We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Aladdin Mediterranean Cafe

5420 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, Ste A, San Diego, CA 92117-2300
Improve this listing
Ranked #219 of 4,054 restaurants in San Diego
Price range: $14 - $14
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Write a Review

41 reviews from our community

90% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
San Diego, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I was introduced to this place many years ago and it's been a favorite ever since. The food is authentic, creative and delicious and the servings are very generous (we typically share the chicken salad, for instance - it's huge!!). Service is always excellent and the waitstaff is very gregarious and helpful. One of my favorite "Go To" spots in... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We ended there while we were looking for another place and it was definitely worth it. The food is delicious - we ordered the bbq chicken pizza and the mixed grill. Everything was very tasty. The service was great as well. We finished our meal with a delicious baklava. They also serve halal meat.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manassas, Virginia
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We were looking for a new place to get a good meal. There are many options in the area but not are all worthy of return trips. We decided to call the order in as one of friends came up sick. The online menu is accurate and even has photos of the dishes to give you a good idea of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

I want to this restaurant and we were amazed about the food they serve us by. it was so delicious it looks like made home, go and try it…

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
San Antonio, Texas
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Everything we had here was outstanding. Had borak. They let me mix them & get 2 each of cheese, lamb & veggie. Wasn't that hungry so that served as my meal. Hubby got lamb shawerma. It was to die for!! Menu also had falafel and hummus & many other interesting sounding foods. Plan to return tomorrow night & try something... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Diego, California
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

First off....BEST hummus I've ever had, and I have had more than my share. Creamy, no bitter aftertaste that you sometimes get. I could have made the entire meal out of that. Our waitress Angie seems like she actually likes her job, which is refreshing. She was attentive and made excellent suggestions on the menu. The food was plentiful and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Poway, California
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I've always enjoyed the food in this restaurant. The dishes are extremely tasty, and they have a wide range of Lebanese delicacies. You can order entrees, and any of them would be excellent; however, I would definitely suggest making a meal of the appetizers...The only concern that I have about this place, especially at lunch, is the noise level. To... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
san diego
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

This was a return visit for my wife and me. The service was very competent and attentive and the food mainly very good. The entrees include a nice sized, tasty Lebanese salad with a tangy lemon dressing. The entrees were extremely generous. We had chicken kabobs and lamb kabobs, which came with basmati rice, fresh hummus and pita bread. The... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Diego, California
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Family run, friendly staff, fresh tasty food, reasonably priced, packed with about 1/3 people from the Mediterranean region, 1/3 people from that area of San Diego, and 1/3 (like me) who drive over when I want a "fix" for fresh food and always-polite and very friendly wait staff (most of whom who have been employed there for a long time).... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

With friends, with whom we reunited as a group after 13 years, we got a craving for Kababs for lunch after jet skiing. Found the restaurant on Yelp with good ratings. We were lucky we found Aladdin. Unable to decide between iced teal and lemonade on a sunny afternoon, the person attending offered to give us a mix of the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Aladdin Mediterranean Cafe also viewed


Been to Aladdin Mediterranean Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Aladdin Mediterranean Cafe, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing