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Five Things to Know About Kokoras Greek Grill
The Stranger once said dining at Kokoras Greek Grill was “like entering a traditional Greek taverna in Athens or Thessaloniki.” Indeed, the casual restaurant’s decor screams Greece, featuring pictures of the country and a blue and white color scheme that continues right down to the checkered tablecloths. But there’s much more to Kokoras than ambiance. Read on to learn what gives the grill its authentic Greek flavor:
You’ll get to know the owners. Head honchos Spiros and Demetra Rouvas prepare and serve all the authentic Greek dishes here, from the falafel to the hand-cut marinated beef tenders.
The chefs pile plates high with gyros and souvlaki. The Seattle Times even described the portion sizes as “Olympian,” though Hercules was not available for a size-comparison photo.
But it’s still worth saving room for dessert. Even if you’re full, at least consider ordering some baklava to take home.
Look for the whiteboard when you come in. That’s where the Rouvas write out their nightly Greek specials.
Don’t get a craving for tzatziki sauce on Monday. Spiros and Demetra take a much-needed night off, but they keep the kitchen going from 4–9 p.m during the rest of the week.