Souvlaki GR - LES

4.6
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$30 and under
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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.
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JW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service was terrible and the food made me sick. I never write reviews on here but this experience was truly horrible!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience5

It was SO hot. That is my only complaint.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so nice to go there with my kids. The kids enjoy the surrounding and definitely the food.

RP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

one of my favorite greek places in NYC because of how authentic it is. Everytime I go I feel like I'm right back in Greece.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Cute vibe, delicious food and good value.

PN
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Enjoyed a wonderful lunch with an old friend. Wonderful menu selection so we shared appetizers (too many, but that's because we couldn't decide) and a salad.

Will be back.

AL
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

A bit noisy when it gets packed but the food is good and fills you up.

LO
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants..... next best thing to being in Greece!

a
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Surprisingly good. Went post-theater with a friend. Were early; were shown a table inside. This was a Saturday night, and after sitting down for approximately 45 seconds, we both decided we could not stay. Not only was the noise level too loud to hear oneself think (much less talk) but the quality of the sound, bouncing off the charming white-washed walls was positively ear-piercing. We were given a choice of eating outside, which we happily took. Although the tables and chairs are placed at a rather alarming slant, we found that our food and drink happily did not slide into our laps. The front-of-the-house-fellow (manager, owner, I do not know) was incredibly helpful, thoughtful, and attentive. Answered all questions about nut content, etc etc. Noted that I almost did not order the lamb-burger because it came with a side sauce made from beets (I hate beets). Did order it, and it arrived with a tzatziki side sauce instead. All of the food was excellent and the portions enormous. We'd ordered a pair of appetizers to share and each our own main course. Both of us took home enough food for another meal. Recommend it heartily for food and service alone; and who anyone who doesn't mind very loud ambient noise (the place was packed). On a night other than Saturday, and a time other than 9 pm, it's probably fine, and the indoor space is quite charming. Will be back.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Cute place, but insanely loud and barely space to move. Honestly, my friend and I couldn’t wait to leave just so we could talk outside the restaurant.

s
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Missing Greece, dine at Souvlaki GR! The restaurant resembles a street somewhere in Greece with the classic blue and white color scheme. Tables are small so you need to tuck in but the food and overall experience make it our favorite stop for authentic Greek cuisine. Our group of three started with three spreads with warm pita triangles. We shared a chopped salad and dined on the mixed grilled meats! All delicious and fresh, and more than enough. The house white wine is mild and fruity. On a busy night the noise level makes it a bit challenging but overall, the food and service is why you’re there!!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVED THIS PLACE!!!!! Can’t wait to go back ASAP

BR
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

they forgot to put our order in and food took over 40 mins and still forgot some peoples meals and it was very unorganized and unsettling.

NH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing the french fries, however, a bit disappointing. We expected that the ambiance would be more lively with people singing along to the Greek & Turkish music like we've seen on instagram. We'll be trying midtown next time and maybe we'll find that there!

DA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Delicious food, especially vegetarian options. Salads are large and priced well, but appetizers are a little pricey. Music was too loud and made it hard to have a conversation, and better air conditioning would have been nice.

JK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wanted to eat Greek food with my family, and the food they provided was really delicious. The meat is well-done and the seasonings are just right. we all ate happily without any food left. The inside seat is very cool and the entrance is a little hot, so please refer to it when making a reservation.

PM
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Do yourself a favor and buy a bottle of wine - the glasses are really small and still 12-14 bucks. Service was spotty and she was doing me a favor by taking our order. Wouldn't let us order a starter first - had to order the meal together. Sounds to me like they are forgetting that it's the customer experience that matters - not their profit-maximizing rules.

GC
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We come from Italy and We are in NYC for vacation, this is our 2nd time in Souvlaki and We love it for the Greek food that's very good... great service too.
Just a little bit noise for the high volume of the music into the restaurant.

AT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Great place for dinner and to meet friends.
The restaurant is small, so a reservation is recommended.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The room temperature was hot and the service was slow. Cute ambiance but overrated in general. Prices are decent. Overall I felt the group left unsatisfied...fee hearty vegetarian options.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you great service and great food

TK
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service was on the slower side but the food made it worth it.

OO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Mother’s Day

PB
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food was delicious, the place was very nice. They need to improve a bit on the quality of service

KK
New England
9 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great greek food!!! Tables are a little crammed, but this is an easy go-to spot in LES

BS
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Intimate neighborhood gem. Attentive staff with a nice selection of food.

EG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food!!!

M
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Fun environment...feels like you are in Mykonos. Food was good...nothing outstanding but overall solid. Would recommend. Online showed more menu items than were available (e.g. salmon).

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great low key meal with the family!!!

F
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about this place, the food the music the energy the service was amazing, the only reason why I took away one star was because we made a reservation for 10 pm and ended up only getting seated more than an hour later (feel like the restaurant should’ve atleast offered us a round of drinks on their behalf due to the long wait) but other than that it was amazing really tasted like a home cooked Greek meal. Recommend 100%

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Had an 8:45 reservation for 4 people, someone even called me to confirm a few hours before.. when we arrived they clearly overbooked themselves and there was no sign of sitting down anywhere near our reservation time, no one really acknowledged us at all when I said we had a reservation. We ended up going to the other location on 53rd and it was very accommodating.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food

BD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I just moved to the LES and I’ve been to Souvlaki GR 3 times in a week. The food is great, very authentic, and well priced. It gets loud around 8pm but there’s no way around it when the space is so small. The wait staff aren’t down your throat every second which is nice during the meal but hard when you’re trying to get the check. Definitely get the Greek salad and the 3 dips with extra pita!!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday celebrations. Great food and value for money.

OT
Frankfurt Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Perfect authentic Greek food :) feels like you were in Greece

A
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I loved this place!!! It feels like you're in Greece. Great value for food - definitely recommend the dips.

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience3

The food was good per usual, but this last experience wasn’t a fun one due to worse than usual service. Here’s my beef: the bottle of wine was served warm (must’ve been stored close to something that put off heat as it was well above room temp) and couldn’t do anything about it since it was swiftly opened and poured (no chance to taste). It actually made both of us queasy to the point that we bagged our food upon arrival and booked it home. I took the wine with me out of principle - it was still on the tab when I settled up.

BK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

was better in previous visits. The lamb chops were overcooked, chewy and not as tasty as previously. all food was brought out at once, with no room on table for it.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crowded but added to overall flavor

OT
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, food, and service!

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