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Mediterranean, Greek
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed March 4, 2020 via mobile

Food is fresh. They close between lunch and dinner. Every thing is fresh and healthy. Lisa makes everything amazing her baklava is amazing made with honey. There is nothing that is not good my fav

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 8, 2020

Driving through Iowa we searched specifically for a Mediterranean vegetarian restaurant. Way off the beaten track, we found this place. All was fine until we decided to move tables in order to keep an eye on our vehicle. The staff helped us move tables. Then...the owner blustered over, telling us we could not sit there as he MAY get a booking!!! Well, our food was on the table so we resisted, saying we would not be long, were already about to eat and heck, are paying customers, not potential customers. This fool decided to get rude, got in my wife's face and raised his voice. We were horrified. What an absolute crap attitude. And, I think he is the owner to Boot. Even worse, that he is so short sighted and knows nothing of customer service. He also disturbed other customers sitting next to us and no doubt left a bad taste in their mouths! He not only lost customers, we will never go back, and would like to warn other potential customers that flavory is not what it is made out to be. The hostile and aggressive attitude of that horrible man, left us speechless!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed December 8, 2019 via mobile

Great flavor and lots of meat on the gyros. They were delicious. Fries were a great side; extra crispy and tasty.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 10, 2019

Flavory Bistro Flavory Bistro is located in Prairie Trail in Ankeny and is a family owned small restaurant that serves not only great Mediterranean dishes but some pretty mean sangria. The staff hustles to bring out your food and is very helpful in selecting menu...items. We went there as a party of four on a Saturday evening and started with a sharable Mediterranean plater ($21.95) with a Greek salad, hummus, roasted peppers and veggies, baked lima beans, falafel and bread. The falafel was extremely good and similar to what I remembered I ate on the street in the old section of Jerusalem. The Mediterranean platter had good flavor and an appropriate dish for 4. Several in my party ordered the Sangria and it was just as good as the Sangria my wife and I had enjoyed on the Costa del Sol in Spain. If you go try the Mediterranean steak that is a marinated flank steak sliced and cooked medium rare as ordered. On a previous visit I enjoyed the Gyros served with tzatziki. Next time I plan to order the Paella. The owner and his wife (the cook) are always around overseeing the staff and they enjoy talking to the diners. This in my opinion is always a plus to ensure quality of the food and service. We will definitely be backMore

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 14, 2019

My husband and I tried this little gem for the first time tonight and we were not disappointed! My husband tried the chicken soup and it was so flavorful! The gyro and Italian panini were delicious and the wine... so good! Our waiter was very...friendly and helpful. Almost forgot... try the baklava! Can’t wait to go back and try some other dishes!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 28, 2019

We visited Flavory Bistro during Restaurant Week and shared the paella for 2; we order paella whenever we can and agreed that Flavory Bistro is a good option for paella in Des Moines. Although we had not done that, if you call ahead, they will...make it with clams and mussels as well as their standard shrimp, scallops and chicken. The atmosphere was very informal, with a counter facing an open kitchen in addition to the tables; there was a lot of interaction between those working in the kitchen and the guests. It is a relatively small space and was full on a Friday night, but they do take reservations. The beer and wine list is limited; I had a nice wine, but my husband was disappointed that they didn't have an amber beer available.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed May 15, 2019

Fresh, delicious, healthy food. Something for everyone. Excellent customer service. I love this place, every single time. I can eat there alone or with a large group, and I always get great service. Sit at the counter and the owner, whose enthusiasm for fresh, great-tasting...food is contagious, might give you samples of whatever she is working on. I love the salmon breakfast plate and the veggie omelet. And the beef gyro. For a special occasion, call and reserve the shrimp paella, which is served family style. But call in and reserve, because it takes time for them to plan, prepare and make. It is absolutely incredible.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

Saw reviews on this website and based on having Gluten Free Options, decided to give it a try. Family owned and operated Mediterranean restaurant with particular attention to authenticity. The chef’s at this establishment are excellent and very knowledgeable about food allergies and made certain...my choice met my Celiac requirements. The food was delicious, prepared quickly and done to perfection. The only concern was the room acoustics. When busy, it’s a little loud. However, the food makes up for this concern. I would highly recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed April 11, 2019 via mobile

Wife and I have enjoyed this relatively new restaurant several times and it’s time to share our bliss with others. These folks definitely know how to cook! This is not a fast food joint, it’s great food freshly cooked with great presentation. Last time there...my wife had the Greek salad and roasted vegetables and loved it. I had the salmon also with roasted vegetables followed by the gluten-free chocolate cake and the Bavarian cream pie with raspberries, and shared both later that evening. Later because the serving sizes of the entree’s are plenty to fill you up! Wait staff is knowledgeable and owner normally gets out of the kitchen area to check on every meal served.. I cannot say enough about this prize of a restaurant and will return again and again. In our minds this is by far the best Ankeny and a lot of the metro has to offer.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

My spouse and I have enjoyed many dishes at the Flavory Bistro. My wife loves falafel, and after living in NY for 30 years, trying falafel at many different mid-Eastern restaurants, she repeatedly claims its the best she's every had! I like the traditional mid-eastern...stuff (lamb, gyro, hummus, etc.), but the cook is from eastern europe and her cabbage soup (with sheep feta sprinkled on top) is to die for. Now, if I can just talk them into offering cabbage rolls....More

Date of visit: January 2019
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