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Gazala’s, New York, NY

Gazala’s

4.3
4.3
235 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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Booked 2 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Middle Eastern

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:30 pm Fri–Sun 11:00 am–11:00 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

Popular dishes

Menu

Cold Meze

  • Hummus$8.50

    Freshly cooked chickpeas blended to smooth texture with homemade tahini, garlic, fresh squeezed lemon juice and extra virgin olive oil

    • Hummus Tahini$9.50

      • Babaganoush$12.00

        Finely chopped charbroiled Eggplant mixed to perfection with homemade tahini sauce

        • Labane$12.00

          Strained soft homemade goat cheese served with extra virgin olive oil and topped with Zaatar

          • Turkish Salad$9.50

            Spicy dip of sun-dried peppers, onions and parsley flavored with choice of special spices

            • Eggplant Salad$11.00

              Chopped smokey fresh eggplant mixed together with peppers and topped with fresh pomegranate

              • Madboukha$12.00

                Cooked fresh tomato with chickpeas

                • Tahini$10.00

                  A rich creamy consistency sauce made from toasted ground sesame seeds mixed with fresh squeezed lemon juice

                  Hot Meze

                  • Hummus Msabaha$9.50

                    Our rich in flavor hummus topped with warm whole chickpeas

                    • Hummus Moudamas$9.50

                      Our rich in flavor hummus topped with warm whole Fava beans

                      • Hummus Mushroom$9.50

                        Our rich in flavor hummus topped with sauteed fresh mushrooms

                        • Foul Moudamas$10.00

                          Stirred whole Fava beans with fresh garlic, lemon juice and seasoned to perfection

                          • Foul Massary$10.50

                            Stirred whole Fava beans with tomato, fresh garlic, lemon juice and touch of extra virgin olive oil

                            • Falafel$9.50

                              Flavorful deep fried balls - mixture of ground chickpeas, fresh garlic, parsley, and special seasoning

                              • Potato, Meat Cigars$8.50

                                Crispy hand rolled dough shell filled with spiced potato puree mixed or meat with sauteed onions served with tahini sauce

                                • Cheese Cigars$12.50

                                  Crispy hand rolled dough shell filled with spiced potato puree mixed or meat with sauteed onions served with tahini sauce

                                  • Kibbeh$10.50

                                    Crispy bulgur wheat shell stuf ed with ground meat mixed with herbs and grilled onions and served with tahini sauce

                                    • Shrimp Appetizer$15.50

                                      Sauteed shrimp with fresh squeezed lemon juice, garlic and grape tomatoes

                                      • Vegetarian Grape Leaves$9.50

                                        Vine leaves stuf ed with mix of rice, tomato and aromatic seasoning served with homemade cucumber sauce

                                        • Meat Grape Leaves$9.50

                                          Vine leaves stuf ed with mix of rice, meat and aromatic seasoning served with homemade cucumber sauce

                                          • Roasted Eggplant$14.50

                                            Layered appetizer made of fresh eggplant, tomato, fresh Mozzarella roasted with Tahini sauce

                                            • Artichoke Hearts$15.50

                                              Crispy cooked pre-marinated artichokes

                                              • Pita Roll$12.50

                                                Toasted rolled pita, filled with tomatoes and labane, served on a bed of homemade goat cheese spread topped with Zaatar

                                                • Labane Special$14.50

                                                  Toasted Saag bread with homemade goat cheese, Zaatar and olive oil

                                                  • Grilled Halloumi and Akkawi Cheese$14.50

                                                    Gazala Platter

                                                    • Gazala Platter$42.00

                                                      Combination of cold and hot Mezes

                                                      Pies

                                                      • Mankosha$9.50

                                                        • Mahamar$9.50

                                                          • Za'atar and Cheese$13.00

                                                            • Cheese$12.50

                                                              • Meat Pie$12.50

                                                                • Spinach Pie$11.50

                                                                  • Spinach and Cheese$12.50

                                                                    Salads and Soups

                                                                    • Fattoush

                                                                      Lettuce, tomato, fresh mint, cucumber and pita croutons mixed with fresh squeezed lemon juice and olive oil dressing

                                                                      • Sml.$12.50
                                                                      • Lrg.$16.00
                                                                    • Tabouli

                                                                      Finely chopped parsley and diced tomatoes mixed with bulgur wheat and olive oil and fresh squeezed lemon juice

                                                                      • Sml.$12.50
                                                                      • Lrg.$16.00
                                                                    • Israeli

                                                                      Chopped cucumbers, tomato, parsley, red onion, fresh mint served over Tahini and Sumac sauce

                                                                      • Small$14.50
                                                                      • Large$18.50
                                                                    • Carmel

