Since driving to Astoria/Queens on a regular basis to visit our favorite Greek restaurant isn’t realistic, we are very fortunate to have Hellenic Kouzina to satisfy our cravings.
The atmosphere and layout of the dining areas are relaxing, especially with the water wall separating the sections of the dining area. During warm weather sit outside on the patio, which has ample tables and umbrellas. When arriving at HK you place your order at the counter, pay, pick up your drinks (non-alcoholic), and are given a “tracker” to take to your seat. Your meal is then delivered to your seat.
The food at HK is very good. We usually visit at lunch time, so we have not sampled the meals/entrée section of menu, instead focusing on the Gyros, salads, and sides. The signature gyro (pork) is very good and served on a warm pita with tzatziki sauce, tomatoes, and red onions. Traditional and chicken gyros also are on the menu along with chargrilled hamburgers. We also enjoy sampling the different spreads they offer, served with warm pita triangles. Our favorite is the Tirokaftéri-combination of feta, olive oil, lemon juice, and pepperocini for a little heat.
Do not miss dessert!!! They have a variety of selections including baklava, Chocolate baklava cheesecake, and our favorite- Baklava Ice cream, where they mix in extra chopped baklava!!
HK provides a good outlet for those craving Greek food in central PA and those who have never experienced this type of cuisine!