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Good Greek in Thornhill and East?

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  • Lefty Aug 22, 2010 05:41 AM
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We are visiting Toronto on Monday and will be in the Yonge/highway 7 area and would like to go to a good greek restaurant without having to go down to the Danforth ... we travel East to go home so anything in that area or East would be appreciatted.

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  1. I've been frequenting Loui's Kouzina in Markham (Woodbine/16th Ave) for my greek food recently. Been several times and like it every time.

    http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/10/143344...

    Lamb shanks (two for an order), souvlaki, grilled octopus, fried calamari.

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    1. re: LUV_TO_EAT

      Wow, 2 shanks per order, that's unusual. I love lamb shanks and was planning to make some for dinner soon. I'll definitly give Loui's a try. What are the prices like? I couldn't find a website.

      1. re: red dragon

        Pretty reasonable IMO.

        Shanks were around $15 and souvlaki around $12...best I can recall. Prices were pretty average for greek.

      2. re: LUV_TO_EAT

        Just want to give another should out to Lou's. This place is great for Greek in the uptown! Not too many authentic places that are non-chain.

        1. re: LUV_TO_EAT

          We were quite excited to try Loui Kouzina’s after reading about it here. We just got back from dinner, and have to say, it was not that good at all.

          The place is nice, small, cozy, but the lack of ventilation was extremely bad. The place was so smoky from the cooking and it was only 5:30 pm (it wasn't busy yet).

          The young woman who served us (with glasses and long hair in a pony tail), was polite, but we found she wasn’t all that friendly, or sincere. My husband actually said she was so fake (his words, not mine). She was a bit impatient with our order, and it was our first time, and we really were quite fast (in ordering). I watched her interact with others, who were probably regulars, and found she was very friendly with them. Just our observation. The guy that was on the cash was nice though. Appreciated him noticing how thirsty we were and refilling our glasses of water.

          My husband had the large chicken souvlaki dinner and I had the small gyro dinner. The chicken was ok, a bit dry, but everything was so salty; the rice, the potatoes, the gyros (which are normally salty already), but theirs was very salty. It was also shredded into very small pieces, not strips. I’ve never seen gyros that way. The sauce that was on the rice was salty as well. The potatoes were very lemony, a bit medicinal in taste, and again, sorry to repeat myself, but salty. I prefer the potatoes with the tomato sauce, but every restaurant is different.

          When we left, we just gulped so much fresh air, and were glad to get out; it was stuffy and as I said, badly in need of ventilation. We reeked of food in the car and all the way home. It was 8-C outside and a bit chilly and we drove home with the windows down, just to air ourselves out! Honestly, we couldn’t wait to get home, get the smelly clothes off and shower. We drank a huge pot of green tea just to clear our throats (and I’m not exaggerating). I think we had our sodium intake for 3-4 days.

          Perhaps some of the other dishes are better .... but, we gave it a try, and in our opinion, we won’t be back.

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          Kouzina
          1027 Coxwell Ave, Toronto, ON M4C3G4, CA

        2. Thanks for the rec's, but we had a last minute change of tastes so we went to the Emperor for Chinese food and there Monday half price Peking Duck as per other rec's from this board .... it was great food and fabulous service .... Loui's is definatly on our list for the future