Gazi

4.3
1620 reviews
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$40 and under
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Greek
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  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
From the ink-splattered walls to industrial steel benches, GAZI is a no-frills, no-fuss bar-slash-Greek-restaurant where you can drink, eat and let loose – without the rules.
Get stuck into our impressive range of sensational cocktails and get your hands dirty with our tasty Greek street food ? designed to soak up the alcohol while you soak up the fun.
Join us and get lost in the cool and carefree atmosphere of the most eccentric neighbourhood in Greece, without leaving Melbourne’s CBD.
What 1620 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.2
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4.0
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had the most amazing experience in Gazi! It was really made by our servers, unfortunately we didn’t catch their names but one was a young man from Manchester and one was a young woman from Korea. Both not only gave us everything we asked for in a timely manner, but were so friendly and engaging. I would go back for the service alone, but my god was the good amazing!

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Glad I got to bring family here for a treat and they were thoroughly impressed! Food was outstanding and top notch chips (as always)! Understand that Gazi is always busy, unfortunately we had to wait 15 minutes for a table that we made reservations for.

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RG
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, brilliant and attentive service. Hubby is coeliac, and they were really great about letting us know what was and wasn't safe for him to have.

Gazi, we will be back for sure....many, many times!

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A
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The chicken was amazing! The brocollini was amazing! We thoroughly enjoyed everything! The only thing I was a bit disappointed about was the dessert that lights on fire. I thought there would be more theatrics involved as I’ve seen some that have the wow factor down pat but it tasted great! Overall, very happy!

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C
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Service was very rushed and unwelcoming - dips, entree and mains were finished 35 minutes after arriving, which is fine if you want to be in and out however, for a $250 Easter Sunday dinner this was not really what we were after. We were not offered any dessert or coffee after the mains. It seems they just want to get you out and squeeze in another group before the next sitting. The mains we unaccompanied by even a few chips or a small salad/garnish on the plate. The food itself was fairly good but I’ve definitely had better Greek food than this elsewhere. Just all seems a bit slapped together and has no ‘Wow’ factor which so many other Melbourne restaurants can and do provide. This was our 2nd visit here after a fairly similar experience the 1st time - sorry but we won’t bother for a 3rd time.

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SB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love coming to eat at Gazi. Friendly & professional staff. Great food & atmosphere

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S
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Execellent venue, friendly service and atmospheric.
Delicious food and extensive wine list will make us come back. We had a great evening.

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LL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Accomodated to our table's variety of allergies (nut, soy, diary, shellfish). Food was amazing.

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RJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Food is excellent. Service is stretched and a bit patchy.

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AC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and ambiance - highlight was the outstanding customer service!! Will definitely be back!

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SS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service, nothing to complain about at all.

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OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The service at Gazi was friendly and the staff were very attentive and helpful. The food was beautifully prepared and presented and in a timely manner. I was very happy we were seated further into the restaurant as the tables closest to the bar were bigger and it can get very loud. Overall, a lovely dining experience and we will be back.

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S
London
8 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

All I kept thinking was ‘Wow, George!’ Gorgeous food combinations and taste sensations with stand outs being the Kataifi prawns and the pumpkin side dish. The tenderness of the braised beef in the souvlaki was amazing and delicious, paired perfectly with flat leaf parsley to offset the richness.
The staff sparkled. The Maître D’ was the best I’ve encountered in many years of great dining experiences and restaurants. Warm, sincere, interested and genuine, he clearly loves his job. Our waitress was quirky and fun.
Only one slight drawback was the way the noise carries and it’s a pity you can’t choose your patrons, with a couple of tables behaving like they were in a zoo, rather than a beautiful dining space. Seriously, who hangs from the suspended table wires and shouts obscenities in a restaurant?
Wouldn’t put me off returning.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Anniversary

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SB
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Food was amazing service was outstanding but the noise was nearly unbearable.

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Austin
9 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

Food decent bit pricey. The noise level was uncomfortable.

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AG
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely delicious food, lively ambience and great decor. Will 100% recommend Gazi to anyone.

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OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Service not great but food made up for it

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SK
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food and service. Very helpful in accomdating our pram. Very cheerful and helpful waiter.

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MF
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always, the food was amazing. So much of it too! And the service was very accommodating and friendly. Thanks.

