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5420 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, Ste A, San Diego, CA 92117-2300
858-573-0000
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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
The best Mediterranean restaurant in San Diego.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Tom Y
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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269 reviews 269 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

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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6 restaurant reviews
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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65 reviews 65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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90 reviews 90 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
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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Tucson, Arizona
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Aladdin is simply surprisingly well executed. Another waiter than before, but equally engaging, helpful and efficient. Invited my Oceanside friends, who claim to be all knowing in everything gastronomic in San Diego.. ..they were equally impressed and assured me that it will on their list of "in" go to spots in the area ..excellent food, good service, reasonable prices...couldn't expect... More 

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San Diego, California
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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 

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Seattle, Washington
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83 reviews 83 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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.

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Manassas, Virginia
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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 

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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, Middle Eastern

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?