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Souvlaki GR - LES

4.6
177 reviews
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$30 and under
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Greek
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Greek
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Hours of operation


Lunch & Dinner:

Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 11:00pm

Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 12:30am
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Phone number
(212) 777-0116
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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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!
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Private party contact
Tina Plagos: (212) 777-0116
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Catering
Souvlaki GR is ready to cater your next corporate or family event.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Near corner of Essex Street
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Public transit
F, J, M, Z trains to Essex/Delancey
B, D to Grand Street
M15 Bus to Allen/Houston
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 177 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.6
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Good for any occasion. Authentic and well priced!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The staff was extremely friendly! The ambiance and food was incredible, made you feel like were in an island in Greece💙

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Amazing Greek food on the LES. The decor is a bonus. Spot is small so definitely make RSVPs.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

This restaurant became my fave Greek restaurant!!! Food is excellent!!!Ambiance incredible, I feel so comfortable in this place. It's cozy and friendly! The service is great also! Nice people!!! Price is also fair, I recommend it!!!! You'll love it! Great job Souvilak GR!!! Keep up your great work!!!

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Food was great and staff was friendly - but we only ordered 2 gyro sandwiches and took over an hour to come out. On top of that, they came out with the wrong meat (steak instead of lamb), and we had to ask several times after ordering just to get our drinks. GREAT food but I’ll do take out in the future to avoid service issues

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The food was delicious! We got the Greek Salad (refreshing and the feta on it was tasty), grilled octopus (a good size helping), and the meat platter for two (the lamb chops were perfectly grilled).

Overall, great food and a cute place but it is very crammed and loud. I’d recommend going on a weeknight or later in the evening (we went Friday night at 9 PM) to beat the dinner rush and have a bit more relaxed of a dinner.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Amazing!! Cannot wait to go back!!

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Definitely Greek flavors but can't say the value was there. Maybe I ordered the wrong item because the table next to us seem satisfied but a pita was more like a snack for almost $10...glad I ordered the Greek fries.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Be ready to transport to Greece for 2 hours. The ambiance is definitely amazing, and the food is very authentic. I went with my parents who tend to have heavy taste bud, and we asked for ketchup. Long and hold, they didn't stock up on the tomato sauce because the taste dilutes the original flavor =)

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

It is all ways crowded,but food is good and tasty. Small and convenient to Carnegie hall.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

I love Soulaki GR! One of my go to restaurants in manhattan. Amazing food and great staff!

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Delicious and authentic Greek food, everything was very fresh, attentive service with a great cocktail list! Happy to find an inexpensive Greek option that’s not meshed with middle eastern cuisine (which I also love) but sometimes plain Greek is all you need!

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

Souvlaki is such a great bang for your buck! The ambiance is cute and warm, the food is great and the price is cheap. Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on December 11, 2017

Incredible Greek food - one of the best meals my coworkers and I had on our work trip, and my go-to when I stay in the LES.

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4.0Dined on December 7, 2017

Nice neighborhood restaurant with a cozy Greek setting

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5.0Dined on December 7, 2017

Came with a group of 10 coworker's. Everything was wonderful. The food was excellent and the service attentive

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3.0Dined on November 30, 2017

Noisy and a bit claustrophobic.
Small chairs and tables.

Cold dishes were straight out of the fridge.

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4.0Dined on November 29, 2017

Good greek food in a setting which looks and feels like a greek street on one of the islands, even down to wooden chairs. wine expensive - it's greek not NZ or French!! would definitely go again

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5.0Dined on November 19, 2017

Souvlaki GR is a real gem. Authentic Greek cuisine in an authentic setting served by authentic people. Don't ask for ketchup with your fries - it's sacriligious.

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5.0Dined on November 12, 2017

Love the octopus!

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4.0Dined on November 4, 2017

We go to Greece every year and this restaurant made me feel like I was on a street in Mykonos.

The food was very good and authentic.

The staff spoke Greek and were very friendly.

We will go back....

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5.0Dined on November 3, 2017

Amazing scenery and the food is unbelievable. Spicy feta!!

