice between us. And to drink bottle water and 1 house .5l red wine. Altogether €28. Very nice staff not waiting long for food.

Pros: Can tailor the menu to veg , Friendly staff

Cons: Loud Indian music, Alongside the main road


Points +32

24 Sep 2019

Very friendly stuff

Unfortunately, the food is average and a bit pricey


Points +112

07 Aug 2019

Lovely Indian Food

I had the vegan dall which was very tasty and not too spicy as requested. All dishes ordered were enjoyed.

Pros: Owner happy to adapt dishes , Owner understands veganism , You request the spice level

Cons: Busy road


Points +19

Mostly Veg
20 Jul 2019

A true indian experience

The staff was super nice and attentive. Lots of vegetarian options. I had the shahi paneer which was amazing. They ask you how spicy you like your food, if you're a fellow white person I recommend not going higher than medium, haha.


Points +340

21 Jun 2019

Lovely curry

I had the chickpea curry, a turmeric potato dish,
Rice and chapati which was all very tasty. I especially like the potatoes. The staff were knowledgable and there was lots of vegan options. The staff ask how spicy you want - I went for medium ‘english’ spicy which I would say was mild/medium but very flavourful. I would go ‘english’ spicy next time but don’t think I’d be ready for the ‘indian’ level spice!

Pros: Lots of vegan options , Big portions , Good value

Cons: Serves meat


Points +17

11 May 2019

Food is salty

Had high hopes for the only Indian restaurant in the Nea Chora area. The owners are really nice people but they need to change their receipts for international clients. Healthy eaters don’t use so much salt. The Saag Panera was inedible.

Pros: Friendly owners, Veggies from home garden

Cons: Way too salty


Points +711

07 Dec 2018

One of the best meals I had in Crete!

Plenty of vegetarian options that are also vegan and everything was so flavorful and satisfying. I would eat here again and again! I got one of the daal dishes, the veggie pakora, and my friend got the mushroom dish.

Pros: lots of options, very flavorful

Cons: does not label vegan on the menu


Points +64

10 Aug 2018

God og rimelig indisk mat

Veldig god mat både for kjøttspisere og vegetarianere/veganere. Menyen er ikke allergimerket men personalet er behjelpelig og snakker engelsk. Vi betalte 44.5€ for MYE mat og drikke til to: Paneer pakora og vegetarsamosa, ris, to hovedretter, en mangolassi 1,5l vann og 0,5 liter hvitvin, lokal cola, naanbrød og chili paratha.

Hyggelig betjening, ikke mye pynt i lokalene, mer som en gresk taverna. Rause porsjoner, tilbud om å ta med rester. God info om styrkegrad og en gratis dessert av melk, krydder, ris og druer. Vel verdt et besøk!

Pros: Mange vegetariske/veganske retter

Cons: Trafikken kan være forstyrrende


Points +110

15 Jun 2018

Delicious Punjabi Cuisine in Downtown Chania

Great tasting vegan Indian food dishes in a friendly restaurant set on busy road. They had a broad selection vegetarian options, all but three of which could be made vegan. They use olive oil (the Cretan way) rather than ghee for most dishes which is great for vegans who love Indian spices.

Pros: Lots of vegan dishes, Knowledgeable wait staff, Delicious food and good portion sizes

Cons: On a busy and noisy road, Longish walk from Kuom Kapi or the Venetian Harbor


Points +37

20 Feb 2018


There are great vegan options available and the staff are well-informed on veganism. It is a great spot to eat. I love love going to eat at Namaste. They are clean and polite!

Pros: Fabulous food, Great friendly service

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