Review: Gyro Room in Mission Bay

Update: In late July readers reported that Gyro Room had closed, though possibly only for the summer.
Back in June we reported that the new Gyro Room was coming to Mission Bay Plaza. In our report on July restaurant inspections they had a perfect zero violations. Yesterday we finally got there to try it out for lunch.
Gyro Room is not huge inside but it’s comfortable. The colors are pleasant and it feels new. The tables felt a little small.
There are also a few tables out front, so you should be able to find a place to sit.
The menu is not what we were used to from a Greek restaurant (click on it for a larger image):
To us it seemed a little pricey for lunch. It would be hard to get a meal here for less than $10 per person. The menu seems to push you toward the combinations at the top. The salads toward the bottom cost about the same as those combos but don’t come with pita or anything else. We talked with them about it and they may change the menu to start including pita with the salads.
On the plus side, it was a lot of food and we took some home with us. That’s a bit of a mixed bag. The salads were large and came with plenty of meat. By contrast the “spreads” came in fairly small containers. One of us had the spicy feta and the other had hummus – both were tasty. Everything we ate was excellent.
Here’s the gyro platter:
I’m a big fan of gyro meat and this was no exception. It came with a salad and two dressing choices – garlic-balsamic or oil & vinegar. I ordered mine with lemon potatoes and they were just right.
Here’s the salad combo (we got chicken on the side, which was also very good):
It’s tough to consider Gyro Room without considering its competitors. On the opposite corner of Glades and 441 is Taso’s (between Home Depot and Publix). There’s also Jimmy the Greek near the Turnpike and It’s All Greek on Clint Moore near 441. All of them have more complete Greek menus with dishes like moussaka. Taso’s and Jimmy the Greek are probably less expensive for lunch.
Efe’s Turkish Bistro in Somerset Shoppes is another close option, and a little further are Ethos in Coconut Creeks’ Promenade and Apeiro which should open soon in Delray Marketplace.
As an aside, we usually pronounce the word Gyro as in gyroscope, and we’re usually told we’re wrong. Here is, apparently, the correct pronunciation: