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Jan 9, 2007 02:59 PM

Best gyros in Birmingham . . .

I've been craving a gyro for days now. Any suggestions on who has the best?

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  1. There's a gyro and shwarma place downtown across from the Courtyard Marriott near University Hospital. I can't remember the name. It doesn't matter. The gyro was so bad, its better that you don't know, so you have less of a chance of going there. The service was fast efficient and friendly, however.

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    1. re: Tom from Raleigh

      Was it called Sinbad's? I work at University Hospital and have tried it before. Not impressive . . . Of course I've tried Purple Onion and Al's, but I'm on the search for something extrordinary.

    2. Purple Onion and Al's is good food for late night eats but that's about it.

      I would try Nabeel's in Homewood (they also have a small grocery store) and I've heard good things about Naji's Pita Gourmet, don't be scared by the W. Valley address.

      Good luck!

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      1. re: silonius

        For what it's worth, I thought the gyros were weak at Naji's this past Friday. Not enough meat and it wasn't grilled any more after slicing off the spit. Actually I didn't see a spit, but hope i was spit roasted rather than pre-sliced frozen lamb. Good pita though. Decent but bland lentil soup. I will, however, be back to grab some olives from the olive bins at good prices and maybe to pick up some fresh pitas.

      2. I'd fogotten all about Nabeel's! It's been years since I've been there. Their falafel was really good back then. I'll try to go this weekend and try the gyro. Thanks for the memory jog.

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        1. re: sheilal

          My wife got a gyro at Nabeel's and raved about it.

          We also loved the grocery--lots of yummy Russian chocolates and kickass cheese!

        2. Pita Stop was the other one that is popular. I think I ate there once, but am not sure.

          1. When I eat there I feel like I should know better, but I like Pita Loco, especially for a quick work lunch.

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            1. re: Ubertrout

              I've never heard of Pita Loco. Where is it?

              1. re: gyp7318

                Downtown. 2nd Ave. and 20th Street N.