Souvlaki GR

Restaurants , Greek Lower East Side
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Souvlaki GR
This food-truck phenom, a Vendy Rookie of the Year, expands to a brick-and-mortar space. The 50-seat eatery channels Mykonos, Greece, with a ceiling painted like a blue sky and whitewashed walls inset with navy shutters. You'll find favorites from the mobile eatery (chicken and pork souvlaki, oregano-dusted fries), along with additions, including meze plates, traditional Greek salads and Hellenic sweets, like loukoumades (deep-fried batter drizzled with honey).
Venue name: Souvlaki GR
Address: 116 Stanton St
New York
Cross street: between Essex and Ludlow Sts
Opening hours: Mon–Wed, Sun 11am–midnight; Thu–Sat 11am–1am
Transport: Subway: F to Lower East Side–Second Ave
Price: Average main course: $4. AmEx, Disc, MC, V
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I'll start by saying this - Souvlaki GR is DELICIOUS. Their Taramousalata is on point, they have yummy blocks of feta in their greek salad which is the way to go (no crumbles please), and their pita sandwiches are insane, whether you get chicken, pork, or shrimp - all equally good. 

My one complaint is on the menu itself - there is little variety; if you are looking for other traditional greek fare besides the mezes, gyros, and greek salad, you are out of luck. Also I find it a bit pricey - i have a considerable appetite and find that if I go there by myself, in order to have a full satisfying meal I need to spend $30 plus, which is odd considering that the food they actually sell is not exactly high end. 

Regardless - they know how to do their gyros. And the ambiance is amazing, you really do feel like you are in a tiny corner of Mykonos