Come down and see us, Eat-in or Takeaway

Makis Yiros has recently updated and refurbished the store, increasing its appeal to families and those looking for a great yiros experience. Our diner, with its old-fashioned booths, is the ideal place to enjoy a casual meal with your family and friends while you’re out and about down The Bay.

And not just Yiros!

We’ve got lots of options to keep the whole gang happy. Mixed grill, seafood, salads, shasliks, chevapchichis, fish and chips and more. Which means you’re bound to find something on our menu for even the fussiest kids!

You’ll find us on the corner of Moseley Street and Jetty Road Glenelg, just before you get down to the square. You can eat in our diner or just park around the corner, grab it and go — because Makis is the Fastest Yiros in the Land!

Why is it called a Yiros?

People use lots of different names for this style of food, with many local variations throughout Europe and the Middle East. Kebab and doner kebab (Turkish), shourma or shawarma (Arabic) and yiros (Greek).

In Australia? We use different names in every state! In NSW they’re known as doner kebabs or kebabs in Turkish or Lebanese shops, and yeeros or yiros in Greek shops. In Queensland and WA they’re called kebabs. In Victoria, they’re usually known as gyros or souvlaki. In Tassie, kebabs or souvlaki. But here in South Australia, we call them yiros. Singular and plural.

The word ‘yiros’ comes from the Greek word ‘gyro’ which means to turn around in a circle, a reference to the authentic rotisserie cooking. The Aussie yiros has 2-3 times as much filling as is used in Greece — which often surprises our Greek visitors.

The word ‘yiros’ in Greek means to turn around in a circle, so because of the authentic rotisserie cooking, that’s how the name came about.