I first visited Manny’s in April 2011. I had a good experience. So when I returned to North Charleston twice in a two week span in May 2013, I figured I would give it a go.
The service did not disappoint but the food prep did.
My visit the week of May 13, 2013 I dined in. The service was pleasant, proper and prompt. I had the falafel pita and Greek potatoes. The falafel pita was well prepared, tightly wrapped making it easier to eat without falling apart and plenty of falafel in ratio with the rest of the ingredients. Skip the Greek potatoes. Bland, poorly prepared. Not worth it. I splurged on a few extra calories and got the baklava. Mediocre. They offered to top it with honey. Don’t. Adds nothing to the flavor. I also got the stuffed grape leaves and an order of spanakopita to go for lunch the next day. Even after sitting overnight I found the flavors good. A unique twist on the spanakopita being more flat then layered. A nice lunch.
I returned the week of May 20 and did take away. Again, polite, prompt service with a smile. I ordered dinner and lunch for the next day. I went with the falafel pita and fries this time for dinner and ordered Manny’s “famous” Greek salad for lunch. I asked for an extra side of the Greek cucumber sauce to dip my fries. I got to my hotel room and checked my order. I should have done this before I left.
Clearly a different cook prepared my food.
The falafel pita had two pieces of falafel with a smattering of wilted brown lettuce, a few pieces of tomato and onion and no sauce. I did have the side of sauce but the pita is supposed to come with sauce. Lazy preparation. The under cooked fries were a disappointment. I checked my “famous” Greek salad and found a pile of iceberg lettuce that should have been discarded. The remainder of the salad looks unappealing. Not much thought or effort pile the salad into the container by the lazy cook. And I use the word “cook” very loosely.
I might go back and hope the more committed person is preparing my food.
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