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Ali Baba Cafe

1464 Madera Rd., Simi Valley, CA 93065
(805) 526-8400
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Ranked #1 of 230 Restaurants in Simi Valley
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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93% Recommend
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English first
Cincinnati, Ohio
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Loved our waiter. He handled 12 tables without missing a beat. Funny. Engaging. Restaurant in a strip center with wonderful spices and a much larger dining room than you would think. Good size portions and great price. We ordered dinner for two and have leftovers for snacking.

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Moorpark, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We were jonesing for Greek or Mediterranean food fortunately my husband remembered that my sister in law mentioned a good one in Simi Valley. So we called her, got the directions, and went. Madera and Royal (not in the Albertson's complex but one across the street from there). From the outside the restaurant looks pretty small, but is actually bigger... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We chose this place because of the #1 ranking...it did not disappoint. Yes, it is in a strip mall as a previous reviewer mentioned, but don't let the outside fool you. Very good quality food and great server who guided us in portion size, etc. He was extremely friendly and helpful. We wanted to try the falafel and chicken shawarma,... More

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Los Angeles, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I ate at Ali Baba Cafe based on the reviews on Tripadvisor. I was not disappointed. The food was delicious, the portions large, and the prices were reasonable. The waitress was glad to substitute extra rice for the vegetables. Many places say no to any substitutions. The only negative for me is that this restaurant is a little too far... More

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Simi Valley, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

If you're looking for a restaurant that has delicious food, look no further. This restaurant is great. I've been eating here since it opened a few years ago and come almost every week. The employees are friendly and make everyone feel welcome. The food is spectacular. I usually get the chicken shawarma dinner, which is my favorite, but I have... More

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Simi Valley, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We eat here for lunch and the food is very good and it's pretty good value. When you go please try the coffee, very tasty!!

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Simi Valley, Ca
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

stopped by there the other day to give it a try and found it to be excellent! Food was fresh, spiced with tons of flavor and the service was good as well! A sure place to try again!

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Cairo, Egypt
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

As a full time resident of the Middle East for almost 20 years, I had my doubts about how this Simi Valley restaurant would compare to restaurants in Cairo or Damascus or Beirut, for example. I was also intrigued by it's rating as the #1 restaurant in Simi Valley, so off we went. Just two blocks from the Best Western... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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62 reviews 62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

As the tittle says my coworkers and I ate there last night. Great food done well. Knowledgeable and very attentive staff. Moderately priced, good quality, fresh food. Three men with... apps + sodas + entrees = under 60.00 I highly recommend it.

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Atlanta, Georgia
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We found Ali Baba through Trip Advisor and decided to try it after visiting the nearby Reagan Library. It was an excellent choice. We had the Lamb Shawarma sandwich and the Coconut Curry with Shrimp. The curry had a generous amount of large shrimp and included a delicious salad. The waitress was friendly and the owner was very gracious. After... More

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