I can see why this restaurant gets so busy at lunchtime. While in the Irving TX area on business earlier this week, I decided to have lunch at Ali Baba's on MacArthur Blvd in one of the many shopping centers which line that road. Fortunately I got there relatively early around 11:30 AM and managed to grab a parking spot nearby in front of the restaurant. Even at that time, it was beginning to fill up with customers but I was seated immediately at a table and offered my choice of beverage. The buffet selection was excellent with a nice array of salads, dips (hummus), as well as various hot entrees. I enjoyed the greek salad, pasta salad, coriander potatoes, cauliflower, curry chicken, and no doubt several other items I have neglected to mention. While I was eating, the restaurant began to get visibly busier as 12 noon approached but I never felt rushed or hurried by my waitress. I made two leisurely trips through the buffet in order to try & sample all my favorites as well as some unfamiliar dishes. There may also have been some dessert offerings but I was full (pleasantly so) from my meal so I didn't explore those. The restaurant itself was very nicely decorated and clean, and I thought the buffet was an excellent value for the price. Definitely give it a try if you enjoy Mediterranean/Middle East cuisine.
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