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Aladdin Restaurant

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401 Penn Ave, West Reading, PA 19611-1131
610-685-6677
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 0
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  • 3
    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 of 5 stars
Flavorful Middle Eastern evening out

I like to try different ethnic foods, so in celebration of my birthday I chose to try middle eastern food. We got to the restaurant around 5:45 pm on a Saturday evening. It wasn't full when we arrived, but filled up as we dined. The staff was friendly and explained what everything was. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Melanie Z
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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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Rhode Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You can almost always find the owner - Alex, and his lovely wife Amal cooking or serving their guests. Excellent Baba ghanoush and Hummus. Their kabobs and wraps are great. For a good lunch or dinner, this is a must go to place. Richard Monteiro

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Thank Richard M
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I like to try different ethnic foods, so in celebration of my birthday I chose to try middle eastern food. We got to the restaurant around 5:45 pm on a Saturday evening. It wasn't full when we arrived, but filled up as we dined. The staff was friendly and explained what everything was. The building was converted from a former... More 

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1 Thank Melanie Z
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

I visited this restaurant with my 2 year old. Great trip. Clean restaurant. Super attentive waitress/hostess. The fireplace was my daughter's favorite thing about the restaurant. The waitress made some recommendations for dinner and we took them all. it all great. we will be going back again.

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Thank Richard W
Reading, Pennsylvania
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99 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

Good food, attentive staff, and a unique atmosphere. I was with a large group, and we had a sampling of many of the foods. If you like middle eastern food, you should try it here. The shawarma chicken and chicken kebabs were my favorites. The combination of spices was so interesting. I tasted the falafel, they were tasty, hot and... More 

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Thank dwert5
Reading, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Never had a bad meal here. Only delicious, freshly prepared items made with love. The hummus has such a perfect blend that no one flavor stands out. The tabouli contains fresh parsley washed and dried about six times (maybe more) unlike other restaurants. I've been to others where tiny bits of grit surprise you during the course of a meal,... More 

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Thank D T
Goldsboro, North Carolina
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9 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

Sat outside. Service slow, waitress friendly but not good service. Food probably the worst Mediterranean food we ever had. pita bread stale, served in plastic bags in the bread basket. My husband ordered drink which never arrived. food served on shredded iceberg which had an off smell to it. Hummus tasted like no other I've ever had, with a strange... More 

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Thank RosemaryThyme2
Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania
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362 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Aladdin Restaurant continues to be one of our favorite meal venues. We generally order the pick your own vegetarian combination. The food is consistently excellent. You can BYOB and they supply the corkscrew and glasses with no uncorking fee. The waitresses are always friendly and make the customers feel at home. Contrary to the previous post, we thoroughly enjoy the... More 

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Thank geismom
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We have dined here often and also stopped by for Take-out. Food is consistently good and fair prices. I always get hummus because they make it in house and it is not over powered with garlic. We've tried almost everything on their menu and never had a bad meal. We made the mistake of dining here one Friday night though... More 

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3 Thank Deb G
Reading, Pennsylvania
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98 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I ordered the Aladdin platter for $36. The kibbeh and fattoush was really good but hommus was quite bland. Chicken and beef swarma were OK, kabobs OK. Prices are high for Mediterranean food and we've had much better.

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Thank landladytina
Pennsylvania
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105 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We love food from other cultures/traditions. We will literally drive hours for it when it is great. We have gone to Aladdin Restaurant twice in the last few months - and both experiences were very positive. On our first visit we were greeted warmly, as if we'd been longstanding, loyal customers. Our server took the time to explain the food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 401 Penn Ave, West Reading, PA 19611-1131
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  West Reading
  • Phone Number: 610-685-6677

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?