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Greek restaurant in Sunnyvale? Any suggestions?

anyhow Apr 9, 2013 01:33 PM

I have found several, including some very casual and some with extensive menus.

If you have any recommendations, i'd sure be happy to learn them. Thank you.

  1. Robert Lauriston Apr 9, 2013 01:35 PM

    Evvia in Palo Alto is good at the high end. Same owners as Kokkari in SF.

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      anyhow Apr 9, 2013 01:45 PM

      Thank you. We like to go to Evvia for special parties. Today, I hope to get some help before exploring the "neighborhood."

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      KetchupOnFriedRice Apr 9, 2013 03:25 PM

      Big fan of Athena Grill, specifically for their gyros and their fries, which come with a very delicious dipping sauce.

      http://www.athenagrill.com/

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        mdg Apr 10, 2013 09:38 AM

        Athena Grill nearby in Santa Clara is the obvious choice. Lots of great things on the menu there.

        Michael

        1. re: mdg
          anyhow Apr 10, 2013 09:49 AM

          Thank you and KOFR for the Athena recommendation. We will go there next. Last night, we tried Asteria Grill, owned and run by the former owner of Athena. We liked it a lot!

          http://asteriagrill.com/

          Delicious food -- from complementary hummus and pita, house salad with gyros meat added, braised lamb shank, falafel wrap -- to dessert of kataife (shredded filo filled with walnuts and sweet spices and drizzled with honey).

          To our surprise, there were few other diners. Service was attentive and warm. We will try Athena for comparison.

          After only one meal, I can suggest you try Asteria Grill -- we will surely return unless Athena is out of this world.

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            mdg Apr 11, 2013 11:03 PM

            Thanks for the tip! I didn't know that Vaso had moved on from Athena and then opened a new place. I'll definitely try this out.

            Michael

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        stingrayy990 Apr 13, 2013 11:50 AM

        not greek (mediterrenean), but dish-dash and dish-n-dash never disappoints

        1. letsindulge Apr 17, 2013 09:56 PM

          I believe this place has the same owner/operators as Athena Grill in Santa Clara. I had the gyros and liked it well enough. The ingredients were very fresh.

          http://agapegrill.com/index.html

          1. Melanie Wong Apr 22, 2013 09:33 PM

            Which have you found/tried so far?

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            1. re: Melanie Wong
              anyhow Apr 23, 2013 02:56 PM

              Asteria Grill -- very fresh-tasting and well prepared (see earlier post). We will go back and try more new dishes!

              Agape Grill -- Charming live Greek music, many dancers had a fun time. We only ate dinner and we were unimpressed with nearly all our choices -- four ho-hum entrées, soggy salads, but excellent falafel appetizer.

              Athena Grill, going on Saturday. All of these restaurants are closed Sundays.

              1. re: Melanie Wong
                anyhow Apr 28, 2013 08:01 AM

                Last night,we enjoyed dinner at Athena Grill. Of the three local, mid-range, full menu Greek restaurants (Agape, Asteria, Athena), we prefer Athena.

                We sampled the falafel appetizer, Greek salad with chicken souvlaki added, grilled lamb chops, and gave in to baklava at the end. In its bright and fun atmosphere, we had a good time and will return often.

                Next, we'll check the casual spots in the area. Yiassoo on De Anza is a favorite. Time to see if others compare well.

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