jī-rōz

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Greek
I was born in New York and moved to Greenville when I was 5. I grew up here and decided to leave when I was 25. I moved to Chicago and a year later enrolled at LeCordon Bleu Chicago. After finishing culinary school and living in Chicago for about 2 years, Greenville was slowly becoming just a memory. Little did I know what was going on in the town I grew up in: it was becoming a jewel! Four years later my wife and I decided to make the move. My Dream all along was to open a cool, hip Greek restaurant!
With our farm-to-table philosophy, serving local food directly from the producer is important! This means that we embrace sustainable agriculture, organic farming, free range animal husbandry while opposing the treatment of animals with antibiotics and hormones merely to make them grow faster. Our chefs use the freshest, never processed, meat and produce local farmers have available. Serving you the freshest local meat, honey, herbs, and many other products will always be our prio
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VD
Charleston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Greenville! John has done an incredible job at Jiroz! We will be back soon

e
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first time at ji-roz, went for Restaurant Week and well worth the experience. Owner personally touched the table several times and shared his family story. Great mediterranean cuisine -- succulent goat stew and lemony bronzini (served whole). Loved the freshness, from apps to desserts! Nice wine selection and good coffee, too. Attentive but unobtrusive wait staff. Open kitchen, but not high noise level.
We shall return!

BS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ji-roz is amazing because they have an awesome menu selection, the food is outstanding and always consistent. The service is also amazing! Access to the restaurant is superb with ease of parking and getting in and out of the restaurant! Thank you Jim-roz!

OT
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Birthday celebration for my wife

S
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Very disappointed with this visit. Took couple out to thank them for their business. Food was just ok and service was poor. Had to call wait person over to have refill for one of us but she never returned to service the rest of us. Only saw her to take order, one person refill and then check. Plus owner visited other tables but not ours. We normally sit at bar and get great service. Unfortunate since it was a special occasion.

BR
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We opted to visit Ji-Roz on a Friday night at the last minute and could not be happier we did! The food was fantastic, with appropriate portions and our server was attentive, friendly, and spaced the meal perfectly. Although not a large venue, the ambience was great for a date night with good lighting and low noise level so you could have conversation easily. We will definitely be back!

OT
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Octopus was served luke warm. One entree was forgotten about. Had to sit at community table even though we had a rez. One wait staff for the whole packed restaurant. Not in a hurry to go back.

DC
Charleston
46 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great dinner with my wife and a friend. We hadn't been there in a while and the latest menu is really top notch. We had lamb shank, lamb chops and salmon. They were all great. We also had the octopus appetizer which is the best in Greenville, very tender and chargrilled, Also tried the meatballs app, just ok. All in all, a great dinner and service. We will be back again.

LB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

There were 6 in our group that evening. The food was outstanding. Several had the gyros, and 1 had the salmon. We arrived at 5:30 and there was little activity, but by 7:00 it was a hopping place. Noise level was not bad but the energy was high. The other good thing about ji-roz is they have parking available. No matter what event it is a fun place to go anytime.

BD
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The salmon was excellent! I stopped in to ask for directions to a nearby business and the chef brought an umbrella and walked me to my destination! (It was between lunch and dinner crowds.) Because of that I felt I should at least give it a try. I was pleased to find my new favorite Greek restaurant in Greenville! If you're a fan of herbal teas, give their mountain tea a try!!

t
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time for dinner, small plates were a great choice

DH
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ours was a once a month group that floats to a different bar/restaurant each month. This month we had seven in attendance. First, our waiter Kaleb was very good in service and explaining the menu options (and Greek names we couldn't pronounce). His timing was perfect, there when you needed him and not when you didn't. Everyone liked the variety of appetizers and we ordered all but two on the list I think. Octopus, feta balls and the wings were at the top of the list, but everything was great. The restaurant has a good drink, beer and wine menu. John runs a great place, and is now firmly on our "return visit" list. Highly recommended by this foodie!

C
Charleston
17 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our second visit. We were here during Greenville Restaurant Week and loved it. The menu grabbed our attention and we knew we had to come back! This is the place for great Greek food. Our waiter Kaleb was wonderful and clearly explained our questions about menu items. We had the zucchini fries with tzatziki sauce for our appetizer and it was sooo good! I had the wood fired double cut lamb chops with roasted beets! Cooked to perfection! My husband had the braised lamb pasta and loved it! We shared 2 wonderful desserts and finished with the Greek coffee. This is a star in the Greenville dining scene! We will definitely be back!

OT
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reservation was honored and staff graciously stayed for our long conversation over dessert. Thanks

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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OT
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Staff was exceptionally accommodating to our needs. We ordered appetizers before our friends arrived and then stayed lingering over our dinners. We were never rushed even though we were the last to leave. Monday night service is very limited in Greenville. We will certainly return.
Lamb chops and Salmon entrees were very well prepared. Bread was very crusty and delicious.

