Stated to have the best Yiros in Australia, Yiannis fittingly enough specialises in serving Yiros, the alternate name for the Greek dish Gyro, which consists of grilled meat cooked on a rotating spit over charcoal served in a flatbread with vegetables and tzatziki sauce. The meat at Yiannis is prepared fresh daily to ensure their freshness.
When you order your meal, you have a choice of pork, lamb or chicken as the main ingredient for your Yiro. The lamb was very juicy without too much of the lamby taste that can be off-putting for some taste buds. The pork was of the same quality as the lamb and the chicken is a good choice for those wanting a less intense flavour. There was a good amount of garlic sauce to bring out the taste of the meat. It is advisable to keep the Yiro in the paper bag it is served in while eating to minimise the amount of mess.
Lamb Yiro (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
(Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
In addition to the usual soft drinks, there is the option of a Greek coffee as your drink. This variety of coffee is notable in that the sugar is added to it before the mixture is boiled. We were delighted that the coffee was served hot and the degree of sweetness was not too sweet.
Greek Coffee (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Yiannis primarily caters for takeaway but there are a few tables should you decide to dine there. Outdoor seating is available if you are not keen on having your clothes smell of grilled meat. Its close location to the University of South Australia's City West Campus makes it a convenient place to grab a Yiro for lunch, dinner or snack.