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Mythos Kouzina & Grill | JLT, Dubai

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Having been on several trips to Greece over the years, I have always had a love for Greek food, especially the traditional Tzatziki dip! After my most recent trip to Mykonos, my withdrawal symptoms led me to figure out how to make this delicious dip, which I now do on a regular basis (click here for the recipe).

So when some fellow foodies suggest checking out the newly opened Greek restaurant Mythos Kouzina & Grill, it’s clearly an offer I can’t refuse, especially since it’s in my neighborhood! The restaurant is located in Cluster P of Jumeirah Lake Towers, beneath the Armada BlueBay Hotel. And for those that are wondering, yes, it will eventually have an alcohol license.

The entrance is a little bit tricky to find, but as I walk through the door I am immediately transported back to Little Venice in Mykonos. I am now curious how authentic the food will be. It has a very casual and comforting vibe and light coloured interiors much like its sister restaurant Elia at the Majestic Hotel in Bur Dubai.

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I am the only vegetarian at the table tonight, but the menu is super veggie-friendly and my meat-loving friends are quite keen to sample a couple of the veggie options as well. We go with the Tzatziki (of course!), the Traditional Fava dip, the Tomato Kefta, the Spinach Cheese Pie and the Baked Feta Cheese. I also order the Gemista for my main course, and my friends add some seafood and meat dishes to the mix. Here’s a quick rundown:

Mythos-Appetizers

Tzatziki
Not a hard dish to get wrong, and this one tastes great! The cucumber is diced nice and small and the garlic and dill are in perfect proportions.

Fava (vegan friendly)
These pureed split peas are a little thicker and drier than I am used to, but they are enjoyable nonetheless. I prefer the Tzatziki, but the general consensus on the table is to order a second round of Fava.

Spinach Cheese Pie
A crispy and delicious filo pastry with just a touch of feta. It tastes just as good as it looks.

Tomato Kefta (vegan friendly)
I absolutely love this one. The tomato itself is nice and juicy while the deep fried exterior still maintains a little bit of crispness.

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Baked Feta Cheese
Not the most photogenic dish of the night, but the herbed, mildly spiced feta cheese is served nice and warm.

Gemista served with feta and roast potatoes (omit the feta for vegan friendly option)
Tomatoes & capsicums are stuffed with herbed rice and baked in the oven.   I am pleasantly surprised with this dish; I suspect the use of a mashed tomatoes and a vegetable-based broth in the rice as I certainly did not expect it to be so moist and flavorful. The feta that is served on the side is certainly not a necessary ingredient, so it could make for a vegan friendly dish if served without it.

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Mythos-Dessert

 

We are all very satisfied with the savoury courses, thus have high expectations for dessert. We order the Galaktoboureko, a traditional Greek dessert made with filo pastry & custard. Sadly it’s a bit of a disappointment as the custard lacks flavor and the filo pasty is quite soggy.

On the whole, aside from the dessert, everything is really authentic and delicious. Mythos Kouzina & Grill is definitely going to be regular neighbourhood outing for me for a delicious Greek meal with a nice cool glass of white! smile emoticon

10/10stars

GRASSY SUMMARY
Veggie Friendly: ✔  Vegan Friendly:  ✔
Pros: A relaxed, comforting spot for delicious, authentic Greek Food that's value for money
Cons: Accessibility is a little tricky
Price: $$ (50 - 200 AED)

Average price for 1 guest without alcohol

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