iSouvlaki | New York City

September 4, 2020 New York, NY, USA

WanderlustBeautyDreams, iSouvlaki, NYC blogger

New restaurant alert in New York City! If you enjoy Greek food, you will love dining at iSouvlaki in the East Village.  The authentic and affordable eatery will have you coming back for more.

iSouvlaki.
Address: 139 East 12th Street, New York, NY 10003

iSouvlaki is the newest Greek spot that should be on your list of places to eat at when in New York City. Can you believe this restaurant opened in the midst of the pandemic? James Paloumbis, owner of iSouvlaki and few other restaurants in NYC (Chipskates, Gossip Coffee, Merakia, and MexiBBQ) has twenty years of experience in the hospitality industry. His newest venture, iSouvlaki showcases his heritage of being Greek and bringing authentic Greek flavor and affordability to the New York City market. With the menu having majority of their items under $10, this is a great eatery to consider grabbing quick eats from. Especially during these crazy unpredictable times, eating at iSouvlaki won't break the bank and hurt your pockets. Knowing you're eating high quality food with fresh ingredients will make you want to visit time after time. James plans on opening many more iSouvlaki locations throughout New York City and in Long Island  areas in the future.

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This was my second outdoor dining experience since the pandemic started. I've taken quarantine very seriously the past couple of months. As things slowly have been re-opening in NYC, I've felt more comfortable dining out. Whilst walking around the East Village area, I stumbled upon iSouvlaki and had to check it out. If you know anything about me, I LOVE Greek food. Since traveling abroad to Greece is out of the question this summer, this was as close as it gets. Finding authentic Greek food is hard to come by but let me tell you, this restaurant did not disappoint at all. From their perfectly seasoned calamari, fulfilling meritha (assorted platters), mouth watering tyliktos (pitas), traditional Greek salads, to delicious greek yogurt with fresh fruit and amazing halva. There's a variety to certainly satisfy anyone's palate. Also Greek beer and wine are available to purchase. iSouvalki is open Monday- Thursday from 4:00-10:00 pm and Friday-Saturday 4:00-11:00 pm. As of right now, it's closed on Sunday but expanded hours may commence in the future.

I wanted to share the safety precautions iSouvlaki has in place to ensure peace of mind when dining here. My mother and I had a seat in one of their outdoor tables. As of now they have limited tables to seat up to 16 people and remain socially distant. There is an order window where you can order whatever you desire with a screen protecting yourself and the employee. The menu is displayed on all windows, doors, the big screens inside, and even available on their app. Everyone inside the establishment from the servers, cooks, and owner were wearing masks at all times. Since this is a more casual dining place and we're in COVID-19 times, your food is delivered all covered up in to go boxes. Whether your dining in their outdoor space or ordering take out, your food is packed with care and fine touches. I loved that the cutlery given were wooden and eco-friendly. That's something I love when a brand or restaurant takes into account and not contributing to plastic waste. Another things to note is that if you're a vegetarian, they have options on the menu for you as well! We ordered a few things off the menu and left so stuffed. The wine we tried was excellent and went perfectly with our food. I highly recommend checking iSouvlaki out and will for sure be returning and trying other things out on the menu in the future!

*As we all know the restaurant business has been hit hard across the globe due to this pandemic especially here in New York City. These restaurants need your business, so please go support them when you can and spread the word to help increase clientele. Leaving helpful reviews, tagging locations on social media, and following them on social media is free to you but so helpful to these businesses at this time.*

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Download the iSouvlaki App.
iSouvlaki also has it's own app available both in the iTunes App Store and on the Google Play Store. This mobile app is user friendly and makes it super easy to order your next meal! The menu items are displayed nicely with pictures and prices. Don't worry if your not that tech savvy with your phone, you can also order through their website by clicking the Order Online tab.

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Comment Below,
What's your favorite Greek cuisine?

77 comments

  1. This place looks so amazing! I love Greek food so much! I would love to eat here!

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    1. Whenever you're in NYC, highly recommend stopping by here :)

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  2. This sounds like a great place!The foods looks so enticing.. ��

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  3. I still haven't been to New York City. But when I do I will definitely have to try this place out. I LOVE Greek food.

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    1. You're going to love iSouvlaki, such great Greek food!

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  4. What an awesome place. The food looks great, and I really dig that vibe!

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  5. That looks like really delicious food! I like how it's set up. It's a perfect setting for girl talk.

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  6. I love Greek food but I had not been to isouvlaki, next time I am there I'll visit there!

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  7. I've tried Greek food before and though I'm not a super fan, there are a couple that I'd love to have again.

