Souvlaki GR - LES
Souvlaki GR - LES

Souvlaki GR - LES

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.souvlakigr.com/
  • Phone: 2127770116
  • 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 2127770116

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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreek
Souvlaki GR - LES reviews from OpenTable diners
30 reviews since May 18, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.4
    Service3.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (17)romantic (10)great for lunch (9)fit for foodies (8)good for groups (6)special occasion (3)hot spot (3)great for brunch (2)great for outdoor dining (2)late-night find (2)vibrant bar scene (2)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We enjoyed our experience and would go back. It was a little hectic in the restaurant but it was good greek food and a fun atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just lovely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great, healthy options that are yummy. I really like coming here. Feels like I'm in Greece.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tatimc
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Love this place. Went twice in one week. By far the most authentic greek place in nyc.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Major Let Down!!!
    AngieQVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Unfortunately the previous reviewers were right! The service is atrocious. I dined alone a couple days ago and the food came out in a relatively short time, however the pork stick was extremely salty and inedible. I accepted their offer to remake it and the second time it was taking forever. When I asked how much longer it would take, the waitress obviously was annoyed and responded, "Everything is made to order here." I clearly didn't ask her about what was made to order. The attitude was so strong and negative, just plain sad! It seems like everything is taken personally here. I was just a diner needing to get my food and had somewhere to be in a timely fashion. The waitress had poor attitude and no personality. I will not return!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, good price, ok service
    healthyfoodie123
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The food was fresh and delicious. Can't beat the prices either. The only thing that was just okay was the service. We had multiple waiters, couldn't get refills on the water, and our appetizers were forgotten and brought out with the meal. Overall a good experience - I went back 5 days later.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cute place but so-so service
    AnnieVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Went on a Wedn night with two friends, was very excited to try this cute, blue and white little place. I have to say the decor is amazing, really feels like I'm back in Santorini! But the waiter was maybe new, maybe they were understaffed, or he just was slow, but that lowered the experience. the food was good though, I would like the wine list to be bigger as it was hard to find a nice white dry wine. Didn't love the one the waiter recommended. Might go back.
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  • JaseVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    A lot better Greek restaurants in the City than this. Sorry, but the food quality is really sub-par.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • sincewhendoineedanicknameVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    A no-fail spot - great drinks, yummy food, easy atmosphere. And won't empty your wallet!
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 21 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 18, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service3.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 38 reviews are from the Souvlaki GR - LES reviews archive.
  • Great food
    const
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Food was tasty, decor reminiscent of an island in the aegean, stuff attentive
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Real deal Greek
    Kimmer95
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scenic View
    Maserati
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Little Greek!
    Lindaslikes
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Holiday feel good food
    JennieVIP
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Great flavored, fresh tasting authentic Greek food. Feel like ur on holiday with whitewash and umberellas!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Felt like dining on the beach
    BilliamVIP
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and better price
    Marianoelle1210VIP
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Every time I visit souvlaki
    Marianoelle1210VIP
    Dined on 12/10/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, poor service
    Melanie
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere. Very reasonably
    JeremyVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    Great atmosphere. Very reasonably prices. Appetizers are exceptional. Entrees could be a little better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for what it is
    nathbeckVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    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.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As Always Amazing
    DespinaVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Transported
    UWSdadVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2013
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great ambience, disappointing food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/23/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A little bit of Greece in LES
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mykonos meets NYC
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/2/2013
    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!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cute Greek Island
    AntoniaA
    Dined on 5/6/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Greek Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/28/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service is slow, but the food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/19/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice little place with very
    MarlboroMan
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    Nice little place with very friendly efficient wait staff. Not gourmet by any means ... basically the truck food on a plate. Good pricing.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • such a great dining experience!
    dani
    Dined on 4/8/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What an adorable restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect for a quick bite.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 3/11/2013
    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 :)
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  • I will not be returning the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The only complain is that
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    The only complain is that the menu is quite short.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Souvlaki looks as if you're
    Marianoelle1210VIP
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this place! I always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 1/11/2013
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Such a cute place! Cheap date
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 10/6/2012
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Go! For a Real & Tasty Mini-Getaway
    Mixalaki
    Dined on 9/30/2012
    The real thing... Like being at a taverna "sta nisya", on the Aegean Islands. Well done, authentic feel and flavor of Greece.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cute place, bland food
    PRNYCVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2012
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate