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About Gazi

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.

2 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000
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Dining style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Greek, Tapas / Small Plates, Mediterranean

Hours of operation:
7 days | Monday - Sunday
12:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross street:
Flinders Street

Dress code:
Smart Casual

Price range:
$40 and under

Payment options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
(03) 9207 7444

Website:
http://www.gazirestaurant.com.au/

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!

Parking Details:
Street parking is available, and there are a number of secure parking lots nearby

Public Transport:
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.

Executive Chef:
George Calombaris

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, View, Wine

Gazi Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.3

Service

4.2

Ambience

4.0

Value

3.9

Noise

Energetic

85% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (105)
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Group Bookings (87)
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Fun (69)
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Creative Cuisine (64)
Tasting Menu (54)
Vibrant Bar Scene (52)
Hot Spot (48)
Sunday Lunch (39)
Pre/post Theatre (39)
Tapas (37)
Good for Anniversaries (37)
Business Meals (32)
Quick Bite (32)
Worth the Drive (31)
Child Friendly (28)
Romance (28)
Cosy (27)
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Neighbourhood Gem (22)
Notable Wine List (22)
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People Watching (17)
Local Ingredients (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Brunch (14)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Whole experience was average. Service fairly good-attentive; food average; restaurant was extremely noisy and crammed at our table.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

The food, when it eventually came out, was quite nice, but the service was not very good. Our dinner items and entrees arrived completely out of order, and several items were missed until we reminded our waiter. We were then told that some of our items had been mistakenly delivered to other tables. It was my dining partner’s celebratory dinner for finishing a masters degree and his last evening in Australia before heading to the US. We are so disappointed. The staff apologised about the mistakes and provided dessert, but it didn’t make for the fabulous evening it was supposed to be. It was also quite noisy, and we were definitely yelling at each other to be heard for the first half of the evening.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Amazing experience although was overly loud atmosphere - I usually enjoy a bit of liveliness in a restaurant but conversation was way too hard here. The food was definitely worth it although I would have ordered more had the waiter advised that the souvlaki wasn't a full portion and that I should have ordered 2 rather than 1. We ordered chips to share but still wasn't enough, we should have ordered more food. The food was amazing and I'll be back for sure!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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·Dined 4 days ago

Table should not be fully cleared until people have finished eating.

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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined 6 days ago

$25 for a “lobster souvlaki” the size of a taco - deplorable!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on 7 December 2017

Music too loud felt like we had to scream to talk, the 2hr sitting when having a banquet is a joke, we were rushed to eat our food so quick. the menu has changed, not a fan. the donuts were so fried there was nothing doughy about them, they were hard as rocks. wont be back

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·Dined on 3 December 2017

The food was lovely, portion sizes could have been more generous such as not enough pita bread to eat the taramasalata. It was a busy night and noisy but our waiter did his best under the jam packed crowd.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Tasting Menu, Quick Bite
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·Dined on 3 December 2017

Beautiful service that catered earnestly for food intolerances with seamlessness. The food was insatiable as well!

Tags: Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on 2 December 2017

Delicious food. Can be very loud in the restaurant.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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·Dined on 1 December 2017

Pork Belly was so different compare with my previous visit. The skin was so hard and full of fats (30,70)

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·Dined on 30 November 2017

The lady that organised our lunch was amazing. She is the best organiser ever! The lunch was just ok - quite over priced for the quality of food. Chicken was overcooked and dry.

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 (London)·Dined on 28 November 2017

We had a great meal amid noisy happy people. Thoroughly enjoyed it. We are from Uk but watch Australian Masterchef and would have loved to see George.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 26 November 2017

Delicious as always! Love the selection of meats, and great service

Tags: Tasting Menu, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on 25 November 2017

Ordered the lobster souvlaki. The size and quality was very disappointing. The size should've been mentioned to us upon serving. The disappointment was mentioned to staff who took on board what was said with upmost professionalism and respect. Other than that all the other meals were lovely. One of us who is a regular diner would love to see the crab souvlaki return to the menu...oh and the saganaki!!

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on 25 November 2017

Wonderful food and staff were friendly and welcoming. Atmosphere as soon as we walked in the door!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on 25 November 2017

Great food, casual atmosphere.
Cocktails were also good and the staff were well informed and friendly.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 25 November 2017

Food and service excellent but menu was inflexible for a mixed group. We either all had to choose from the sharing menu or all order individually. Not v flexible when there are children who won’t get value from the share menu.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on 24 November 2017

We ordered the set menu and were really disappointed. I hope if you order off the menu you get a better food experience. Service and over all vibe was great.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 20 November 2017

Excellent and quick food with great service. Although it can be loud in there, it is worth a visit if you love Greek food.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Fun
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·Dined on 20 November 2017

The waitress we had was very annoying, coming up to clear plates from the table while we were still eating after we told her multiple time not to. As soon as the plates were cleared she wanted us to settle the bill straight away - 45 minutes into our dinner booking which per the website was a 2 hour reservation. We left to continue our night elsewhere as we felt like we were being pushed out. Very disappointing as I have always loved Gazi. Ps bring back the onion souvlaki that was the best item on the menu!!

