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Nestled in a side street in Kyungnidan is El Grecos, a small Greek style restaurant. Serving up gyros and falafel’ it’s a cute place to hit up the next time you are craving all things Greek. The menu is much smaller that the Greek restaurants in Itaewon. I haven’t actually eaten at them so I am not sure if the food is better or not.

After perusing the menu we couldn’t decide between the gyro or the gyros platter (13,000). The platter was bigger so we went for that. However after seeing the gyros I think I would prefer to try one next time as they looked great. The meat was rather fatty, which wasn’t so great. Although, the chips were excellent, some of the best I have had in a long time.

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My dining companion chose the falafel plate (12,000). The falafel was ok but not amazing,  we all agreed they needed a little bit more seasoning or oomph. The tzatziki was good though and so was the pita bread. The hummus was also fine but personally not the best I have ever had, though I am quite fussy when it comes to hummus.

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For a greek restaurant I was surprised to see no lamb on the menu . The gyros come in pork or chicken but no lamb. However we looked at the specials board and they had a lamb and chickpea soup (5,000). It was served with their lovely pita bread and was very tasty. Such a cheap and filling meal.

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We all agreed that the food was fine, but not all that special.  However it was cheap and is a nice option if you are looking for something a little different. I do have to mention that the day I came I had gotten some bad news, so for once in my life I wasn’t all that fussed about eating. However the cocktails are excellent and I felt much better after a hot toddy made with brandy and a mulled cider. I plan to drink all of my troubles away there from now on.

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El Grecos is located at 273-11, Itaewon-dong,Yongsan-gu, Seoul. To get there take a train to Noksapyeong Station (line 6) exit 2 and walk straight down past the entrance leading to Haebangchon and go over the pedestrian bridge  above the road. You will see the Bakers Table as you exit the stairs on the other side. Walk down the alleyway to the right of Bakers Table until you reach El Grecos. You can call them on 070-8263-8678.

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