Mr. Gyros expanding to Ballard

Mr. Gyros, the casual Mediterranean eatery in Greenwood (8411 Greenwood Ave N) is expanding to Ballard.

After being in Greenwood for seven years, owners and brothers Sammy and Joni Arsheed are busy working on their second location at the corner of 20th Ave NW and NW 56th St, next door to Golden City Chinese. The space will be similar to the first location, with an open kitchen, casual dining and a hard-to-miss yellow awning. “It’ll be the same as Greenwood,” Sammy says, “Bar stools and baskets. Get people in and out.” They plan on staying open late, like 2 a.m., on Fridays and Saturdays for those late-nighters who want something other than hot dogs, Sammy tells us. According to their project manager, Mike Hainsworth, the new shop should be open around the middle of June. (Thanks Silver for the tip!)

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24 thoughts to “Mr. Gyros expanding to Ballard”

  1. Late night snacking options on the weekend will be welcomed by me. I was always a little surprised that someone hasn't tried to fill that void. It seems that a place like that could grab some business from the post-drinking crowd.

  2. Yay! Ballard's Greek community cheers the addition! I'm looking forward to late night gyros – we're woefully short on such yummy options. Now if we could just get folks to PRONOUNCE “gyros” correctly … /sighs.

  3. The only thing that sucks about this is we probably won't get the brothers working together anymore. They're a blast.

    Next, open one at 45th and Stone Way near where I work.

  4. question, do they put french fries and ketchup in their gyros?

    i know that sounds weird/sick/wrong. but when i was traveling the greek islands ten years ago, many of the shops would do that and it was the best.

    it doesn't sound authentic… but i was in greece so it was to me then.

  5. Congratulations guys! Seriously, if you ever want to learn what real customer service is, please model it on these guys.

    I look forward to sampling your second location.

  6. I am a huge huge fan of Mr. Gyros for many reasons – top two: the brothers and the amazingly delicious food!!! Super excited that they will be in the neighborhood. Anyone had mom's soup? It is the BEST!

  7. The ides of June….yummy!

    I agree, Sammy and Joni are awesome. I still remember our 2nd time in there, a month after the first time. Sammy warmly welcomes us, his eyes narrow momentarily, the he says “Falafel plate and shish tawook plate?” we were stunned–he was right–and we were hooked. Now to have them just a few blocks from our biz, I'll need a gyro budget.
    and late hours too!!? swoon.

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