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Aug 10, 2008 01:13 PM

where can one get thick sliced gyro?

most places in la slice gyro meat really thinnly - almost like thin sliced deli meat (though in strips). i've had it around the country and in europe where the gyro slices are cut much thicker (maybe about 1/8 to 1/4 inch). it is juicy and crispy with the thicker cut. any ideas around la to get a thicker cut? can you ask for this?

anywhere in la county works (though preferrably from the beach to downtown).

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  1. I know the 2 spots, nice n thick but in the Valley:

    -Pita Pocket on Reseda & Nordhoff, delicious and they make homemade laffa bread to stuff it in


    -Pita Kitchen on Ventura Blvd in Sherman Oaks

    the 2 best


    1. I like The Hungry Pocket, on the north side of Pico in a minimall directly across from Santa Monica College. They slice the gyro meat to order, and then give it a char on the grill, so I'm sure they could accommodate you. They offer a choice of white or whole wheat pita bread, they offer an outstanding red chili hot sauce on the side, and their gyro sandwiches are only five bucks.

      1. California Pita
        12001 Wilshire Blvd
        Los Angeles, CA
        (310) 478-6200

        It's in a shopping center with a Ross and a CVS. I think there's also one in the SF Valley. The gyro meat is sliced fairly thick (at least thicker than the chain restaurant Daphne's). I've found the gyro meat at California Pita to be very moist and not as salty as other places.

        1. Not beach or downtown, but I got Monrovia for you. Sam's Kebab House on Myrtle. They cut theirs pretty thick and it is very good. Just barely overrides the rude and attitude-y service that is complimentary with any order.
          I don't see why you wouldn't be able to ask for thicker slices... the question is, will they comply? It does not hurt to ask. Whenever I ask for things that veer from the norm, I have a very high success rate of actually getting it.