New SF branch in Souvla launches new menu for the first time in 8 years
Souvla’s newest location, which opens Tuesday in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood, serves more than the standard menu of lamb pita sandwiches and chicken salads the fast-casual Greek chain is known for. This fifth outpost will also contain a bar with a wider and higher selection of Greek wines and a menu of traditional mezes like spanakopita and chilled octopus.
“For years I wanted to do something like this, but it was hard to execute as its own concept,” said owner Charles Bililies. When he secured this space, which had previously been a Magnolia Brewing bar, it seemed like a good opportunity to try out his restaurant idea within a restaurant. The restaurant is approximately 3,000 square feet – much larger than other Souvlas – with high ceilings and a marble bar.