Restaurants & Bars 5

Gyro House - new near Yesler

mrnelso | Feb 11, 200802:06 PM

Gyro House Meditteranian Cafe recently opened at 212 5th Avenue, just 2 blocks South of Yesler on 5th.

First visit was for a Gyro Plate ($9.99), seved with a Greek salad with fresh crisp Iceberg, tomato slices, red onion, olives, feta. The Tzatziki may have been intended for the Gyro, but made a lovely garlicky dressing for the salad. The Gyro was lamby and juicy and flavorful and the rice was nicely spiced. I liked it and went back today for the next iterm on the menu, a Falafel Plate ($7.99). Same salad and rice, but this time with a little cup of hummous. I found the Falafel a bit heavier than I thought absoultely necessary, but quite tasty. Both visits stuffed me past the point of being able to handle anything from the lovely house-made pastry case (all $2.99), with huge portions of Baklava and what the server related as "Chocolate Baklava." Also there: Pistachio Baklava and Konafa (a kataifi version, also with chopped walnuts and honey).
Pita is the good kind. The lone server was attentive, helpful, and flexible
In a week of two I hope to try the Shawarma. Also on the menu are lamb, beef and chicken Shish Kabab and Kitfa.

I wonder what "Greek Fries" will be?

As I was writing this, I noticed on the menu that the Tzatziki "has customers raving." Gosh, I bet that's me, as I think it's the best I've tasted.

For information, though not so relevant to my egregiously omniverous diet, they advertise "Halal Meats" and "meets strict Islamic requirements."

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