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Ali Baba

2405 Michael Dr, Newbury Park, CA 91320-3259
805-480-0324
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Ranked #22 of 80 Restaurants in Newbury Park
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- Jun 24, 2014
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English first
Reading, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I love this place because they go that little bit extra. I had moris massalla chicken and vegetable samba and boy were they hot!!!! But I like that,some don't. Love the roti and yogurt dip. The chicken tikka starter was divine, the chicken cooked to perfection. I will continue to buy from here and they usually deliver within half an... More

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Camarillo, California
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81 reviews 81 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

We've been to this restaurant so many times and have never been disappointed. I like to try something new every time and I have never ordered anything I didn't like. Plus leftovers! The portions are generous, the service is excellent (they really do seem to care that we are happy), and at some point I found out how this restaurant... More

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Thousand Oaks, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

My belief is this is Eastern European/ Persian food.... Incredible shawarma!! This is the onlly place I have ever had it but you must try. Get a side of the homemade hummus to go along. You Will be satisfied.

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Vista, Ca
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287 reviews 287 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Freshly prepared food in this small, maybe 8 or 10 tables, restaurant in a shopping mall. Open kitchen were you can see all the food being freshly prepared. We had chicken prepared 2 ways and also fish and all items and sides very tasty with nice seasoning. Would recommend and stop in again when in the area and wanting their... More

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Newbury Park
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

We were introduced to Ali Baba in Newbury Park (and its sister restaurant in Simi Valley) by friends over a year ago, and have been coming back ever since! I knew we were in for a tasty treat when we were greeted by the incredible aromas of something cooking - I was instantly hungry! A great family restaurant that features... More

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Thousand Oaks
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162 reviews 162 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

Both locations of this mini "chain" are always busy. The area has a dirth of small ethnic restaurants so it's wonderful to find one that does it well. Just enough spice to make it interesting along with good service and a well priced menu of all the staples of the region.

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Ojai, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

Ali Baba;s dishes up some fantastic takes on Middle Eastern cuisine. There's originality in the preparation, sincerity in the service, and huge value in these low prices, large portions, and quality ingredients. And save room for the baklava, which comes in a big slab yet costs just $1.99. The Turkish coffee at $3.99 comes in a teapot filled to its... More

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California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

I keep meaning to try more dishes but the beef shawarma is just so good I can't more. Nice small place, good food and a great staff and owner.

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Newbury Park, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2011

I thought I'd get a quick lunch and ordered the chicken curry as a bench mark dish. I was great! perfectly seasoned with grilled veggies, salad, bread and I couldn't stop eating until it was all gone. Very nice owner who also supports the community. I will be back for sure.

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Las Vegas, NV
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2010

We used to go to Ali Baba semi-frequently, and it was always a treat. The food was very good, and the prices, while not a bargain, were reasonable. Unfortunately, despite a complete lack of Middle Eastern restaurants in Ventura County, we will not be returning to Ali Baba. The management is obnoxious and clearly does not care about the happiness... More

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