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Posted by Anonymous on 05/17/2013
I rarely take the time to write a review of a place unless it is exceptionally bad. Our delivery took over an hour to arrive and when it did, half of the order was missing. It didn't matter, though, because the food was so that we just canceled those items instead of paying for more food. The grape leaves were inedible, the hummus had a terrible aftertaste (and what was the poor excuse for a pita they served with it?) and the salad was bland. How this place got good reviews, I will never understand.
Posted by teddy r. on 01/30/2013
The food is fresh and good, served in a nice atmosphere, though a little pricey.
Posted by flyingchef on 12/13/2012
Had lunch at the UWS location and had to write a review. Never have I had food so fresh and flavorful. We did the Gazala Platter that has 9 appetizers, and it was such a delight to have a wide variety of tastings. The grape leaves and Tabouli were amazing because they didn't over lemon juice them, like most places do. The reason for that is they make them fresh every day and don't need to preserve it with citrus juice. The spreads were incredible and the tahini was the best I've ever tasted. The pita is not your store bought stuff. It's this very thin, large light pancake thing and it's perfect because it doesn't fill you up with carbs like the pita pockets. You can enjoy the food. Absolutely one of the finest experiences I've had in awhile. They don't have one on the UES so I'll have to go to the west side. Very reasonable wine list too. Worth the trip!
Posted by lamp2000 on 05/16/2012
My husband and I enjoyed another excellent dinner at Gazala's when we were back in NYC last month. We shared a large platter called Moshakal which was a combo of flame broiled lamb, chicken, and kafta, with spices, served with rice and salad for $19.50. The food was excellent and the atmosphere was quiet and pleasant. If you like Middle Eastern food, I highly recommend this restaurant just across from the Museum of Natural History on Columbus.
Posted by melissa on 12/17/2011
We loved the midtown location of Gazala's, so we were thrilled to see it open near our house. The food is delicious, and the portions are huge: my husband and I usually split a few appetizers and a boreka (yum!) and we always end up with leftovers to take home. The babaganoush is terrific, as are the meat cigars and the lamb hummus. And the borekas are out of this world.
Posted by Steven Ganin on 12/11/2011
My wife and I took our daughter out for dinner Sunday 12/11/11. She has been there a few times and we were looking for something different. What a surprise. The ambiance was really nice and the service was excellent. The food was out of this world. We had the sampler appetizer and the best Tilapia we have ever had. So good we asked the Chef (owner of the restaurant) for the recipe and she came to our table and explained how she prepared the fish. Cant wait to return for another great dinner.
Posted by familyfoodie on 10/12/2011
Went to Gazala for the first time over this past weekend. The restaurant is in a lovely space with high ceilings and comfortably spaced seating. The food was solid -- good hummus, fantastic lavash-style pita which my son wanted to purchase by the pound, and nice salad choices. Also, the best, freshest falafel i have ever tasted. Reasonably priced, dinner (mostly a dinner-sized assortment of appetizers) for 3, with one drink, was about $60 before tax and tip. We will definitely go back.