Even with their sights set on eternal glory, the well-greaved Achaeans besieging Troy had to break for dinner. Today's Groupon brings bounteous Hellenic fare across the wine-dark sea and straight into your mouth, the skilled breaker of horses: for $12, you get $25 worth of fresh Greek fare and drinks at The Fat Greek on Waialae Avenue. Despite a suggestively rotund moniker, The Fat Greek specializes in fast, fresh, and healthy Greek and Mediterranean cuisine. The menu pairs authentic specialties such as gyros ($8), spanokopita ($12.95), and chicken, fish, or lamb souvlaki ($10) with a range of daily specials primed to fill the stomach and nature's second stomach, the coin purse. Pick up a pita-heavy platter to enjoy at home, or cozy up inside the 100 seat, BYOB dining room, where portable potables are always welcomed.
- Love the food here. Love the gyros, hummus, babaganouch [sic]... My wife loves the garlic shrimp here. LOVE the hot sauce. The portions here are pretty good and everything is really healthy. – Ian C., Yelp
- Good food, good prices, BYOB, so you don't break the bank. Relaxed environment, no need to get dressed up. The lamb souvlaki is really tasty and the specials are usually good as well. – Ryan T., Yelp
The Fat Greek
More than five years ago, the owners of The Fat Greek decided to introduce the islands to their take on fresh and healthy Mediterranean cuisine. With three locations, the BYOB eatery's menu spans the Mediterranean with authentic dishes such as spanakopita, falafel, gyros, and souvlaki. Each dish, from shawarma to hummus, is prepared fresh on-site daily using ingredients delivered directly by Zeus disguised as a refrigerated truck. Rather than rely on heavy sauces, the dishes follow the Greek tradition with simple seasonings of olive oil, lemon, and spices.
Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
3040 Waialae Ave.
Honolulu, Hawaii 96816Get Directions