Permanently Closed - Gazi

4.3
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1690 reviews
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$40 and under
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Greek

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. Gazi offers Greek food with a modern edge. Inspired by the street art-filled district of Gazi in Athens, we celebrate the beautiful chaos created by the diversity of cultures that call Gazi home. You can expect a fresh take on Greek cuisine with the warmth of traditional Greek hospitality to keep you coming back for more.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Greek, Tapas / Small Plates, Mediterranean
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Hours of Operation
Daily 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(03) 9207 7444
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Reuben Davis
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Neighbourhood
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Cross street
Flinders Street
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Parking Details
Street parking is available, and there are a number of secure parking lots nearby
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Public Transit
Public transport can be taken with trams 48, 70 and 75. We are located near stop 7 on Flinders Street.
Flinders Street Station is only 400m away.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1690 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.3
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Tokyo
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great staff and very good food!!

KK
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The OpenTable reservation wasn’t on their system for some reason and it was the only glitch of the evening. Food was great as was the music, ambience and service.

R
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

The restaurant seems focussed more on ambience rather than good food... Ordered lamb, saganaki, tarama and a salad...and the best dish was the salad

M
Melbourne / VIC
56 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

First time to Gazi, and I was blown away with the quality of food! The chips, the greens, the souvas... (why don't they have lamb?). Well paced service too - will be making a return!

OT
Melbourne / VIC
37 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

A pre-Christmas dinner with the girls at Gazi was a lovely night. Staff were a little awkward when we informed them about dietary requirements due to allergies but I assume they were being overly cautious. Between us we shared Melitzanosalata - the person with nut allergies had EVOO with their pita instead, Zucchini Fritters - these were a little too greasy, Pork and Fennel Meatballs, Saganaki - with the chutney on the side due to allergies, Salt and Pepper Squid - yum! and Chips with Feta - a very generous portion! This was more than enough food for the 3 of us and was all tasty. We washed it down with a bottle of Giant Steps Chardonnay which was delicious - we even managed to get an extra glass when staff brought over a glass even though we had ordered a bottle. Service was a little haphazard with different staff members taking orders, bringing food, asking and answering questions but it was the week before Christmas and was busy. This also meant it was noisy but we managed to have a good catch up! The bill was very reasonable indeed and the food good enough to make me return.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service

OT
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience1

We had a booking (via Open table) however they said we didn’t and sat us on the bar/a corner of the bar. We couldn’t hear each other speak so we had to inhale our food and leave. The food is great though, just disappointing

SS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed the experience - the main negative is the price of the wines - way to expensive!

OT
Adelaide / SA
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere!

b
London
15 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Nice choice for business lunch. We enjoyed food and ambiance. Great flavours and wine list

L
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great staff - attentive, helpful and very professional. Food and drinks came quickly which was great given we had a concert to go to. Would definitely return.

S
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was perfect service was excellent and food delicious

FA
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

The service was very mediocre. it would be nice to have them there when you are about to order because i nearly waited 20 minutes for them to serve. experienced the waiting before ordering twice. we only really came back because of the food.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food and service

JD
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience2

My wife ordered fish. Came cold and not cooked properly. She returned it and we were not charged BUT THIS IS NOT THE POINT. I ordered lamb roast shoulder and was good quality. I asked with what accompaniment was the dishes served but I was told with nothing. You need salad You have to order separate. In short it proves the point that eating at Big Chefs restaurant does not guarantee quality but only high price. I short I would not be going again and I will not recommended it to any of my friends.

OT
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Felt relaxed and welcome as soon as we walked in. Service was fast, polite and non intrusive. Food was delicious, best wagyu beef I’ve ever tasted!

N
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience2

This was my second time with Garzi, the first time blew me away, couldn’t believe what I ate! The second time I was very disappointed, the flavours were not there, the service was great and quick, but I though the food lacked punch! My wife and I were very disappointed! Which was a shame! It may have been what we ordered but it was nothing that couldn’t of been achieved at home, homus and pita bread, come on George step up your game!!

MS
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

I would only recommend people to eat at Gazi only once for the experience and to taste their food . I thought the doughnuts dessert was fantastic. I enjoyed the spanakopita gyozas and the calamari. My beef souvlaki was a bit dry and I had to ask for extra sauce. But given that this restaurant is top of the range, you should never have to add any extra sauce to your food.

MC
Adelaide / SA
2 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service & good food

OT
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of Melbourne’s best dining experiences. A great take on Greek cuisine and the service and care is the team was terrific.

TW
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was amazingly tasty, and the service was prompt and attentive. I only had an issue with the limited portions for the money spent. $33 for a glass of wine and small souva...

JH
Melbourne / VIC
5 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding dining experience. Loukoumi! Friendly, competent staff, delicious food and reasonable prices.

KC
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Definitely recommend. Had a lovely meal sampling lots of small, vegetarian plates with good friends. Add a nice wine and it was all thumbs up for me.

M
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always really enjoy dining at Gazi. We were greeted as soon as we entered the restaurant by a friendly attendant who then gave us a table option of by the window or not. We also ordered some drinks at the bar while we waited for the table and just overall all the staff we spoke to were very friendly and just made the experience really good. The food was so good my boyfriend and I loved every dish!! We will be back again

LZ
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is amazing, great wine list, great atmosphere.

BC
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Delicious food! However the carrots were a tad underdone - still crunchy.

CR
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant!! Food was Amazing and the service was Exceptional. Such a lovely experience all round.

JC
Melbourne / VIC
5 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Great staff. Food expensive for what you get really.

LT
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My friend recommended Gazi to me. I was in Melbourne for a special weekend away with my mum. We both have an appreciation for simple food done well and I think Gazi is just that!

The service was beyond amazing... the waiters were very proactive in describing the menu and even suggested to get half servings of some dishes which was clever.

We ordered the hero dish - The a roast lamb. My god, it was bloody amazing. And those chips! Yum.

I’ll be back!

W
Melbourne / VIC
7 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

We ordered the express lunch and the salad was just leaves which was disappointing. The rest was fine.

E
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Very average food, woeful service and poor acoustics. Won’t be going back nor recommending it to others. Particularly disappointing that the meat on the menu wasn’t from free range producers.

HH
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

We went as a family. Extremely loud and dark for kids. More appropriate for after work drinks. Food was ok. I went about a year ago and food was out of this world, so was disappointed this time. No kombucha anymore?! 😭

NH
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Too much mayo in the wraps, both felt uncomfortable after

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food, service was good. Will come again

DH
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have a friend going to Melbourne for the long weekend and I have already recommended that she go to Gazi as she will not be disappointed.

The service was outstanding as was the food. Our waitress assisted us with how much we needed for 5 ladies to share and she was spot on. The lamb fell off the bone and the chips are the best.

Thank you Gazi will definitely be back!

K
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

I was not very happy with the 4 tiny pieces of squid that we received, much too expensive for what appeared on our table. The pork belly skin was chewy and only 'crackly' on the very edges which made it inedible. I was very disappointed considering I was a returning customer after a fantastic experience the first time around. I lashed out to take my mum for her birthday so was a bit sad. The service was great though.

FM
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food. Delicious chocolate brownie.







Tks!

MM
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great venue and food was delicious. Portions are very small so would definitely recommend getting an entree and main.

AM
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing the second time around!! Will definitely continue to recommend to friends!!

MF
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

We had one of the set menus and it was spectacular. Every dish was exceptional and the sheer quantity of the food was more than ample for two hungry people. I would particularly single out the dips and the lamb shoulder. The young waitress really knew her hospitality and was friendly and very helpful. We will certainly go again