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Ali Baba Cafe

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1464 Madera Rd., Simi Valley, CA 93065
(805) 526-8400
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 68
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Yummy food and great service!

I have visited this place often, friends, family and colleagues. Everyone like the food and the service is always great. Hot pita breads with baba ganush is my favorite. Falafals are done just perfect. Great tasting lamb shawarmas. Our all time favorite order is dinner for 2 with lamb meat. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Aruna B
via mobile
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited this place often, friends, family and colleagues. Everyone like the food and the service is always great. Hot pita breads with baba ganush is my favorite. Falafals are done just perfect. Great tasting lamb shawarmas. Our all time favorite order is dinner for 2 with lamb meat. The quantity is great, that I always pack some to... More 

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Thank Aruna B
Camarillo, California
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194 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ordered lamb biryani here for the 1st time. I think of it as an Indian dish, so I wouldn't typically order it in a Middle Eastern place. However, it was very good. It came with a salad and fresh cucumber & tomatoes with a yogurt sauce. The biryani was a little hot, but the sides were very refreshing and... More 

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Thank Barbara S
Westlake Village, California
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88 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

I ordered 2 Falafel Plates and 2 Baklava to go. Everything was just ok, falafel, salad etc. Baklava was good for $2, small triangle pieces. I'm baffled as to why this place is ranked #1 in Simi Valley. Been there done that, I don't feel the need to go back.

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Thank Gamyleigh
Simi Valley, California
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

we love this place, eat here all the time.. its always good and fresh stuff.. it is however a bit pricey. they do give large portions but not inexpensive by any means. definitely one of the better places in simi valley to eat

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Thank Steven F
Simi Valley, California
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53 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

I went in with an open mind as this is not my usual type of food. But I was very happy to try a little of every friends choice. Food was excellent & staff was happy to serve & fast.

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Thank pdocter
Simi Valley, California
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Been there many times; service is excellent and food is great. Love the casual, but elegant atmosphere. One waitress there always remembers me and my favorite order.

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Thank Mary M
Simi Valley, California, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Great food and great friendly service! Love it! I would recommend to friends and family. Looking forward to going again soon.

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Thank Sandi R
Simi Valley, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We get take out here for lunch sometimes. It's a little over my lunch budget but the food is very good. Dining in atmosphere is okay, but not great.

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Thank funluvr2015
Simi Valley, California
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

This is a quaint little restaurant with great food. The staff was very friendly and helpful in suggesting something for us Mediterranean cuisine novices. We really enjoyed the experience.

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Thank Simi_Murphy
California
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482 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Great selection of food. I made me feel like I was back in Greece. Falafel plate was very good. Good baklava. Good service. Friendly service.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1464 Madera Rd., Simi Valley, CA 93065
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Simi Valley
  • Phone Number: (805) 526-8400

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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