The Greek Joint

Last Activity: May 4th, 2014

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Greek Joint Hollywood FL New Location

Location

1925 Hollywood Ave
Hollywood, FL 33020
(954) 929-9966
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Critic's Rating

Rating3.0
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Service
Ambiance
Last Review: 12/06/11

Information

HoursM-Th 11:30-11pm, Fri-Sat 11:30-12AM
Dress CodeCasual ParkingStreet
CCYes AlcoholNo
OutdoorYes

Critic's Review

The big news in Hollywood is that the Greek Joint has moved from Harrison Street into the space previously occupied by The Big Easy.

Review 12/6/2011

I was in Hollywood updating photos and I'd wanted to try out the Greek Joint. I was a bit pressed for time, so I ordered take out. They have a counter inside and a couple of tables, and a bunch of tables outside. I was just in the mood for a greek salad, and I ordered a Gyro also as they're only 4.95 and I wanted to check out what I got for that price here. They told me it would be ready in 15 minutes, so I took a walk around the block and it was ready when I returned.

When I opened it, I was surprised and unhappy.

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On their menu it just says Greek Salad so I assumed I'd be getting what most places serve as a greek salad, which has lettuce. This is what is usually referred to as a horiatiki greek salad or a Village Salad; it would have been nice if their menu listed the ingredients so I knew I was getting an "authentic" greek peasant salad rather than what every other place serves (including all of the greek places I'd reviewed previously). I guess I can't kill them for giving me something authentic; but as a business person you should know that if you serve something different than most places it's useful to add a description on the menu; or better yet call it a horiatiki salad. The ingredients were fine; but it wasn't what I wanted.

The gyro was also 'authentic" in that it only included onions and tomatoes.

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That's fine with me, as the meat and tzatziki is what a Gyro is all about. But the meat didn't seem like it was cut from a spit; it was crumbled and crusty, like it was scraped off a grill or something. I opened it up and took a closer look.

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There were no strips of meat. I'm not sure what happened but it didn't taste much like a Gyro. Add that the Tzatziki wasn't nearly garlicky enough and it was just a boring sandwich. I guess I don't expect an overstuffed Gyro for $4.95, but this was wholly disappointing. I did eat the salad the next day, and it was very good.

I'm not sure how to rate this, but it certainly wasn't a very good gyro. As an American, I like the American version of greek salad; when I order a salad I expect it to have lettuce. If it doesn't have lettuce, they should tell me in advance. I'm sure I'm not the first person to be surprised by the salad.

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