The Mediterranean Grill: a flavorful treat for south Oklahoma City.

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The Mediterranean Grill is located at 7868 S. Western in Oklahoma City (map). They are open 11am to 8pm Monday through Saturday and closed on Sunday. Visit their website or call them at 405.601.8959.

As someone who lives in Moore, but works in the Nichols Hills area, I have the opportunity to sample fare from all across the metro. Historically, for the most part, if I ever wanted anything for dinner other than chain food I had to make the trek back up north or to Norman. The food landscape has changed recently and as a lifelong Moore / SW OKC girl, that makes me very happy.

The Mediterranean Grill represents a great example of this. It’s located in a traditional strip mall just south of I-240. I noticed their sign advertising gyros and kabobs and wanted to give it a try. The eatery has become a favorite of my mother and my niece, and the three of us visited for dinner last week.

As I mentioned, the restaurant is located in a strip mall. Therefore, the outside isn’t really anything special. On the inside, the owners have decorated the eatery with earthy tones of oranges and yellows. Classy drop pendant lighting hangs from the ceiling, taking away the traditional fluorescent lights you might normally see in a strip mall restaurant. The owners of Mediterranean Grill keep the place spotless and obviously take great pride in their little gem.

My mom and niece both chose gyros ($5.75) which come on pita bread with lettuce, onion, tomato and tzadziki sauce. They ordered the gyros accompanied with small Greek salads, but could have had French fries, Persian salad, tabouli or rice. The gyro meat was about the most tender I have ever eaten. Usually I’m not crazy about gyro meat because it can be a little tough but this was melt-in-your-mouth tender and very flavorful. On the way home, my niece said the pita bread was so soft and fresh that “if it were a pillow I could take a nap on it.” She also complimented the full flavor of the feta cheese on her Greek salad.

My favorite part about Greek-inspired menus is the appetizers. I just love good spanakopitas (spinach pies), hummus (chickpea dip) and falafel (split pea fritters). Throw in some tzadziki dressing with plenty of cucumber and dill and I’m a happy girl! I decided to order the combo platter ($10.50) from the appetizer menu. The Combo Platter comes with 2 dolmeh (stuffed grape leaves), 3 falafel, 2 sambosa (Greek spring rolls filled with spicy meat), 2 spanokopita, 2 tyropita (fried cheese pies), spicy yogurt sauce and pita wedges. I also requested some tzadziki sauce. I was most impressed by the spanakopitas and tyropitas. Both had just enough tasty filling on the inside with flaky crusts on the outside. The falafel were also very good and looked like little miniature breakfast sausage patties. The spicy yogurt dip had a little kick to it and really complimented the falafel. The tzadziki sauce is about the best I’ve tasted. Sometimes restaurants try to pass off what tastes like ranch dressing with a few little pieces of cucumber and some salt as tzadziki sauce. Not at the Mediterranean Grill. The cucumbers and dill blend together with the yogurt base and go perfectly with just about anything on the menu.

My mom, niece and I didn’t really care for the dolmeh or sambosa. We found the sambosa to be too sweet for our liking and the dolmeh was nothing special. Of course, you might like them better than we did, so give them a try for yourself sometime.

I’m quite impressed with The Mediterranean Grill and their menu. In addition to the gyros and appetizers, they have several kabobs from which to choose. On my first visit a few months ago I ordered a chicken kabob sandwich with tabouli. The chicken was well seasoned with hints of citrus. They also have several dinner platters and even tilapia and calamari. Of course, they also have baklava that my niece and mom really liked.

If you’re looking for a fairly inexpensive but very flavorful meal, I highly recommend you give The Mediterranean Grill a try. Let us know what you think in the comments.

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This article was posted by Holley Mangham on Saturday, September 27th, 2008. It is filed under:

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  • Bizzle says:
    September 27th, 2008 at 10:19 pm   

    I just love this place. I’m so glad you got around to reviewing it! The Baklava is really tasty…I think they either use rose or orange flower water in the syrup. Yum.

  • diana says:
    September 27th, 2008 at 11:54 pm   

    the lamb is a must have. The most tender meat I’ve ever had. Very very delicious.

  • Holley says:
    October 1st, 2008 at 8:06 am   

    Thanks for the comments! I’m glad other people have discovered this little gem. I ate there again recently and tried their saffron rice as a side item. It was a lot like basmati rice-very fluffy.

    Please let me know of any other southside places you would like to see reviewed.

  • ute says:
    October 2nd, 2008 at 10:32 pm   

    You just absolutely must taste their rice to experience what rice is supposed to taste like. SAFFRON!!! The owners told me that they use the best Basmati rice and real saffron. One of the owners is from Iran so I have no doubt that this is authentic middle eastern cuisine. These people make GREAT food with GREAT flavor! They are friendly, polite and genuine. They really want you to enjoy their food. Highly recommended!

