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“Go for the veggies!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Baladi Mediterranean Cafe

Baladi Mediterranean Cafe
626 Hilltop West Shopping Ctr, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-6139
757-425-8877
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Ranked #27 of 1,256 Restaurants in Virginia Beach
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Description: At Baladi we prepare authentic delicious foods that are fresh, healthy, and nutritionally balanced in a casual, comfortable and welcoming setting.Our Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes are prepared fresh daily. We offer a wide selection of Vegan and vegetarian as well as meat and seafood dishes. We use organic olive oil, pure filtered water, no HFCS in our food. In fact, the phrase “Baladi Foods” means natural and organic foods that are prepared with traditional methods. We welcome you and look forward to nourishing you!
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Go for the veggies!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014 via mobile

I have been here twice. Both times the servers were very positive, fast, and accommodating. The appetizers and main course dishes were great and quite generous. I would say that the meat components in everything I have tried fade in comparison to vegetables. I would recommend this place for a casual tasty meal.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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BaladiCafe, Manager at Baladi Mediterranean Cafe, responded to this review, January 23, 2014
Thank you for dining with us, and for the compliments! In efforts to share the benefits of healthy dining--both in nutrition and taste, our menu is proof that vegetables can be packed with flavor! With that being said, if there are any dishes in particular that you feel were lacking in taste, feel free to let us know by filling out a comment card at the end of your meal. We take all comments and suggestions very seriously, especially when it comes to our food!
Thank you again, and we hope to see you again soon!

P.S. Have you tried our Moroccan Garlic-Spiced Tuna? It may be a protein, but it's all about the flavor!
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Roanoke, Virginia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great Food and Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

This little restaurant is a jewel. The food was flavorful, interesting and filling. The service was excellent. I would definitely dine here again when in town.

Visited December 2013
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BaladiCafe, Manager at Baladi Mediterranean Cafe, responded to this review, January 13, 2014
Thank you for dining with us, and we are happy to have been a part of your trip! We hope to serve you again next time you're at the Beach. (If you're in town with friends, be sure to check our website or call anytime to see when our next belly dancing night is! We typically have it every few weeks on Friday or Saturday nights.)
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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33 restaurant reviews
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596 helpful votes 596 helpful votes
“Excellent Meal and Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Stopped in one afternoon after noticing the sign while enroute to another location for lunch - I was SO glad we decided to eat here instead! We opted for the mezze platter for two and added on a cup of lentil soup (for me) and some grilled vegetables (for my mom). It came with plenty of pita bread and was more than enough to fill us up. They also have a wonderful Mama Khalta Tea which is a light combination of Sage, Mint, Chamomile, Annis Seeds, Rose Petal, Fennel Seeds and other herbs....its divine!

As an aside, if you are Vegan, Vegetarian, or need Gluten-Free, this is a fantastic restaurant as they offer many choices and their menu spells out which menu items meet which requirements.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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BaladiCafe, Manager at Baladi Mediterranean Cafe, responded to this review, January 8, 2014
Thank you for choosing to dine with us, and for taking the time to share your dining experience!
We realize our location is a little tucked away, so we are always ecstatic to hear when customers stumble upon use--especially on their way to another restaurant!
We are very happy to hear that you both enjoyed your meals; and if you love our Mama's Khalta, we do sell the loose-leaf tea with brewing instructions so you can take some home with you.

Thank you again, and we look forward to your next visit!
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Fairfax, Virginia
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“Awesome!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

I am not one to write reviews but I was so highly impressed by this place that writing this review is a necessity. This place is a perfect 10/10. The food was absolutely delicious-the mint lamb skewers cooked to perfection. The pistachio bakhlava was one of the best bakhlava's I have had-not to sweet, filled with nutty, chewy goodness, so so good. Very friendly people, excellent service. I highly recommend Baladi!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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BaladiCafe, Manager at Baladi Mediterranean Cafe, responded to this review, January 8, 2014
Thank you for dining with us, and also for taking the time to leave us a positive review! We appreciate you sharing your experience and expressing your love for our food. The secret to our delicious, homemade baklava is that we use 75% less butter and organic, pure honey. Our mantra is "A Few Simple Ingredients," and we mean it!

Thank you again, and we hope to serve you again soon!
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“Best Mediterranean Food in Hampton Roads”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

My wife and I have lived in the Hampton Roads area for 6 years. We really enjoy good Mediterranean cuisine and are constantly on the search for the best. Today we had an early dinner at Baladi's and found it! Without a doubt the best Mediterranean food in Hampton Roads! The menu selections were plentiful and varied. The food was authentic, properly prepared and delicious. The servers, atmosphere and hospitality was superb. We are definitely repeat customers. If you are in search of great Mediterranean food,Baladi's is the place!

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