Gazi

4.2
1386 reviews
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$40 and under
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Greek
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Birthdays
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Greek, Tapas / Small Plates, Mediterranean
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Hours of Operation
7 days | Monday - Sunday
12:00pm - 10:00pm
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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
George Calombaris
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Catering
Did you know Gazi can be made available to cater your upcoming function or special occasion? Whether a corporate lunch, or celebratory event we can recreate your Gazi favourites to suit you're next function. Enquire now and see what we can do for you!
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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 Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, View, Wine
What 1386 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.0
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4.0
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

We had a good meal at Gazi. Food was delicious.
Service was a bit rushed and thrust onto the table.
Acknowledgement of our boys birthday was a great surprise.

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KM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have been before and we will be back! Best Greek in melbourne. Love love love

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OT
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very cosy, great atmosphere and very good service. We had 3 dips and the roast chicken. Everything was very tasty.

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

We had dinner at Gazi on a recommendation from a friend and have zero regrets. The food was amazing. Best meal of our entire 5 day Melbourne trip (and we ate at many places). Although the noise level was extremely loud (definitely would not recommend for a quiet date night / intimate conversation), the food was so good our mouths weren't free enough for much conversation anyway.
The dishes were generous both in flavour and plating. The wait staff were friendly and helpful with menu advice. The unique terracotta ceiling was creative and fun for the gram.
Brilliant food, can't wait to go again next trip - a must have on the Melbourne itinerary!

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G
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Quite frankly, I would find it difficult to select anything specific or special about this place. It was extremely noisy and our visit was on a Thursday ie not even the weekend!
As it was our first visit, we selected the Alpha Sharing option - on the waitresses advice - and while the food in the main was OK, the shock came at the end with the bill when we discovered that the price shown for the so-called 'sharing dish' was per person! Therefore $59 became $118! To be fair, the pp was on the menu but as we took advice from the waitress we didn't really look at the fine print as we should have done. So, lesson learned! If you do visit this venue and choose a Sharing option, please BEWARE. CHECK THE PRICES!
Having said all that, we felt that $59 would be a good price. It was certainly not worth $118! If, in the unlikely event that we visit again, we would select from the main and dessert menu.

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JM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 3

Waitress very strongly pushed food on us. Politely had to decline extra food 3 times and it got very awkward. Food came out in two seconds, so very easy to add to. It ruined the meal and our time there.

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CC
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food was great, service was good.Only bad point was they crammed 7 of us on a table fit for 5 which is pretty poor as we booked months in advance.

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RA
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect for family get together. Great food attentive service without disrupting our conversations. A booth was perfect for us. We chose menu items rather than set menu and were pleased we did. Lamb was fantastic.

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A
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

The service was excellent. Some of the dishes were delicious and others were ok. Expensive for what it is, but that seems to be the way it is with so many restaurants.

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RV
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Limited gluten free options.
Staff difficult to understand.
Food and service average on the night.

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S
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfectly cooked meals. All staff very happy, friendly and knowledgeable. Wonderful atmosphere.

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AK
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was excellent and the service was also excellent. The only thing that we didn't like was the volume of the music. A bit too loud for having a normal conversation. Thank you.

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GS
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I've been to Gazi a couple of times now, and love their three choices of 'feed me' menus. We got one of the feed me's, which was delicious, except they forgot the chicken dish which is one of the main and most popular dishes. Very unfortunate, seeing as we were both looking forward to it so much, and it never arrived. Otherwise, the service was great and a really nice ambience. Will give it another chance.

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RJ
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was amazing, the wait staff were attentive and knowledgeable.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We Love Gazi and come here every time we visit Melbourne

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DP
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great evening. Fantastic food and good service. Highly recommend the tasting menus!

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DM
7 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good quality Greek food. Small souvlaki excellent. Service very good. A little on the noisy side. Wine prices expensive. A great place for an easy quick lunchtime meal.

