We were invited to check out the new Simply Gyros located on Sand Lake Road’s ‘Restaurant Row’. They have been open since January.
Simply Gyros offers an authentic taste of the Mediterranean in the heart of Orlando, near Dr. Phillips in the Plaza Venezia.
The portions were good, the food was delicious, and pricing was fair. Gyros start at $8 for a falafel gyro, and $9 for chicken or traditional. The gyro itself is definitely worth making a trip for and checking out.
Here Are 6 Must-Try Menu Items From Simply Gyros:
1. Beef & Lamb Gyro
Hand stacked seasoned beef & lamb gyro wrapped in a pita bread with lettuce, tomatoes, onions & tzatziki (Greek yogurt, herbs, and veggies). Served with seasoned crinkle fries. This was my favorite!
2. Beef Souvlaki
Marinated grilled beef on a skewer. It was succulent and flavorful. All of their souvlaki is marinated in a unique blend of mediterranean spices and are served with soup, salad, rice, pita & hummus.
3. Greek Salad
Fresh lettuce, tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, peppers, olives, feta and house dressing. A delicious, well-made salad with a greek touch. The house dressing was sweet and refreshing. I had to stop myself from almost drinking the leftover dressing.
4. Phyllo Chicken
Crispy chicken patties with mozzarella and pesto sauce. If you’re on the lookout for one-bite deliciousness, look no further! The Phyllo Chicken appetizer packs a quick, flavorful bite.
Spinach and feta cheese pie baked in layers of phyllo dough. An amazing Spanakopita that will leave your mouth watering.
6. Pita & Hummus
Thin layered flat bread served with smooth blend of chickpeas.
About Sunny Corda, owner of Simply Gyros:
1. What was the inspiration to open Simply Gyros?
After Mumbai, Dr. Phillips is Sunny’s second home. He practically grew up here – always hanging around Dr. Phillips while enjoying some happy hour at Seasons 52 or enjoying that big steak dinner at Eddie V’s or just catching up at Corona Cigar Company. He could practically get all the foods from around the world along Dr. Phillips’ Restaurant Row (Sand Lake Road) but when it came to gyros he had to drive to Colonial Dr. which he did not enjoy. So when Bark Avenue Bakery moved, Sunny wanted to open a local gyro spot joined with a simple concept of serving flavorful gyro meat, garnished with homemade hummus & tatziki sauce wrapped in soft pita bread. That’s how Simply Gyros was born.
2. What is the goal for the restaurant?
The goal for the restaurant is to service our local Dr. Phillips clients with enjoyment and fulfillment – nourishing souls as well as stomaches. We want to be that spot next door where kids, teens and their parents all come to enjoy quick casual, scrumptious food that can be enjoyed in our restaurant or picked up for a fantastic feast in the comfort of your home.
Be sure to check out the delicious Simply Gyros the next time you are in the Dr. Phillips area!