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Ali Baba Restaurant

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3 Olive Street, Sunderland SR1 3PE, England
+44 7845 296696
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

If you are in the Sunderland area looking to eat in or take out and you've got a hankering for good food it is my profound belief that you should go to Ali Baba's. The staff are very nice and you get offered free soup!

Thank Sean20k
Sunderland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Despite being busy the food was excellent. Beautiful nan breads and the chicken was so tasty. The free soup was also tasty and the staff are charming. I shall definitely be back and shall be trying other things on the menu.

Thank Martina L
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

I often visit this little restaurant with my friend whilst shopping in Ssunderland, the food is excellent freshly cooked while you wait. The atmosphere is very welcoming, the staff are really nice and friendly. My daughter was visiting from London and I took her there for lunch, she was really impressed and couldn't believe how cheap it was. Excellent would... More 

Thank Janwet
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Popped in for lunch the other day, very welcoming and started with a free soup To try which was beautiful!! Relaxed atmosphere, food cooked fresh so Obviously there's a wait but was it worth it ! Even more things than we ordered were added extra bread dips etc. Good was beautiful ! Will Defiantly be back :)

Thank Beth B
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Dropped in for lunch with a family member (her recommendation) - from the outside the store doesn't look like much. We tried the Adana and chicken kebab, along with hummus. The complimentary lentil soup starter was really tasty, the kebab, hummus and accompanying pickles/sauces were delicious and we were served a tea shortly after. The chef (who I think may... More 

Thank patch87
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

Nice and cosy restaurant, went there on 2nd july for late lunch, got some big portions of food which was lovely, as a first time customer got free soup of the day and tea at the end of my meal (lamb kofta, rice, humus). Lovely atmosphere, I really enjoyed the food and what I paid for it.

Thank Christina K
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

Food took 90minutes to arrive and was very cold. We waited a very long time. The food was inedible and we sent it back.

Thank Yvonne B
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

Authentic food, good service chilled out atmosphere, would recommend. Portions are large with free bowl of soup on arrival.

Thank nellym1963
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

Visited this restaurant today with family, ordered the mix kebab, chicken roll and lamb beryani. Lovely food, great flavours, wonderful customer service and overall pleasant experience. Was greeted with friendly staff and offered complimentary free soup (lentil with chicken) - which was a very nice appetiser. Quick service too and very reasonably priced, considering how large the portions were. Will... More 

Thank Trikz
Szczecin, Poland
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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

i read about the restaurant in trip advisor so i decided to give it a visit yesterday, it is easy to find , nearby the bus station . when you enter you find a simple clean small first floor sitting . about 6 or 7 tables, once you enter they offer you a free lentil soup and the menu .... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$19
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Olive Street, Sunderland SR1 3PE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Sunderland
  • Phone Number: +44 7845 296696
Ali Baba is now under new management!
Now managed by a family, the aim is to create a homely, vibrant and exotic atmosphere whilst providing professional customer service. The recipes used are passed down from generation to generation and the products used are freshly purchased from local farms. With a newly decorated Moroccan interior, Ali Baba will guarantee you a magical experience and will offer you "The true taste of Asia"
We cannot wait to welcome you into our Middle Eastern den!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?