Simply Greek was born in 2002. It all stemmed from a love of my homeland, and of course, a love for great food in general. After moving to the Bay Area in 1989 and not being to find a single Gyro like those I grew up tasting, I realized there was a need. Growing up, my father instilled in me a drive for hard work and my mother stressed the importance of family and taught me all the secrets of a Greek kitchen. After almost 20 years in corporate America, my desire to open up my little Greek Steki (simply Greek for "hang out") finally came to fruition. With encouragement from family and friends...the rest is history.
Simply Greek is now located in Oakland, Pleasanton, and Berkeley. SG 1, SG2 and SG3 (as the eateries are fondly refered to by many "just-like-family" customers) is opened for lunch and dinner, Monday through Saturday, serving Greek fast food. These Greek casual eateries feature authentic dishes like ones from Yia Yia's house. Simply Greek offers the highest quality Greek cuisine at reasonable prices and a taste of the little cafes of Greece.
Our signature dish is the gyro ~ spit roasted lamb in a fluffy pita with homemade tzatziki made with traditional, thick Greek yogurt...garlicky perfection just as though you were on the streets of Athens sitting at the Platia enjoying a mainstay of the Greek culture. Other favorites are Chicken Souvlakia ~ perfectly seasoned grilled chicken breast skewered with green bell peppers and onions and served either in a pita or over pilafi or fries. Round out your taste of Greece with a simply delectable Baklava ~ walnut, phyllo and honey heaven or Yiaourti me Meli ~ a wonderful combination of tangy Greek yogurt, sweet Greek honey, and the slight bitterness of walnuts.
Come down for a savory lunch or dinner and call us if you have a special function that would be extra special with tasty Greek fare, birthdays, baby showers, corporate meetings...we can help make your event simply memorable.
Simply Delicious. Simply Greek.