Anywhere still doing old-school Danforth Greek food?
I've been working my way along the Danforth searching (so far) in vain for the kind of Greek food that Omonia used to serve - straight-ahead souvlaki with really lemony, waxy potatoes, white vinegar and oregano on the salad, grilled sesame seed bread or pita, and no drizzles of anything except maybe olive oil. If this sounds like the place you go to, please let me know where it is!!
In addition to the spots mentioned by Prima, there are a few small places on the north side of Danforth Ave that appear to be the old style spots. Another location of Asteria Souvlaki Place is at 292 Danforth Ave, slightly west of The Big Carrot. They don't have a website but there are a few recent reviews here: http://www.yelp.ca/biz/asteria-souvlaki-place-toronto
Astoria Shish Kebob House at 390 Danforth (at Chester) http://www.astoriashishkebobhouse.com looks like they are still serving the "Greek Classic" menu:
Enjoy all grilled entrees with a fresh greek salad, and your choice of 2 sides: roasted potatoes, savoury rice or french fries.
Pork Souvlaki (Astoria’s Award Winner) - Small and Large.
Tender pork, marinated with our secret blend of spices
Chicken Souvlaki - Small and Large.
Tender marinated chicken breast grilled to perfection
Lamb Souvlaki - Small and Large.
Delicate New Zealand lamb marinated and grilled to your liking
Beef Souvlaki - Small and Large.
AAA Top Sirloin lightly marinated in our blend of special seasonings
Chicken Fillet - Small and Large.
A tender marinated breast of chicken basted with lemon-oil dressing
Astoria’s Mix Grill
Two succulent lamb chops, a delicious quail, and a choice of chicken or pork souvlaki
New York Striploin (12 oz.
)A center cut AAA Striploin seasoned and grilled to perfection
Charcoal Kissed Quails
Tender quails prepared over a hot bed of charcoal
Lamb Chops (8oz. and 16oz.)
Tender New Zealand lamb chops seasoned and grilled to your liking
re: Dr. John
Astoria has certain charms, in particular the tzatziki, they do OK with the grilled meats but over the years they've fancied away some of the old skool touches, the roast potatoes aren't quite right and neither is the salad and in general, except for the tzatziki there's not enough garlic.
re: Dr. John
There's nothing wrong with the potatoes, they're just not "correct" to the particular retro style the OP is talking about, they taste like they are roasted in stock and drippings rather than avgolemono thickened stock and they use a variety of potato that is more crumbly than waxy.
Asteria and Zorba's, both on Danforth east of Pape, are still serving the straightforward, old school stuff, as is Palace on Pape.
681 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4J1L2, CA
Asteria Souvlaki Place
679 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4J1L2, CA
722 Pape Ave, Toronto, ON M4K3S7, CA