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The story of the gyro

Anyone who has ever traveled to Greece knows exactly what a gyro is! A gyros is a Greek dish made of thin slices (traditionally pork, or chicken) of barbecued meat specially seasoned with herbs and spices, served with tomatoes and onions on pita bread, and topped with tzatziki sauce.

Gyros became a famous dish in Greece following the arrival of Greek immigrants from Asia Minor in the 1920s. The word “gyro” comes from the Greek word γύρος (‘turn’), as the meat slowly turns on the spit. It is considered one of the most delicious local dishes that you can find everywhere in Greece (and outside as well). Thessaloniki’s gyros are the most famous all around Greece mainly because of the delicious taste, size and price.


Else-Züblin-Strasse 60   
8047 Zürich   
+41 (0)44 980 03 33

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Ioannis Restaurant

Monday and Tuesday:

Closed – we are happy to open for you in the case of groups, family celebrations, weddings, etc.


11:00–23:00. Warm meals served 11:30–14:00 and 17:30–21:30

Saturday and Sunday:

11:00–23:00. Warm meals served 12:00–22:00 – always open

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