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“Great food!”

Aladdin Mediterranean Cafe
Ranked #1,320 of 4,764 Restaurants in San Diego
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
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“Great food!”
Reviewed 12 March 2012

We found this place just walking around and were pleased to find that the food was excellent and moderately priced. Highly recommend!

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English first
Los Angeles, CA
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“Definitely NOT for connaisseurs of Middle Eastern Food”
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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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Mediterranean cuisine with the family touch”
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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La Mesa, California
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“Delicious every time”
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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“Very good greek food. The grilled chicken salad is a favorite.”
Reviewed 5 September 2008

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

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