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T
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Really good food and good service; one issue I thought was very annoying way buying the 3-dip combination does not at all come with enough bread. It's just bread guys, come on. A whole separate thing of bread was just enough to finish the dip. Not sure if we got charged for the extra bread but if so that sucks

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MC
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Lovely food and service but just a bit too crowded for a romantic evening. Very hip and happening!

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AG
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

One of the best places to eat in Melbourne. This was coupled by thoughtful and caring service by Holly who made the experience even better . I waited a long time to share the experience with my daughter and thanks to the food and Holly it surpassed my memories of before . Thank you so much . I’ll be back .

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SM
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food, great restaurant. My only complaint is that it was really chilly! I had to wear my coat and the two ladies at the next table were also complaining.

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CS
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 1

Well presented restaurant, but way too noisy. Had to speak loudly to be heard, had difficulty talking with the staff as very hard to hear. Drinks and entrees were perfect, but the pork belly on the night was overcooked and dry.

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KB
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great fun, delicious cocktails and food. Friendly and efficient service. Would gladly return!

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D
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We two had a really nice dinner: dips with pita, and fried cheese for starters, a shared leg of lamb with a side of broccolini for the main course. The portions were perfect and the food was excellent. The drinks (cocktail for me, wine for my wife) were also good and not overpriced by Melbourne standards. All in all an excellent meal and a good value to boot.

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IC
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Good interiors but thats the only drawcard. Pushy waiters who wanted us to spend a lot.

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VB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The staff were very efficient and as I am Coeliac it was wonderful to be able to eat the delicious Greek inspired food. The gluten free souvlaki was delicious!! We informed them we were going to the theatre and the food arrived at our table within a very short time.

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DV
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nice atmosphere, friendly staff and delicious food. Dips were average but i would still go back. The resturant is very loud so best not to go for a business meeting otherwise delicious

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P
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Loved the food. Crowded and Bustling. Loved the fact that the food can be ordered as single items and we can taste all the different items. Highly recommended.

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RT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our experience was overall fantastic, was 3rd visit and didn't dissapoint. Only criticism was wine is way too expensive per glass, therefore I only had one.

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LL
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Disappointing!

I have been here before and thought I’d take my husband to enjoy the good food but was really disappointed ...

We had the taramosalata which was very nice & the chips with feta which were fresh and crispy. These were the only stand outs.

We had the Pork belly from the charcoal grill - it was dry, tough and tasteless. We also ordered the greens which were ok.

The waitress kept hassling us to take plates away etc and they couldn’t have needed the plates as we went for an early dinner so they weren’t busy.

Even after the poor experience we decided to order dessert with one last hope..ordered the Greek donuts with Nutella - they were tough and chewy certainly not fresh.

Overall - this place is definitely overrated and has gone downhill.

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JV
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We ordered the oven baked barramundi which was lovely.

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K
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Arrive early as 3 of the dishes we wanted had sold out. Everything is so tasty that the substitutes did not disappoint. Our waitress wasn't the most helpful, forgot half our order and wasn't very friendly - but the rest of the team are very professional so it balanced out. Fun night with friends from the USA and Gazi is a great venue to connect / reconnect over great food.

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A
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything about Gazi was great apart from where my partner and I were seated.

We were seated so close to the cutlery / cashier screen that every half a minute or so, staff were clattering plates, knives and forks for new customers. Everytime this happened, it was painfully loud and my partner and I couldn't even hold a conversation.

In addition, staff were constantly brushing past our table and to get drinks from the bar as well as standing right near our table to use the cashier screen which was really uncomfortable and annoying. If the table was at least 1m away from all the hustle and bustle of the busy staff it wouldn't have been such an unpleasant experience.

On the upside, the food was delicious and was served within minutes. Staff were also patient in explaining the menu (which took 5 minutes to be given to us as we patiently waited).

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JM
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Great service and stunning food! The chicken was mouth watering

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CB
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Food was below average , sent sides out without mains. Felt very rushed, long wait at door 10 minutes plus to be greeted

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RD
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

My second visit to Gazi, last trip 3 years ago, which we absolutly loved. This time around , disappointed with wine selection and the volune of music was just far too loud for a restaurant, you could not talk or hear one another ( we were a table of six)
Food was good, and waitress lovely but not 10/10 sadly
So wont be rushing back

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KU
Sydney / NSW
5 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Tasty food, great vibe and a fantastic night. Get thee under the terracotta pots stat!

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