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Saddleoflamb Aug 9, 2010 02:58 PM

Lost Miami subs on 401 south.........do not like Papa's..........Cap Blvd Suliemans......does not look busy............looking for shaved off the turning loaf, good tadziki (sp)......good bread....freshly made .....gyro's........people who converted Miami subs on New Bern/64.....tried once ....desperate.....was marginal......as far as I know....Neomonde does not have a gyro.....
Thanks for rec's

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    rockycat RE: Saddleoflamb Aug 9, 2010 04:59 PM

    Neomonde doesn't have gyros because they're Lebanese, not Greek. Try their beef and lamb shwarma with extra tahini. Beats any month old Kronos gyros I've ever had.

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      Tom from Raleigh RE: rockycat Aug 10, 2010 06:08 AM

      Try Xios in Apex. It's a sit down place but the gyro was good when we went a few years ago. Also, I agree with Rockycat's tip on the shwarma.

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        dinersaurus RE: Tom from Raleigh Aug 10, 2010 10:18 AM

        Xios is my favorite so far. Solomons and Nikos Taverna do a decent gyro. Greek Fiesta and Baba Ghannouj aren't bad. I do not recommend Pita Delight.

        However, I'm not ecstatic about any of them.

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        Nikos Taverna
        905 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701

        Greek Fiesta
        1058 W Club Blvd, Durham, NC 27701

        Pita Delight
        8315 Creedmoor Rd, Raleigh, NC 27613

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        Saddleoflamb RE: rockycat Aug 10, 2010 02:25 PM

        Lived in Beirut.....Saudi........they all had gyro's, or shawarma......called sadiqi dogs among ex pats....

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        walras RE: Saddleoflamb Aug 10, 2010 06:42 AM

        Cilantro in RTP is the real deal for gyros - turning loaf, fresh baked bread ..

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          burgeoningfoodie RE: Saddleoflamb Aug 10, 2010 07:14 AM

          I'll stick to my gyro platter at Med Deli, but a coworker of mine use to love the Greek Fiesta ones at the Morrisville Shops.

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          Greek Fiesta
          1001 Airport Blvd Ste F601, Morrisville, NC 27560

          1. RonboNC RE: Saddleoflamb Aug 10, 2010 07:53 AM

            I'd toss out Baba Ghannouj in Cary/Raleigh as one possibility, I like em a bit better than Greek Fiesta. They do great kabobs and I'm pretty sure they have gyro's. Nur Deli on Avent Ferry has them (mixed feelings here) and then Baba Grill in Brier Creek (have heard good things there).

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            Greek Fiesta
            1058 W Club Blvd, Durham, NC 27701

            Baba Grill
            8201 Brier Creek Pkwy, Raleigh, NC 27617

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              TerryG RE: RonboNC Aug 10, 2010 06:01 PM

              One place that's too often overlooked is Flame Kebob. a Persian restaurant in the area across 70 from the mega Brier Creek shopping center. I haven't had their gyro, but the kebobs are excellent. Great bread, too. People are friendly, prices, are reasonable and it looks like they could use the business. They are hidden away (look in the strip near the Alehouse).

              Website: http://www.flamekabob.com/

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              castaway RE: Saddleoflamb Aug 11, 2010 10:35 AM

              Bosphorus, the Turkish restaurant in Cary, has made in house doner (Turkish version of gyro) on Sundays from 3 PM until they run out.

              The service is slow and they get crowded. I'd suggest going early if you're going.

              Their bread is excellent. I believe they make the bread themselves but I'm not sure.

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                meatn3 RE: castaway Aug 11, 2010 06:20 PM

                Agreed! I seem to recall that they do make the bread.

                We go frequently on Sundays for the doner. I haven't had a gyro there, but the dish I order has so much meat that I have enough to make my own at home!

                Up thread Solomon's was mentioned - They do a decent gyro. Not my ideal gyro, but enough to get through a craving. I spend a lot of years near a sizable Greek community and have rarely had the "perfect" gyro since then.

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