Seattle >Food & Dining > Kokoras Greek Grill
6400 1/2 California Ave Sw, Seattle, WA | Directions 9813647.545873 -122.387027
Mon-Wed 12:30pm-9pm; Thu-Fri 12:30pm-10pm; Sat 11:30am-10pm
Neighborhoods: Seaview, West Seattle
Yummy Gyros! – This place is tiny, so take out is always better than waiting in line. Gyros are super delicious though. I haven't had a better one in Seattle.
Authentic Family Style Greek in West Seattle – We found Kokoras on Urbanspoon and decided to give it a try. I am a huge fan of Mediterranean & Greek cuisines and Kokoras didn't disappoint! The setting is very quaint, and the service is exactly what you would expect from a small family restaurant. Everyone at the table found the food portions to be more than generous for the price. Very happy I found this little gem of a restaurant!
So good – Seriously the best, freshest Greek food I've ever had. My friend used to cook me authentic Greek food and I thought I would never get that anywhere else. But this place matched it. It was delicious and the service was excellent and so friendly.The owner comes over and talks with you and he kept saying how we were like family now and he wants to see us come back soon. He even gave us a free dessert. Such a good experience and I'll be back there next week! Go and bring your friends.
Great food and great service – The food is great. The Gyro's are nicely portioned mounded high. The greek salad is very good as well as their tzatsiki sauce. Their tiramasalata is a great bold flavor for a dip with warm pitas as well as their hummus. I've had a couple specials here. I've had two specials here. One was a miss for me, but I think simply was due to a dish that I pictured being differently. It was not bad, but just wasn't my cup of tea. Sometimes that just happens and it certainly wasn't a fault of the chef. The other special I had another time was awesome. The service is good and attentive. Due to the limited seating, there wouldn't be an excuse for poor service. I've mainly done dishes to go, which take nothing from eating there. Parking is on the street, but not too bad.
You'd have to go to Greece to get food this good anywhere else – The owners. I've been to their old restaurant. I loved it. But then they sold it. The food and atmosphere changed. Then Kokoras opened near our home and wow...the food was every bit as great as the place in Kent was. I inquired and found out these guys were the same owners of the one I use to love before it sold.
No wonder. Amazing food. Huge portions. Great people. It's hard to find this great of food anywhere and with the love that flows out of the kitchen and from behind the counter for what these folks do.
Go hungry and be ready for a doggie bag that you definately will NOT be sharing with the dog at home.
Hats off to a great restaurant. You are a keeper and a regular.
West Seattle is full of gems, but Kokoras is a Diamond!!! – After going for my second visit, I knew that the amazing food and wonderful service were not by chance!
Whether you're ordering to go, or sitting down to dine-in, you'll love your experience. The food is genuine and delicious, the staff is warm, friendly and full of suggestions! Their specials are delicious, too!
If you've never had Greek food, I recommend giving Kokoras a try (you'll be hooked!). If you're already a fan of Greek food like I am, then definitely make this a regular stop!!!
Great Gyro – I used to love this place, and I'd go a few times a month. The place started out great, but after a while they raised prices and cut back on portions and the extras (the gyros used to be full of red onions and tomotoes...now they're only meat, lettuce, and sauce which is still tasty, but I miss that kick that comes with the onions). I still enjoy the food, but it is not what it used to be.
Owner Operated, Great Staff, Great Greek Taverna Fare – I have a confession to make: my family and I have been stalking the owners of Kokoras Greek Grill at each of their restaurants for the better part of 16 years. The food is what gets you the first time. You have it once, & its so good you can't wait to go back. Its the kind of good food that you can't stop eating, even when you're so full you feel sick.
Its Spiros & Demetra, the owners & their charming son, Staci that get you eventually. They come out to the tables, happily handing out hugs & kissing the cheeks of babies. Staci is the "wine guy," as well as a cook alongside Spiros. You'll see Staci come out of the kitchen periodically to cork a bottle of Greek wine for a table of guests, and then hang out & chat for a minute before disappearing back into the kitchen to cook next to his dad.
At this point I've tried just about everything Spiros puts on a plate so I'll give you the run down: His calamari is the best I've ever had - VERY lightly battered, super soft (never chewy), and served with homemade skordalia (sp? Greek dip made of potato & garlic). You can't go wrong with a Slouvaki Platter - your choice of chicken, pork, beef or lamb(of course) served with spices & feta, Greek potatoes or rice, & a Greek salad to start. Spiros makes his own gyros meat & its the best you'll find anywhere - I just get the gyros platter so I can get a massive pile of the meat shaved on to my plate & eat it with a fork, but their Gyros "sandwiches" are very good as well. His Tzatziki is homemade as are all of his sauces. His salad dressing is worthy of a bottle to take home (you have to bring your own bottle so don't forget!). Their 2 homemade soups (she makes the vegan barley & he the avgalemono) are fresh & fabulous. Spiros daily Specials are a must...any of them.
Be sure to order Demetra's homemade baklava & Greek coffee for dessert - Demetra will read your fortune in the grinds when you're done.
The food is one thing, but in the end, you'll just love to be there.
Editorial Review – Casual Greek restaurant offers authentic, cooked-to-order dishes, Greek wines and more. Lunch specials and take-out available.
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