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“Great food, service needs work!”
Review of Eat Greek Kouzina

Eat Greek Kouzina
Ranked #541 of 10,121 Restaurants in Dubai
Price range: $3 - $14
Cuisines: Greek
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: The Marina
Description: Eat Greek honors the breadth of traditional Greek cuisine by bringing fresh, wholesome cooking from all regions of Greece to a contemporary and comfortable setting in upbeat Dubai. From the moment you step through our doors you feel you’ve been transported to Greece. You are surrounded in an authentic, cozy Mediterranean atmosphere where our open kitchen prepares the freshest Greek food.
Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

My uncle took me here for a meal at the end of May and being of Greek-Cypriot heritage, we always get really excited when eating at a Greek restaurant. We went on a Monday night and it was 90% full! We quickly got seated and offered some drinks and the lightly toasted bread soon followed. The decor is great! Really simple but rustic and I loved the oil, vinegar and dried oregano on the table. The first thing that caught my eye was the fact that there was no mezze on the menu. Personally, I think all Greek restaurants/tavernas would benefit from a selection of mezze for a set price. That being said, the menu looked very exciting. Baked feta, stuffed squid, calamari and Greek salad for starters as well as chicken, beef and lamb gyros, kleftiko and grilled fish. I was surprised to see no dolmadakia (vine leaves) or moussaka (aubergine, mince and bechamel sauce) on the menu! They have a moussaka burger on the menu which sounds interesting but we were told by friends that the classic moussaka should have been on the menu by mid-May and it wasn't. There's also no pork licence here so couldn't have any classic Greek pork dishes. These three dishes are an integral part of Greek cuisine so I was a bit dubious about what was to come.
My uncle chose a few dishes for us to try; stuffed squid with dill and yoghurt (great concept but was lukewarm and needed a bit more depth of flavour) calamari fritters (these were GREAT!) baked feta (fantastic) and then lamb gyros for mains (lamb was perfectly cooked but the pitta was a bit dry - not the best gyros I've had!)
Unfortunately we had no room to fit in my favourite Greek dessert - loukoumades :( but would love to see galaktoboureko on the menu aswell.
Generally the food was good but the service needs work. It seems like they've got double the amount of employees that they need and they're all rushing around. It would be a lot smoother to train the front of house staff properly so that they can do the job more efficiently which would make it better for the customers.
Reasonably priced, food is generally very good, service needs work. Would go back in a few weeks to try the rest of the menu and see if service is improved.

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Reviewed May 28, 2014

Epic burgers. Super locale. Incredible beverages with fresh ingredients such as ginseng. Very friendly staff. Affordable. Super burgers, souvalki and kleftiko within the average mans budget.

What else are u looking for :?)

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Thank karlhaddad78
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Foodfundint, Manager at Eat Greek Kouzina, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2014

Dear Karlhaddad78,

Thank you for your feedback.
We are delighted to know that you have enjoyed your dining experience at Eat Greek and that we met all your expectations.
Our team prides themselves in delivering the best authentic Greek food and service to all our customers.
We look forward to welcoming you again.

Regards,

Camila de Pierrefeu
Marketing Manager

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Reviewed May 28, 2014

Jumeriah Beach Residence (JBR) has opened a shopping mall overlooking the beach. It is different from other malls as this is a series of independent buildings which makes it difficult to browse because of the summer heat.
Feeling parched we went to Eat Greek, not to many people there as it is a new development. My Greek salad was very good as was the yogurt and honey desert, my wife's lamb bap was not so good.
Still it's a new restaurant in a good location I am sure it will be a hit with Dubai residents and tourists alike.

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Thank AvidTraveler12
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Foodfundint, Manager at Eat Greek Kouzina, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2014

Dear AvidTraveler12,

Thank you for your review.
We are glad to know you enjoyed your Greek salad as well as the dessert. We are disappointed to hear your wife did not enjoy the Gyros as it is our mission to satisfy all of our customers. We have made some changes to the Gyros and hope you will enjoy it next time you try it.
We look forward to welcoming you again.

Regards,

Camila de Pierrefeu
Marketing Manager

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Reviewed May 19, 2014

We ate here 2 nights on our stay in Dubai, and we have to say every night was excellent, we loved the meat and veg on the skewers also the burgers & chips and the pitta bread with chips,chicken etc.
Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Eileen O
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Foodfundint, Manager at Eat Greek Kouzina, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2014

Dear EileenO,

Thank you for your review.
We are happy to know you visited us 2 times during your Dubai visit and that you had a pleasant experience on both occasions.
We look forward to welcoming you again on your next trip to Dubai.

Regards,

Camila de Pierrefeu
Marketing Manager

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Reviewed May 19, 2014

A while ago we visited Eat Greek and had very poor service. We gave them another try as the food was not bad at all. The service this time around was superb. The service staff was attentive but not over powering. The manager Darko visited us and made sure everything was satisfactory.
The food again was very good. And we are looking forward to our next visit.

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