                                                                      Arugula, lettuce, tomato, grilled halloumi cheese mixed with fresh squeezed lemon juice and olive oil dressing

                                                                      • Small$15.50
                                                                      • Large$19.50
                                                                    • Dahlia

                                                                      Lettuce, tomato, fresh mint, garlic and walnuts

                                                                      • Small$12.50
                                                                      • Large$16.00
                                                                    • Arugula

                                                                      Arugula greens, tomato, cucumber, topped with pine nuts and mixed with pomegranate dressing

                                                                      • Small$13.50
                                                                      • Large$18.00
                                                                    • Kash Koosh

                                                                      Fresh mint, tomato, red onion and topped with fresh pomegranate

                                                                      • Small$14.50
                                                                      • Large$18.50
                                                                    • Cabbage

                                                                      Ask server about today's flavor

                                                                      • Small$12.00
                                                                      • Large$16.00
                                                                    • Gazala's

                                                                      Lettuce, tomato, red onion, parsley and topped with Bulgarian Cheese

                                                                      • Small$14.50
                                                                      • Large$18.50
                                                                    • Feta Salad

                                                                      Lettuce, tomato, cucumber, scallion

                                                                      • Small$14.50
                                                                      • Large$18.50
                                                                    • Cucumber Chilled Soup$7.50

                                                                      • Lentil Soup$9.50

                                                                        Entrees

                                                                        • Kebab Halabi$20.00

                                                                          Grilled kebab made of beef and lamb mixed together with fresh chopped parsley and onion. Served on a bed of homemade fresh tomato sauce and topped with roasted pine nuts

                                                                          • Chicken Kebab$19.00

                                                                            Tender chunks of marinated chicken breast flame broiled on the grill

                                                                            • Kafta Kebab$19.00

                                                                              Ground beef with parsley, onion and chef's choice of spices cooked over charcoal grill

                                                                              • Lamb Kebab$22.50

                                                                                Tender cuts of lamb marinated in olive oil and chef's choice of spices cooked over charcoal grill

                                                                                • Lamb Hummus$24.50

                                                                                  Our special smooth hummus topped with chunks of lamb sauteed together with pine nuts

                                                                                  • Shrimp Hummus$26.50

                                                                                    Our special smooth hummus topped with shrimp sauteed with garlic and fresh squeezed lemon juice

                                                                                    • Shawarma Hummus$24.50

                                                                                      Our special smooth hummus topped with house shawarma. Served with choice of rice or french fries

                                                                                      • Kafta Tahini$24.00

                                                                                        Kafta meat baked in cast iron skillet with creamy homemade Tahini sauce traditional Druze way

                                                                                        • Karnabeet$20.00

                                                                                          Roasted fresh cauliflower with creamy Tahini sauce with aromatic herbs and spices

                                                                                          • Lamb Shank

                                                                                            • M/P
                                                                                          • Fish

                                                                                            • M/P
                                                                                          • Moshakal$28.00

                                                                                            Chef's selection of four types of grilled meat

                                                                                            • Shawarma Plate$24.00

                                                                                              Served with choice of rice or french fries

                                                                                              • Labanie$25.00

                                                                                                Bulgur and meat balls, served with homemade yogurt sauce

                                                                                                Sandwiches

                                                                                                Saag pita, hummus, chopped tomato, lettuce and Tahini sauce

                                                                                                • Lamb Wrap$12.50

                                                                                                  • Chicken Wrap$11.50

                                                                                                    • Falafel Wrap$10.50

                                                                                                      • Kafta Wrap$11.50

                                                                                                        • Hummus$10.50

                                                                                                          • Shawarma Wrap$12.00

                                                                                                            • Labane Wrap$13.00

                                                                                                              • Labane and Za'atar Wrap$13.00

                                                                                                                Sides

                                                                                                                • Rice$5.00

                                                                                                                  • French Fries$6.00

                                                                                                                    • Pita Saag$2.00

                                                                                                                      • Garlic Pita$3.00

                                                                                                                        • Sweet Potato Fries$7.00

                                                                                                                          • Grilled Chicken$11.50

                                                                                                                            • Shawarma or Lamb$13.00

                                                                                                                              Kids menu

                                                                                                                              $12. Served with French Fries/Rice Drink and cookie

                                                                                                                              • Chicken Nuggets

                                                                                                                                • Grilles Chicken

                                                                                                                                  • Bourekas Hot Dog

                                                                                                                                    • Kids Shawarma

                                                                                                                                      Desserts

                                                                                                                                      • Osh-Al-Saria

                                                                                                                                        • Sml.$10.00
                                                                                                                                        • Lrg.$16.00
                                                                                                                                      • Kenafi

