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Best GYRO???

dgreen777 Apr 17, 2010 07:27 PM

Please share...willing to travel out of the city for a tasty sandwich!!

  1. PlomeekSoup Apr 22, 2010 12:47 PM

    On Bell Blvd. in Bayside is Avli, which has truly delicious and affordable Greek food in a casual family friendly atmosphere. Gyros are very popular there, and they offer them in cubes (chicken and/or pork) as well as the more traditional Greek style, which is the doner (chicken and/or pork). The platters come with a small side salad, choice of starch, grilled pita, and perfectly thick and creamy tzatziki. Fantastic place.

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    Avli
    38-31 Bell Blvd, Queens, NY 11361

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      Yaxpac Apr 22, 2010 01:23 PM

      I agree with the BZ Grill recommendation. It is the best in Astoria by far.

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      BZ Grill
      2702 Astoria Blvd, Queens, NY 11102

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        Bob Oreilly Apr 24, 2010 12:59 PM

        I certainly agree with PlomeekSoup in regards to Avli on Bell Blvd. in Bayside. I often work in the area and everything I ever purchased at Avli has always been great, fresh and tasty. The staff are friendly as well......

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        Avli
        38-31 Bell Blvd, Queens, NY 11361

      2. Mcheck57 Apr 18, 2010 05:05 PM

        I like Gyro World and Fontana both on Northern Blvd near Bayside

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        Gyro World
        194-23 Northern Blvd, Queens, NY 11358

        1. bigmackdaddy Apr 18, 2010 03:30 PM

          Gyro King on 1017 Foster Ave off of Coney Island Avenue in Brooklyn. It's a Pakistani place and IMO, they make 'em great.

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          Gyro King
          1017 Foster Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230

          1. dgreen777 Apr 17, 2010 10:39 PM

            I know there are great spots in Astoria. Any recommendations?

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              2slices Apr 19, 2010 07:40 AM

              Opa! Souvlaki

              The exclamation point is in the restaurant's name, and it is justified. I'm sure others will agree. So good, now might have to go for lunch today.

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              Opa Souvlaki
              28-44 31st St, Queens, NY 11102

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                Mr Porkchop Apr 19, 2010 07:49 PM

                Hate to disagree with other posters (too much of that on here) but I ordered in from Opa! a few weeks ago and the gyro was just shavings of those giant preformed lamb hot dogs. I don't know how that stuff is popular in Astoria of all places. Maybe Opa! has some other gyro option I'm not aware of?

                If you are looking for real greek gyro (I'm talking layered pork, cooked turning vertically) I'd highly recommend BZ Grill on Astoria Blvd. It's more a take out place, but it's a perfectly comfortable place to eat if you don't want to walk it up to the park. The feta fries are pretty tasty too.

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                BZ Grill
                2702 Astoria Blvd, Queens, NY 11102

                1. re: Mr Porkchop
                  Jeffsayyes Apr 20, 2010 08:05 AM

                  I stopped by here this weeekend. unfortunately, I saw the last pork gyro go out (it looked excellent). (BZG)
                  got the fries though. they were good, but i am pretty sure they are the frozen variety. tehy have a batter on them. like a much better version of burger king fries. it's no All-american or five guys...

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                    Mr Porkchop Apr 21, 2010 06:25 PM

                    Yeah, they're totally frozen. But the half pound of feta they put on top is fresh enough.

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                      johnk Apr 22, 2010 03:18 AM

                      Don't they have a "special sauce" at BZ Grill that they put on the gyro?

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                      BZ Grill
                      2702 Astoria Blvd, Queens, NY 11102

                  2. re: Mr Porkchop
                    2slices Apr 22, 2010 12:09 PM

                    I've been only 3 times but it's always been taken hot off the spit and you can see the pink inside when it's sliced. It was not like the layered shwarma you see at some turkish places but it was definitely not frozen preformed block of meat.

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