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Aladdins

Victoria Cres, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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Ranked #20 of 269 restaurants in Nanaimo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $15
Cuisines: Greek, Lebanese, Mediterranean
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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English first
Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

The vegetarian platter at Aladdins in Nanaimo is fabulous. If you like your food tasty not bland, with exotic spices & flavours, then try this. You don't have to be a vegetarian to love it, that's for sure. Some people complain about the atmosphere. I like it there. It's totally unpretentious. Great food, great service, & great Middle Eastern music... More

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Nanaimo
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

I have been here twice now, and the first time was excellent. I had calamari as an appy and the lamb wrap, which were both delicious. I loved how the calamari was grilled, and our server was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. However, the second time I went, our server was very rude. It was busy, and she was the only... More

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Vancouver Island, BC, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

When walking by you will probably choose to keep walking ...but stop! Do NOT pass it by. I stopped in for a evening meal with about 7 other guys. Men's night out after some billiards. I have never had a bad meal there, and the portions are over the top. You will not leave hungry. The owner is the chef... More

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Nanaimo
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

This restaurant really is magic. I lived in Greece for 4 years, and this is by far the closest I've found to authentic Greek food in Canada. Portions are huge, meat is always so perfectly seasoned and cooked, spicy carrots are divine, and the tzatziki is the real deal! Love love love it!

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New Westminster, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Décor leaves something to be desired but the place is infused with love, and it shows in the food. Innovative takes on middle eastern (Greek / Lebanese) standards. Quirky table settings and lighting create an authentic feel. Highly recommend the lamb shank.

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Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Small, funky, good food, reasonable price, large portions. Went with a group of 9, 4 kids. Everyone was pleased with their meals. Quite the variety, vegetarian too. Waitress was extremely helpful, she really seemed to enjoy working there. Our only negative, and it's not that a deal, not one person liked the spicy carrots, which are apparently quite a hit... More

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36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013 via mobile

Had takeout as we often do if my husband is passing through. We live south of Nanaimo, so we can't have Aladins as often as we would really like. As always the food was fresh, fabulous and the service is always great. I just wished I lived closer so I could have it more often. Don't miss out if you... More

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Nanaimo, Canada
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42 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Aladdin's is consistently great. I have been many times and even though Mediterranean food isn't my "go-to" the food here is outstanding. The portions are HUGE! The service is great and the setting is funky and interesting. I love the Lentil soup! PS It is one of the only restaurants I would feel comfortable eating by myself. Just has that... More

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Nanaimo, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

This place has fantastic food! The donair's and mulligatawny soup are completely addictive. I has become one of our #1 lunch spots.

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Vancouver, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

How could this place be in Nanaimo? An atmosphere that has that lovable hole in the wall feeling that makes you feel like you've discovered somewhere special while having just fantastic authentic middle east cuisine, a staff that makes you feel in minutes like one of the family and prices better then the generic big restaurants. I would take business... More

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