Tags: Quick Bite
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·Dined on 20 November 2017

Fantastic food and service

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·Dined on 19 November 2017

Not our first visit and not our last either! The food has always been consistently good and it's a great room for a Sunday lunch at what I think is the better end of the city. See you again soon Gazi.

Tags: Fun, Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on 15 November 2017

Always a good vibe in here. We choose Gazi to eat prior to attending any concert at Rod Laver arena. It's just a 10-15 min walk away. Love love love the soft shell crab souvlaki. Staff are very friendly and welcoming and attentive to the table. Happy to answer any questions about the menu. A good affordable option for a quality meal.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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·Dined on 12 November 2017

The food was fabulous but the service staff were way to casual. Given a menu to 'share'. Had to ask for water, ask to place food order, ask to see wine menu, ask to then order wine, ask to have a clean plate between courses. Then they started cleaning all the chairs etc around us at the bar at 9pm. Didn't feel the service matched the professionalism of the back of house and the great food.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on 12 November 2017

Gazi never disappoints - the service was impeccable, the food was delicious and it is such a great atmosphere! Will definitely be back again!

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on 11 November 2017

Service was slow for drinks. Took quite a while to get a good menu and to order. Drink delivery was also slow. Food was amazing. Enjoyed all the savoury courses. Desserts were disappointing compared to the previous courses. We did the 10 course menu and had plenty of food for our group of 6. Service from the general waiters was average but the girl and guy who wore black were great. Assume they were supervisors. Overall a good experience and we would go back as the food was great.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on 11 November 2017

Food good cocktails good. Service very very slow. We had 2 hungry kids at 815pm not great... Food flavoursome.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching
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·Dined on 11 November 2017

I am a regular visitor and had the chance to introduce a friend to the Gazi experience for the first time. I'm pleased to say that she was absolutely blown away by the food. It more than exceeded her expectations - the food, as always, was divine. Gazi is my go to place for a decadent treat and never disappoints.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on 9 November 2017

Service & food was excellent

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·Dined on 6 November 2017

Thank you for a fabulous meal. food was tops. service was amazing. we would most def go back.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 6 November 2017

We had high hopes for our lunch but were a little disappointed. Bread/dips great, cheese/rhubarb wonderful, chips? really? tuna skewers - needed something else, sauce or something, chicken nearly wonderful but under-seasoned and no salt on table. Dessert - rather dry and hard - chocolate doughnut ball? Only had one. (Another diner, not Carole) Sorry it couldn't have been a better review.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 5 November 2017

This is the second time I have been to Gazi and again it lived up to expectations. Firstly the atmosphere is vibrant and exciting. Secondly the staff are always friendly and enjoy a laugh with you. Finally the food....simply delicious!! There were 5 if us and we all decided to have the 8 course ‘Doing it GreekStyle’ honestly this is the best way to go! From the pita and dips to start, tasty spit chicken and those crispy crunchy feta chips.... delicious. And what can I say about those Greek donuts at the end ... Yum! A place to dine with friends and enjoy a fantastic meal... as you roll into the taxi at the end of the night!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 5 November 2017

Really disappointed at the chef selection and food quality and taste. Service was excellent which made up for the disappointment.

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·Dined on 4 November 2017

Great astmophere! Food and service were great. Cocktails were yummy!
Will be back and recommending to friends!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Hot Spot, Romantic, Fun
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·Dined on 4 November 2017

Quite disappointed. Was told I could not have my cake which is fine rules are rules. Then they brought it out anyway with a small cake we did NOT even order at desert only to take my cake away within five minutes. I found this quite rude and upsetting. Then they charged us for the small cake we did NOT even order. Poor service and wuite disappointed, would not recommend.

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·Dined on 3 November 2017

Food was pretty good, but I was disappointed by the slow service and the ridiculously loud music. We could barely talk or hear the waiter discuss the menu.
Overall was disappointed as I had higher expectations.

Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 30 October 2017

We had the 8 plates for $69 each which offered an excellent range of dishes. The quality of the cooking was outstanding and the flavour combinations worked so well. We would have no hesitation in returning to Gavi.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Authentic
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·Dined on 30 October 2017

Came for our first wedding anniversary. Food and service both amazing.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Tapas, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 29 October 2017

we had the sharing menu, we got fries with feta, but they were not fries at all...we were served crunchy scratchings of potatoes, the oily bits of potato (those leftovers when you fry a whole lot of fries...) disappointed for a well known restaurant and famous chef!!!....simple things count!

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 28 October 2017

Very poor service and too noisy but Food is pretty good

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