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kebabs east end update and review


Restaurants & Bars Ontario (inc. Toronto) Kebabs

kebabs east end update and review

jessi20 | | Aug 2, 2007 08:01 PM

hi all,
just wanted to update with regard to a request i had earlier made for excellent kebabs.
decided to go with kostas at vp/warden as it was close to the 401 and i had some picky eaters.

i'll start with the service. walking into kostas doesn't look like much, other than a regular run of the mill greek butcher. i am not a stickler for good service nor do i expect much other than "here's your meat, pay at the till". i was immediately bombarded with people wanting to help me. it was a weird, but nice feeling. they answered all my questions with regard to the cuts of meat they used for the souvlaki in a patient if i wasn't annoying to them, you know?

now to the meat. the souvlaki is excellent. the chicken i personally do not like as i prefer thigh meat for kebabs rather than breast.....but for picky guests it was perfect. the beef as also good but needs to be cooked meduim (or rarer) to enjoy it. they also have a kebab made with ground lamb and beef, also good. the pork and lamb kebabs were my favorite. i believe the lamb is all leg cuts. the prices are slightly lower than the danforth. $1 for pork, and between $1.25-1.75 for chicken, lamb and beef.

the real reason to go to kostas is for the tzaziki. made in house, it is full of cucumber and insanely rich, not anything like the overspiced stuff you get on the danforth.

the other meat offerings are also good, i enjoyed the beef tenderloin and angus strips. they had whole lamb until recently but i think they may be out.

as i had a very unfortunate and disturbing incident with a butcher a while back (who will remain nameless), i had been weary of buying anything not cryo packaged and sealed for quite a while. so glad to have found this gem.

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