Plaka Restaurant

406 86th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11209


  • Daily 11am-10:30pm
  • $$
  • Delivery, Takeout
  • Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • No Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
This ancient nag of a Greek gyros joint still has plenty of fight left in her. One nibble of the flame-grilled meat platter (beef kebab, lamb gyro-and, surprise!-Italian sausage), or the even-better pork kebab, will clue you in to the culinary seriousness of Plaka. Request a metal carafe of the chilled retsina, then dig into the amazing galeo platter-breaded and fried cross sections of sand shark sided by an equal volume of the shouting-with-garlic potato dip called skordalia. And the charred octopus tentacles and voluminous Greek salad ainat half bad, either. Best of all: the cloudlike moussaka.

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