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5.0Dined on November 3, 2017

Restaurant was exactly what you want for Greek cuisine, great decor, authentic food and great price point

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2.0Dined on October 27, 2017

I have been many times to this place. The food is quite good, not expensive and it has areally good vibe however this Friday I was quite disappointed with the service.
1. It seems that they didn't have enough waiters, so it was really hard to order anything form them.
2. They run out of every possible dessert so we couldn't have desserts
3. I forgot my credit card in the restaurant and they didn't try to reach out to me to let me know that they had it (I found out ~20 hours after I was there when I had to pay in another restaurant); I have left my credit card in other restaurants in the past and for the most they try to reach out to you ASAP.

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5.0Dined on October 27, 2017

Looks and feels just like a tavern in the Greek Isles. Fun and lively place with great food and excellent service. Our server Lula made great recommendations and took excellent care of us. Loved it all. Best to make reservations. We saw numerous folks get turned away at the door. Opa!

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5.0Dined on October 20, 2017

Amazing food and timely reservation. Will be back. :)

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5.0Dined on October 7, 2017

Fantastic hospitality as always. Special thanks to Roula for her lovely service.

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3.0Dined on October 6, 2017

The food was good. The service was slow. This place is tiny and it was packed, we were basically sitting on the laps of the people next to us. You had to move tables in order to get in and out of your seat. My food came before my glass of wine did, and I had to remind the server twice about my wine. I was halfway through eating by the time it arrived. The hostess was pleasant. It's a cute restaurant, but it was stuffed to the gills. I can't imagine how uncomfortable it would be for an average to large size person to eat there; my friend are I are both petite women. It's a cute place though, I'd definitely go back on a non-weekend night when it's hopefully more quiet and you can actually move without knocking someone else's meal over.

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5.0Dined on October 4, 2017

Really great food, we got the moussaka to share and it was enough for the two of us! we both felt like we were in Greece due to the amazing decor, will definitely go back again to try the other items on the menu!!!

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5.0Dined on September 5, 2017

I luv this place !!! One day I was walking around and saw this restaurant. I decided to walk in and try the food! Love at first sight! I recommend it! Service is great! Food is great! The place is so cozy! I always enjoy!

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5.0Dined on September 2, 2017

My cousin and I shared about 6 dishes and each one was delicious! The waiter was so friendly and gave wonderful recommendations. I can't wait to return with friends in the future.

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5.0Dined on August 20, 2017

Amazing service and food! The decor was impressive!

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5.0Dined on August 13, 2017

I LOVE going to Souvlaki Grill!! The food is delicious, especially the lamb. When I walk in I feel like I have been transported to Mykonos. I took a friend who had recently visited Greece, and she said that she felt as though she was back in Mykonos. It is a delightful oasis in the middle of East Village Manhattan. I definitely recommend this restaurant.

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2.0Dined on July 23, 2017

Food was tasty but nothing special, and I love Greek food. Dishes were seriously overpriced to act as small plates (though they were small), and somewhat uninspired. Decor is cute but a bit kitsch, and the tables and chairs were cramped and unsteady. A bit disappointing.

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3.0Dined on July 21, 2017

I had requested a table for 11 and we were sat at a table that was more suitable for about 8 people. Given our proximity to the kitchen, it was incredibly hot and uncomfortable. I was a little embarrassed by how it all turned out because this was for a special occasion - my brother's 30th birthday.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2017

Food came pretty quickly even though it was a busy night! Came here for the lamb chops - was not disappointed. Crisp on the outside, tender on the inside, and flavorful.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2017

I love this place! It's so cute - ambiance is great. Lighting, décor on the inside, people watching outsides...I wouldn't do anything differently! I'm a vegetarian and they had lots of great options. We did it tapas style - got almost all of the dips and then a few salads for the table. We all shared. Can't wait to come back again soon!

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2017

Great ambiance, good food and fast service

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4.0Dined on July 3, 2017

Try the octopus. And the spicy feta. Our servers were very friendly and accommodating. I look forward to our next visit.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2017

Was like being in Mykonos or Santorini. Loved the fare but they should add some favorites like Moussaka and and grilled fish! Some fried haloumi and grapes leaves!!! Should warn people about the size of the baklava! We ordered three for 5 people and still had to take one home! Will definitely go back. (They forgot my fries -- did me a favor).

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