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Something like Papa Cristos in the Valley?

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Thor123 Jun 6, 2012 06:44 PM

Want to bring in Greek for a small party in Encino. Any suggestions?

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  1. wienermobile Jun 6, 2012 07:27 PM

    The Great Greek in Sherman Oaks.
    http://greatgreek.com/

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      Jwsel Jun 6, 2012 09:03 PM

      Does it have to be Greek? There isn't much that I would consider good Greek in the valley. I'm not a big fan of The Great Greek, though it is probably your best option. I've heard there is also a good Greek place in Northridge, but don't recall the name.

      A place like Alcazar in Encino is Lebanese, with a lot of Armenian influence, but they do have some dishes you might find at a Greek restaurant. The same is true of a of the "Mediterranean" restaurants in the Encino/Tarzana area.

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        carter Jun 7, 2012 10:19 PM

        And similarly you might also find the food at Carnival on Woodman between Moorpark & Ventura that could serve the purpose.
        Never been to the Firehouse on Victory Blvd., but have about some of the Greek food there being ok.

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          selfportrait93 Jun 8, 2012 08:59 AM

          Firehouse is nowhere near the size of Papa Cristos. It is in fact just a restaurant with about
          10 - 12 tables and limited parking behind.
          I've always ordered either Firehouse's Gyro Sandwich and mixed Gyro Salad and loved both. Firehouse serves their Gyro packed with meat and the Tzatziki already in the sandwich. Papa Cristos Gyro has lots ot fresh lettuce and the Tzatziki is on the side. Between the two, I prefer Firehouse.

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            chewbacca Jun 8, 2012 03:21 PM

            I had the chicken rice soup at Firehousenand it was thick and creamy due to the rice. I usually have had it more broth like, but the flavor,was good. Also had the moussaka which was terrific.....especially the next day. Also kabobs and salad. It's just a restaurant but good food.

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        Thor123 Jun 8, 2012 02:01 PM

        Going to bite the bullet and do a lot of driving and just go with Papa Cristos. At least I know it will be great.

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          wienermobile Jun 8, 2012 05:06 PM

          Good choice.

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