  • Sheri says:
    October 4th, 2008 at 9:13 am   

    It is the best hummus I’ve had in the city, possibly ever. The beef kabobs are incredible. The best part, though, is that the owner/operators are incredibly genuine and kind.

  • Sheri says:
    October 4th, 2008 at 9:33 am   

    Other places to review in south OKC:

    Lemongrass Asian Bistro (gotta love sushi and a full bar)
    Coach’s (great pizzas)
    Any of those places on S. Penn just south of 89th street in that asian strip mall (I’d only eaten at 1 and there are 3 or 4 right in a row I’d like to try.)
    Interurban Classic Grill (love the tilapia)
    Bodensee Frozen Custard (have a lovely lunch menu and PLEASE try the frozen hot chocolate)

  • Holley says:
    October 6th, 2008 at 9:19 am   

    Sheri,

    Thanks for the suggestions. I will make it a point to review some of those places.

    Ute,

    I agree about the saffron rice at Medi Grill.

  • AJ says:
    December 21st, 2008 at 5:28 pm   

    I was the one who recommended this place as my family owns it. I am so glad you liked it, and it seems everyone else does too! I just wish more people knew about it since it is somewhat hidden.

  • MITRA DEIMLING says:
    January 12th, 2009 at 12:23 am   

    WHEN MY BROTHER AND I WENT TO EAT AT MEDITERRANEAN GRILL, AFTEER HE TASTED THE BEEF AND CHICKEN KABABS, HE SAID “THIS IS EXACTLY HOW DELICIOUS I HAD IMMAGINED THEY WOULD TASTE LIKE”. THE TASTE AND QULITY OF FOOD AND THE CLEANNESS OF THIS RESTAURANT IS UNCOMPARABLE TO ANYTHING/ANYWHERE ELSE YOU WILL EVER EXPERINCE.

  • Robin Watson says:
    January 12th, 2009 at 11:06 am   

    WOW! I’ve never had food so good in my life. These guys care about your eating experience. My food was served hot off the grill. The Mediterranean Grill gets an A+++++++ from me and my crew. Did I mention my crew is finiky eaters. The deserts are to die for. Might want to get their early, it gets packed at night. The atmosphere is soothing and enviornment is extremely clean. A++++ there too. Although I’m in the Tulsa area, I make a point to at at the Mediterranean Grill every time I’m in OKC. Don’t miss out on the eating experience of a life time at the Mediterranian Grill. Check it out soon.

  • Holley says:
    January 12th, 2009 at 12:35 pm   

    Thanks for the comments, guys! Keep them coming.

  • marsha armstrong says:
    January 14th, 2009 at 12:37 pm   

    We had some of the best food at this restaurant. I would have to compare it to the special meals I have had on a cruise ship or abroad. The taste is unique and the flavor is awesome. I would recommend the kabobs and rice but you couldn’t go wrong with anything. The food is genuinely wholesome and unique. What a treat for a change!!

  • Tom says:
    March 4th, 2009 at 4:10 pm   

    This place is amazing. For someone also in the Norman/Moore/SW OKC this place is a pleasant surprise. I cant say enough good things about the place and its easy on the pocketbook too.Now that Eddys is gone this is the best tabouli in OKC

  • Kimberly says:
    June 13th, 2009 at 11:19 am   

    This place is delicious. The vegetables are so fresh and the meat is tender. It’s delicious.

  • Kaylee says:
    July 30th, 2009 at 1:16 pm   

    YUM! Ate here the other night after reading about it on here. Had the gyro and the persian salad and it was SO good. The gyro was so tender adn the pita was fluffy and warm. The persian salad was different from Zorba’s in that it didn’t have bell pepper and was soaked in lime juice instead of lemon. It was DELICIOUS!! We had spanakopita too which was very yummy. My fiance got the chicken & beef shish kabob platter with rice and fries (he doesn’t do veggies) and it was all yummy. Will be going back and telling people about it FOR SURE!

  • Jennifer says:
    January 27th, 2010 at 1:26 am   

    LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! This Place! We’ve been eating here since they opened! All I can seem to order is the Gyros with a greek salad. It’s soooo good! Their fries are good too, but I usually get the salad. We’ve had many of the appetizers too. They do have the best hummus ever! I asked once for the recipe and they just smiled at me! We usually just order on the phone and pick it up, but everyone is always very nice there. My husband will sometimes while in Norman go to the Greek House (that was his previous fave Gyro place) but now he says he just goes there for the oversized portions, he says the Mediterranean Grills gyros are so much more flavorfull.

  • Chris says:
    March 7th, 2011 at 4:18 pm   

    Maybe we just went on an off day (the guy running the place didn’t seem to be in a good mood) but it was very disappointing. The rice was good but the meat was really bland. Maybe I’m just spoiled on Nunu’s.

  • Diedra says:
    April 2nd, 2011 at 10:32 pm   

    This has been one of our very favorite places for Gyros for a long time! delish!!

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