Charles Bililies

Chef
Charles Bililies

San Francisco

About Charles Bililies

Charles Bililies is the creator and owner of Souvla, San Francisco’s popular and growing fine-casual Greek restaurant brand. He moved to California in 2006 and worked for Chef Thomas Keller at The French Laundry and Bouchon Bistro, as well as Chef Michael Mina at both his eponymous restaurant and RN74.

Accolades

  • #1 Food Trend of the Year
    Bon Appetit
  • Best Concept
    StarChefs
  • Best French Fries, Best of the Bay
    San Francisco Magazine
  • Best Greek, Best of the Bay
    San Francisco Magazine
  • Baklava Frozen Yogurt, Things to Eat Before You Die
    7X7
  • Eater38
    Eater

Where I Go Out

At My Venues

Lamb sandwich
$$, Outdoor Seating, Greek, Souvlaki, North Of The Panhandle
"Perfectly tender lamb, pickled onions, fresh radish and cucumber. Feta cheese over the top and yogurt sauce. Make sure to get some roasted potatoes and soft served Greek frozen yogurt. Olive and sea salt on top are my favorite."
Lamb sandwich
$$, Outdoor Seating, Greek, Souvlaki, North Of The Panhandle
"This is something I crave on a weekly basis: tender, salty lamb and creamy yogurt, (be a hero and ask to get fries in the sandwich). Nobody was doing solid greek sandwiches in SF and they've nailed it. Everything here has well-balanced flavors, and it's a really cozy place. I like to come later in the afternoon to avoid the rush."