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Apr 15, 2009 03:16 PM

Best Gyros in L.A.

Not to be confused with Shwarma or doner kababs

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  1. Papa Christo's 2771 W Pico Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90006. There's nothing better this Greek market or there Gyros.

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    1. re: asuninja


      Papa Cristos
      2771 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90006

      1. re: asuninja

        Papa Christo's gyro is overrated, IMO -- the Firehouse blows the doors off of that place...

        Firehouse Restaurant
        18450 Victory Blvd, Tarzana, CA 91335

        1. re: Joe Blowe

          Firehouse was pretty damn good but I think I prefer the ones from the Mad Greek

          I don't think you can do wrong @either one though

          1. re: asuninja

            Their gyros is way too greasy and about average. I do like the place a lot as a market but have had only the bad gyros.

            1. re: epop

              The post ended up low. I am referring here to Papa Christo's gyros as the bad one.

          2. California Pita - LA mall.

            1. If you come to OC, Mad Greek (Stanton) or Greek Garden Grill (Orange/Santa Ana).

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              1. re: Das Ubergeek

                mad greek in stanton is related to the one near barstow???? thanks.

                i will try greek garden for the gyros, i've already tried their grilled fish with potatoes about a year or so agao. and it was damn good.

                1. re: kevin

                  I find them both identical...(baker and stanton), except the Stanton one doesn't have the ridiculous line

                  1. re: ns1

                    Agree. Same place, same owners, less stupidity at the Stanton one, mostly because if you asked a hundred people where Stanton is, 90+ wouldn't be able to tell you. The one in Baker (between Barstow and Vegas) is a tourist destination; the Stanton one ain't.

                      1. re: Brussels Sprout

                        stanton is sandwiched between garden grove and buena park.

                        then again, google is your friend.

                        Mad Greek Restaurant
                        12120 Beach Blvd, Stanton, CA 90680

                        1. re: wilafur

                          do they serve those fresh strawberry milkshakes at the stanton location too?


                          1. re: kevin

                            That I don't know, because I don't like strawberry milkshakes.

                            And no, it's not worth the slog from the SFV.

                    1. re: Das Ubergeek

                      Also in OC, Greek Island Grille on Bristol and Sunflower, across the street from South Coast Plaza, has darn good gyros. The pita is fresh and fluffy, and the tzaziki is plentiful and tasty. This is larger than many others I've had, and quite filling.

                    2. this tread has me desperately craving some tasty gryos.

                      1. Spitz (the original location in Eagle Rock, and the newer one in Downtown L.A.) have amazing "donner" kebab sandwiches. You have an option of getting it with Focaccia bread or in a pita wrap, which is a bit deviated from the original idea of the gyros, but it's a great place. They also have amazingggg fried pita strips and great hummus (I have a Middle Eastern family, so I have valid reason is judging so!)

                        2506 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041

                        Spitz: Home of the Doner Kebab
                        371 E 2nd St # D, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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                        1. re: whatanappetite

                          thanks, but i was asking besides doner kababs and shwarma.

                          i'm not exactly a fan of spitz, it just doesn't do it for me. but a lot of people do like it. besides i had an ultra-bad experience the last time i was at their downtown locatioin.

                          1. re: whatanappetite

                            Everything I had at Spitz's was overly salty, everything, to bad.