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    1. Hopefully you can try the dishes you did enjoy here :)

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  8. This looks delicious! I love Greek food and I'd be happy to find a new spot to enjoy some of the classic dishes.

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  9. Good to know you can now do "dine-in" at some of the restaurants there. here in PH, only take away or, drive thru, or delivery. But those foods are looking fine!

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    1. Over here in NYC, outdoor dining is available but has limited seating. Hopefully when you're able to travel to NYC you can check out this place!

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  10. This place looks really nice and I love their food it makes me feel hungry Lol! hoping to visit this place someday cross-fingers. Beautiful photos!

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    1. Thanks so much! Let me know how you like it whenever you visit :)

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  11. I miss going out and discovering new food places. This one looks great. You can eat out while watching people go by. . https://www.thecityrat.com

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  12. The food looks delish! I like the restaurant's aesthetics too. And wow that app makes order placing a lot easier.

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  13. That sounds like a great place to visit someday. All of their dishes looks absolutely delicious!

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  14. I love the option of outdoor seating and though I havent had Greek food too many times in life but once I had amazing Greek food in Italy... it was delicious!!

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  15. How difficult that James has to open in these troubled times! It is hard to find great food in NYC for anything close to $10. Greek is one of my favorites too!

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    1. I know right! 2020 has been a whirlwind of a year so far, let alone to open a business during this time. With certain schools opening up within that area this month, hopefully restaurants within that area get more traction!

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  16. This looks so fab and is deffo my kind of thing. The food looks yummy. Love all your photos too by the way x

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  17. I love Greek food so would definitely want to try iSouvlaki. Especially from an owner undaunted enough to open in the midst of a pandemic. High quality food at good prices is a sure winning combination. Good to know that you felt safe eating here.

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    1. I know right! iSouvlaki is so fantastic and in a great location as well.

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  18. Awesome Place!!! Wanna taste al those

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  19. This looks like a lovely place to dine, so cosy looking and perfect for date night. The food looks and sounds amazing too.

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    1. Yes, it's a great location for date night, a catch up with friends, or with family!

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  20. I hope I can try the food at iSouvlaki. It seems like a fun place for date nights and just casual hangouts with friends!

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  21. Oh how fun is that place, and the food looks super good too!

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  22. Food looks delicious and tasty one even though the place sounds quite lovely and nice one...and those eco friendly cutlery sounds amazing..great work though...

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  23. Never been there. Would have to try it out once we're more comfortable going to the city.

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  24. Wow looks like really delicious food.This place looks really fantastic.

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  25. Oh my gosh--that all looks amazing! I want some of everything! I think Covid has made us crave even more of great foods and eating out.

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    1. I know right, same here! My cravings are out of control haha.

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  26. I visited New York last year and am so sad we missed this! The food looks so good!

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  27. This place looks so nice! I will definitely check it out! :D

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  28. The food looks so good, and plenty. Very authentic as well. I actually had a Greek souvlaki for dinner yesterday, bought from a food market.

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  29. This place looks so beautiful to visit. All the clicks are beautiful

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  30. Looks like a delicious restaurant! I hope to go back to NYC soon. I will add it to my list!

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  31. Ooh! I love Greek food. I'd love to test this out next time I'm in NYC!

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  32. Wow those kabobs look amazing! Darcee & I love Greek & Mediterranean foods so we would love iSlouvaki in New York. Plus with the outside seating on a beautiful afternoon it would be a perfect adventure as if we somehow hopped over to the shores of Greece!

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  33. I love this place Vibe it's so relaxed. I like the decor and I would love to try all those dishes.

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  34. Those kabobs look soooo good! Also loving the decor of this place.

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  35. Oh my goodness, now I want Greek food! Everything looks so good, and it's nice to be able to help out local restaurants while still feeling safe. I can't imagine how difficult it must have been for them to open in the middle of this pandemic, but I hope they're around for my next trip to NYC!

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    1. Some places who don't have enough outdoor space aren't able to reopen so it's been hard on those eateries as well. You will love iSouvlaki whenever you get the chance to visit!

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  36. that place looks amazing. i would love to visit there.

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  37. The food looks super delicious,that roasted maize 😍😍

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  38. This is awesome! I love their on-point branding with the blue evil eye charm, and the pictures of the food are really making my stomach grumble. It's good to know that they're taking necessary precautions for COVID-19. Plus the no-plastic! Hopefully as the economy restarts, businesses will move even further towards being more sustainable.

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    1. Their branding is amazing, very eye catching! Hope you get to try this place out one day :)

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  39. Al fresco dining in such a beautiful place with amazing food and wine ... You had a great time. Stay safe!

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