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Aladdin Mediterranean Cafe

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5420 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, Ste A, San Diego, CA 92117-2300
858-573-0000
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 26
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  • 5
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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
On my "must eat" list when I am in San Diego

I love this place - I've been coming here since they opened many years ago when the uniforms were Disney-Aladdin-costume themed. I've also had everything on the menu. And now that I'm a vegetarian, I am thrilled to have many options to tempt me back. Best dish: chicken kabob pita sandwich... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I love this place - I've been coming here since they opened many years ago when the uniforms were Disney-Aladdin-costume themed. I've also had everything on the menu. And now that I'm a vegetarian, I am thrilled to have many options to tempt me back. Best dish: chicken kabob pita sandwich. Sounds boring, right? WRONG. First, this chicken is marinated... More 

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Davis, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Tucked-in location about 15 minutes (during light traffic) north of downtown San Diego. The food is amazing. I love Mediterranean foods and I look for it when I travel. I believe I am a good judge and I could taste the ingredients in all the menu items. If you like Falafel, then they add all the greens in the mix... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

did not eat much. just sampled their falafel and labne., were OK the staff was friendly and it was right across from our awful hotel dkfj djasd

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I was bought by a friend for baklava and Turkish coffee so my review is limited, but based on this I'd guess the food will be great.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

My client is from the middle East and he took me there. What a treat. According to him, this is the best Mediterranean restaurant in the area. The service was very good and attentive and the food was very good. The entrees were big. We had chicken kabobs and lamb kabobs combination, which came with, fresh hummus and pita bread.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Came here for the first time with a friend. We had not found any good Mediterranean food in san diego & my friend's a harsh critic, she's Egyptian. Tried this place & it was pretty good, excellent chicken & lamb kabobs, pretty good kafta too! Realy chill place, not fancy, could do with more ambience, but it's the food that... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great food. The service was great. The wait staff were very attentive. The prices were very reasonable. Wide selection listed on the menu. I had the beef and lamb bryani. Very tasty.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Service was great and food was exceptional. Wish the restaurant was bigger. If you don't get there at 11:30 or 11:45 on weekdays, there will be a wait for a lunch table.

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Philadelphia, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Had the vegetarian platter for lunch, which is really just 6 vegetarian appetizers and a salad. It was ok. Service was good and it was clean. Food didn't have a lot of flavor, but the dishes were all safe and neutral. I wouldn't come back again only because it wasn't remarkable and there are so many other restaurants in the... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

There is an excellent and wide-ranging menu choice. We had a Greek salad followed by a mezze, couldn't eat it all as there was so much. Fantastic. Very warm welcome received and excellent service from a staff member whose name we didn't get (nephew of the owner). The chef preparing the food was viewable, everything was freshly made and his... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5420 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, Ste A, San Diego, CA 92117-2300
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: 858-573-0000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 14
  • Cuisine: African, Mediterranean, Greek, Middle Eastern

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