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1300 50th St, West Des Moines, IA 50266-5499
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Ranked #68 of 205 restaurants in West Des Moines
Price range: $1 - $10
Cuisines: International
Most recent review
- May 8, 2014
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17 reviews from our community

70% Recommend
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English first
Des Moines, Iowa
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Attica, Iowa, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

A friend and I wanted something different for lunch today and we got it! I recommend the Bosnian gyro and the tomato, cucumber onion salad. Definitely enough to share.. We did and still took samples home to our husbands. Very fresh and I felt healthy!

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Des Moines, Iowa
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013 via mobile

The service is prompt and pleasant; the food is excellent, portions are generous, prices are reasonable. The place is immaculate, and shaded outside seating is available - just not in early March!

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