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NB
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is delisous and the service is great, we go there every time we are in Melbourne we love it so much

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BM
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

absolutely love gazi at 5.00 pm very quiet had a lovely booth seat you must order the pork sensational as are the chips and the pumpkin staff are so helpful and very friendly is my favourite greek to eat

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GC
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Tasty food. Expensive wine. Would be helpful to be told when a dish is available in a half serve especially when you are a couple. It is inappropriate to be asked by the waiting staff if we want to leave a tip. Tips should be at diners discretion. Stylish interior fit out in heritage building. Good views out the windows despite being on “ground” floor.

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VN
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Enjoyable dinner with good service from start to end.

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N
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service and amazing food, staff were so helpful in assisting us with the menu options to work in with our multiple allergies. Highly recommended.

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KB
2 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 1

The lamb and beef were really tasty. The creme brûlée was awful, $15 for some crazy take on a classic dessert, I could barely eat it. The music was so loud we struggled to hear each other across the table. The food was served so quickly, perhaps too quickly for us, as we wanted a relaxed meal over a bottle of wine. Overall, we won’t return, but that’s not to say it won’t please others looking for a lively ambience with quick service and a “modern” menu.

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SA
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and service. Highly recommend. Would definitely visit again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent atmosphere , consistent service & amazing food ... Beautiful experience and highly recommend this venue !!!

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KB
6 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food and service. A must do if in Melbourne.

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WS
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

The food was good, but nothing impressive.
For the price I expected better.
Service on the other hand was great and no complaints there.

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JP
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

Food wasnt great. We did the Alpha tasting plate. Dishes were so-so. The chicken off the spit was ok, the chips were just chips with feta on them. The tap beer was expensive. I would have preferred Nando’s.

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HH
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

It was only the 3rd visit to Gazi and the choice for our get together was based on positive experiences. However this one was disappointing. We all agree a business is about revenue but frankly I don't want to feel that being at the forefront when I dine out. This night... its how this felt. If we didn't feel with every step that we were just being rushed through the "2 hour slot booking " we may have even enjoyed it. Not sure if we rush back, which is a shame, as the general concept and ambiance of the place is good. #notjustanumber

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G
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Was really loud, too loud for conversation even though we like to party on weekends we were there to catch up with friends

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PH
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, good vibe. Very enjoyable lunch. Great choices including a lot of vegetarian options. Leave room for dessert.

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RB
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

We eat at Gazi every time we come to Melbourne & the food is consistently delicious. The Bombe Metaxa is impressive & huge! Only criticisms are that it’s pretty loud & hard to hear each other without screaming & the beers are pricey. Otherwise, we love it. Service has always been spot on too.

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BK
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

I enjoyed eating it Gaszi the food was lovely

I have also eaten at Hellenic Republic and preferred that slightly due to its authentic heritage I know the two restaurants offer point of difference
However I preferred Hellenic with my Greek background

Price for food was Good value for money
Price on beers and wines where a little on the pricey
Probably would’ve enjoyed another drink or two Of the beer was not so Exie

Overall I did enjoy my experience

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ZA
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food, the atmosphere and all of the staff at Gazi are amazing. My partner and I went there for a meal after hearing great things about the restaurant and it did not disappoint. If we lived in Melbourne we would become regulars here! Everything we tried had mouth watering flavour and we left thoroughly fed and happy for a reasonable price which is not easy to find. We hope to return on any further trips to Melbourne.

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SS
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Loved it, possibly a bit noisy but I am over 50! Food was gorgeous

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DA
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Lovely, innovative food. We could have been guided as to the sizes of dishes a bit better as we ended up ordering too much. Limited vegetarian options.

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AD
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Will definitely be back! Love Gazi! The food, service and ambiance was a treat! Thank you!

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B
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great ambience, delicious food and excellent customer experience 👍

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JB
7 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible Greek food - the best of all of George's restaurants! Really good service too. It was very loud though, as it was just before an AFL final match. We will definitely be back!

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J
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food as always! Friendly and efficient staff. Will visit every time I come to Melbourne.

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