I'm not going to make any friends here, I know that. I've been sitting on this statement for about 2 years because I know how unpopular its going to make me... but...
I don't like Gjusta.
Not at all.
Not even a little bit.
I've been more than six times. I've had the veggie sandwich, the falafel, the smoked fish, the tuna, the waffle, the breakfast pizza, the carrot cake, the huevos rancheros, and at least twelve salads, toasts, drinks, and desserts (I don't eat meat, but do eat fish... yes, I know). I liked bits and pieces, but mostly I was frustrated and disappointed. I understand this makes me a philistine.
I feel like they lean to heavily on bitter elements like tahini, and cured/pickled elements. I always leave feeling like I've eaten too much salt and spent too much money.
I'm not going to say I hate it, but I will say that if I was forced to go with friends I'd probably order a few salads from the case and call it a day. I simply haven't liked any of the menu items to order them again, and a few (the veggie sandwich and the falafel, to choose two standouts) were actually pretty unpleasant.
I feel like I've revealed a deep dark secret about myself. I'll slink off and hide now.