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Alibaba Cafe and Restaurant

Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Afghan, Persian
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M M Road | Number 69, 1st Floor, Bengaluru (Bangalore) 560005, India
080 4091 7163
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Delivery
Description: Inspired from the traditional kitchens of the Arab,Persian-descended...
Inspired from the traditional kitchens of the Arab,Persian-descended Navayathi people, the authentic and delectable recipes have passed down the ages and tantalizingly await you at Alibaba. Savour wonderful dishes from a plethora of Middle Eastern cuisines like Navayathi, Arabian, Iranian, Lebanese, Mediterranean, Moroccan and Persian and wash it down with your drinks all the while swaying to intoxicating Arabic songs. Take your pick from the sumptuous meat dishes to the exotic fresh fish or the mouth-watering steam-cooked Bhatkali Biryani to the riches of vegetarian fare. What will also captivate you is the distinctive ambience inspired from the Arabian Nights. Marhaba!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good for Veg too!

Did have reservations on how veg food would be, as most reviews were about non veg. But the variety and taste in veg was very good. The mezze platter was delicious. Place was clean and neat with no fuss. Service was good and efficient. The not too formal atmosphere with allowances for small... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 17, 2015
sumBangalore
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Bangalore
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  • Doing business
  • Delivery
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15 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Bangalore
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Did have reservations on how veg food would be, as most reviews were about non veg. But the variety and taste in veg was very good. The mezze platter was delicious. Place was clean and neat with no fuss. Service was good and efficient. The not too formal atmosphere with allowances for small portions etc is a nice change to... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I hosted a foodie meet up here for around 13 People the food was awesome bhatkali cuisine had tausha lounge, soup e joo, shaiya biryani, hummus and khubus, assorted kebabs, and special attraction Morrocan mint tea. . . with Priyanka jagatay Irum Ruqiya Madraasi Deepa Mayank Popli Shyam Kumar

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We had read reviews of the place & the food. We therefore went during recent ramzan times the following dishes we had bhaktyali Biriyani was fantastic (not had such good Biriyani before) Shish Tauk (chicken tikka ) very delicious tikka with great seasoning. Al fam dajji (chicken tanduri) also great tandoori chicken delicately seasoned baba ghaunoush and pieta bread were... More 

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Waco, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The Joo Soup, Kebabs, Pita, Naan, & Hummus...'nuf said. Best meal in Bangalore (that's reasonably priced).

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kerala
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

its a must taste in bangalore's gastronomic map.its different ,tasty and keeps you wanting for more.the shaiyya biriyani is far different from any biriyani yet tasted. definitely coming back for more....

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Google maps takes you to this place accurately. You need to take the stairs up next to national travels. The ambience is done up in line with the cuisine. The place is not too big though. But the food is very good. Many items are quite unique in flavor yet tend to the indian palate. This place is an absolute... More 

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Bangalore
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

Went with Family. it was our first visit. Very ordinary to look at,but there are many places like this all over the country,where taste of food makes up for the lack of show.The place is okey & fairly clean. only foodies will like such place.We odered Homus,Chicken Shiesshlik,Khubbus, Bhatkal Biryani,Alibaba special kababas consisting of Mutton & Chicken & A Mutton... More 

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Bangalore
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Visited this restaurant, after watching " Highway on my plate "...Trying to find this place will be little difficult...It is on the first floor...Amazing decor...But not maintained well...There is lot of dust and the place looks like it has not been cleaned...Will find lot of ants on the table...But the food is amazing...Try the Bhatkal food( cuisine of Nawayath community... More 

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Pune, India
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

We went there on watching the show "Highway on my Plate" and it was totally worth it. Small cosy atmosphere by poor service. Many dished on the menu weren't available. The food looks okayish till you take its first bite. Every dish we ordered was just amazingly yummy. Bhatkali biryani and Laun mauriya chicken is a must try with Cucumber... More 

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Visited with family. Though small place but a perfect den for arabic ambience. I felt like I am really some where in middle east. Worth taking pictures. Non-spicy food, athentic arabian & bhatkali. Kabab platter was excellent. Good iranian & morocco tea. Must go place. Food for two will range between Rs 600-800.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: M M Road | Number 69, 1st Floor, Bengaluru (Bangalore) 560005, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Karnataka  >  Bengaluru (Bangalore)
  • Phone Number: 080 4091 7163

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Afghan, Persian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business

Description

Inspired from the traditional kitchens of the Arab,Persian-descended Navayathi people, the authentic and delectable recipes have passed down the ages and tantalizingly await you at Alibaba. Savour wonderful dishes from a plethora of Middle Eastern cuisines like Navayathi, Arabian, Iranian, Lebanese, Mediterranean, Moroccan and Persian and wash it down with your drinks all the while swaying to intoxicating Arabic songs. Take your pick from the sumptuous meat dishes to the exotic fresh fish or the mouth-watering steam-cooked Bhatkali Biryani to the riches of vegetarian fare. What will also captivate you is the distinctive ambience inspired from the Arabian Nights. Marhaba!
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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