Greeka Kouzina in San Juan has been the talk of the town since it opened its doors, but it was only during December of last year that I got to try it with D. They opened up their second branch in SM Aura on that same month, but we decided to dine at the original branch instead.
I heard raves about their best-selling 5-hour roast lamb that falls off the bone- Arni Lemonato (P610)
Truly, this was the bomb! Three meteors of roasted lamb have landed on our table. It was juicy, meaty, tender and flavorful. Serving size was huge but we managed to devour it to the bones.
All entrees at Greeka Kouzina are served with greek roasted potatoes and a siding of your choice.
We chose Moussaka (P180)- a delectable grilled eggplant layered with beef, tomato sauce and cheesy bechamel
We loved this! It reminds me of lasagna with grilled eggplant layers instead of pasta. The creamy and rich bechamel sauce could get overwhelming and heavy though.
Melitzanosalata/ Eggplant Dip (P130)
Baba Ghanoush, Moutabal, Melitzanosalata.. whatever you call it, this refreshing and tangy dip of smokey grilled eggplant served with thick pita bread slices was just perfect.
We were so full from everything we ordered but decided to try their Bakalava (P180) as well.
Sweetness overload! It was good but D and I found it overly sweet. I like the nutty and sweet crushed pistachio, walnuts and cashews, but I think they put in too much sugar and cinnamon in the mix. The generous scoop of Greek Yogurt was the saver for this dessert. It balanced out the sweetness of the baklava and paired perfectly with the honey.
Greeka Kouzina Menu:
We basically loved the dishes we ordered at Greeka Kouzina. Prices were reasonable given the serving size of each dish, plus service was fast and servers were attentive to our needs. We'd probably skip the baklava on our next visit, but I won't mind ordering the Greek Yogurt again.
285 Unit 4&5, P. Guevarra St. San Juan
Tel Num: 624-5974