Monday, January 9, 2012

The King (Gyro) is dead

EV Grieve reader Creature sends along these photos showing that King Gyro on First Avenue between Third Street and Fourth Street has closed...



They opened last April, and seemed to offer an awful lot of options.

Per Robert Sietsema at Fork in the Road last spring:

A gyro rotates in the depths of the kitchen, a couple of guys stand around behind the counter, desultorily stirring the curries, which make up a small proportion of the full menu. There are Middle Eastern specialties, too, and an array of kebabs, fish platters, bagels, breakfasts (including the weird-sounding beef cutlets with egg), pastries, samosas, meat patties, soups, lassis, Greek salads, and South Asian tandoori breads that get as arcane as gobi (cauliflower) paratha, plus fruit juices and smoothies. The king is spreading himself rather thin, don't you think?

Apparently.

10 comments:

abrod said...

They also offered pizza too, but that only lasted a few weeks.
For about a month, this place was a staple of mine but it seemed like the quality degraded over time. Can't say I'll miss it unfortunately.

evflip said...

I can't be 100% sure, but I had heard from a neighbor who spoke with the King Gyros guys. They are bringing in one of those multi chain express stops (such as Pizza Hut/Nathans/Roy Rogers). They are the same owners of the Optimo smoke shop next door and they are REALLY nice!

Goggla said...

This is too bad. Their gyros were really good.

nbh said...

Never ate there but was a big fan of their sign. Seemed a cut above what most little shops invest in.

Anonymous said...

They gyro plates were a great value. Fast delivery too. Too bad.

abrod said...

There was a lot of polish and quality in the signs and flyers, though there were lots of misspellings. I always found that funny

EV Grieve said...

That was a very green green that they used.

nygrump said...

These restaurants just don't have any time to build up a clientele due to the crazy rents - they either have to make it within month 2 or they are toast. You think the place that replaced Mara's on 6th St that just opened with their $17 hamburger will be around long?

Anonymous said...

I think it was the green that killed it. The place just looked kinda dodgy, I would have never walked in there. They were a stable for me on Seamless.

Anonymous said...

Spun-off into another dimension.