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Souvlaki GR - LES
Souvlaki GR - LES

Souvlaki GR - LES Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.souvlakigr.com
  • Phone: (212) 777-0116
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch & Dinner:
    Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 12:00am
    Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Greek
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Delivery, Late Night, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Souvlaki GR is ready to cater your next corporate or family event.
  • Private Party Facilities: Souvlaki GR was conceived with a desire to deliver to you traditional Greek Souvlaki, in an unforgettable atmosphere. We bring you a 3D experience of tastes, sounds and the visual beauty of the Greek Islands. Let us give you and your guests an event to remember!
  • Private Party Contact: Kostas Plagos (212) 777-0116

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Near corner of Essex Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Souvlaki GR - LES
A little bit of Mykonos in the heart of New York City's Lower East Side. With the same passion and desire for authenticity that launched our truck, we've taken the time to create a place where our food is only half of the experience. One step across our threshold, and we hope you'll be transported to the islands of Greece. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreek
Diner Reviews
  • "A lot better Greek restaurants in the City than this. Sorry, but the food quality is really sub-par."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Food is excellent --- every time I've been here, everything I've ordered has been phenomenal. The staff isn't that attentive and don't really push the service aspect -- nothing terrible, but it's hard to get their attention. Overall, excellent."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "A no-fail spot - great drinks, yummy food, easy atmosphere. And won't empty your wallet! "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Food was tasty, decor reminiscent of an island in the aegean, stuff attentive"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Looks, feels, smells like Greece. It's so charming, quaint & authentic inside that it made me feel comfortable and relaxed. The food is good - nothing fancy, just straight up Greek. Good cocktails too! A great place for a casual date night w/ someone you love or a few friends."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Although the restaurant has no actual view, I marked that it has scenic view. The reason is that the interior is design in such a way that you feel you have been transported to a picturesque alley of a Greek Island! The food is delicious!! The ambience is perfect and the service friendly and excellent!"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "We were 8 people and had a terrific low key lunch at Souvlaki GR-LES. I recommend the baba ganoush and the kebabs. Excellent service and the food is delish. A real find."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Great flavored, fresh tasting authentic Greek food. Feel like ur on holiday with whitewash and umberellas!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "What a lovely meal, aside from great food and service; the restaurant feels like a beach! To top it all off, prices are really reasonable!"
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "This is one of my favorite restaurants. Every time I walk in I feel as if I just traveled to santorini. The food is always great with fast and personable service. The prices are very reasonable too!"
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "I've been to Souvlaki multiple times. It's great for date night and is great for girls night. I love the atmosphere and the food. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "Every time I visit souvlaki I am never disappointed. The food is always fantastic and the service is fast and reliable. It's very inexpensive and still a great restaurant!"
    Dined on 12/10/2013
  • "Although the food was very good, the service was truly awful. Two of us ordered salads as entrees and the rest ordered gyros; the salads arrived at least a half hour before the gyros. I would expect a restaurant to hold the salads until the gyros are ready instead of serving us at completely different times. An hour and a half into our dining experience, we gave up on the sides we ordered with our meals and decided to pay our bill. Once we already paid (and our meals were finished), the waiter brought out our sides with quite a lack of urgency considering how much time we had already been waiting."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Great atmosphere. Very reasonably prices. Appetizers are exceptional. Entrees could be a little better."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "Very pleasant greek in LES- menu is smallish but fine tzadiki and wonderful pastry dessert. Service pleasant if a bit scattered. Will go back. And very inexpensive."
    Dined on 9/28/2013
  • "great good, great service and we could almost be in Greece. Love this place and I'm greek so that says a lot."
    Dined on 9/28/2013
  • "We felt like we needed our passports - did not feel like we were on the LES. The restaurant is adorable and the staff very friendly and welcoming. It is very reasonably priced as well. All the food we ate was very good, though we thought the feta was a little salty. We thought we were ordering some as appetizers and some as entrees, but the server brought everything out at the same time; they were happy to adjust when we explained. We'll go back."
    Dined on 8/11/2013
  • "I went on a Tuesday for a second date. The ambience is fantastic, and perfect for the occasion. The Taramosalata was delicious, the greek salad was nice, the Keftethes and shrimp skewers were just okay, and the chicken skewers were chewy and tasteless. I wish I could bring future dates here for the ambience but the main dishes were just not very good."
    Dined on 7/23/2013
  • "This place is so cute, the decor and style of a Greek island is replicated in the entire restaurant down to the white paint and cobble stones on the floor. It wasn't very busy a Saturday afternoon for lunch but I made reservation anyway,just in case and also to earn dining points. I tried the pork souvlaki pita and a frappe. I was a little disappointed with how the size of the pita was, it was more like a breakfast burrito size. It was filling after I drank the water and my frappe. Flavor was good, next time, will opt to add a side order of fries. The frappe wasn't very frothy with ice, more like iced coffee. Not like the real deal at all."
