13 Reviews / 13 Ratings
Great food - Terrible Service
I Dined at Greko and the food was great. I now tried to order home delivery from them, they gladly took the order and said it would take 40 mins. After 90 mins, I called the food had not arrived and I called them back. There was no reply. I tried about 10 more times, and even found a different number on their facebook page. I rang that a few times as well. No answer! At that point, it had been 1hr and 45 mins. I decided to make other arrangements for food. When the delivery finally did arrive, it was 2 hours and 15 minutes from the time the order was placed. I gave the delivery boy 50 Rupees for gas (as its not his fault) and sent the food back. Expect a hearty meal if you dine in, but don't waste your time on delivery!
forget the rest of the strip
forget Carter's Blue, forget Maroosh, this is hands-to-mouth the place you want to go eat at !!! One of the only places where the display outside is a modest when compared with what you get in your hands. Food that's value for money and glazed with sauces so good you'll be licking the foil for that last bit o'taste. My favorite is the Chicken and Bacon which is bursting with flavor, and if ur packing to take then the Olympian is just what you want to pick.
Great Food,Great Portions,Great Price
Cannot comment if it is authentic Greek food,whatever it may be but it is worth a revisit. I ordered the Pitroudia, a veggie wrap in whole wheat pita. It came stuffed with feta falafel, lettuce and veggies, tahini,hummus, garlic and some mayo. Some fries on top to finish gave another texture to the warp. They serve the wrap with a fork, you start eating the 'over-filling' and then bite into the juicy and moist flavour........I'm drooling as I write..cheers!
Chicken Gyro was great but messy to eat!!!!!
had the chicken Gyro a few weeks ago at this newly opened place at carters and must say that it was huge although unfriendly to eat.....Kinda got messy since all the sauces were oozing out. This is more of a takeway place. The pricing is worth it at 150 bucks but the shwarma guy opposite this place shall surely be giving these guys the blues or vice versa.....only time will tell.....
my suggestion to these guys is to inform the customers about sauces so that one can choose which ones to be put. i had to ask the guy which sauces do they have.
color me unimpressed
I have to say, I hate to crash the party here. I am the guy who had to go back one fine day two weeks back after I trekked to Bandra to try out their Greek stuff. And all the nice reviews here brought me back again today for a late lunch.
First things first, the place opened up where Cuppa Joe operated from before, at the Carter Road, Union Park road Junction. I don't know what they use the basement floor for, but I'm sure they could create at least some seating there.
The atmosphere is warm inside (literally), because they've taken in the barbequeues and put it inside there. We went over to the counter to ask for recommendations. My direct benchmarks were gyros I've had at every second halal cart in New York, who do a mean job of it.
Now to the order taking. Like everyone recommended, we struck up a conversation with the guy at the counter, and he suggested the Chicken & Bacon Gyro and the Athenian. Done deal, we said.
The chicken was being spit roasted, while the skewered meat for the Soulaki went up on an electric grill right away. Now they started putting through everything on the pita bread, including the tzatziki, and then the diced vegetables. For the Chicken and Bacon, the bacon came off a tray which was maybe empty, and hence the Bacon went cold (they did not realise it?).
for the Athenian again, while the meat was grilled hot, unfortunately it did not taste as well 30 seconds after coming into our hands. The ingredients, most of which were cold, tend to make the hot meats lose their warmth pretty quick, and fries stuffed in both the gyros were cold and soggy.
Comparing it with the other Gyros I've had, in about 10 degree centigrade, they do a mean job staying warm. Around here, in 28 degree Bandra temperature the evening I turned up, it took their gyro 30 seconds to cool down and turn into just another wrap/roll.
I like it hot, and me and my brother, were not colored impressed with this one.
Good food. Excellent VFM.
I heard about this place as soon as it opened up and I've tried to convince a few friends to go with me, but a trip never happened.
Today, I was jilted on a buddies lunch date and I was pissed, but I couldn't be denied so I pulled out my list of 'want to visit' places and took off for Greko.
Easy to find just off Carter Road, Greko is a small unassuming joint doing some mighty impressive things.
The guys are friendly, and since I was pretty much the first person in, I was able to chat with one of the owners for some time.
He recommended I go for the Athenian (I'm a big boy with a hearty appetite). It'd give me souvlaki meat as well as the shawarma. Sounded good to me.
He put it together and it looked like a torpedo and the dude didn't scrimp on the meat. Good flavors (though it may be a bit of a turn off for people who like spicy greasy food) and succulent meat.
I was full but not sickeningly so. At 200 bucks a head for a full belly, I'd say that's excellent VFM. I have to try their chicken and bacon gyro and the mousakka. More when I try that.
Dine & dash
Finally got down to trying Greko on Sunday night. For 150 bucks, you get a pretty solid Chicken Gyro. Couldn't really try anything else, as they were all out, which is a good sign. We went there at 10:30pm, so they were almost sold out.
The only grouse I have with the place is that the space seemed rather gross, the floor was sticky and the AC was barely working. Get in and get out of here, for a quick and tasty pick me up. There is no place to sit either.
The staff was super polite and knew what they were serving, which was refreshing. Greek food is new to us and helpful staff goes a long way.
I would go back for the Gyro.
