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67 Victoria Cres, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5B9, Canada
+1 250-716-1299
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“lentil soup” (7 reviews)
“donair” (5 reviews)
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Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
67 Victoria Cres, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5B9, Canada
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Reviewed May 14, 2015

I love good Lebanese food and after receiving a recommendation by locals, I thought I'd try the vegetarian platter. The hummus, baba ghannouj and dolmades were delicious, but the spicy carrots were in a watery tomato sauce and weren't spicy, and the tabouleh was mostly...More

1  Thank Scarlett S
Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

Food was quite good. Service very good as well. We found that our meals were a little heavy on onions, so if you're not a big fan of onions consider going without.

Thank Ryan G
Reviewed November 12, 2014

Lunch at Alladins Cafe was very good. She had the donair, I had lamb shank in sauce, a large meal with feta salad, potatoes, and sweet pickled carrots. The spice combinations were delicious in mine, she enjoyed the flavour of her chicken in a bun...More

Thank MacMerio
Reviewed November 7, 2014

Excellent food, modest prices. Aladdin's Cafe is one of our favourite stops in Nanaimo. They serve Greek and Lebanese cuisine. Everything made on site, vegetarian dishes available and a Greek spinach pie that's the best I've eaten anywhere. The hummus dip is extraordinary. The atmosphere...More

Thank Erik d
Reviewed October 18, 2014

Restaurant was packed and the service was very good. The portions were large but the food was bland: The calamari was over battered and not very tasty. Similarly, the tzaziki was bland, the greek salad had very little feta and was bland with a mostly...More

Thank Ilagam1
Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

I have been to this restaurant several times and every time I have had great food. It is always freshly made. I love the Shrimp focaccia. I also recommend the Lentil Soup. Such flavourful food.

Thank Faye D
Reviewed July 22, 2014

Went for lunch and had excellent food and service. Menu size was perfect. Everything was fresh and atmosphere was nice with a downtown location. Will definitely be back.

Thank Travellots30
Reviewed July 21, 2014

I was visiting Nanaimo because my daughter was competing in the BC Summer Games and having been unable to get a seat in the Fireside Grill, a local Nanaimo resident recommended Alladin's Cafe. I walked down the street and was immediately drawn to this quirky...More

3  Thank Sam M
Reviewed July 8, 2014

We go to this restaurant/cafe every time we visit Nanaimo, and without fail the food is delicious. Our favorite dishes are chicken souvlaki, kafta kebab, donair Plate and Lamb Kebab. The servers are always pleasant and efficient. I wish there was a Lebanese restaurant like...More

2  Thank Sai Kam W
Reviewed July 3, 2014

Had two of their grilled meat dishes for lunch. So good (tender, tasty, excellent rice and veg) that we ordered the same thing for take-out and had it again for dinner the same day! Best Middle Eastern/Mediterranean in BC, not fancy at all, just a...More

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
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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