Gyro lovers on the go have a place to snag savory kabobs, hummus and authentic Greek fare at Niko Niko’s in West Houston. The local institution—which first opened in Montrose more than 30 years ago—added an outpost at the I-10 and Beltway 8 interchange in early summer 2016.
Regulars know that Niko Niko’s gyros are not to be missed. Moist, aromatic lamb slices are blanketed by a warm, plushy pita with sweet onions and creamy cucumber-garlic tzatziki sauce. Chickpea croquettes (falafel) sauced with sesame-scented tahini are savory and non-greasy. Stuffed grape leaves can be oily; conversely, the vinegary Greek salad is splendid, crowned with kalamata olives and thick slices of tomato and feta. Juicy lemon-oregano marinated pork chops are char-grilled to perfection and best paired with the award-winning skin-on fries. To-go orders are popular here. Don't forget to take the addictive honey-drizzled baklava home with you, too.
Niko Niko’s is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, daily. The restaurant is also available for catering.