Olympic Pita

Midtown South Central

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In a Nutshell

  • Kosher ingredients
  • Fresh pita from a tandoor oven
  • Specialty combination platters
  • Bright, modern décor

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Oct 19, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Limit 1 per visit. Must purchase 1 food item. Dine-in only. Not valid for lunch. Not valid Fri. or Sat. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Before pocketing sandwich ingredients, pita bread was used to make landscapes for action-figure reenactments of the lunar landing. Indulge in pita innovations with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of kosher Mediterranean fare for dinner at Olympic Pita.

Olympic Pita serves up traditional Middle Eastern dishes made of high-quality kosher ingredients in a bright neighborhood café. An open, brick tandoor oven enkindles fresh sesame-dotted pita ($2) before hummus handlers craft sandcastle shapes out of blended chickpeas ($6.50). The shawarma sandwich ($10.95), a slow-roasted blend of chicken and lamb seasoned with spices and wrapped in a tandoor-baked pita, fills stomachs with sustenance more flavorful than snacks of foam packing peanuts. A falafel combination platter, served with a choice of two side dishes, one soda, one salad, and homemade laffa bread ($15.95), earns praise for its size and interchangeable parts, much like Henry Ford's first Model T factory. Indulge blocks left alongside the food pyramid with layered-up baklava ($6.95) or sweet tiramisu cake ($7.95).

Patrons sit side-by-side in Olympic Pita's intimate dining room, where bright light reflects off yellow walls and banquettes before being absorbed by the polished, black tables and solar panels disguised as busboys.

Olympic Pita

In the summer of 2010, chefs at Olympic Pita fried the world's largest falafel ball, a 30-pound behemoth of chickpeas and spices that aimed to put the restaurant in Guinness World Records. Though the chefs' boundless enthusiasm for Middle Eastern fare delighted news crews and fed Upstate's expansive yeti population, it's the day-to-day sizzling of kosher Israeli fare that continues to captivate the taste buds of locals. Foodies at Village Voice called the kebabs "splendid," and marveled at the regular replenishing of steaming pitas. Barkeeps pour imported beers and wines that team up with pitas to ignite appetites for entrees such as the chicken-and-turkey shawarma, which New York magazine praised for its juiciness and knack for accessorizing with eclectic condiments.

Customer Reviews

The shwarma is really good there!
Simcha · August 13, 2015
Great place
Mendel R. · December 10, 2012
Delicious food, good service.
Ben K. · December 25, 2011
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    Midtown South Central

    58 W 38th St.

    Manhattan, New York 10018

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