Gazi

4.2
1359 reviews
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$40 and under
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Greek
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
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 1359 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.2
Service
4.0
Ambience
3.9
Value
Noise · Moderate
84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
5 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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R
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 1

Music completely ruined the ambience, the hostess wasn’t friendly at all. Lamb was bland and soggy. Dips/pita were amazing, the chicken was mind blowing. Disapppinted calamari isn’t on the menu.
Wouldn’t go back.

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

Nice decor and ambience but dishes were hit and miss. Prawn afratos was great; porterhouse steak flavourless, patates were suspiciously similar to McCain frozen chips with some feta chucked on top. Ok wait staff (one exceptional one) except for the guy that got us to help clear plates (sorry mate, I don't pay this much at my local food court where id happily clear my table). Person taking our bill looked really glum..pretty much how we felt about our meal so feeling was mutual

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

Love this place - never leave hungry or disappointed

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DH
6 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food and drinks and great service. Would definitely go again, the bombe metaxa and pumpkin salad were to die for

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JW
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good sharing plates ..... good idea to order the large plata and share . The Pork belly was delicious and not forgetting the doughnuts for dessert. Make sure if you order the bombers shared it with 8 person lol definitely not for 4 person!!!

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

Fathers Day lunch. Great service. Good food. Pricey drinks. Overall easy. Music was quite loud at times but would book again for a family gathering.

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

Love the food and stuff was amazing... will be coming back there 👍😊

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

10 course tasting option was outstanding! The prawns were to die for

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OT
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

The waiter and waitress were lovely but the front of house was disappointing. We had a table booked but had to wait in the cold doorway for 15 minutes. He was abrupt and showed little care for his customers. Not impressed when we were the sat at the bar by the doorway. For this reason would not rush back as the first impression was good at all, would suggest this guy is replaced from this position.
Food excellent and the waiter very good but everything came together wine, entree and main all at once felt rushed.

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R
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Service was exceptional, our drinks were never empty and our plates were full. Really appreciated being able to get out reasonably quickly to attend a concert and the staff were very accommodating with this.

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BH
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good service, food and advise on dishes. Would definitely recommend to others

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CW
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a find! Delicious food, excellent service and show stopper desserts

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OT
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

food was a little dry... but ambiance was great. v vibey

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DO
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another venture to GAZI and on this occasion it was a very positive experience.
We enjoyed the Souvalakis, Chips and their famous dessert.
Wait and kitchen staff were very prompt.
We will be back again!

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M
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food, great service, friendly staff, nice venue

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RG
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We decided to have the Beta set menu to give us a good selection of dishes. Everything was delicious, the tuna, saganaki, taramosalata & loukoumades were stand outs for me! We couldn’t finish all the dishes (they are deceivingly generous) so asked for a doggy bag, which was accommodated straight away by the helpful staff at no extra cost. Staff were attentive but not in your face. Only negative (personally) is the 2 hour sitting time if you arrive for dinner before 8pm. We were there on a Monday night & it got really busy, so I would recommend booking to avoid disappointment! I definitely recommend Gazi if you love Greek food.

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WL
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had the 8 courses meal and everything was so delicious. The service was excellent and friendly. Highly recommended to anyone that loves Greek food. The food is even more tasty than what I had in Greece.

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H
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Delicious beautiful food and cocktails full of flavour and authenticity.

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GR
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Highly Recommend Gazi as an outstanding place to enjoy a great selection of excellent food with friends. The service is fantastic where the staff take an interest in you and your group and go above to ensure your dining experience is the best it could be.
Thank you - my family and friends thoroughly enjoyed my 60th birthday celebration at Gazi and can't wait to go back.

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AC
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My daughter is a mad fan of Master Chef so of course we had to find somewhere to eat from one of the Chefs. Gazi was easy to get to and from the moment we walked in the door the service was amazing, food to die for. Ambience on point - just a wonderful wonderful experience. Thank you !

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HN
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We were very well looked after by the staff. Always come to our table for clearing plates, filling up our glass and asking if we need anything.

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FD
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Although we enjoyed the food would have liked more traditional Greek lamb and pitas to be on offer as well.

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KT
2 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Gazi is always guaranteed to impress. It has amazing food and ambiance.

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SA
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great food. Best souvlaki in Melbourne. Chicken from the pit was amazing with the sauces and spices.

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KR
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I have been wanting to eat at Gazi for a long time. It was definitely worth the wait. I celebrated my 23rd birthday at Gazi and it was a fun night with amazing food.

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T
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Food was amazing but unfortunately our original waitress finished for the day and the rest of the staff didn't seem to know anything about our second course(dessert) so after waiting quite some time we had to wave a waiter down across the room and ask if he could find out what was happening with our dessert order. He then set down our plates for the next course which had old dried food still on them. After fresh plates our dessert was served and it was worth the wait! 😊

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KS
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Beware of the soft shell crab souvlaki. It completely burned my mouth roof as soon as I had a bite. I'm still recovering. So painful.

Service and atmosphere were great though.

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