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Alibaba

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2243 15th St, Troy, NY 12180
(518) 273-1170
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 3
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  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Yummy, inexpensive spot near the Hilton Garden hotel

This cafe-like spot is just 4 blocks or so from the Hilton Garden hotel on Hoosick, st. You can walk to it and pass an old neighborhood with a chinees restaurant, but Ali Baba is the place to go. You walk in and see years worth of area awards as the best Mediterranean style restaurant in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Gary B
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Rockville, Maryland
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Rockville, Maryland
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96 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This cafe-like spot is just 4 blocks or so from the Hilton Garden hotel on Hoosick, st. You can walk to it and pass an old neighborhood with a chinees restaurant, but Ali Baba is the place to go. You walk in and see years worth of area awards as the best Mediterranean style restaurant in the greater Albany area.... More 

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Troy, New York
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Recently went to Ali Baba with a group of friends. Everyone enjoyed the delicious lavash bread and the large platter appetizer. All enjoyed their main course and a few took home leftovers. My husband 's favorite is the lamb and the rest of us have several favorites. Go and enjoy authentic Tirkish food.

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Albany, New York
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33 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The bread you get at the beginning is soft, a little chewy, and amazing. The menu is quite large, and there is plenty for everyone. Many dishes come with a side of cabbage and onions, the onions are my favorite thing in the whole restaurant. We've been back several times with family, and no one has said a negative thing.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Everything was served up fresh and hot. The waitress was helpful and friendly. Seems to be very authentic. We would return and recommend.

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NY
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Although I hate stereotypes, I've found Turkish people to be among the most hospitable in the world. Ali Baba is no exception. The food was well prepared and modestly priced. The restaurant is simple, but that's what I like.

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Melrose, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

AliBaba is a low-key, friendly place. The food is as real and as good as can be had anywhere off the Mediterranean coast itself. The multiple items available in a coldplate mix are ideal for a light lunch, especially in Summer. The hot foods, cooked before your eyes in the stone oven are the best way to nourish in Winter.... More 

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Troy, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

so GOOOOOD! I always get the Beyti Sarma!!! The red cabbage is fantastic! The bread with the yogurt sauce - delicious!

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Troy, New York, United States
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I live in Troy and am very happy with the food scene that has been developing here over the last few years. When I'm choosing a place for dinner, my ultimate comfort food is the Chicken Iskender at Ali Baba. (The staff knows my order by heart.) I've had the other food there also, which is great, but I always... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Awesome staff, awesome food. The guys here are really fast, and know what theyre doing. Great quality of food, coming here more often!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I have eaten here many times and have brought so many people! Everyone I brought liked it. One nice thing is they have a picture of each dish on the menu so if you are not familiar with this type of food you can see what you are getting. It is not fancy-a storefront kind of place, but the staff... More 

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Additional Information about Alibaba

Address: 2243 15th St, Troy, NY 12180
Phone Number: (518) 273-1170
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Troy
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Turkish

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2243 15th St, Troy, NY 12180
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Troy
  • Phone Number: (518) 273-1170

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Turkish
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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