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

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  • 17
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  • 19
    Very good
  • 0
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  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
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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
Most recent review
Great food but don't go on Friday night!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2015
Deb G
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Reading, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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91 reviews 91 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA
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158 reviews 158 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

I've eaten a lot of greek and turkish food, and even some lebanese, but this was the first time that I had swarma (I had the chicken swarma). I'm not sure how it relates to gyros (both are cooked on a vertical spit), but it seems the same. It also seemed a bit "thicker" and less shave like? But it... More 

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Boyertown, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We absolutely love this place! We are vegetarians and is very difficult to find good vegetarian food. We all shared the vegetarian Aladdin platter, which has a lot of different dishes that are mouthwatering. The food tastes great and very fresh. The ambiance of the place is really nice, and we love that is adorned with lebanese decorations. My only... More 

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Northeast PA
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

My husband's grandmother, the most beloved person in a Lebanese family, was born in Beirut Lebanon. He grew up enjoying all the traditional Lebanese dishes she prepared. I come from an Italian family but quickly fell in love with Lebanese food. Everything we ate at Aladdin Restaurant tasted just like his Sitti prepared it. The owner makes each dish with... More 

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Rochester, NY
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71 reviews 71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

This restaurant is located on a busy street but there is a good amount of parking. The atmosphere is pleasant and somewhat casual. Service was excellent, prompt and efficient. Our server was very knowledgeable on the menu and made some good suggestions. Now to the food! We started with the appetizer plate for 2, there was enough for 3 and... More 

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

On a whim, my husband and I stopped in to try some new cuisine for lunch. We had never had Lebanese cuisine before, and we were in for a treat. The food was delicious! We shared a Maza Dish which was 2 falafel, 2 spinach pies, 2 cheese wraps, 2 kibbeh krass (ground beef with pine nuts and spices), and... More 

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Lenhartsville, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

From the outside, Aladdin's doesn't look like much (in a former life it may have been a gas station). The inside is diner-esque, but the meeting room is colorful and cozy. But you don't go to Aladdin for the decor. The food is delicious! I've only had vegeterian meals at Aladdin's, but each and every one was incredibly tasty. The... More 

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Reading, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Food is delicious if you're a fan of healthy Lebanese food.Their homemade hummus is really good and the meats are fresh and well prepared. Baba Ghannouj is also a fab dish to try. Location is convenient and although the restaurant is nothing fancy, the staff is really friendly!!

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