This counter-service gyro spot on Astoria Boulevard makes one of the crispiest pork gyros we’ve encountered, and they have a few cafe tables and nice yellow chairs set up outside where you can sit and admire it in all of its fat-dripping beauty. Seriously, we’re telling you to get the pork instead of chicken - even if every bone in your body identifies as a chicken person.
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28 outdoor options for grilled octopus, arepas, chicken shawarma, and more.
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Pachanga Patterson is a casual Mexican restaurant in Astoria with a great backyard.
Pye Boat Noodle
At Pye Boat Noodle, there’s a bottle of fish sauce on every table. This is for the boat noodles, which you should definitely order.
Sami’s Kebab House
Sami’s Kebab House in Astoria makes lots of delicious things, but the Afghan kebabs are (unsurprisingly) the first thing you should order.
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Akrotiri is an upscale Greek spot in Astoria where you can get a whole fish, some lobster pasta, or a very good plate of octopus.
Lola Taverna is a very nice-looking restaurant in Soho with decent, overpriced Greek food.
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Astoria Seafood is a seafood market and restaurant where you pick your fish and tell them how you’d like it cooked.
Duzan serves shawarma, kebabs, and falafel as pitas and bowls in a small counter-service space in Astoria.
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