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May 30, 2007 02:22 PM

Greek/Middle Eastern in NoVA

I'm jonesing for some great tzatziki or shwarma in Northern Virginia. I'm in Annandale, but am willing to travel a bit. Any suggestions?

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  1. I think you want the Lebanese Butcher- search it on here :)

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    1. re: jpschust

      Especially for schawarma, I second LB. You can see the schawarma - it's done with real, identifiable pieces of meat.

      Tried the Soujouk this past Saturday - Outstanding! The Mekanek was a bit underwhelming. You can get both to cook at home in the market.

    2. Tavernal Cretekou in Old Town is a nice family owned and operated place with a nice patio too!

      1. The Amphora in Vienna!! It's more like Greek diner food, but it's good, has been there forever and is open 24-hours.

        1. Try Skorpios in Vienna, on the left before you get to Amphora. It's much better.

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          1. re: bachinskin

            I completely agree with Skorpios over Amphora. I was so happy when they finally opened up the bigger dining area.

          2. My favorite is Cedar Cafe in Burke. Aladdin's is good for a quick, cheap bite. It's in Shirlington and Burke but I mostly go to the Burke one. I love the schwarma at Cedar Cafe. The hummus is really good at both. I always get the garlic puree at Cedar Cafe.

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            1. re: chowser

              Best gyro in the area is at Atlantis Cafe in the Bradlee Center just off 395 and King St. Really good souvlaki. There house dressing is incredible.

              1. re: nissenpa

                Atlantis is a great deal. They have a lot of dishes. I think they are expanding.