OT
Caribbean
5 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, very good service!

F
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the Swordfish it was one of the best meals I have had. Prepared with excellence!! Service was outstanding!!

KK
Tallahassee
26 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Service was good the food was average at best. It’s not an authentic Greek restaurant. Gyros were plain and dry. I would not return to Jiroz.

d
Charleston
26 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We enjoyed our meal. We had the lamb & it was very flavorful. Service was good. We will definitely go back. Parking was also very convenient. Excellent venue for a pre-theater dinner.

R
Charleston
136 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow, our server Liz, is well versed with the menu and her suggestions were spot on! Kudus to Liz for her recco"s and exceptional service.

BB
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Overall family enjoyed skewers & fries. Tried lamb & pasta dish. Okay, a little salty, not a great value for price. Desserts were great.
Would return again.

SK
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Greek food in Greenville, with attentive service.

V
Western NC
15 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and ambiance. Sat on patio with my dogs and staff were fabulous. They even brought a water bowl for my dogs to have water. Our waiter was fabulous and made excellent recommendations. Zucchini fries were great. And the gyro was in the top 3 best I've had. And the Kalama olives on the salad were delicious, like better than a usual Kalama olive.

DH
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very different and very good menu. Great foodie place! Reasonable ale and wine list. Great value in a downtown restaurant.

E
Charleston
30 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Service was good and they kindly removed the cost of entree of grilled swordfish with balsamic vinegar because I ate less than half of the fish because it was dry and balsamic was also overpowering for flavor of swordfish. Wine was good. Every other meal I have had there in the past was delicious but I wouldn't order the swordfish prepared like that again.

BS
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived 15 minutes early for our reservation. We waited 5 and were promptly seated. Our waiter was courteous and when he realized he had made one small mistake, even before I realized it, he corrected and made it up to us with dessert on him. The food was excellent. I highly recommend the pork gyro. We fully intend to return.

JA
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Started off a little shaky because our waiter apparently was overwhelmed with a table of 6. Guess he was trying to make a buck. Luckily, one of the other waiters realized we had been sitting there for 10 minutes and no one had even asked if we wanted something to drink. He (Will was his name) stepped up and treated us as if we were his only customers. From that point on, everything was smooth and the service was very fast. I tried some awesome Pulled Lamb Gyros and my wife tried the seared octopus. Yes, octopus! It was a first and worth it. Over the last few weeks, my wife and I have made it a point to eat at restaurants that are not "chains and to step away from the standard pizza, burgers...ect. We have had tried Lamb, Octopus, Escargo, and Antelope. All using your OpenTable app and say thanks for leading us to a new taste in food fare.

AP
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Something different not just Gyros although they are fantastic, very eclectic menu.

OT
Western NC
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! We will return!

n
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were excellent as usual. The wood fired octopus is a favorite. Always a good time and we can count on the food being the best. Thanks John!

OT
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really good, scratch made Greek food.

K
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience2

The food was outstanding. I had the pork chop and wow. Probably the best one I’ve ever had! The tzatziki sauce was great along with the house made bread. The mashed potatoes tasted like real potatoes - not instant. The greens were pretty gross. The service lacked greatly. Our waiter would do anything possible to not come to our table. He would literally ignore us when he walked by. It took a good 30 minutes for him to come back to get our dinner order after ordering drinks and appetizer. However the manager (I’m not sure who it was. He wasn’t dressed in the clothes the waiters wore) was amazing! He apologized multiple times for the evening and gave us a free dessert. He came by several times to make sure we were okay. We will go back again for the food. Hopefully the service will be better. It took an hour and 45 minutes (from when we sat down to when we left) to eat there at 8 pm on a Friday night.

EV
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Love the octopus. Roasted Beets were a delightful taste treat.

EG
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

We have been to this restaurant before and it was awesome and the service outstanding. This time the service was mediocre wouldn’t have gotten our salads if I didn’t remind the waitress. Me is were left in the table throughout the meal. The entrees were not hit because they sat in the window waiting for her to pick them up. We were celebrating a birthday and the server said we got a complimentary desert, but upon review of the bill we were charged for it. Very disappointed in the experience this time.

CM
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very good and reasonably priced. I have already recommended it to friends. Nice decor.

DB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Greek food off slightly out of downtown commotion. Specials are always great. Fava and Saganaki as well.

h
Charlotte
38 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food is always very good. Service needs to be better. Beer list is improving.

C
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food. We started out with appetizers. There was a significant variety, all were good but the smoked octopus was incredible. The service was great. We will go back. Highly recommended.

OT
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place.