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Aladdins

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Lebanese, Mediterranean, Greek
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67 Victoria Cres, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5B9, Canada
(250) 716-1299
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 36
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  • 14
    Very good
  • 4
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Our favourite place for special dinners.

We have been eating at Aladdins for several years and always enjoy it. We like to have family celebrations there as everyone, meat eaters and vegans alike, can find something tasty.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
lauraflynnhess
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Nanaimo, Canada
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English first
Nanaimo, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

We have been eating at Aladdins for several years and always enjoy it. We like to have family celebrations there as everyone, meat eaters and vegans alike, can find something tasty.

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Vancouver, Canada
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84 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I love good Lebanese food and after receiving a recommendation by locals, I thought I'd try the vegetarian platter. The hummus, baba ghannouj and dolmades were delicious, but the spicy carrots were in a watery tomato sauce and weren't spicy, and the tabouleh was mostly just parsley. The service was very friendly and the restaurant itself was quaint (but I... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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77 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Food was quite good. Service very good as well. We found that our meals were a little heavy on onions, so if you're not a big fan of onions consider going without.

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Port Alberni, Canada
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9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Lunch at Alladins Cafe was very good. She had the donair, I had lamb shank in sauce, a large meal with feta salad, potatoes, and sweet pickled carrots. The spice combinations were delicious in mine, she enjoyed the flavour of her chicken in a bun very much. The cafe is right off the street not far from the downtown mall,... More 

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Cowichan Bay, Canada
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117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Excellent food, modest prices. Aladdin's Cafe is one of our favourite stops in Nanaimo. They serve Greek and Lebanese cuisine. Everything made on site, vegetarian dishes available and a Greek spinach pie that's the best I've eaten anywhere. The hummus dip is extraordinary. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly, service is prompt and courteous. Have I mentioned the awesome Greek... More 

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Victoria
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20 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Restaurant was packed and the service was very good. The portions were large but the food was bland: The calamari was over battered and not very tasty. Similarly, the tzaziki was bland, the greek salad had very little feta and was bland with a mostly oily dressing. The chicken skewer was tasty, as was the tomato pesto dip and pita... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I have been to this restaurant several times and every time I have had great food. It is always freshly made. I love the Shrimp focaccia. I also recommend the Lentil Soup. Such flavourful food.

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Yellowknife
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Went for lunch and had excellent food and service. Menu size was perfect. Everything was fresh and atmosphere was nice with a downtown location. Will definitely be back.

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Fort Langley, Canada
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7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I was visiting Nanaimo because my daughter was competing in the BC Summer Games and having been unable to get a seat in the Fireside Grill, a local Nanaimo resident recommended Alladin's Cafe. I walked down the street and was immediately drawn to this quirky little restaurant, the sound of Arabic music luring me in. The food was savoury, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We go to this restaurant/cafe every time we visit Nanaimo, and without fail the food is delicious. Our favorite dishes are chicken souvlaki, kafta kebab, donair Plate and Lamb Kebab. The servers are always pleasant and efficient. I wish there was a Lebanese restaurant like this one in Vancouver.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 67 Victoria Cres, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5B9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: (250) 716-1299

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15
  • Cuisine: Lebanese, Mediterranean, Greek

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