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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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Hours:
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating

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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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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Thank Rheadabovewater
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank William M
Winter Springs, Florida
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152 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 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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1 Thank claireleefl
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279 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 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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Thank Scrappleking
Madrid, Spain
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Thank MoneerK
Hollywood, CA
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158 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 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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Thank Wrldtraveler365
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3 reviews
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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Thank Gahmad
San Marcos, California
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81 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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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Thank M M
Interlaken, Switzerland
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76 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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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Thank ergopublic
Omaha, Nebraska
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109 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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: Mediterranean, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?