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Gazala’s, New York, NY

Gazala’s

4.4
4.4
366 Reviews
$30 and under
Middle Eastern
Gazala’s Restaurant is the creation of Chef/Owner Gazala Halabi, who celebrates her culinary heritage as an Israeli Druze. Hospitality is a Druze hallmark—guests are embraced and welcomed with a flavorful meal. Says Gazala, “I want my restaurant to be a place to eat Druze food, to sample Druze culture and be treated like family. It is a little slice of my village on Amsterdam Avenue."

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Middle Eastern
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–8:45 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 787-1800
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Gazala Halabi
  • Neighborhood
    Upper West Side
  • Cross street
    81st and 82nd street
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 366 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

366 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food and lovely ambiance; kid and family friendly too!

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  2. DAVIDM

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ate lunch outside. Cold cucumber soup (creamy, cool, delicious and shareable. The portion is large and very rich). Salads (cabbage, pickles, olives, hummus), and a bourekh (spinach and feta) (round and large, we shared it among 3). Delightful in all ways.

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  3. EBSM

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoy this special cuisine! Such a neighborhood gem

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  4. bac528

    New York City

    124 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    124 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s become one of our favorite UWS spots. Food is great and service is A+!

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  5. StephG

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were amazing. I recommend the Halomi and fatoosh salad!

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  6. MichaelP

    New York City

    248 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    248 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time here and it was incredible Truly amazing experience Food was delicious and fairly reasonable price Service was friendly and very good

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  7. Joyce

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is excellent. A long time family business. Would definately recommend.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The overall experience was good! Food was delicious! And fresh!! The knaffe is a must! The ground meat kebab in tahini was unique and refreshing, and sent me back to the Druze restaurants I used to visit in northern Israel. The grape leaves reminded me home, and the hummus was finally as humus should be! Yummy and fresh and in the right consistency. Laffas were amazing. The shawarma and grilled chicken were also good choice. The crispy artichoke wasn’t crispy, but was good, also the tabuli salad. Service was slaw, but we had good company (I would expect them to have more staff members during the weekend, when the restaurant is full). The problem is that the lack of staff also affects the cleaning level of the tables, chairs, floor, and yes - also the restroom. I would say that pricing is a bit on the higher side for a super casual restaurant, and for the portions served. But, again - this is not a standard restaurant, and there is no alternative kitchen that serves this type of food, nevertheless, in such authentic flavors. Definitely recommend

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  9. GaryM

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Came for Mother’s Day Brunch. Open table app showed that the restaurant had a bottomless brunch menu but when arrived no such luck. We still sat down and had a nice lunch but disappointed some of our diners because of lack of brunch type menu items.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    If you cant eat gluten, dont eat here! I got sick despite asking them if things were gluten free. Also it was crazy crowded (like very little room between tables) and noisy. The servers were all very nice.

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FAQs

Gazala’s offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 787-1800.

Gazala’s is rated 4.4 stars by 366 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Gazala’s

447 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024-5519

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    81st and 82nd street
  • Neighborhood
    Upper West Side
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–8:45 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Middle Eastern
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Gazala Halabi
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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