                                                                                                                                        • Sml.$18.00
                                                                                                                                        • Lrg.$22.00
                                                                                                                                      • Baklava$12.00

                                                                                                                                        • Date Cookies$12.00

                                                                                                                                          • Blueberry Cake$12.00

                                                                                                                                            • Druze Cookies$12.00

                                                                                                                                              • Desserts Sampler$28.50

                                                                                                                                                Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                                What 235 people are saying

                                                                                                                                                Overall ratings and reviews

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

                                                                                                                                                4.3
                                                                                                                                                4.3 based on all time ratings
                                                                                                                                                • 4.4Food
                                                                                                                                                • 4.2Service
                                                                                                                                                • 3.9Ambience
                                                                                                                                                • 4.1Value

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                                                                                                                                                  FoodLama

                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                  12 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                  12 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on March 1, 2020

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                  Spot on! Great scene food and service.

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                                                                                                                                                  xdancer105

                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                  76 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                  76 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on February 24, 2020

                                                                                                                                                  overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                  my favorite chicken kabobs. marinated: so good. and we always get the artichokes. it isn't cheap but it is tasty!!

                                                                                                                                                3. N

                                                                                                                                                  Nottoohappy

                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on February 9, 2020

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                  Great food and excellent service.

                                                                                                                                                4. JP

                                                                                                                                                  JenniferP

                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on February 8, 2020

                                                                                                                                                  overall4food5service1ambience4

                                                                                                                                                  The food here is incredible - really fresh and perfectly seasoned. I walked in a few weeks ago with my sister and we had an incredible lunch. I had a good friend join me for brunch this last time and was disappointed to learn that the lunch menu wasn’t available, but the brunch was still good. On both dining occasions, it’s taken 15-20 minutes to order drinks and then another 15 minutes to order food. There’s no bread or any small bite to satiate the hunger if you walk in hungry. The food is excellent though.

                                                                                                                                                5. H

                                                                                                                                                  Hmmmm

                                                                                                                                                  London

                                                                                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on February 5, 2020

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                  Great food and great service! So happy to a found this place.

                                                                                                                                                6. OT

                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on January 31, 2020

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                  We had a wonderful time at Gazalas, ambience was lovely and the food delicious.

                                                                                                                                                7. B

                                                                                                                                                  Bobby

                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                  37 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                  37 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on December 29, 2019

                                                                                                                                                  overall4food4service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                  Decent experience but i was put off that they tried to seat me at the bar even though I had a reservation

                                                                                                                                                8. A

                                                                                                                                                  Alfie

                                                                                                                                                  Exclusive

                                                                                                                                                  11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                  11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on November 18, 2019

                                                                                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                  Glad that Gazala's is back on the UWS. It was missed over the last few years.

                                                                                                                                                9. R

                                                                                                                                                  Romano

                                                                                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on November 17, 2019

                                                                                                                                                  overall2food2service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                  Definitely not the best option for middle-eastern cuisine. And it is not even cheap.

                                                                                                                                                10. AS

                                                                                                                                                  AnneS

                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on November 16, 2019

                                                                                                                                                  overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                  I really liked this place. Lovely staff, very friendly. The food was delicious. Get the bourekas!

                                                                                                                                                11. m

                                                                                                                                                  miriam

                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                  14 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                  14 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on November 14, 2019

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                  The appetizers and house special bourakas just the best. The main courses are okay. We had a spectacular meal from small plates. A small place. Plain but cozy. Excellent service.

                                                                                                                                                12. NY

                                                                                                                                                  NYCdiner

                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                  139 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                  139 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on November 10, 2019

                                                                                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                  Excellent variety of salads, appetizers and various chicken, meat, fish and vegetarian options. Very tasty food across the board. And, reasonable prices. Perfect for lunch or casual dinner

                                                                                                                                                13. OT

                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on October 27, 2019

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                  The most delicious food ever!

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                                                                                                                                                  vanemrto

                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on October 21, 2019

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                  The food was absolutely delicious, the service a little slow.

                                                                                                                                                15. OT

                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on October 20, 2019

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                  Really nice neighborhood spot with elcellent food and servers. Great for vegetarians / kosher style.

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                                                                                                                                                  Awesome

                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                  35 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                  35 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on October 19, 2019

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                  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.

                                                                                                                                                17. CW

                                                                                                                                                  ChanaW

                                                                                                                                                  Miami

                                                                                                                                                  15 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                                                  15 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on October 14, 2019

                                                                                                                                                  overall3food2service3ambience2

                                                                                                                                                  It is the third time that we dined here, unfortunately the restaurant deteriorated, the quality of the food and the presentation are really sad.

