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“Wonderful evening”
Review of Hellenic Kouzina

Hellenic Kouzina
Ranked #2 of 200 Restaurants in Mechanicsburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$25
Cuisines: Greek
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Dining options: Breakfast
Description: We are open Tuesday-Saturday serving lunch and dinner. We are closed the following national and Orthodox Christian holidays: New Years Day-January 7 Orthodox Christmas Day-Orthodox Christian Holy Week (varies in early Spring)-July 4-1st Week of August-Week of western Christmas. Please check our Facebook page and or our website for updates. We are a BYOB fast/casual restaurant with an emphasis on freshly prepared to order Greek food. You'll order at a point of sale (POS) and from there make your way to a table indoors/outdoors (depending on season). Staff will then take care of anything else you may need at the table including serving your meals. During peak hours you'll be seated by one of our staff. From there you will be served your meals at the table by one of our staff, they'll refill your drinks accordingly, provide you with your wine glasses and/or frosted beer mugs. There are no fees for bringing your own wine or beer to drink. You may order additional items from any one of our staff working the floor or you are welcome to return to the POS at your leisure to order anything else you would like. Your visit can be as "formal" or "informal" as you would like it to be.
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Our first visit was perfect. Interesting approach to dining....we were there at 5:50 on a Friday night . Parking lot was filled, but only 3 couples ahead of us in line. (My advice get there before 6). Menus are at the entrance so you can decide what you want before you get to the counter. The bakery case is also there for you to choose what you will order for dessert if you have any room! At the counter you place your order, pay and get your drinks...then you proceed to the hostess station and she seats you. Did not even get settled in til our salads had arrived. They were actually the best part of the visit....lots of seedless greek olives, feta and tomato, cuke, red onion, spring mix. Its a BYOB and apparently you trade your bottle for wine glasses and they uncork it and bring it to your table. Looked around a bit, and our entrees arrived quickly. Had moussaka and souvlaki--both excellent. Our waitress stopped by at least 3 times while we were eating to make sure we had everything we needed. My date had room for dessert and ordered the baklava(you can pay at the table and the waitress runs for it). Absolutely the best, freshest we have ever tasted. We were very happy with our visit and will be sure to return when its warm enough to sit outside on the patio.

4  Thank Angie T
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Reviewed 10 November 2016

Ate here tonight with 7 others. Ordered at counter and they brought food to our table. I had the Moussaká which came with fresh healthy salad and their lemon potatoes which you must try; they are excellent. Service is very good since they have lots of young people. Wednesday night was crowded, almost every table filled for some reason on a weeknight. Downside is the parking lot is small, cannot turn around. I parked on street. For dessert they have plenty of huge size pastries. I ordered the baklava ice cream for $3.99 which came with three small scoops. It was delicious! A friend at my table wanted to try it, but asked if she could get just 1 or 2 scoops and pay whatever, like $1.50 or so. Waitress checked and they would not do that. Seems like a restaurant could accommodate any customer wish even so small as this within reason.
But overall this is a great place to eat Greek choices.

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5  Thank HabuSR71
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Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

First visit to Hellenic Kouzine for a casual lunch today. What a great atmosphere! Staff very friendly and welcoming. Excellent service. And the authentic Greek food was out of this world! Will definitely be back.

3  Thank Maria G
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Reviewed 7 November 2016

A wonderful place with awesome food! Love the atmosphere. Especially when it's a nice evening and you can sit outside. Very nice! If you enjoy Greek food, I highly recommend this place :)

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2  Thank Nancy P
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Reviewed 31 October 2016

We love Greek food, but had to go to a dinner event on Saturday. On the way, we stopped to order take-out for Sunday. We over-ordered, asking for two entrees, two sides, and two soups. We did not realize the entrees we chose came with salad and a side. So we kept it all in a hotel refrigerator overnight. When I went to heat it all in the oven the next day, we did not even use the soups at all, there was so much delicious food. Great Bechamel on the moussaka and pastitio. We also loved the potatoes and green beans. We will have the rest tomorrow. Since we were talking about our favorite Greek olive oil, he also sent a cup of his favorite, Astir from Messina.

We live two hours away, but we hope the locals appreciate this gem. It is lovely, bood food, BYOB, and a charming owner.

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1  Thank retiree59_11
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