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2243 15th St, Troy, NY 12180
(518) 273-1170
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10:00 am - 11:00 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, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 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
Consistently great Turkish food

We've been going for years, and each of us has a set of favorite menu items. They're always very good. Service is great and they obviously take care in preparing everything. Curry chicken, Veal Guvech, and the assortment plate are favorites (Eggplant salad is the favorite on that).

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
johnrly
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been going for years, and each of us has a set of favorite menu items. They're always very good. Service is great and they obviously take care in preparing everything. Curry chicken, Veal Guvech, and the assortment plate are favorites (Eggplant salad is the favorite on that).

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Thank johnrly
Southbury, Connecticut
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Alibaba's is very close to RPI in Troy, NY. I have been there twice with my wife and daughter and we have all enjoyed the food. There is a good selection of meals, all very good so far. Lavash bread and Meat Pide were excellent. Service is very good. Staff is very friendly and food is served hot with no... More 

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grafton, NY
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

I have eaten at Alibaba about 10 times, but not within the past year. I don't get out to eat often these days with little kids, but Alibaba is one of my favorite eating places in the Troy area. Turkish cuisine. Everything delicious from the main courses down to the baklava deserts and Turkish coffee. The menu has a photo... More 

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Thank john l
Randolph, New Jersey
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182 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This is a storefront, neighborhood place serving pizzas and Turkish dishes. Their “photo menu” does not include a description of the dishes; review their takeout menu if you want to know what you’re ordering. Service was slow and disorganized from servicing take-out orders. I tried the Chicken Durum (wrapped in good lavash bread); the barely-warm chicken had some gristle and... More 

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Thank 50StateVisitor
New Jersey
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We were travelling via Troy to our destination and hunger struck us ..searched online for this place based on the reviews and damm we hit a jackpot ... though the location of the restaurant is not that great ....but great homely food prepared by very down to earth people ... we tried their Lavash bread with yogurt dip in appetizer... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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107 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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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1 Thank Gary B
Troy, New York
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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Thank Fez H
Albany, New York
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40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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Thank jambarama
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Patricia H
NY
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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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: Mediterranean, European, 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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