The pronunciation of the word "gyro" is debatable, and mumbling it with a mouth full of meat can make arguments turn into pita-glove boxing matches. Settle the argument on speechlessly good gyros with today's deal. For $10, you get $25 worth of gyros and Mediterranean eats at Sami's Gyros in Tempe.
Sami's signature gyro is layered in generous cuts of tomatoes and onions and under a phonetically perplexing complexion of tzatziki sauce ($5.50). Pita-piped falafel sandwiches with lettuce, tomatoes, and tahini sauce ($5.50) are also available, or nibble on a starter version of falafel ($3.95 for four). Experience unexpected yet geographically logical Mediterranean flavors such as an Italian beef with sweet bell peppers ($6.95) or the imported Chicago-style Vienna beef hotdogs loaded with the works ($4.25). For surprise seekers, Sami's features a different off-menu meal each week.
Leave broadswords at home, as the friendly professionals at Sami's Gyros are skilled spit slicers. Stop in for a lightning-fast lunch packed with more-than-light portions, begging to be paired with enough of Sami's fries to make Mr. Potato Head shake in his detachable blue shoes. Carry-out customers will experience a tingling sensation in their muscular tissue, though bustling biceps generally relax after a few steps out the door when diners dig in on the go.
Eight Yelpers give Sami's Gyros a sold four-star rating:
There are two distinct sides to the menu at Sami's Gyros: Greek specialties, and Chicago-style favorites. Representing the Greek side, Sami's serves up ultra-fresh Mediterranean fare, from tender stuffed grape leaves to freshly sliced gyro meat piled into warm, pillowy pitas. Back in the kitchen, chefs grill cuts of tender, marinated chicken and assemble combo plates with basmati rice, salad, and fresh tzatziki sauce. Those in the mood for a Midwestern-style meal can choose from Windy City staples such as the thinly sliced italian beef sandwich with grilled onions and peppers, or the original cheeseburger.