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Gyro Palace-West Hartford, CT YUM!


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Gyro Palace-West Hartford, CT YUM!

masha bousha | | Sep 9, 2010 04:35 AM

I checked out Gyro Palace in WH Center last night with two hungry friends. Thank goodness we were hungry because the gyros are pretty HUGE! First let me say how happy I am that there is a gyro joint in my town. While we do have the excellent Tapas restaurant in town too Gyro Palace makes a better gyro IMHO. (Tapas doesn't get the meat right)
The meat: it's on a spinning spit and looks fabulous. I got a beef gyro because that's more my thing. The meat was lean and fairly moist and it had a couple of chunks of crispy bits in it (which I loved). You can dress up your gyro with shredded lettuce, olives, onions, tomatoes, hummus and tzatziki sauce. I got mine with all of the above sans hummus. I actually asked the guy to give me less meat after seeing my friends holding their huge orders. The amount of meat I got was PERFECT. I thought the pita that they used was quite delicious.
I also tried the chicken one as well and while it was a little dry, I didn't mind it (I'm weird about chicken anyway so to me drier is better). We ordered a side of rice too and I loved it however I couldn't finish it.

The menu has lots of other good looking stuff such as falafel (which looked more like fritters to me), a Cuban panini, buffalo chicken panini, pulled pork....basically there seems to be something for everyone.

It's located where Lemongrass used to be (two doors down from Ben & Jerry’s) and I found the place bright and clean with comfy chairs and nice tables. The staff was very nice and enthusiastic and I will definitely go back again.