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Nikos Gyros

September 1st, 2008 · 41 Comments


Nikos Gyros (Greek)
2231 32nd Ave W
Seattle, WA 98199
(206) 285-4778

Gladys and Abner We love this place.  Great food brought to you by a long time Magnolia family.  They Gyros are terrific and so are the salads.  Perfect for eating in or to go.

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  • happy

    the staff tends to favor the locals and aren’t necessary friendly unless you live in magnolia. i’ve been going to nikos forever. it’s a shame! the food is great though!

  • John Gilbert

    Thanks to Szmania’s poor service and unsatisfying food I found Magnolia’s hidden gem and it was right in front of me the whole time! What a great little restaurant! Great service, food and prices. Hats off to you Nikos for providing such a great place to patronize. See you again very soon!

  • Lisa Craze

    I moved away from my beautiful Magnolia 2 years ago (miss it everyday!) but still visit Niko’s regularly. It’s the BEST!!

  • DB

    The best little dinner in the Village! Food always hot and fresh. Not a lot of fanfare but consistently good. Thank you Nikos.

  • Got Gyros?

    This family has been in the restaurant business for years in Seattle and in this place keep their prices affordable.

    I have never had a bad meal there and you can get many vegetarian choices there.

    The food is fresh, the place and cheery and clean, the help all seems happy, and they love the neighborhood where they have lived for many moons.

    The mother “Mary” looks young enough to be Alex’s sister not mom and the family feeling comes through in their warmth. Excellent choice! They are BTW related to the Italian Place around the corner by the post office Luigis.

  • C.J.

    This place really lowers the bar for Greek food. There isn’t a single fresh ingredient. The meat isn’t carved off a spit like it should be and the feta is rubbery. Instead of processed components off the back of the Sysco truck, why can’t they focus on a few dishes with wholesome ingredients like good olive oil, sea salt, lamb and feta.

    It’s a testament to the lack of quality takeout spots in our neighborhood, that this place gets so many nods. After having a five dollar lamb gyro at Aladdin’s Gyro-cery on the Ave or an incredible lamb burger* at Vios on Capitol Hill, you will never again think that this place is good.

    • Brandon

      I have to respectfully disagree with you, CJ. Yes, Aladdin's carves their meat off the spit, but when it's not busy over there, the meat is often dry and tough from being overcooked. Niko's presliced meat is always consistently juicy and delicious. In regard to “a single fresh ingredient,” I would disagree with that completely. All the vegetables in the salads and wraps are freshly sliced (unlike some other places), the Tzatziki and Hummus are clearly freshly made, the soups, Baklava, Souvlaki, and almost everything else on the menu are prepared freshly in the restaurant.

      Please don't try to compare Niko's with Aladdin's. They are different beasts. Niko's has personal customer service and is family owned. Both of the Aladdin's “franchises” are financed and controlled by an overseas businessman.

      • kim

        “Niko’s has personal customer service ”  personal does not equal courteous at this establishment though.

  • http://www.vortman.com Marlin

    There is no reason to leave Magnolia for good Greek take out.

  • VC

    The greek fries alone are enough to earn a 5 star rating from me.

  • John

    The food is always delicious and the staff is first rate. The service is quick and efficient and I love eating outside on the picnic tables. My girls love to come here with me.

  • Joe

    Great food. For some reason, the lady taking your order scares me. She’s nice and all, but seems to stare at people and make them uncomfortable. Really though, great food. Quick take out service.

    • dave

      agreed about the lady/service. is it a greek thing?

  • WtwoM

    had dinner there tonight… we like it alot, although I am totally intimidated by the lady taking my order… but my lamb was terrific and I enjoyed the Greek red wine as well

  • Val

    According to http://www.decadeonline.com/main.phtml?agency=skc, at last surprise health inspection this restaurant got 42 points, with 2 high risk violations.

  • amusedpen

    This is great Greek food. You really get to try some traditional stuff if you watch the special board by the register. The quality of everything is tops, and the price-to-value point just right. Try the homemade loukaniko sausage for a real treat, and include a glass of Retsina wine with your meal.

  • chris7171

    Simply the best gyro in the city hidden away in quaint Magnolia.

  • Bailey23

    Great food and enjoy seeing the friendly face of the staff. Great for kids.

  • Name

    Used to LOVE this place until recently they started charging for extra dressing….the lady says she always charges $1.00 for it even though it's free on the table…In 5 years I have never been charged for extra dressing, not that you really need it since they also have been giving you less salad in the container but till charging the same price….done with this place

  • Name

    would be nice if you updated these remarks. Last visit, Nikos had 3 points;blue, and that was for storing one knife improperly. We try to always implement safe standards,storage and procedures for our customers.

  • Sherry Moody

    Their Gyro salad with their dressing is terrific. When it's cold outside, the lemon/rice soup warms you inside and out. Great place for anyone and you can dine in, out or get it to go!

  • cindy

    we like the food some of the service is sometimes strange just not organized or friendly thats greek for you

  • Moe

    Food and service is always great. The pesto gyros are awesome. Owners are very friendly and remembered my name after only being there twice.

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  • Sammi

    Great food, friendly service, but the woman at the counter srsly needs to wear a bra.

  • kim

    so how do you really feel brandon.  any relation to the owner (s)?

  • Magman

    I asked for my slovaki to be pumped up a little more, they looked at me like I was crazy just for asking.

    • Brandon

      How exactly would you “pump up” Souvlaki? I would probably give you a blank stare too. Perhaps if you explain what it means, we can all stop giving you funny looks.

      • KaitE

        Brandon, maybe u should stop staring at the woman behind the counter without a bra then. lol