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May 14, 2008 01:21 PM

Gaby's Express

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. 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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    1. re: Mattapoisett in LA

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

      1. re: Foodandwine

        There's another branch on Washington near the pier.

        1. re: hrhboo

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

          1. re: hrhboo

            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.

      2. 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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        1. re: poggibonzzi

          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.

          1. re: poggibonzzi

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

          2. 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.

            1. 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...