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Ali Baba

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175 East Main Street, Newark, DE 19711
(302) 725-4974
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4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Thu - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Wed 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
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Wonderful food and service

Both appetizers and main courses excellent. Freshly made food with nice modestly priced wines. Hooka bar too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 14, 2015
Steve E
Columbia, Maryland
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Wilmington, Delaware
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

I ordered several different items on the menu so I could taste a variety of offerings. The Good: The food came out hot and most stuff was relatively fresh. I loved some of the complex flavors some of the dishes had. The Bad: The service was absolutely terrible. I felt like we didn't exist the whole time we were there.... More 

Thank msalty91
Columbia, Maryland
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119 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Both appetizers and main courses excellent. Freshly made food with nice modestly priced wines. Hooka bar too.

Thank Steve E
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

After a very long day of traveling, we found this gem only 10 minutes from our hotel. We ate in the lounge area which has low tables with soft chairs and sofa-like seats. Being vegetarians, it is always a challenge to find good food when we travel. This was just the ticket! We had lentil soup, spanikopita and the vegetarian... More 

1 Thank Catherine R
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66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I've only done takeout from Ali Baba and I've never been let down. I normally go with the kebab or something like that and it's always good stuff.

Thank AShearer98
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

My wife and I went for dinner last week. Was first time visit. I have had this type of food before but my wife hasn't. Cool little place right on main street. We wanted to eat a bit early and arrived about 5pm on a Saturday and were seated quickly. Service was good and explained menu options. We ordered he... More 

1 Thank jtcjr818
Bear, DE
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93 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Aps are good and so are the beverages. The hookah lounge is what makes this place a college hangout. I am not a smoker but the hookah is not bad with all the various flavors they offer.

Thank mdlegend
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

Me and my girls went here for a casual lunch with my mom and sister. The food and prices are great - my 4 year old declared it was her favorite restaurant. We are vegetarian and there were lots of selection and the staff were all very friendly and helpful. We had the hummus, fattouch salad, falafel, and Moroccan eggplant... More 

Thank Ndesai1978
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171 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I had just one night in Newark, and chose Ali Baba. (Full disclosure--I love Mediterranean food.) Ali Baba did not disappoint. Everything from the fresh vegetables to the seasoned chicken was filled with flavor. If the dishes I tried were any indication of everything on the menu, this is a place that won't disappoint.

Thank ProfessorCharles
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

On a whim we tried Ali Baba in Newark, Delaware yesterday (5-30-15). The experiance was very pleasent. The staff was very polite and professional. They were patient with explaining the different meals. We stated with the veggie appetizer, I selected the house special chicken and my wife chose the salmon. Both entrees arrived with above average portions. we also enjoyed... More 

Thank Spencer H
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is our first visit to Ali Baba Restaurant. My in-laws took us out for dinner for an anniversary/birthday/Mothers' Day celebration. They warned us it is in a college town and about a 45 minute drive from their house. There were six in our party, including my 15 year old teenager. We had a five o'clock reservation. A few minutes... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 175 East Main Street, Newark, DE 19711
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Newark
  • Phone Number: (302) 725-4974

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern


Open Hours
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?