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“Disappointing. Slow service, and they charge you for pita to eat with your humus!”

The Greek Joint Kitchen & Bar
Ranked #32 of 609 Restaurants in Hollywood
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed May 18, 2013

I think that's what really got to me - you order a portion of humus - how on earth are you supposed to eat it? There should be an accompanying portion of bread or pita - but not here -you have to PAY $1.25 per pita so that you can eat the humus you ordered! We eat out at Greek and Mediterranean restaurants all the time and we've never actually had to pay for a portion of bread or pita, just so we can eat the humus. The humus will come with something - and even at certain restaurants, they'll give you a portion of humus and some pita just to start your meal. Or at least bring you some bread and olive oil or something - but not here. You get nothing. Not even pita WITH your humus. So that is a major flaw. The service was pretty dreadful - we were there early on a Saturday night, it wasn't really busy - but it took AGES to place our order - my husband had ordered a beer and it was brought in the bottle, so he asked for a glass - it took 15 minutes for the waitress to bring the glass - by then he'd poured the water out of his water glass and was using that. The food also took ages to arrive. The Greek salad was huge and fresh - the calamari was delicious but you just touched it with a fork and the batter fell off - so what we ate was pure calamari, and what was left was ALL the batter, crumbled on the plate. You could NOT get a piece of calamari WITH batter on your fork - go figure. Having said that, the calamari was tender and delicious, but just a shame we couldn't eat it in the batter. The humus was OK - pretty garlicky but definitely home made but can't rate it more than average. Still, shame on them that we had to pay for the pita (if not, we'd have had to eat it with our knife and fork I guess) for the humus. Tzatziki was good - but service was just so slow. This was definitely not a $50 meal, so the most we could give it would be a 5 out of 10. Will we go back? Nope. Would we recommend it? No again.

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Reviewed May 18, 2013

Have tried the mousaka, grilled chops, pork gyros and chicken souvlaki and can say its very good. Being of greek descent I know greek food and can spot the less authentic stuff easily. New twist on their saganaki, typically made with kafaloteri cheese they serve it with Cretian manouri cheese and add shrimp, very nice. If you are looking for reasonably priced greek fare that also tastes great in the Hollywood area look no further. Our waitress, Florentina provided exceptional service we have gone back twice while we are here.

Thank Vivian D
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Reviewed April 5, 2013

Best Greek we found in Hollywood, without question. Gyro meat was marinated perfectly. Salad ingredients prepared fresh each morning. Definitely not fast food style. Very carefully prepared. Tzatzki sauce was excellent. Pita's were soft and perfect. Reasonably priced with attentive service. A great dining experience. Just off Hollywood Blvd.

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Thank DHawk455
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Reviewed April 5, 2013

This is a very small restaurant with a good outdoor terrasse. The food is exceptionally good and authentic. Try the calamari, they are done perfectly. The souvlakis, gyros and moussaka are the real deal and very good. Salads are fresh and crunchy. Service is very good but it takes a while to get the food because everything is cooked to order. Prices are reasonable. The only hitch is that although they allow you to bring your own wine, they charge you a uncorking fee of $10.00. This is definitely a restaurant to go to often.

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Thank SabrinaMontreal
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

If you want real quick Greek food, this is not it. They take their time preparing above average and fresh food. It is reasonably priced. We often call ahead and order to pick up. The moussaka is enough for two people.

Thank Alex080856
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