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Aladdin Mediterranean Cafe
Ranked #1,039 of 4,890 Restaurants in San Diego
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
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Reviewed 15 February 2012

Nicely decorated, spacious, and ample menu. Unfortunately, most dishes lacked flavor and/or texture. If you know Lebanese/Middle Eastern food from elsewhere, you will find this highly disappointing. Staples like Humus taste like paste from a jar; chicken marinade overpoweringly strong and meat dry. Service very inattentive. Give this place a miss, especially as prices are well above average for this type of restaurant in San Diego.

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Reviewed 12 April 2010

The chicken shawerma hooked us from the start and we've been coming back ever since. One of several family-owned and operated restaurants in the Uptown shopping center, Aladdin will convince anyone to switch to the "Mediterranean diet." Couples can share the meza platter and taste the full spectrum of flavors coming from the kitchen. Or try the shish kabob mix to sample lamb, chicken, and koufta. Walking distance to the bars and nightlife of the diverse Hillcrest neighborhood, Aladdin is a great choice for healthy cuisine.

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Reviewed 22 December 2009

I was so surprised to see the rating on this restaurant. My work mates and I go there as often as possible. The food is always delicious and the owner is so friendly. You can even eat outside on the patio on a nice day. The chopped chicken salad is to die for and the Shawarma roll in chicken or lamb are my favorite and I order it every time. We love the appetizers as well and they have some good beers and drinks. Everyone I have taken here loved it as well. (This one is not the same owner as the one in Clairemont) I asked the owner if he was Greek but he wasn't. I think he was Persian.

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Reviewed 5 September 2008

Very good greek food. The grilled chicken salad is a favorite.

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Reviewed 19 March 2008

can't beat the hummus and fresh salads

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