Deliciously Quick Bites
Tried the Chicken and bacon gyro and the moussaka. Loved both. Also ordered the gyro and souvlaki platters... those are ok. They serve the chicken filling with salad n bread separately. Better to have the shwarma style gyros n soivlakis. The moussaka is also delicious. Its a mutton kheema dish and looks like lasagna. But that gets a little heavy. 2 gyros, 1 moussaka and 2 platters cost us Rs 1200.
Going back for seconds, thirds, fourths etc
Stopped by one evening for what I thought would be a quick sit down meal. This place has replaced the old Cuppa Joe, and no one is more glad for it than me.
On a street, where good food is only topped by better business sense, you have to stick out over the crowd. This place is small has no seating, yet I think they do a brillaint job.
The staff are soft spoken, polite and always help you with a recommendation. They keep you posted should your order require more than a few minutes and best yet, you can tell your food is prepared by people who love food.
Tried the chicken gyro with bacon bits and the moussaka. Fairly generous portions, I would strongly recommend both.
The gyro was kinda like a shawarma - the chicken was mildly spiced, the pita fresh and warm, the bacon bits cooked, not over cooked and the french fries, thick cute and beautifully crisp. was especially glad that the entire roll was not blanketed in mayo.
The Moussaka - bed of thick cut slices of potato followed by several layers of delicately seasoned and fine mince and cheese that is baked. Also served with thick cute french fries, it was delicious.
If these guys sort out a little seating and continue to serve up great food with the fun attitude they have now, they will def get the attention they deserve.
What we paid: Rs 500
Con: No packaged bottled water available that day or seating. (still not complaining though)
A petite little takeaway joint serving Greek food. The serve Gyros which actually are the Greek Version of Shawarmas. The food is really good, but the biggest drawback is their lack of space. Prices are decent for the quality of food and the servers are really hospitable.
After hearing so much praise of this Greek takeaway joint, a friend and I 'tookaway hunger' from Greko yesterday.
The interiors are in cool shades of blue, white and green with wooden planters and happy faces behind the counters. We quickly scanned the menu and wanted to order everything!
After much to and fro, we decided on 3 things;
1. Chicken & bacon gyro - INR 180
2. Trio of dips with pita bread - Tzatziki, Hummus & Tahini - INR 99
3. Homemade Moussaka - INR 240
The dips were perfect - the quality, taste, quantity and the pita bread was quite lovely too. After that we had the gyro (pronounced yeh-ro) and it was delicious. The chicken was cooked to perfection and there were generous bits of bacon inside. All this with a zestful chilli garlic sauce.Oh and the flavour of bacon was prevalent in the oil and added such a brilliant punch to the roll. That filled us up quite a bit and left us very, very content.
Now the Mousakka. Not that we were hungry at this point but we took a forkful of the sumptuous dish and we were in a food coma. A fantastic smokiness ran through the minced beef and little birds and Greek angels did a dance on our palettes. OMG. Thinking about it takes me to happy place.
After eating all this, my friend and I just sat in silence for 5 minutes, mesmerised with the food.
Pretty sure this is the food Gods eat.
Shawarma with bacon
I've never tried Greek before, so, if you give me anything and say it is Greek, I will believe. Exactly like the concept of the Indian-Chinese food.
3 day old place and I was all game to experiment. A new place had its issues (which is obviously gonna be taken care of soon) like no sitting space, no cards etc but it was all good. They had a downstairs which was their "prep" area.
As soon as you get in, there's an open salad-bar like setup with a shawarma stand which was being cut not by a knife (conventional method) but an electric shawarma cutter! (Arabian memories) and a small electric grill behind. The cash counter faces the door.
Firstly, I had to understand what Greek food was and I realized that it was a wee bit of European cuisine in more of a middle-eastern style. So yea, in simple words, its bacon in Arabian food(a tad bit too simple though).
We ordered the BELT, Chicken and Bacon Gyro, Homemade Moussaka and the Greek fries and Feta cream.
1. BELT was Bacon, Egg, Lettuce and Tomato wrapped in pita bread. Basically a roll served with a wider mouth and a fork. It definitely was difficult to eat with the fork so I had it the shawarma style. Tasty it was, but then the garlic sauce made it taste so much like a basic shawarma from the opposite store.
2. Chicken and Bacon Gyro was again, a pita wrap with a lot of chicken, bacon and some veggies and fries. This tasted non-shawarma like and I liked this.
3. Moussaka (That villain-like name!) was beef. A lot of minced beef topped with a generous amount of cheese and served with fries and sliced onions. This was yum.., initially after which the beef lost its spices and was pretty bland. (Once mentioned they did confirm that it was a boo-boo on their side and will be taken care of the next time).
4. Greek Fries and Feta cream was basically (french) fries and cheese. Nothing new, nothing different. And yes, Greek and french fries are the same. The combination was good.
All this for 750 bucks (all the pricing on the menu was inclusive of taxes) wasn't that bad a deal considering it is a totally different (Greek) cuisine that is being attempted.
The experience was good and as they go on, pretty sure they'll take care of 'em minimal issues. Also, they mentioned that they'll be serving Beef (on the shawarma kinda stand) as well :)
Shawarma's Greek cousin
It's a new takeaway joint where you get gyros, a Greek version of shawarmas; roast chicken stuffed in pita bread with vegetables and a yogurt based dressing instead of hummus. Something new to try. Order their watermelon and feta salad if you are around. It's yummy with chunky pieces of feta in it.