Portland >Restaurants > Foti's Greek Deli
1740 E Burnside St, Portland, OR | Directions 9721445.522787 -122.647680
Neighborhoods: Buckman, Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Program
low on cost but high on value – Great gyros at $5-6 a pop. You get served quickly, it tastes good, and you end up full. I'm not sure how the other dishes are, but I'd bet they're pretty good considering how good the gyros are.
Great Greek on E.B-side – I used to work near by and go for lunch. It's prety fast and you get alot for your $.
cheap and good – great garlicky tzatziki, super nice wait staff and quick and easy service. definitly the place to go for quick greek!
GOOD QUICK GREEK FOOD FIX! – I AM A FOOD FANATIC AND ABSOLUTLY LOVE MY GREEK AND MIDDLE EASTERN CUISINE. THIS IS A GREAT PLACE TO STOP AND GRAB A QUICK BITE IF YOU ARE CRAVING SOME GOOD GREEK. THE SERVICE IS QUICK BUT SEATING IS LIMITED. THEY ALSO DO TAKE OUT ORDERS WHICH MIGHT SUIT YOU BETTER IF YOU ARE IN A RUSH. I ORDERED A LAMB GYRO W/ FETA AND IT WAS WHAT I WAS EXPECTING. NOT THE MOST EXCEPTIONAL GREEK FOOD I HAVE HAD (I EAT ALOT! FREQUENT MANY PLACES AROUND PORTLAND) BUT IT DID THE JOB AND PRICES ARE DECENT. THEY ALSO HAVE A FEW AISLES OF GROCERY WHERE THEY SELL SOME THINGS FROM OVER SEAS THAT YOU CANT BUY IN YOUR TYPICAL GROCERY STORE WHICH I LOVE BECAUSE I LOVE TO COOK. OVERALL I GIVE IT THE GREEN LIGHT TO STOP IN AND GRAB A BITE. ALSO I WAS WONDERING HOW THEIR SAGANAKI IS SO IF ANYONE HAS HAD IT LET ME KNOW...MAYBE I WILL HAVE TO GO TRY IT MYSELF.
Best gyros ever! – I love this little hole in the wall family owned deli. I miss working down the street and having the option of getting a gyro for lunch. I still drive from the west side to get my Foti's Fix as often as possible. The prices are decent for the quality of the food and like the other reviewer said when you ask for feta you get a chunk... not just a few crumbles like other places! My favorite lunch is a lamb gyro with feta and an order of spanikopita. The lady at the counter still remembers me from when I used to have lunch there constantly and it really makes it a great place to go. I'll support a family run business before a chain any day.
Great food, atmosphere – The food here is great. When you order something with feta cheese on it, you get a whole huge chunk, you can tell that they aren't trying to scam people at all. Everything is priced really well for how good it is. If you like to serve yourself, go here and pick from a HUGE section of greek and american wine, beer, and regular drinks, along with package deserts and fresh made pastries. This place rocks.
Best Gyros I have ever had. – Foti’s is my favorite place to get lunch! If you wait all year for Greek Festival like me, you will love Foti's Greek Deli. I live about 45 minutes away from the little spot but I drive out at least twice a month to have one of their PERFECT versions of a Gyro and Greek salad. Their Calamari is great too, it’s a pretty small serving for the price but it is well worth it, absolutely delicious. When you walk into the Greek Deli it looks like a little family owned corner store. It is not fancy by any means but don't let that fool you, the food is incredible! Nevertheless if you don't like the atmosphere then take it to go. When I get married I’m going to find out if they cater, no kidding you will not find a better gyro, Greeks salad or calamari in all of Portland.
Caustic Brine – WOW. It's really hard to understand what all the other reviewers are talking about.
Maybe it was a bad day - but here's the way we saw it: Service was surly. No "family" atmosphere here - no cheap and cheerful attitude - genuinely rude service. Foti's obviously has no atmosphere whatsoever, but we were hoping the food & service would shine though the fluorescents.... It didn't.
Every dish was saturated in salt. The calimari was inedible and had to be sent back and ordered without salt. It returned... hurled onto our table by the angry server, totally bland. Since none of the tables had any salt and pepper shakers on them we had to ask. Our request came with a snotty glare. It seems the chef has never heard of finishing salt. The spanakopita was limp and soggy. It might have been decent if it were reheated in an oven and not a microwave. Without any doubt, the Greek salad at Fred Meyers deli counter is by far superior to the Greek salad served here. Again, this dish was marinated in sea water. After this "meal" we drank gallons of water for the rest of the day. We left Foti's feeling very unsatisfied and very unhappy. We will never return and cannot recommend this establishment to anyone. A BIG DISAPPOINTMENT.
old style, consistently good – Love this place! Love that they are not trying to be "fancy". Reminds me of the great little "hole in the wall" ethnic eateries I used to haunt in New York. Just a family working hard doing what they do best- making good food. The hoummas is uniquely garlicky- my 10 year old is addicted to it, the calimari crisp and light, with wonderful tsatsiki(sp?) to go with. Pitas are warm and fresh and fragrant. Prices are great, atmosphere is charmingly "no frills". Staff is sweet and familiar. The bulk feta (my favorite is actually the french), in the grocery case is better, and much cheaper, than anywhere else in town. Exotically packaged boxes of bulgarian chocolates from the grocery make fun, inexpensive last minute gifts.
Excellent Greek Comfort Food – What's not to love about this place? Best hummus on the planet, imho, personable and efficient service -- add a scrumptiously satisfying souvlaki sandwich and you're in comfort-food nirvana. Authentic -- however, throwing plates is NOT appreciated here. I found this out the hard way.
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