Greek, Mediterranean, Caterers
Price Range : $11-30 ($$)
Adress: 118 New Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: (415) 348-0808
- turned_in_notHealth Score83 out of 100
- turned_in_notVegan OptionsYes
- turned_in_notVegetarian OptionsYes
- list_altTakes ReservationsNo
- credit_cardAccepts Credit CardsYes
- thumb_upGood ForLunch
- directions_bikeBike ParkingYes
- accessibilityGood for KidsYes
- groupGood for GroupsNo
- insert_emoticonAmbienceCasual, Classy
- volume_upNoise LevelAverage
- turned_in_notGood For Happy HourNo
- transit_enterexitOutdoor SeatingNo
- tvHas TVNo
- turned_in_notDogs AllowedNo
- turned_in_notWaiter ServiceNo
Hands down fav lunch spot downtown. I go here an unhealthy amount. It is quick, it is convenient, it is delicious.
I always get the Sparta greek salad (comes with grilled chicken). The portions are huge. Always make sure to get their house hot sauce on the side. Comes with fresh, hot pita.
Co-worker recommended and Karlos approved! It was my first time walking into the Greek gem on New Montgomery, Ayola.
Upon walking in we were greeted by friendly smiling faces who made us feel comfortable and welcome. Initially I was going to order the Neptune Salad (Greek salad w/Tuna) which I have heard many great things about but I decided to give falafel a third try; the last two times I've had falafel they've been dry and hard to eat making me wonder why they're so popular...and then I had the Corfu Salad at Ayola...
Not only was the the salad fresh with homemade vinaigrette but the feta cheese was extremely complementary to the profiles. It was on the first bite of the falafel that it dawned on me why these popular greek imports are so desired! They were warm, flavorful, and unlike any falafel I've had before. The Corfu is your go-to if you're looking for a delicious vegetarian option at Ayola which comes with homemade Tzatziki and pita bread.
Tip: Check-in on Yelp and get a free Baklava slice!
I will be back for the city famous Greek Fries which everyone raves about!
Super hungry, but not really wanting to walk far to grab lunch in between sessions, so I opted for Ayola.
It's a take out place, and clearly they're experts on being super efficient when it comes to getting those on their lunch hour in and out.
They have salads, pitas, and a few starters on their menu. I opted to get a chicken gyro and spanakopita (which came with a side of tzatziki).
For a gyro, spanakopita, and a can of soda, it came to $15 and change. I won't fault the establishment for this, but prices in San Francisco are super expensive.
After about five minutes of waiting, my lunch was done and I headed to the office to eat outside.
I dug into my chicken gyro and it was good, not the best I've ever had, but not the worst. I will say that I wasn't super impressed with the tzatziki. It was definitely missing something. Maybe it was a lack of garlic or the sauce not tasting super tangy. Whatever the reason, it wasn't memorable.
I bit into the spanakopita and it was good. The phyllo was crispy and the spinach/feta mixture was good.
-Ease and efficiency of the line
-Gyro was ok
-Spanakopita was good
-Tzatziki sauce was missing something
Tips: I should have gotten a piece of baklava.
I was passing by and noticed their sandwich board which makes a bold claim: "the best fries in town". That's one way to get me in the door!
It's a small spot, takeout only. They're super efficient, you can tell they've got their routine down. I ordered a 7" chicken gyro with fries and was out the door with my food in 3 minutes flat. I took my spoils over to Yerba Buena Park to eat, just a few minutes' walk away.
This is up there as one of the best gyros I've had. The pita is super soft, only a little floury, nice texture without being difficult to bite into. The chicken is well marinated and super flavourful. I do wish there'd been a little more of it, but there was plenty for my appetite. Plenty of salad too: fresh lettuce, tomatoes and a little onion. The tzatziki was delicious, flavourful and bright, the perfect addition of creaminess.
The fries! We are beginning from a big superlative here but I will hand it to them, these are excellent fries. Crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside, nicely seasoned with salt and pepper so they're ready to eat, no sauce necessary. I jammed a few in my sandwich too - excellent.
I kept eating long after I was full. A fantastic lunch.
Delicious and fast. Im coming back. The gyro is yummy and the baklava was extremely fresh!