                                                                                                                                                18. OT

                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                  16 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                  16 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on October 13, 2019

                                                                                                                                                  overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                  If the chef/owner is there, food is fantastic. If not, there are always issues like bureka that is frozen in the middle, hummus that’s not great, missing items etc.

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                                                                                                                                                  Marnie

                                                                                                                                                  New England

                                                                                                                                                  11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                                                  11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on October 13, 2019

                                                                                                                                                  overall3food4service2ambience4

                                                                                                                                                  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.

                                                                                                                                                20. B

                                                                                                                                                  Barry

                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                  29 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                  29 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on October 13, 2019

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                  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.)

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                                                                                                                                                  Awesome

                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                  35 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                  35 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on October 12, 2019

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                  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.

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                                                                                                                                                  2nickels

                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                  40 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                  40 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on October 12, 2019

                                                                                                                                                  overall4food3service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                  I had a very strange reaction to the food, specifically the side of rice that I ate, which had sumac on top of it. I had cotton mouth for six weeks after the moment I ate that rice. I followed up The following week by going to the doctor and having blood tests only to reveal that there was nothing actually wrong with me. All I can conclude is that it was the sumac that caused a bad reaction. I can’t help but wonder if this reaction has happened to anyone else.

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                                                                                                                                                  MichaelR

                                                                                                                                                  Baltimore

                                                                                                                                                  10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                  10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on October 10, 2019

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                  Everything was delicious! Ample portions, nice atmosphere, pleasant service. Will go back.

                                                                                                                                                24. JW

                                                                                                                                                  JacquelineW

                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on October 6, 2019

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                  Excellent food and attentive service at a reasonable price.

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                                                                                                                                                  NYCdiner

                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                  139 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                  139 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on October 6, 2019

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                  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.

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                                                                                                                                                  sb18

                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                  62 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                  62 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on September 29, 2019

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                  Food was delicious. Waiter was just the right amount of attentive.

                                                                                                                                                27. x

                                                                                                                                                  xdancer105

                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                  76 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                  76 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on September 28, 2019

                                                                                                                                                  overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                  chicken kabobs amazing, excellent hummus, good service.

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                                                                                                                                                  davidg

                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                  58 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                  58 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on September 19, 2019

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                  Terrific food and service. Loved the Tahini infused dishes. Will make it my business to return

                                                                                                                                                29. L

                                                                                                                                                  Lisapizza

                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                  16 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                  16 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on September 19, 2019

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                  Excellent Mediterranean food and great service. Especially loved the mushroom humus and the delicately fried whole fish. Salads and lamb shanks were amazing.

                                                                                                                                                30. S

                                                                                                                                                  Staceyc

                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on September 17, 2019

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                  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.

                                                                                                                                                31. LT

                                                                                                                                                  LeslieT

                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                  54 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                  1.0

                                                                                                                                                  54 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on September 15, 2019

                                                                                                                                                  overall1food2service1ambience3

                                                                                                                                                  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.

                                                                                                                                                32. j

                                                                                                                                                  jennieb

                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on September 14, 2019

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                  Great service, cozy atmosphere, yummy food!! What more can you ask?

                                                                                                                                                33. B

                                                                                                                                                  Bazza

                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on September 7, 2019

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                  Wonderfully prepared meals, attentive service. What's not to like?

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                                                                                                                                                  onth3pond

                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                  37 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                  37 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on September 5, 2019

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                  Waitress was lovely and attentive. Food was fine. Ambiance okay

                                                                                                                                                35. OT

                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on September 1, 2019

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                  As always it was fabulous

                                                                                                                                                36. OT

                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on August 31, 2019

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                  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.

                                                                                                                                                37. OT

                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  1.0

                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on August 31, 2019

                                                                                                                                                  overall1food2service2ambience2

                                                                                                                                                  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.

                                                                                                                                                38. UW

                                                                                                                                                  UWSder

                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                  97 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                  97 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on August 30, 2019

                                                                                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                  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;-)

                                                                                                                                                39. B

                                                                                                                                                  Bianca

                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on August 29, 2019

                                                                                                                                                  overall3food5service2ambience2

                                                                                                                                                  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.

                                                                                                                                                40. ML

                                                                                                                                                  MLAHarlem

                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                  13 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                                                                  13 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on August 18, 2019

                                                                                                                                                  overall2food2service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                  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.

                                                                                                                                                FAQs

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

                                                                                                                                                Gazala’s is rated 4.3 stars by 235 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                                                                                                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 11:00 am–10:30 pm Fri–Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm

                                                                                                                                                • 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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