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Aladdin Express Restaurant

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801 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220-3806
804-359-8500
Today
11:00 am - 4:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 am
Dining options: Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Chilled out place with Hookah

This is the most chilled out place with great Mediterranean food and Hookah. The floor cushion seating makes you feel royal when you have the Hookah in your hand! Try the Kebabs and Gyro's which are the best in town. They recently started taking Credit cards too with 5% fee. In Hookah...I prefer... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 6, 2013
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Dallas, Texas
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Winston Salem NC
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129 reviews 129 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Found Aladdin's by accident. Lucky we did. Very authentic food. Arabic TV playing. Gracious owner. We had hot tea, which came with a mint leaf. A falafel pita, tabouli plate and a grape leaf plate. Very, very good. Serving sizes were just right. Almond and semolina dessert was fantastic.

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Dallas, Texas
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41 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

This is the most chilled out place with great Mediterranean food and Hookah. The floor cushion seating makes you feel royal when you have the Hookah in your hand! Try the Kebabs and Gyro's which are the best in town. They recently started taking Credit cards too with 5% fee. In Hookah...I prefer the Watermelon mint or the Apple mint.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

This was my go to place back in college for late night food and hookah. Sadly now it isn't quite the same, and the quality and prices both took a turn in the wrong directions. That aside, the food is still really good. Can't go wrong with the subs or the kebabs. I was in here often enough that many... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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36 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

I recommend this as a good place for takeout Middle Eastern food (not Greek). I like the baba ganouj (sp?) best and the hummus. Read other reviews to see problem with 10%charge for dine-in. You can get a good vegetarian combo plate for about $10. Some interesting soda choices.

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Hopewell, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2011

We were the only customers - I go to this place every time I want a hookah and decent food. However, not sure I'm going back now. What a shame. We were overcharged like crazy. One item was listed at 6.99 but was charged 10.99. Bill ended up being $10 higher than expected. When I asked for a breakdown of... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2009

mediocre and not very clean.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2008

Aladdin Express is a Middle Eastern and Italian restaurant with lots of character and atmosphere. From the outside, it doesn't look like much, but on the inside you feel like you walked into the Middle East. They play Middle Eastern music and there is an elabourate fountain in the middle of the dining area. The service was a little slow,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2008

Good food, good atmosphere.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2007

I used to order pizza from here. The pizza was always good, but the price seemed never to be the same two times in a row.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2007

Whether you want pasta or a falafel, this place has got the most random (but yummy for those late night cravings) food... it's also a hookah bar if you need to wind down after a night of partying.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 801 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220-3806
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: 804-359-8500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Greek
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 4:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 4:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 4:00 am

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