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Ali Baba

175 East Main Street, Newark, DE 19711
(302) 725-4974
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Ranked #7 of 290 restaurants in Newark
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Jul 20, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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54 reviews from our community

90% Recommend
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English first
Charlotte, North Carolina
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Outstanding food and service. Quite a pleasant surprise. Mujaddara was outstanding as was the Moroccan chicken.

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Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

We were looking for something unusual for dinner and were glad we found this listing. It was even better than what the other reviews suggested. Cushioned banquettes and stools around ornately decorated tables create a great atmosphere. We noticed other diners had their tables piled with so much food, they had to take home several containers. The portions are very... More

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Newark, Delaware
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

The food here is awesome. I'm a die hard fan of their hommus, morrocon chicken and kofta kabob. They are just mind blowing. The ambience gives you a middle eastern touch. I love this place.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

If you like Middle Eastern food, then this place has wonderful authentic cuisine, and plenty of it! You might catch the exotic Belly Dancer show on the weekends, and reservations are strongly recommended since the place is small.

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

As soon as we entered I felt transported to the Middle East. The decorations, music, smells, guests, staff...and oh the food! It reminded me of a college study abroad experience through Jordan and Israel in the early 80's. The small tables made for an intimate squeeze. Hookah bar adds to the novelty. Tabbouleh: Fresh and zesty Parsley, tomato and onions... More

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Newark, Delaware
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

This is one of my favorite little finds on Main Street Newark. The food is fantastic and the prices decent. Nice décor and good atmosphere. The customer service is great and staff very personable. They have hookah available as well for a comfortable evening of socialization in their outdoor seating. Try the Baklava!

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Our family absolutely loves this place. we've tried almost every dish and have yet to be disappointed! The owners and wait staff are personable yet professional.

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Bellingham, Washington
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102 reviews 102 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We visited Newark, DE, a wonderful university town. Very nice downtown area. We stopped at Ali Baba based on a friend's recommendation. It was everything she promised and more. The food was great and as authentic as I coulod tell with my limited experience. The hummus with meat topping was well received by the group as were most of the... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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116 reviews 116 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Randomly found this place and couldn't believe how amazing it was. Eggplant salad to die for. Tabbouleh salad was some of the best I've ever had (fresh, light and flavorful). Wonderful beer. But the kicker was, we watched a waiter slightly spill a small amount of beer; he could have hidden the lost amount which was rather minor. Instead, he... More

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Rising Sun, Maryland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Just enjoyed a great Sunday evening at Ali Baba's! We brought some first time, out of town friends who were not disappointed. They have expanded their seating (and menu) since we were there before. We enjoyed our meal indoors with the relaxing music & ambiance. Food superb as always! Our Appetizer of Stuffed Grape leaves was generous - they added... More

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