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127 S Linden Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080-6410
(650) 871-2221
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10:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great middle-Eastern food

I've had lunch several times from Ali Baba. It's in a large industrial area near my office in South San Francisco. It's great to go to an actual restaurant in this area, as SSF is a vast wasteland when it comes to good eating places for lunch. I've had several dishes from Ali Baba and all were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
Rheadabovewater
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Half Moon Bay, California
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Half Moon Bay, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I've had lunch several times from Ali Baba. It's in a large industrial area near my office in South San Francisco. It's great to go to an actual restaurant in this area, as SSF is a vast wasteland when it comes to good eating places for lunch. I've had several dishes from Ali Baba and all were great, except the... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Beautiful finish out, extremely clean, delicious food, great value, outstanding service, daily specials and vegetarian/vegan options! We would recommend this to anyone and we will be back the next time we are in town!! Love this place!

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Winter Springs, Florida
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98 reviews 98 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Luckily this restaurant showed up on a Google search for restaurants a bit south of San Francisco Airport. We wanted to have dinner before driving to our destination but were unfamiliar with the area. For awhile, it looked as though we couldn't be going the right way as we entered a semi-industrial park area, but we trusted the GPS and... More 

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135 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The middle eastern food is great and I felt safe there and not in any kind of danger because the people were warm and the food was delicious and I eated a lot of different items from the menu.

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Madrid, Spain
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Great authentic food at a very reasonable prices. Also, the staff are friendly, however, the service is not the fastest I had.

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Hollywood, CA
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120 reviews 120 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Wow, words are yet to describe the deliciousness of this place. We found it by accident while repairing our vehicle in the area and were very satisfied with everything! They offer fresh tasting, homemade menu selections. There are also many different varieties to choose from if you are vegan or vegetarian. I believe they even offer delivery within the area.I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013 via mobile

Whenever I'm in South San Francisco, I make sure to stop in and taste the delicious falafel sandwich. The shawarma sandwich is also good.

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Daly City, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

I've been eating here for years, and have always enjoyed the food, the service and now the atmosphere. They moved to 1429 San Mateo Avenue in South San Francisco maybe over a year ago from their former location on Linden. It's larger, nicely decorated, very clean and the service is friendly. I'm particularly fond of their cucumber yoghurt salad and... More 

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Interlaken, Switzerland
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54 reviews 54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

It's a fast food but it's not fast food: take your time, let the waiters or the waitress choose for you dishes and get to know libanese kitchen. You will not be disappointed, it is just delicious.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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101 reviews 101 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

We stopped here for lunch and all chose the Schwamas (sp?): two chicken, one beef. Everything was freshly prepared in front of us, about $20 for all three, we all loved our food. Quite large portions. Quick, fast, casual.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 127 S Linden Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080-6410
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  South San Francisco
  • Phone Number: (650) 871-2221

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Open Hours
Monday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm

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