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Ali Baba

175 East Main Street, Newark, DE 19711
(302) 725-4974
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Ranked #5 of 292 Restaurants in Newark
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Aug 19, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Wilmington, Delaware
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163 reviews 163 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Ali Baba has been around quite a long time and has the best middle eastern food in New Castle County. The setting is exotic with tapestries and cushions and low decorative tables. My husband loves their lamb and I enjoy the hummus, falafel and tabouleh. Prices are ridiculously low. Unfortunately, Newark is a university town and when school is in... More

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Sonora, CA
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89 reviews 89 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

If you're into experimenting outside the standard meals this is certainly worth going to. It has Moroccan furnishing and music. Also has an outdoor seating area along Main St. The food was very good.

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Newark, Delaware
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I've always liked this place, and until recently, only found the service wanting. On my most recent visit(s) I have found the service greatly improved - it now has some of the finest service in town. The food has always been excellent; and that has never an issue. I am so glad they concentrated (or changed whatever) to have the... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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72 reviews 72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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
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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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Bear
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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
61 reviews 61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
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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
65 reviews 65 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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