Souvlaki GR

Restaurants, Greek Lower East Side
4 out of 5 stars
(4user reviews)
Souvlaki GR
Photograph: Courtesy 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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Average User Rating

4.3 / 5

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This place is delicious, I always pass by and have wanted to go in forever. I finally went on a Wednesday night around 7:00 ( I would highly suggest making a reservation because it got very busy) The food was amazing, we got the pita with 3 different dips and the wraps with a side of fries. The veggie wrap was amazing as were the fries, but it turned out to be a lot of food for 3 people. The service was great and super quick but the rose was not very good at all. I would definitely order from here again (they're on seamless!) and would bring back friends when they're in town. PLUS the atmosphere and decoration were on point. 


Souvlaki GR is perfect. The second you step inside, you feel like you're in Mykonos.

Cheap and delicious Greek food without having to wait for hours, and it's authentic too. Don't sleep on the Greek wine and they even have a small grocery section to pick up Greek products that are hard to find elsewhere. 

The Greek fries are a must. 


Souvlaki GR is AMAZING. Walking in takes you right back to the Greek Islands. The atmosphere is adorable and perfect for friends or for a date. I absolutely love their gyros and the salmon roe. Considering you can get a gyro on any NYC street corner for less than $5 it's a bit pricey, but it is good and you are paying for the atmosphere (and the company of the greeks who run the place!). For anyone who's already a fan of the restaurant: they also have a food truck! 


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