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Gaby's Express

sushi202 May 14, 2008 01:21 PM

Does anyone know if Gaby's Express in Marina Del Rey is the same thing as Gaby's Meditteraean? What is the difference between the two? Does Gaby's Express only offer take-out items? Thanks!!!

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  1. Mattapoisett in LA RE: sushi202 May 14, 2008 03:13 PM

    They are related but the Menu is more limited at Express. You can eat in if you'd like and the building has a Drive through for convienece but it does take a while to put together the orders. Plus this site has been a chicken Place for many incarnations before Gaby's took over. It is still good though.

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      Foodandwine RE: Mattapoisett in LA May 15, 2008 04:39 PM

      Last time I passed by Gabys it was closed for remodeling, has it reopened. I have a hankering for the Zatar..

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        hrhboo RE: Foodandwine May 15, 2008 05:44 PM

        There's another branch on Washington near the pier.

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          Foodandwine RE: hrhboo May 15, 2008 06:38 PM

          Thanks..nice to hear from you.. Hope all is well on your side.. Lunch is still open.. Did not know that!!

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            glutton RE: hrhboo May 16, 2008 09:09 AM

            I've been to that location once (granted, it was just once), but the food just wasn't as good as the main location on Venice Blvd in Culver City. Perhaps it wasn't as fresh, perhaps the kitchen is not quite as experienced -- I don't really know, but the food wasn't that great. The main location in Culver City has pretty good food, though I usually just stick to their hummus, tabbouleh, baba ghanouj, kibbeh, falafel, and other appetizer-type items. Their entrees are fine, but not quite as good as the appetizers. I did the same thing at Gaby's Express and thought it was fine.

            Gaby's is a reliable alternative. This is not food worth driving across the city for. And if I had my choice between Gaby's and Sunnin, then I would always choose Sunnin. But it so happens that Gaby's can be convenient sometimes and it is a more pleasant place to eat than Sunnin.

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        poggibonzzi RE: sushi202 May 14, 2008 09:28 PM

        You can eat in at Gaby's Express. Gaby Med has better food and more choices. The only time I ate at GE, I had a hard time finding something I'd like. I ended up ordering chicken, which frankly, tasted awful.

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          Fresser RE: poggibonzzi May 14, 2008 10:41 PM

          Had lunch there the other day. Slow in taking orders and ditto that food was not good at all. Place had a dirty feel to it.

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            sushi202 RE: Fresser May 15, 2008 08:46 AM

            Thanks! :)

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            aventinus RE: poggibonzzi May 15, 2008 04:41 PM

            I found Gaby's Express to be an inferior version of Gaby's on Venice, which I consider mediocre.

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            sassypants RE: sushi202 May 15, 2008 09:56 PM

            I've had nothing but good food at Gaby's Express. Their chicken soup is yummy and the hummus divine. I didn't like the baba ganoush, though, the roasted eggplant flavor was too strong.

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              cleverdevil RE: sushi202 Dec 8, 2008 09:27 AM

              I live in the OC and eat here every time I am in the MDR area. Gaby has kept some of the SPIN Chicken menu and added his own special touch from the other two stores. Maybe it took a while to get it correct but its very good now. I am trying to get him to open up in The OC I like it so much...

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