HOME > Chowhound > Greater Boston Area >


Looking for good gyros in Boston

I spent a few weeks in Greece this summer and am dying for a good gyro and shwarma in Boston. Do you know of any places?

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. Rami's in Brookline for great Shawarma; not the ground mystery meat one often sees, but real slices of marinated lamb stacked on a skewer and raosted. Yummy with all the toppings. Falafel is really good there too. Steve's on Newbury has some good Greek food though I have not had the Gyros so cannot vouch for those. Octopus Stofado comes to mind, something I have not seen elsewhere in Boston.

    1. Turkish, not Greek, but the best I've had of its type in Greater Boston: donner kebab at Brookline Family Restaurant in Brookline Village. The real deal: crusty on the grilled side, tender and juicy on the skewer side. The rest of the menu is simply wonderful, too.

      A decent, commercial gyro sandwich (gyro probably not made on the premises, but the rest of the ingredients are fresh, the price is right, and the owners are sweet) can be found at Billy's Coffee Shop on Berkeley St in the South End.

      1. Steve's gyros on Newbury are pretty good. (I haven't been to Greece, so I can can only say that I enjoyed them...having no ideas as to their authenticity.) I also have found the ones at Zoe's diner on Mass Ave near Harvard Sq. to be pretty tasty.

        I had a Greek roomie in Brooklyn for awhile who came home one day from a sewing class with a sort of odd conical barrel-shaped pillow of a stuffed animal she had made. She explained that it was the Gyro animal. (Imagine the shape of the rotating gyro meat...)

        1. Try the Greek Corner on Mass Ave. in North Cambridge. Tasty and packed. I get mine with added feta. Try one with a side of Greek fries.

          1. I like Greek Corner's version a lot. Now that is an addictive sandwich. The souvlaki is also great if you want a slightly different texture.

            1 Reply
            1. re: Luther

              I'll third the vote for Greek's Corner. I went there for the first time this past weekend, and it was the best gyro I've ever had.

            2. I second the rec for Brookline Family Resto (it's Turkish) and would add Shwarma King on Beacon St just West of Coolidge Corner (near Park St). I lived in Montreal for 10 yrs and truly missed good middle-eastern food until I found Shwarma King (it is lebanese, but great!).

              1. I second Shwarma King, and also recommend Sultan's Kitchen on State St. in the Financial District. A bit more money than I'd normally spend on lunch, but well worth it.

                1. chicken shawarma at SABRA in harvard sq. vertical spit, carved fresh. very, very, good. add hots for the perfect pita sandwich.........

                  1. We like the gyro from Farm Grill in Newton.