Really nice neighborhood spot with elcellent food and servers. Great for vegetarians / kosher style.
Our server, Olga, was awesome. She was attentive and made excellent recommendations. The sampler platter was a generous combination of vegetarian delicacies for all to enjoy. All the dishes we had were delicious.
It is the third time that we dined here, unfortunately the restaurant deteriorated, the quality of the food and the presentation are really sad.
Mess up on our order, however chef/manager did correct it for us. Unfortunately we didn't all get to eat at same time.
we've been here before and had amazing service and the food is delicious.
Wow, did my wife and I enjoy dinner at Gazala's. The food was delicious (and a little different from the norm), the service was friendly and the atmosphere was very pleasant and unpretentious. We will be back. (PS - Try the roasted eggplant and the bourekas.)
Excellent service and food.
Our server, a lovely young woman, made excellent recommendations for food and drink. We enjoyed drinking Goldseal, an Israeli beer, she recommended.
Everything was delicious! Ample portions, nice atmosphere, pleasant service. Will go back.
Excellent food and attentive service at a reasonable price.
Wow — what a wide range of middle eastern (Israeli-Druze) vegetable rich creations and as well, the most flavorful chicken and beef kebab served with brown rice and amazing cabbage salad. Several seafood options, too. Salads are incredible, too. Very attentive service and incredibly reasonably prices for large portions sizes. We’re now adding Gazala’s into our restraint rotation list.
Food was delicious. Waiter was just the right amount of attentive.
chicken kabobs amazing, excellent hummus, good service.
Terrific food and service. Loved the Tahini infused dishes. Will make it my business to return
Excellent Mediterranean food and great service. Especially loved the mushroom humus and the delicately fried whole fish. Salads and lamb shanks were amazing.
We love this place. To those who say it's not authentic Israeli food. They are right. It's also not Chinese food. Its Druze food. Authentic Druze food and its great.
It's rare that I give such a poor review, but tonight Gazalas earned it. It took 45 minutes for the appetizers to come - 2 out of 3 being salads - and on a Sunday night at 645 the place started out completely empty. Our wine was never refilled and we didn't know where on earth the waitress had put the bottle or we certainly would have helped ourselves. After inquiring about our appetizers, the manager took over for a while, and said he would comp one of the salads. We appreciated this effort greatly, and felt it was the honorable thing to do. We were more than willing to move past the rocky start, but things barely got better. The entrees were ok at best - my husband and mother in law both said the meat did not taste good and only ate the chicken in their mixed grill, and we waited a good 20 minutes to find someone to bring us the check. All in all, a frustrating 2 hours.
Great service, cozy atmosphere, yummy food!! What more can you ask?
Wonderfully prepared meals, attentive service. What's not to like?
Waitress was lovely and attentive. Food was fine. Ambiance okay
As always it was fabulous
Had an early dinner with friends before heading to Central Park for a performance. The restaurant was quiet bc it was early. The food was delicious! Presentation was attractive. Staff was very attentive.
Extremely overpriced for what your get. There are so many other restaurants you can go to with better food, service, ambiance for the price you’ll pay. Not worth it.
Impressive assortment of middle eastern mezze(tapas). I have been to this place before it has relocated to its current location. The place never lose its authenticity. Their taboule is just like one I used to have in the region. Kunafe is a must try item;-)
Very good food. Babaganush, humus, chicken and lamb, salads. Everything was fresh and well cooked.
However it is a pity because the place needs some renovation including lights so old fashion. It is dark without resulting romantic or cool.
Very good and professional the barman but not the service. Girls resits somehow distracted and not professional need to do better their job.
Staff were warm and welcoming. Food was very underwhelming - underseasoned, lamb chewy and gristly, and tomatoes in salad were tasteless. I get David Chang’s point that all cuisines deserve to be valued but more than 50 for a meal for one with an app, main and one glass of wine seemed high for what I was served. Disappointing.
Wonderfully healthy cuisine. Consistently excellent. Staff are accommodating and engaging.
Food excellent and good service. Would definitely come again
Great plsce--excellent mezze--a great meal can be had from combining those. Very tasty hummus varieties with nice thin pita. Great salads--wonderful place.
A good local restaurant for neighborhood. Individuals do need to feel comfortable eating Middle Eastern food.
I've been to this new-ish location several times I & my dining companions especially like the potato 'cigars' & the babaganoush. There are many options for vegetarians/vegans. The wines that I've tried are so-s,o and pricey.
For years Gazala's had been my go-to restaurant this place is cavernous, crowded, & cacophonous -- especially if sitting in the section with the open kitchen. The noise level, while typical of NYC restaurants with horrible acoustics, makes it near impossible to hold a conversation. It's a shame that the acoustics haven't been improved, as that will drive away some customers.
Other than the noise, we had a delightful dinner there tonight. The restaurant is pricier than I remember, but maybe I just don't get out enough!
I read other reviews noting poor service, but I have to say that our server tonight was efficient & attentive.
Great food excellent for vegetarian or vegan.
Great food, but there is no ambience. Food is very pricey.
Gazala’s is reliably wonderful, and also has great delivery! We love the grapes leaves, Carmel salad and chicken kabob especially. Really nice, efficient service.
It’s always great to come back.
The food I love the most.
Enjoy Israeli/Arabic/Druze food.
Friendly but slow service.
Very enjoyable. Excellent fresh mediterranean dishes. The hummus varieties are interesting and really tasty--had the mushroom one. Fresh, light, warm pita. Great vegetarian variety. Will definitely go back.
Dinner and service were great. We had the best Israeli salad in NYC! Absolutely recommend it.
Amazingly delicious bourekas (pastry baked surrounding, in our case, spinach and goat cheese). The kafta kabab and lamb kabab were individually spiced and very plentiful. Only problem was the laffa served with the salad: cold out of the fridge rather than warm out of the oven. Service was friendly but a little scanty (too many tables for the number of waiters). Excellent value.
Affordable, friendly staff and superb cuisine. A neighborhood gem.
The food is very good and the service was fine. The prices were quite reasonable. The place was fairly empty, so it was quiet enough for conversation.
The food was delicious. I went with a friend who is vegan. I’m not usually a fan of felafel but these were amazing! So fresh and soft and all around delicious. Had the hummus with mushrooms and the ful medames with tomatoes which was outstanding as well. Very good service. I’ve had the borekas before and I highly recommend those as well.
Extremely tasty and satisfying.
We had the Gazala's platter divided between four people. We got to taste a little bit of a selection of hot and cold mezes. It was all good.
Then we shared the lamb kebab which were nicely seasoned slabs of lamb. Excellent.
We also had Kabab halabi which was also fabulous and quite different from the kebab.
We barely had enough room for the baklava and date cookies for dessert. It is worth saving room since they are so different from the run of the mill desserts.
All around an excellent meal.