Akropolis Greek Restaurant offers a taste of Greece without having to travel far from home. If you’re tired of eating pizza, burgers and American fare, let your taste buds take a break to sample savory classic Mediterranean flavors.
The Dish: Chicken Souvlaki ($15.95 for dinner)
What's Inside: There are lightly seasoned bite-sized pieces of chicken mixed with grilled tomatoes, onions and bell peppers over white rice served with pieces of pita bread.
How's It Taste: The tender, bite-sized pieces of chicken pair well will the savory grilled vegetables. The dish has subtle and juicy flavor that is complimented well by either the yogurt sauce or onion sauce that comes with the dish. The onion sauce adds a bit of a bite to the dish.
The chicken and vegetable mixture is served over white rice, that’s nice and fluffy, but doesn’t stick together. Combine the mixture with slices of pita served on the side of the dish using the pita as a scoop for a different taste. The dense bread of the pita makes the souvlaki a more hearty dish.
If you are wondering how this dish differs from a Greek gryo, the meat is cut into chunks and marinated rather than cut into fried or roast in thin strips.
Eat This Because: The Chicken Souvlaki offers a refreshing change from typical summer fare of hamburgers and hotdogs by offering a meal that can also be ordered in sandwich form ($7.95). The Souvlaki dish is also available made from pork tenderloin ($17.95) or or veal ($17.95).
Sides: All entrees come with a small Greek salad with lettuce, tomatoes, onions with dressing. Other side options include Spanakopita ($5.50) a fresh spinach pie, or Ndolmadokia,($6.50) stuffed grape leaves with garish and pita bread.
Akropolis Greek Restaurant
127 Smithtown Boulevard