Gazi

4.3
1604 reviews
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$40 and under
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Greek
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  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Fun
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.
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4.3
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Austin
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

Food decent bit pricey. The noise level was uncomfortable.

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OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Service not great but food made up for it

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SK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
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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SB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Fantastic variety of food, loved the soft shell crab souva!

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JC
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and great service! Our meals were out so quickly. The lamb should was to die for! Will be back, highly recommend!

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SK
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, Amazing service would definitely be back.

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GM
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Everything was fantastic, we had the 7 course tasting menu, all so good except the Loukoumades, very disappointing they were hard and dry, not much flavour at all.

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MP
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I book Gazi every time I’m in Melbourne because it never disappoints! This time I brought a couple of Danish and Italian friends and they absolutely loved it too.
Gary is a very modern Greek menu that pushes the boundaries and soars beyond expectations.
The atmosphere is quite loud but exciting and we go to the late seating so you can have more chill time although the food comes out quite quickly.

It was very easy to book and make changes to that booking, even last minute.

The waitstaff are incredible. They read the subtle signs, they’re on top of the menu, they’re quick to respond, extremely polite and helpful. Their synergy with each other creates a great experience. To me, staff balances the food when it comes places like this and I’ve never been disappointed. Thank you to our fantastic waitress.

Loved it!

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NB
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great service and great food. We go to Gazi every time we are in Melbourne

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FK
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service.(Chloe was fantastic (great personality). Great food. Great cocktails (mastixa).

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r
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

There were hardly vegetarian/ vegan options apart from Salads.

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SC
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

The food was Ok but nothing really special. The service was quick and friendly. More like a upmarket food hall than a good restaurant.

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J
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

I have eaten here several times amd loved it, but Friday night was very mediocre. Service was scarce with drinks forgotten, when our mains were served we were informed one of our dishes were no longer available. The desserts were too large, the tart in particular and it was also too dry and even when vermouth was poured over. Very disappointed especially as I chose this place to celebrate the end of my comp prep and 20 weeks of dieting.

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AB
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Unbelievable food. Comes out at a cracking pace. Would go back again and again for the wood fired spit chicken.

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AN
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was outstanding. Service was spectacular. Quick to fill up our wine glass & water.

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j
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Overall food was good but service slow. We ordered restaurant express as part of MFWF but for a table of 5 we got the same quantity of food as the table for 2 next to us. For everything we needed, we needed to attract the attention of the service staff (drinks, order, coffee, water).

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M
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Very noisy. Specifically pre-booked for 1 hour and a half and after 1 hour 15 was told table was needed.

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BB
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Chips weren’t as good as last time I was there. But the souvlakia was wonderful

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KD
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Love love love! Fantastic food, good value for money. It’s fine dining with the benefit of decent portions. Would highly recommend

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