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Ali Baba

#5,047 of 17,572 Restaurants in London
#5,419 of 18,495 Places to Eat in London
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32 Ivor Place, London NW1 6DA, England
+44 20 7723 7474
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner
Description: Ali Baba Restaurant was established in 1979 and has been a family run...
Ali Baba Restaurant was established in 1979 and has been a family run restaurant ever since. We specialise in authentic Egyptian and Middle Eastern cuisine made using the finest ingredients.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Best Falafel !

This small family-run restaurant has a homely atmosphere and serves the best Egyptian food I have tasted out of Egypt. The molokhia was perfect and the falafel the best I have ever tasted! Good, friendly service especially from the Lady (owner's wife). Do visit!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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English first
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We went during the month of Ramadan, so we had no problem finding an empty table. Service was excellent and the food that was served (foul medames, taamia and salad) tasted really good.

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Guisborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Service was slow. Staff were not very interested in customers. Our group shared 5 different starters and they were all very nice. Quality of main course dishes was variable. I had lamb with rice. The lamb was meat on the bone, tender but not seasoned. The rice with nuts etc was dull, unseasoned, luke-warm, sprinkled with very few nuts and... More 

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Benghazi, Libya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I have been to this resturant many times, and never had any bad experience in there. The food is great (Egyptian). On top of that , their prices are reasonable considering the quality of the food.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This small family-run restaurant has a homely atmosphere and serves the best Egyptian food I have tasted out of Egypt. The molokhia was perfect and the falafel the best I have ever tasted! Good, friendly service especially from the Lady (owner's wife). Do visit!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I am going alone or with a colleague at Ali Baba, regularly. Let's be clear, the family members welcoming you have quite limited skills in being friendly, especially the lady (spouse owner) who barely smiles. Nothing rude here I believe, they just don't know much about service and are quite dry (the owner is a bit nicer, their daughter much... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We have been eating here for more than twenty years and regularly go with Egyptian friends. It is a small family-run place which from the street looks like a take-away joint but behind that is a modest room which is the restaurant. The menu is authentically Middle Eastern and especially Egyptian and the mezze selection is all one would expect... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I have been eating here regularly since 1982. The high quality of its food and service has never wavered. Everything is excellent but you must not miss: tabouleh, mutabel, & chicken kebab.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I dined here with my girlfriend on a Friday evening. We arrived quite late, around 9.30pm, and were told that we had to sit in the front part of the restaurant, that resembles a takeaway, rather than the back part, even though it looked as if there were seats available. My partner went for the moussaka which she seemed to... More 

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

Approached this place with some reluctance as the exterior looks like a run of the mill kebab house. However were drawn in by the very pleasant young woman who came out and gave us a menu. On venturing inside discovered small, authentic family run basic restaurant serving freshly cooked, delicious Egyptian food - as they have done since 1979. I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

I have been there a few times, some plates are exceptionally nice. It could be much better with some attention, small plats as a main course and this does not help. The service is family run and could improve with deeper thoughts. Attention by the owners would keep people coming back.

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Additional Information about Ali Baba

Address: 32 Ivor Place, London NW1 6DA, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7723 7474
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Marylebone
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 31 - 55
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Egyptian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 32 Ivor Place, London NW1 6DA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Marylebone
  • Neighborhood: Marylebone
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7723 7474

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 55
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Egyptian

Description

Ali Baba Restaurant was established in 1979 and has been a family run restaurant ever since. We specialise in authentic Egyptian and Middle Eastern cuisine made using the finest ingredients.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Marylebone offers what so many London neighborhoods cannot: a village feel coupled with urban convenience. Much of its success rests in its location. Wedged between the northeastern corner of Hyde Park and the southern end of Regent's Park and with a number of Tube stations within easy reach, Marylebone is as pedestrian friendly as Central London gets. The bustling shopping mecca of Oxford Street separates it from Soho and Mayfair, exclusive Regent Street marks its border with Fitzrovia, and cosmopolitan Edgware Road serves as its western edge. Within this enviably situated quarter are an array of outstanding restaurants (from Michelin darlings to down and dirty cheeseburgers), an impressive assortment of independently owned shops, and some of the city's quietest and most pleasant nooks, crannies and cobbled lanes.
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