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Simply Greek report (Piedmont)

Marc Wallace | Oct 10, 2003 06:28 PM

Headed out with our 10% off coupon to Simply Greek for a late, but large, lunch. We ordered the pork souvlaki in a pita wrap, and a side of dolmades, and the gyro plate (comes with salad, fries or rice, and a roll.

The side of dolmades was large (you get 7 of them for $3.50), and were by far the best I've had in a long time. I have a weakness for dolma. The grape leaves had a fresh taste, and the filling was neither mushy nor completely bland (my usual complaints). A bit oily on the outside, but it tasted like high quality olive oil, so I didn't mind.

The souvlaki ($6) was my favorite; she preferred the gyro ($5 for just the gyro, $9 for the "plate"). Both were wrapped in fresh, toasted pita with tomato slices, onions, and excellent sauce with bits of cucumber.

The fries were average, not bad, but just filler. The roll was nothing amazing. Salad was pretty good.

It's a small place, and a bit noisy and crowded, but well worth a visit. Beats the pants off of the Greekesque food I've tried in downtown Oakland!

4060 Piedmont
11-8 Mon-Thu, 11-9 Fri-Sat


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