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1205 25th St, Des Moines, IA 50311-3005
+1 515-309-9167
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“spicy chicken” (3 reviews)
“hummus” (6 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Greek, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
1205 25th St, Des Moines, IA 50311-3005
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Gazali's
1. Fresh authentic food!
"The spicy garlic chicken so good."
Kristin S
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2. Excellent food
"Excellent food, pleasant ambience, nice music, excellent food."
Venkata K
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3. Home cooking
"The hummus is to die for, I can no longer buy store bought hummus"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been here often but had to take my mom and a friend there so they could experience it, too. The food is always fresh and tasty - always made to order. And someone always comes out to visit with the guests. You'll never be...More

Thank Todd D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful place of mouth watering delicacies and heart warming hospitality which touched our hearts not to be missed .

Thank Shubhada K
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

I love Mediterranean food and am soooooo happy we have a great restaurant here in Des Moines for that. The place is always lively, attracting Drake students and staff, as well as interesting people from all over. Now that they have beer and wine, this...More

Thank MarciaTheExplorer
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Traveling thru, stopped here based on Yelp reviews.... Wow am dreaming of the Spicy Garlic Chicken and the pistachio baklava was the best I've ever eaten... My side was the lentil soup... Almost beat my Mom's 😊

1  Thank Robin R
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

I come here regularly for the spicy gyro salad though all the food is great, and can be customized spicy/not etc for different tastes. Very accommodating hosts and relaxed atmosphere. I've seen them hand out special treats to children and dogs, and there's a good...More

2  Thank Guinevere M
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

The food was amazing. I had the gyro with lentil and vegetable soup - delicious and enough for two meals. The real difference is the employees though. They made a “grilled cheese” with their homemade bread for my young daughter. They also hooked me up...More

1  Thank Sarah G
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

We were so disappointed. The place was closed from 3-5 and though I understand why, it’s very upsetting to drive for 4 hours and expect a place to be open when it states on trip advisor that they’re open 11-9.

Thank Marley A
Reviewed 17 August 2018

After a long day at the iconic Iowa State Fair, we sought just really good, casual dining...our 'Gyro Salad' & 'Spicy Gyro' wrap hit the spot ;-) Owner/manager 'MJ' was a gracious host, inviting us to taste a good red wine to accompany our delicious...More

1  Thank wildswanDelaware
Reviewed 9 August 2018

The food is great. prices a little high but the authentic makes it worth it. Give it a try you wont be disappointed.

1  Thank AuditorC
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

We showed up just after they closed, but the owners MJ and Karen opened for us. First of all, that's how you treat your customers, but more importantly the food was amazing. I had the garlic chicken and my husband had the spicy chicken. We...More

2  Thank Benizziranch
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Kellie O
10 November 2018|
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Response from MarciaTheExplorer | Reviewed this property |
They definately have wine, and a good selection. They have a licence for beer but I'm not sure they stock it.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1205 25th St, Des Moines, IA 50311-3005
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-309-9167
Gazali's is a quaint, family owned and run, Mediterranean restaurant. We specialize in lamb gyros and chicken Shawarma. We also offer a variety of vegan dishes. The family has been in the food business in the Des Moines area since the 1980s. This location has been in operation for the last 15 years. Our fare is homemade with love! Served from the heart, not the freezer!
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