Souvlaki GR Kouzina

4.5
59 Reviews
$30 and under
Greek

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Souvlaki GR Kouzine a first generation Greek, family-owned restaurant that prides itself on the experience as well as its fresh and authentic food. There are many items on the menu that are recipes passed down over generations.
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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never a miss with these guys. Most visited restaurant in the city for us for service, cost, food, and atmosphere

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vipLeslieG
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Neighborhood restaurant with very good food
and service. Great Greek salad to start.

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vipLaura
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I loved the food, very tasty. When we arrived, the noise was too loud and it was very difficult having a conversation. Around 1.30 pm or so, there were only a few people, so it was much nicer. I recommend making a reservation.

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JimB
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

It's really very Greek taverna! The food is good, well prepared and generous for reasonable prices. But you also have to tolerate exuberant levels of noise that may challenge your ability to enjoy your food, which is a shame if you go there primarily to eat, which, apparently most of their customers don't.
Tables are very small and very close.
The Greek salad is very generous (as are the portions of pita that accompany every dish!)
The grilled octopus was excellent and the various kalamakia are mostly very good (the bifteki, however, is so fat that it arrives 80% raw, which my wife could not eat and was a challenge even for me!)
Their baklava is outstanding, and the portions VERY generous! Worth stopping in just for this!
The service staff was great. Friendly, efficient and really helpful.
The noise levels are pretty overwhelming, and the small tables and tight quarters sometimes a challenge, but keeping those facts in mind, we have recommended it to friends because the food, the staff and the prices are so much better than too many nearby Manhattan Greek restaurants.

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MichaelM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience5

The waitors and waitress were rushing us I felt like. They gave us the check twice trying to get us out.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite, low cost, good service restaurants in the city. Never disappoints.

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vipvgonz
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came in very late because I got mixed up with another Souvlaki restaurant but they were very gracious. I had the souvlaki, and my friend had the green salad. Food was delicious, great service, reasonable, diners were relaxed, nice ambiance. Will definitely come back.

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NYCFoodie
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This is a terrific little neighborhood restaurant. I would describe it as a very modest and casual Greek Taverna. The food is absolutely delicious and it's very reasonably priced. This was my first visit but I will definitely be back. I could have ordered half the menu everything looks and sounds so good. Highly recommend, and I would describe myself as a foodie and fairly picky.

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vipDCMnyc
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I’ve been to Souvlaki GR several times for lunch or dinner. The food is consistently very good! We tried chicken and lamb burgers today and enjoyed them. The Souvlaki pita and Greek salad are always a good choice too. Our waitress was pleasant and helpful. Good experience overall!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great price, perfect atmosphere

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vipRandom
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

I have been to this place many times, love their food and recommended it to several people. That’s why the last time was such a bummer. The Waiter pushed us hard to order “lamb loin special”. It was not fresh , over cooked , and served cold - clearly a blatant attempt to get rid of leftovers that sat around for too long. I will go back again because I liked their cooking on my previous visits a lot, but this time felt like a betrayal of a loyal customer

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LLStuJ
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It is your Greek grandmas’ homemade cooking in a cute Greek setting. Not too expensive. The braised meatballs were delicious. So was the spinach and rice appetizer. It is downstairs a few steps from the street. I definitely will return.

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BenC
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect atmosphere and great food.
Wait staff couldn't have been more accommodating. Would definitely recommend

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NicolleB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious - small, tight dining area but expected for NYC.

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vipLAM7
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The Lamb chops were delicious . The service was great. Very accommodating,

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TheoK
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service. I will go back again and again

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ShrutiT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, the server we had made it feel like a family restaurant. The service was great, just the right amount of attention. Price was incredible for what we had and for Midtown lunch. I am definitely going back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Great food and price. Waitress could have been friendlier

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DoreneG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. We really felt like we were in Mykonos

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Akula
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second visit to the Midtown East location was as good as the first. My wife and I ordered horatiki, lamb skewers and moussaka. The food was delicious and the service was attentive.

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SamuelH
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It is very very good but quite pricy. Would go for special occasions only

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SuziD
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is so much to love about this restaurant. I felt like I was transported back to the Greek islands with the decor and music and little details like the salt, the artwork and of course the convincing authentic Greek accents of the staff.

The hero though is the food. It's SO good and having grown up with a mother that cooked beautifully, aunts that did the same, it's very hard to find an authentic Greek kitchen in a restaurant. Souvlaki GR Kouzina has that in spades.

This was our third visit in four weeks, and we'll be coming back.

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vipDonnaB
Tahoe
11 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, cozy spot with authentic and delicious Greek food!

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vipNathalieE
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nacho who waited on us, was amazing and the food is always hot and fresh!

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vipChampagneRose
Miami
42 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We had the spicy feta dip and the greek salad that were
pretty good, but the spanakopita did not taste like

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vipDCMnyc
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We’ve been to this Souvlaki GR several times since it opened and find the food consistently fresh and well-prepared. We especially enjoy the appetizers, salads and desserts! The waitstaff was attentive and reservations honored. We will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was a little bland, but loved the atmosphere. Service was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and a good deal

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal!

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vipBarbara
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Went there for the second time and was so disappointed this time. Everything we ordered was very sad. We had the mixed grill for 38.00 and it was zapped to warm it up and doused with oregano and oil. The spreads were ok but not as good as the last time. The restaurant was very quiet so I have to say if you go it has to be busy so the food is cooked to order and fresh.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service. We were seated immediately. The food was fresh and high quality. Excellent tomato/feta salad Enjoyed the choirino (pork) also. Friendly, attentive servers. Overall an excellent experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Chicken was basically raw and cold, was extremely disappointed and felt ill after

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ARGYRO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Greek food in a very beautiful and pleasant environment. Staff was simply amazing, excellent service!

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vipMichaelR
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this food! Great portions, prices, and it’s delicious.

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Serendipity
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food. great vibes. magical atmosphere. feels as if you are dinning in Santorini

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely, small, quaint place. Not a scene. Good place to catch up with a friend and be able to hear.

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Kath
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The Greek food here was very good. Plan to return as it was good value and quality, also service was attentive and friendly. Enjoyable dining experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing. Fantastic food, charming and hospitable service and it feels just like an outdoor taverna on a Greek island. Not to mention for mid-town Manhattan, the cost is quite reasonable. Special mention for the lamb chops, the octopus and the loukoumades. Try it - you won’t be disappointed.

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ChrisH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been here many times and it’s always great. The service is quick. The food is great. The spicy feta is to die for.

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vipBelgianFoodies
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great service and excellent local Greek food restaurant

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Souvlaki GR Kouzina is rated 4.5 stars by 59 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.