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67 Victoria Cres, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5B9, Canada
+1 250-716-1299
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One thing I know for surr is the vegetarian food is just terrible from here. I have officially tried all their vegetarian options on the menu unfortunately and have been regretful everytime. So bland and so dry. A friend also found 2 hairs in his food (he was somwhat enjoying it up until he found them) and recieved sympathy only... More 

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Thank Keith S
Nanaimo, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2017

Great place for a casual bite to eat. I ordered the falafel and it was great!! I don't remember what my friend ordered but it looked great too! :P Lots of food for not a lot of money.

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Thank Nick S
Lake Cowichan, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for Falafel and coffee, but we've had better (for example across the street at the Thirsty Camel (now closed or moved)). The tabouli was wilted, watery and unimpressive. Seems like it was days old though the tomatoes were crisp. The Falafel was not crispy, and the tahini was over saturated with lemon. We were assured the mulligatawny... More 

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Thank Antony B
British Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

Mediterranean menu. Many vegetarian choices. Always tasty. Pot of lentil soup is always on the stove. Service is friendly. Downtown Nanaimo location. Parking on the street nearby is usually available.

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Thank The_Walrus2
Nanaimo, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

A dining experience which stimulates all your senses. A tantalizing meal, served in a warm space, filled with midle eastern music. What a wonderful escape.

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Thank cyndaschwab
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Go to school downtown and always looking for good, fast, tasty lunch that isn't deep fried crap. Stopped there for the domair. Wonderful! Ended up bringing my whole class;-)

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Thank Rebecca J
Parksville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

If you are in Nanaimo, you have to have lunch here. It is a simple colorful cafe, excellent service, and great food. The menu caters to vegans, vegetarians and meat eaters. The food is plentiful and full of flavour. It is a fun place.

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Thank normpimm
Nanaimo, Canada
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92 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2016

Dropped in to Aladdins for lunch after hearing very good things about it. Unfortunately, we had one hit and one definite miss. I had a beef and lamb donaire with tzatziki and it was very good but my husband's falafel was hard and burnt-tasting on the outside and mushy inside. He didn't enjoy it at all.

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Thank TheJets0ns
British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016

Everything is delicious... Have always had awesome food here! Order a drink , if its busy it may take some time for your dinner to be made. I recommend everything!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016

Personally I love this little restraint. It is very small, and definitely a small business. For me that just makes it better. It's a little local gem where a lot of locals eat at and the staff take the time to make it personal. The theme is super cheesy and I couldn't love it more, all the hanging lanterns and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15
Cuisine
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Greek
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 67 Victoria Cres, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5B9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-716-1299

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?