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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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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 3
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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
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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Goldsboro, North Carolina
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11 reviews
8 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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Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 240 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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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
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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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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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Louisville, Colorado
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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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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
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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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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
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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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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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