    Dined on 6/15/2013
  • "I've lived in the city since '76 and started going to Mykonos in '78. I lived 7 years on the island while subletting my loft and during that time it became my second home and holds a big part of my soul. I speak the language and cook the food. Souvlaki GR is truly Mykonos! It's the kind of place you'd find along the street to have simple meal, and it's good! I adore the theater of the place and the absolute replication of what a a corner of Mykonos might look and feel like. It's a brilliant concept and is perfectly executed.I love going there when I need to feel that I'm on my island and not actually here in the big city. Bravo!!! and thank you!!"
    Dined on 6/2/2013
  • "Souvlaki GR is adorable replica of a Greek island in a tasteful way (i.e. no tacky murals of Zorba on the wall...not that I have anything against tacky murals generally). Food is pretty good, service friendly, and sweet ambience. Chanced upon it once and made a mental note to go back. Souvlakia however came fast and only moderately warm and the salad had soggy cucumber and tomatoes ...all this indicates food pre-prepared a little too ahead of time. But tasty nonetheless."
    Dined on 5/6/2013
  • "Really good food and ambience. Got exactly what we wanted in that we felt like we were in Greece. Family and I will definitely go back."
    Dined on 4/28/2013
  • "Service is slow, but the food is fantastic. The pita sandwiches are on the small side, but everything else is well-proportioned and the entire menu is inexpensive."
    Dined on 4/19/2013
  • "Nice little place with very friendly efficient wait staff. Not gourmet by any means ... basically the truck food on a plate. Good pricing."
    Dined on 4/13/2013
  • "such a great dining experience! i went the first time with a girl friend and then a few nights ago brought a group because we were so impressed. the food was delicious the prices are reasonable and the restaurant is really cool inside. It feels like youre in Greece for an evening. Loved it!"
    Dined on 4/8/2013
  • "What an adorable restaurant! It feels like you've stepped onto a Greek island. The decor is so appealing - white and Greek blue with painted cobblestones on the floor and attractive (not tacky) artificial flowers! We loved everything about it. The food was yummy - especially the hummus, traditional Greek salad (cukes, tomatoes, and feta) and Greek fries! The Greek white wine was tasty and served in highball glasses which was a nice twist. Very authentic and delightful. Exceeded our expectations!"
    Dined on 3/23/2013
  • "Perfect for a quick bite. Romantic vibe. Been coming here for months now, and it is still one of my favorite spots. Cheap, delicious, what more can you ask for? I'm a sucker for the greek salad and the spicy feta :)"
    Dined on 3/11/2013
  • "I will not be returning the service is horrible waiting for a main dish and serving us our desert with our main dish i think the problem is that they have way too many tables in a tiny space making it very difficult even as a customer to walk in and out of the restaurant. even though the food is good we had the feta in the oven and the souvlaki we will not be returning"
    Dined on 2/23/2013
  • "The only complain is that the menu is quite short."
    Dined on 2/2/2013
  • "Souvlaki looks as if you're walking down a street in santorini. The ambiance is stunning. The food is even better. Reasonably priced but fantastic quality. The service was great as well. We had to increase our party size and change the reservation time last minute and the staff were extremely accommodating."
    Dined on 1/26/2013
  • "Love this place! I always come back to Souvlaki GR because the food is yummy and affordable. Great affordable date night place. Greek salad is super refreshing and I had it with the skewers."
    Dined on 1/11/2013
  • "Such a cute place! Cheap date night place too :) Even though there was a large party, service was pretty good and fast Souvlaki was filling but coud use more tzatziki sauce coz it was a bit dry The spicy feta and bread was so yummy! DEf coming back coz i noticed everyone else in the restaurant were eating skewers and I want to try those!"
    Dined on 10/6/2012
  • "The real thing... Like being at a taverna "sta nisya", on the Aegean Islands. Well done, authentic feel and flavor of Greece."
    Dined on 9/30/2012
  • "Really cute place with nice staff. But the food was just ok. A bit bland and just not that special. With better food this place could be great."
    Dined on 9/29/2012
  • "Always a sure hit for a lazy low key brunch or late night snack. Great food, consistent quality and great prices."
    Dined on 9/22/2012
  • "What a pleasant surprise. Absolutely superb service from a helpful and friendly staff. Among the best grilled Octopus and Greek Sausage in NYC, including Astoria! To top it all off, you feel like your dining in an outdoor cafe on Mykonos."
    Dined on 9/15/2012
  • "The food is good, not great. Very limited menu. Lots of french fries served w/ the dishes (way too much for me but if you're looking for a cheap, filling meal, I guess the fries are okay). What this place has going for it is that it's cute and the food is cheap - poor wine selection, so opt for something else to drink."
    Dined on 8/10/2012
  • "Not only food and beverages but also interior of the restaurant was Greek-styled. All the dishes we had were delicious, especially the potato!"
    Dined on 7/30/2012
  • "The interior is beautifully decorated to make you feel like you've stepped out of the LES and into back alley in Santorini or something. Food is tasty and reasonably priced. If you're really hungry, you're probably best served by get two or three items each, as the portions are meze-like. Even still, it is easy to be entirely satiated for $20 a person."
    Dined on 6/28/2012
  • "yummy greek fries. small souvlakis but tasty enough. very cute place."
    Dined on 5/11/2012