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Des Moines, Iowa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I recently learned that Saraj has closed. It was a great place, with wonderful food prepared on the premises. Some may have thought that Bosnian food was too exotic for Iowa. I am sorry to lose this great restaurant.

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Johnston, Iowa
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57 reviews 57 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

They offer fresh baked goods. Their Bosnian gyro is amazing and huge. Prices are average. They offer a full bar. Staff is friendly and attentive, service might take a second for fresh food.. but nothing to complain about. Would recommended this hidden spot to anyone.

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Des Moines, Iowa
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

We used to love coming to Saraj because the food was great. But we will no longer go there as the customer service is appalling! My wife and I ordered two different full meals and she wanted to taste mine. The server said that this isn’t allowed and “because we shared they have to charge a shared plate fee!” Had... More 

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Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

We visited this Bosnian restaurant after my son raved over the Gryo. He eats here about 5 times a year. He was correct the Gyro are great. If you order a full one - good luck eating it all. Order half of one. My grand children ordered burgers from the kids meal. They were good sized and had great French... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013 via mobile

My fiancee and i just visited saraj and we had a very bad experience. It was a saturday night at dinner time resaurant was dead, it was us and another couple. Food was avearge their cevapi always make me sick and gyro although good but 10$ a peice is ridiculous . If you want authentic go to burek in des... More 

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Urbandale, Iowa
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Visited Saraj for first time. Had Bosnian Gyro, Bosnian side salad & a water for $10. Spent another $5 for baklava. While very tasty, $15 is quite steep for a lunch that you order deli-style at the counter. More expensive than even downtown DSM places. Not sure if they will be able to compete with cheaper lunch fare offered by... More 

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

If you're looking for a unique ethnic restaurant in the suburbs, program your GPS for Saraj in West Des Moines. This cozy little restaurant in an out-of-the-way strip mall is a wonderful surprise. The Bosnian salad and the pitas are outstanding. The bread is AMAZING! And the portions are generous--enough for 2 meals.

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vernon NY
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41 reviews 41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013 via mobile

Saw the good rating on TA and decided to give it a try. We were pleasantly surprised by the great selection of unique food, quiet atmosphere, great wine and friendly staff. Great mushroom soup, excellent grilled meats and unusual salads. Try the cabbage salad or even better the Bosnian salad. Very reasonable prices and a place the crowds haven't found... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

absolutely a great gyro they got going on here. the greeks claim to have the best but i be telling you these balkans know their way around the gyro too. the bosinian pita bread is out of this world. highly recommend!

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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

My wife went there for a Girls Lunch Out and everyone reported liking the food, except for the Baklava. She brought some home and I agreed that it wasn't as good as I've had elsewhere. I went with a client a few weeks later and I had the Greek gyro. She had the Bosnian. Both were really good and we... More 

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Additional Information about Saraj

Address: 1300 50th St, West Des Moines, IA 50266-5499
Phone Number: 515-255-1133
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  West Des Moines
Average Prices: USD 1 - 10
Cuisine: International

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