Gazali's has been a part of the Drake neighborhood since 2003 and a part of the Des Moines since the mid-1980s. Owner, MJ Gazali, came to Des Moines from LA to run Gazali's in 2014. As a family, the Gazali's are BIG foodies, always striving for the freshest and best tasting foods. MJ's mother, Toufica, and brother, Mario, were the original cooks at the restaurant. Many of Mom’s authentic receiepes are used to create the best tasting Mediterranean food in Des Moines.