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Is Cyprus Grill really so very bad?

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  • Fida Sep 19, 2011 05:17 PM
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I found a coupon for the Cyprus Grill, and thought it might be handy for a cheap get-together this week. But I then saw horribly bad feedback from Seth - but it was a few years old. Is it still awful?

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  1. I remember feeling like the only person on the board other than Seth who had actually eaten there.

    It has been a few years since my only visit to Cyprus Pita Grill, but as I recall, the food seemed like pretty standard Kronos brand souvlaki-and-gyro fare. Nothing exceptional, but tasty enough as far as that kind of thing goes. As I said in my previous post on the subject, if I worked in the area, I'd probably stop in for lunch once in a while, but I wouldn't go out of my way for it.

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    Cyprus Pita Grill
    4747 N 20th St, Phoenix, AZ 85016

    1. I suppose I went there about a year ago. It wasn't bad, but, I haven't returned. I think I had the salmon salad.

      1. I live north of there and have shopped at the Trader Joe's 2-3 times a week for the last 12 years. I've never eaten there but it always seems to be busy, more so than the other restaurants at T&C.

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        Trader Joe's
        4821 N 20th St, Phoenix, AZ 85016

        1. I used to work right over there, and this was my lunchtime staple. That being said, now that I don't work over there any more, I never give it a second thought. Perfectly fine food, nothing worth making a special trip for. The salmon salad and the gyro salad are both good, as is the falafel.

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          1. re: cactuschowdah

            I haven't been there in forever but I remember the pork souvlaki and gyros were decent but we HATED their falafel. It was really, really DRY and just not that good in general. Also, an unappetizing log shape. Urk. Maybe they've improved the falafel?

          2. I find the food there perfectly acceptable. Nothing to write home about but not bad by any means. The gyro meat is pretty standard Kronos fare. The presto fries are tasty and make an excellent shared side. I end up there about twice a year when I'm in the area visiting friends. If you have a coupon and you're not far, then by all means give it a try. I wouldn't make a special trip across town for it though. The place gets pretty full at lunch from the offices nearby, so heading over before or after the lunch rush if possible is advised.