Reviewing Niko’ Niko’s in Houston, Texas

Niko Niko’s Greek American restaurant is not fancy at all but there is always a line to try their delicious food with a set of the usual customers as well as new people trying to find out what the fuss is all about. The place has had many good reviews from the Houston Press stating that they have the best pork chops, from Playboy calling it one of the best ethnic restaurants and has had a blue ribbon award from the late Marvin Zindler and every year they provide food for the annual Greek Festival in Houston.

The restaurant has been open since 1977 and it is located in the Montrose area at exactly at 2520 Montrose Boulevard and the hours of operation are from Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

For their sandwiches section you can order their famous gyro which includes chopped lamb and beef with tomato, onion and a tzatziki sauce in pita bread for $7.95, or the Athenian mushroom burger which is a half a pound burger with feta, lettuce, tomato, sautéed onions, bell peppers and mushrooms for $8.95, or even the falafel which are is three fried chickpeas patties with tahini and tzatziki sauce plus a spicy sauce on the side for $7.95.

And if you wish to try some seafood you can go with the boiled ones such as the shrimp saganaki which are eight shrimp broiled in a tomato sauce and topped with feta for $16.95 or the boiled shrimp for $16.95 or go fried and order the fried seafood combo which includes fish, shrimp, oysters a Greek salad and pita bread for $16.95.

But the best part of Niko Niko’s is their dessert and coffee section which is quite extensive. For coffees you can try the renowned Greek coffee which is very dark and strong for $3.25, or the con panna which is an espresso topped with whipped cream for $2.75, or the Greek frappe which is a blend of instant coffee and water whipped and poured over ice for $3.75. And for their sweets go with the baklava which is fillo filled with ground walnuts and cinnamon, topped with honey for $3.25, or the kourambiedes which are baked cookies with almond inside and powdered sugar on top for $2.95 and these are just a few of the choices on the menu.