While not a destination restaurant, Gaby's Mediterranean near Culver City was always a reliable neighborhood spot when I had a craving for shwarma, tabouli, hummus etc. I was extremely disappointed when they closed for renovation.
But I'm excited to report they're now re-open! It's not clear what they renovated, but the food is as good as before AND the service has much improved. Before, the servers were nice but uh-hum VERY relaxed. Now, there's enough attention that order is taken, water is refilled, bill is paid for v. efficiently.
They've been open for 3 weeks now, but I just thought I'd let the Chow community know.