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

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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Exotic and delicious

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
Catherine R
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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 

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Delaware
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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.

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delaware
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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 

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Bear, DE
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87 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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.

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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 

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Virginia
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165 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 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.

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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 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
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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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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Nice location with big parking lot in the back!Delicious food with good portions.My family love Mid East food.The owner is super nice!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This is one of my favorite restaurants. The prices are very affordable. The food is fabulous. The atmosphere is authentic for The most part and the service is always welcoming. I bring all my friends from out of town here and they love it. I have been going to Ali Baba for years now and I just love it! I'm... 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: Middle Eastern
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?