Mediterranean restaurant located in the food court of Brentwood Mall.
I came here to write what happened to me today and read the previous review! OMG the same thing. My friend and I both ordered falafel combos. When I got my receipt I was charged more than was on the menu board. Old guy played dumb and said oh its a mistake - no one ever said that before. Ya right. The other review was from last summer. What a scam - it doesn't matter the amount - it's a rip off and it must be illegal I would think.
Anyway the falafel was good, but I've had better and the greek salad was very oily with only a dusting of feta powder and the peppers in the salad were shriveled beyond recognition - not from the dressing - from being old before they used them. I won't be back,
My gf and I did our usual routine of driving around looking for food and unfortunately our indecisiveness brought us to Brentwood Mall's food court.
While Mediterranean, you can't mistake the food court touches with the plastic flatware, syrofoam plates and table trays. Menu items are cheap enough for food court standards so I went with the donair plate. Mine consisted of a melange of Greek salad, rice and donair meat piled together with a small cup of tzatziki on the side. The salad was a little worse than typical of Greek salad these days, this one with mostly cucumber with shredded feta coming out of a shaker. The donair meat was recooked on the griddle, loosing most of it's juiciness while leaving lots of crispy bits instead. The carb filler of rice is what fills you up and it was not without it's charm, as was the odd green pea. Still, it's probably one of the better choices here.
It looked to be a family run outfit and I was greeted with genuine smiles and left with genuine thank yous. It's enough to lift up the service rating a notch.
While I wouldn't make a habit of coming here it's better than burgers or greasy noodles.
I used to really like this place. The combo was good and the falafels some of the best anywhere. They renovated recently and this was my first visit.
I ordered a falafel combo which comes with any one salad and a pop. I realized after that although the sign says it's $7.45 the total came to $8.68 which means that before tax he charged me $7.75. Sneaky. You can make a lot doing this without people noticing.
The woman making it asked me if it was to go and I said yes so she put it in a small brown paper bag. I asked about my salad. This is not the first time they have tried to "forget" the salad in a combo. I asked for a caesar and they make it with cheese, lettuce etc in a metal bowl. She dished out the normal amount of lettuce poured dressing on it and then tried to stuff it into a take out bowl. She then put the lid on and left half the usual amount of salad in the bowl so I didn't get the same amount as it I had ordered it to stay. When I got back to my office, the falafel was poorly wrapped an fell apart, the falafels were raw and cold in the middle and the woman didn't even give me a fork for my salad. That's ok it was so awful I couldn't eat it. They now use some nasty bottleld caesar dressing, that is sour tasting and really bad. She just soaked the lettuce too. In the garbage.
There's a nice new Indian place next door that was serving large portions of great smelling food for similar or less cost. I will go there next time.
The fast food you get here isn't much different than you would get in a greek restaurant. Unlike most of the other food court fare, you will feel like you had a good wholesome meal after eating here.
Myself I like the calamari or donair platters.
The Pita King chains seem pretty good overall and I have a hard time going to other similar places like Opa after eating here. This one seems like it's been run by the same family forever and they look greek enough to me.
I'd give them 5 stars but there is a bit of room for improvement. I'm not a fan of their pita bread, it's too thick, fluffy, and dry. I prefer it thinner and buttered. I don't believe their potatoes are fully roasted. I'm pretty sure they boil them and throw some kind of flavouring on later (they probably don't have room for a big oven so it's understandable?). While they are not bad I'm a sucker for a good roasted greek potato. Only other issue is you can end up waiting a bit if there is a line of people as there is more preparation involved with your order than some of the other joints there. I hate waiting in lines so I only get it when it's not busy. I don't think there is much they can do here though. They could also use a fountain pop machine.
Eventhough Brentwood mall doesn't offer the best shopping experience, they do have a pretty good food court. One of my favorites is the Pita King. I always get their chicken schwarma platter. For just under $7, you get greek pita bread, rice or potato or both, choice of salad, a nice helping of chicken. and a drink. Great service, good food that feels more like a meal than a food court offering. Sometimes I even go to Brentwood just to eat here!
If you have to go to a food court to get something to eat, it can be hard to get something healthy-ish besides sushi/Japanese. To the rescue: Pita King.
Unlike the other Greek Chains ("Jimmy The Greek"), you do have to wait a few minutes to have your food prepared. Pita King doesn't have everything sitting in warming trays for hours, and will actually cook up your meat for you.
Food: For a food court, it's great stuff. I don't feel guilty for going there and I'm always satisfied.
Service: Family-owned. Service is friendly, but you do have to wait.
Value: Generous portions. You will feel full and the combos are cheap.
Ambiance: Brentwood food court... much nicer and quieter than Metrotown's, but I much prefer getting my order to go.
This is practically the only fast food vendor I eat at in Brentwood Mall. The food is always fresh, flavourful, and generous. The chicken schwarma platter comes with chicken, greek or caesar salad, pita bread, rice, and potatoes. There is always too much food to finish. The service is pleasant and efficient.
Not bad at all for food court fare. I usually get the Beef Donair platter which comes with beef, pita bread, Greek salad, and your choice of rice, potatoes, or half and half. I'm a sucker for those Greek potatoes and the portions are plentiful.
Everytime I go to Brentwood Mall with my girlfriend we always have to stop by Pita King. We always get the chicken shwarma and a can of pop for $5.39. The chicken is really flavourful and juicy. I've tried the beef and it's alrite but I perfer chicken the most. Everytime we eat there we are completely satisfied and the service is really fast (when it's not busy)