Mr. Gyros in Ballard Voted Best Gyros in Seattle Magazine

Seattle is a town that loves our gyros.  And whether it’s beef, lamb, chicken, there is always a heated discussion about which place is best.  But without doubt one of the very best is Mr. Gyros in Ballard.

The Gyros Plate comes with your warm and delicious sandwich as well as a “Greek salad,” hummus, and delicious rice, and a pepper.  At first I didn’t like the look of the salad as it had lettuce, but when I tasted it I forgot any reservations.  I don’t know what the dressing is but it’s really good!  The hummus was creamier and more delicious than any I’d had (ah ha, this must be what the real thing tastes like) and the rice was unusual and really good too, kind of creamy.  I wonder if they put something in the water when they steam it.  The shaved meat is layered up in stacks behind the counter and it looks wonderful, and tastes even better.  I have only tried the Gyros Plate because it was so good the first time we went back so my family could try it.  However, there are other selections including fattoush and falafal, baba ganoush and mint tea.  Yelp reviews call this food “wonderful” “awesome” and “rediculously good” and some people claim to eat there three times a week quite often.  I believe it because I took my family back the very next night!  It’s so fast for the order, if you walk in you’ll have your food in 3 minutes, or take out to get home and feed the crew.  It’s not expensive, and the portions are so big you’ll have leftovers for another full meal or can split an order!

Probably best of all was the friendly service and advice on what’s good.  The store is owned and operated by two brothers (it’s their second one, the first was in Greenwood, have not been there yet) and at least one of them is a musician with music playing in the restaurant at times!  They are happy and friendly and really make you feel welcome and like they care that you are there.  Another little special feature is the take-out window open till 2:30 a.m. on Fridays.  And they were voted Best Gyros in Seattle!  The tables are high up with high stools and the room is pretty basic, a neighborhood joint kind of feeling, but bright colors and cool posters make it upbeat.  Better try it, you can’t go wrong with this one.

About Edy Kizaki

Edy's perfectionism and dedication result in attention to detail during every stage of your search and purchase experience.

Edy and her family came to the area seven years ago and fell in love with it. The size, natural beauty, people, culture and educational resources all make it an exceptional place to live, work, and play. Edy brings her experience in business, management and negotiation to her work in real estate. But it is her love of people and her joy in being involved with your important moments of change and decision in the process of life that make her dedicated and unfailing in the pursuit of your goals.

As a realtor and most recently the team leader at, the Seattle branch of eXp Realty, Edy has been involved in over 150 real estate transactions in the past five years, involving homes from Vashon Island to Duvall, Snoqualmie Ridge to Bellingham! What a great and inspiring way to learn about this amazing place. Of course, her GPS has been invaluable to the Edy feels like she's "from" Seattle, but with the added ability to understand what it means to relocate here and which knowledge is first tier, which is better to follow after. She works extensively with relocation clients in Seattle and on the Eastside, including from Microsoft, Amazon, Boeing, University of Washington, and their subsidiaries. She lives in Richmond Beach, part of Shoreline five minutes north of the Seattle 'border', and loves Queen Anne, Magnolia, Fremont, Ballard, Wallingford, Green Lake, Ravenna, and the areas along the west side of Lake Washington, as well as Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, and Edmonds. On the Eastside she has spent most time in Kirkland, Bellevue, Redmond, Woodinville, Sammamish and Issaquah. She has also worked extensively on luxury condos in Belltown and Downtown, and enjoys comparing views with the best of them!

Edy's involvement in real estate began in the 1980's when she was part of a Project Development Team for a real estate company in San Francisco for two years. After having worked on several major San Francisco and Lake Tahoe projects, she became most interested in buying and leasing of properties, including sales of business opportunities. She was also the official company photographer. There followed a period of work in finance, but an interest in travel led her to Japan, where she lived and worked teaching in university for 12 years. In addition she founded and ran her own large private school and formed Currents, a group that produced art exhibitions in Japan, America, and Australia, and arranged tours of New York and on the West Coast.

Eventually Edy returned to Monterey, California, where she taught Japanese, designed instruction, was a project manager for multimedia products, a product developer for early childhood educational products, and helped manage a five-star resort hotel, all while completing a masters in Multimedia and Instructional Design. Upon relocating to the Pacific Northwest with her family, she pursued her real estate license and is now deeply involved in helping her clients search for the perfect property in the local real estate market. When not at work, Edy practices Aikido and takes advantage of the local boating, picnicking and hiking riches with her family and friends. Oh, yes, and the great restaurants!

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