Gyropolis – Bloomington, MN

Disclaimer: After we leave a restaurant we do our reviews independent of each other and do not read the others until they are going to be posted. So there may be some repeated themes/ideas in our reviews.


Living in the southern suburbs there have been very little chances for gyros, there was a Dino’s in Shakopee for a while but that’s long gone. I don’t think I even heard of gyros before 1998 but damn I love them now. I don’t remember how Gyropolis got brought up between a couple coworkers and me but I am glad it did. I went there one afternoon when none of the usual lunch spots sounded good and was blown away. So much so that I let my fellow Food Bro know we were going back here to check it out.

I ordered The Gyropolis which is their standard gyro; gyro meat in a pita with onions, tomatoes and cucumber sauce. DAMN this was good, they give you a lot of meat and it’s tender and flavorful and the vegetables were super fresh. And I am not the biggest fan of raw tomatoes but these were so good I could believe they were picked that day (cant believe I just wrote about tomatoes). They put on plenty of tasty tasty cucumber sauce, so much so I was dipping my fries in it and it still dribbled out as I ate. The pita bread is soft and very good as well.  I got a side of seasoned fries as well, there were ok, they could have used some more seasoning but were a great devise to get the excess cucumber sauce into my mouth.

I don’t know if I am qualified to say Gyropolis has the best gyros in the state but judging from the lunch crowds when I have been there and my own experience they have my vote. It defiantly has a place in my lunch rotation, in fact I am craving another just writing this.


My experience with Gyro’s is limited.  I know they’re often made with a mixture of lamb and beef, served in a warm pita and covered with onion, tomato, and cucumber sauce. I only have a gyro maybe once a year and never fully appreciate how good they are.  After eating at Gyropolis I will certainly be eating them more often.

Between myself and Food Bro Bradley, I am the one who takes heat the best, so I decided to order the Spicy Gyro with a side of Greek rice. The spicy gyro comes with the traditional lamb and beef mixture and topped with onion, green peppers, and a spicy cucumber sauce. Side Note: They use very strong red onions on their gyros. Have some gum ready for after your meal. The meat is generous and tasty, the pita is soft and warm, I couldn’t have asked for better. I can’t put my finger on it but the spicy cucumber sauce seems to be standard cucumber sauce mixed with a bit of hot sauce and red pepper flakes.  However they do it…its good! You know how most places call something spicy and then you realize they just threw a piece of pepperjack cheese on your burger and called it “flaming hot”? Bullshit, I know. Gyropolis is the real deal and when they said spicy they meant it. The rice I ordered was called “Greek rice”.  It was yellow in color and I don’t know really what makes it Greek, because it just tasted like plain white rice to me. Next time I will try a different side for sure.

Gyros have definitely earned a place on my own personal food pyramid. When I need a quick lunch, my options are no longer just the standard fast food joints.  I recommend Gyropolis to anyone that is looking for something out of the ordinary and delicious. The gyros they serve are some of the best I have ever tasted.
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