Queen’s KALAMAKI GR: Excellent

Here’s one for our NY readers! Columnist Markos Papadatos reviews Kalamaki GR in Bayside.

Kalamaki GR

Recently, this Greek American journalist had the opportunity to dine at Kalamaki GR in Bayside, NY.

Opened in 2014, Kalamaki GR takes a modern approach to the Greek cuisine and the Mediterranean diet. The owner and staff are highly professional and attentive to their patrons. They make one’s dining experience extremely pleasant, comfortable and fulfilling.

At each visit, there is always something new and different to try, due to its elaborate menu listings. Kalamaki GR is ideal for the entire family and fitting for parties, catering and take out. The way they present their meals is exceptional, distinct and creative.

Their most popular dishes include gyros, salads, shrimp skewers, as well as their Greek style hamburgers (bifteki); moreover, their hummus is absolutely outstanding. For dessert, they have a wide spectrum of yogurts, which include the savory hazelnut and pineapple yogurt and their “smores” yogurt, which consists of marshmallows, chocolate and Graham crackers.


Kalamaki GR
PHOTO BY Markos Papadatos

The Verdict

Overall, Kalamaki GR is outstanding in every way. It is worth well more than just a passing glance, and it is highly recommended for fans of Greek cuisine. The food is authentic and made with the freshest and high-quality ingredients. It has been named “Best Greek Restaurant” and “Best Gyro” by the “Best of The Boro” awards, and rightfully so. Patrons will feel as if they were dining at an elegant restaurant in a Greek island. It earns 5 out of 5 stars.

Kalamaki GR is located at 2906 172nd Street in Bayside, New York. For more information check out their official Facebook page.

Markos Papadatos

Markos Papadatos

Markos Papadatos is an acclaimed Greek-American journalist and educator that has authored over 4,400 articles over the past 9.5 years. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in music including Aerosmith, George Jones, Merle Haggard, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Dame Vera Lynn, Lee Ann Womack, Idina Menzel, Hank Williams Jr., Connie Smith, Lynn Anderson, Martina McBride, Rascal Flatts, Ray Price, Charley Pride, Armin van Buuren, The Marshall Tucker Band, Megadeth, Charlie Daniels, Ann and Nancy Wilson from Heart, Susanna Hoffs and Vicki Peterson from The Bangles, Matchbox 20, Hot Chelle Rae, Martin Garrix, Jewel, Amy Grant, Kris Allen, David Cook and Phillip Phillips from American Idol, teen sensations Cody Simpson and Austin Mahone, Daniel Powter, Matt Nathanson, Little Big Town, Easton Corbin, Chris Young, Sandi Patty, Matthew West, DJs Paul van Dyk and Sander van Doorn, Dan Tyminski, Ron Block and Jerry Douglas from Alison Krauss and Union Station, Rhonda Vincent, Del McCoury, Gene Watson, among countless others. He has also interviewed Olympic gold medalist in wrestling Mark Schultz (whose life was made into the film "Foxcatcher"), as well as Olympic gold medalist in diving David Boudia, and the world's greatest magician, Criss Angel.
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