With Warsaw’s ethnic options branching into increasingly diverse directions, there have been times when more familiar cuisines have often felt neglected. Take Greek, for instance, a sector that appears to have floundered and flatlined since its heyday many moons ago. The balance, however, stands to be redressed, and that’s down to a neighborhood secret on the fringes of Saska.
Occupying a gorgeous townhouse on a leafy back street, Mr. Greek Souvlaki looks deliciously enticing with its cute, pocket-size dimensions, array of pot plants and navy blue colors. The front terrace is a gem, but so too are the interiors – smart but casual and bubbling with warmth, it’s a place in which you feel immediately at home.
The menu is a simple work and while there’s no frills and fancy with any of the food, it’s also really quite brilliant: pillowy pitas wrapped around freshly grilled chicken; skewers of pork; piping hot pots of moussaka; and delicious meatball-style dishes that are devoured within moments.
There is heart here, something that shines through in the tastes and flavors that land with each plate. Even the homecooked potato chips are a lesson in how to do things right. Warsaw has enjoyed good Greek food before, but now it can offer something even better. A place of authentic hospitality and fabulous food, that this is a labor of love is manifestly obvious from the moment one enters. Just by being here, life feels good.
Mr. Greek Souvlaki
ul. Londyńska 16