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“Great food with a personal touch”
Review of Gazali's

Gazali's
Ranked #86 of 638 Restaurants in Des Moines
Description: 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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Description: 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!
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 with a side “upgrade” so I could try their hummus. Lay and MJ were fabulous and friendly. Great start to our trip to Des Moines - I recommend whole-heartedly!

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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.

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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 meal, and then sharing a dessert treat w/us. Thanks, MJ! Even if you don't yet know & savor Greek/Mediterranean flavors, give this cozy spot a try. Highly recommended.

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1  Thank wildswanDelaware
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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.

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1  Thank AuditorC
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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 also had stuffed grape leaves and Greek salad everything was superb. They pour a generous glass of wine and the atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming. We both stay away from carbs but the ratio of meat naan was so great that we both ate all the bread and it was worth every calorie. Do yourself a favot amd eat here!

2  Thank Benizziranch
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