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Ali Baba House Of Kabob

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1155 West State Road 434, Ste 105, Longwood, FL 32750
+1 407-637-2890
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Palm Coast, Florida
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Authentic Persian Buffet in a family friendly setting. The buffet consisted of several types of Kabobs, salads, rice dishes, tabouli, eggplant, beef, chicken, soups and desserts. Everything was delicious and well prepared and looked appetizing. Later in the evening we were entertained by two belly dancers who were awesome (they were just as good as the dancers I have seen... More 

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Thank bellydancer11231940
Alibaba H, Owner at Ali Baba House Of Kabob, responded to this review

The first thing we do each morning as a service team is check out and review our reviews. What a way for us to start the day....that is by reading what you wrote about what we offer the public and the manner in which we serve....our greatest asset....our clientele. Please revisit us time and time again and feel free to... More 

Sanford, Florida
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158 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

The buffet has a limited variety of dishes, given that it costs $25 pp. We used a groupon so it was reasonable; we would never pay $25. If you are there after 8:30 on Fri or Sat night, there is belly dancing. I think the price should be less earlier in the evening, as it the show is no doubt... More 

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Thank mzbook
Alibaba H, Owner at Ali Baba House Of Kabob, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and thoughtful critique. We will take your suggestions under consideration and do our best to incorporate some of your ideas. We value all of our customers so when we receive feedback from them on how we can improve, we always take it to heart. More 

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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

Had the lunch buffet for $11.95 twice and really enjoyed the selection of unique dishes. Tabouli, hummus, grain salads, kebob meats, baba ganoush and pita were among the dishes I tried on the buffet. The food was really fresh especially for a buffet.

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Thank Fallon B
Alibaba H, Owner at Ali Baba House Of Kabob, responded to this review

We are honored by the review you posted about your experience with us. While we are constantly told face to face how much customers enjoy our service, it takes a very special person to proclaim to the online world that they should check us out. You are one of those individuals and we are proud that you do business with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere reminded me of my home when I was young. The food was excellent. Most of my my friends that came with me never had Middle Eastern food before. We all had the buffet and they all were going back for multiple plates of food. DELICIOUS! The belly dancer was talented and very sweet. The hookah was tasty. I... More 

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Thank Sima V
Alibaba H, Owner at Ali Baba House Of Kabob, responded to this review

Thank you for selecting us and for revealing your positive view of our business with others. We strive to deserve accolades like yours every single day and we will never tire of hearing that we please our treasured customers and clientele More 

Florida
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

The buffet allowed me to try a variety of new foods. Though I wasn't personally keen on several of the dishes, the overall experience was great. While I was trying to decide what to choose, the chef came over and explained many of the dishes and gave recommendations based on our conversation. The wait staff was attentive and we didn't... More 

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Thank Karrie H
Alibaba H, Owner at Ali Baba House Of Kabob, responded to this review

Every day we count our blessings that our business attracts such nice and kind hearted patrons like you. That you would take your time to so generously honor our staff is totally appreciated. We are believers that within each review one gets a glimpse of the character and quality of the reviewer as well as that which they review. That... More 

Lake Mary, Florida
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108 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

I went to this restaurant with a friend from the Middle East. We were hoping for some authentic GOOD Middle Eastern cuisine. Starting with the hummus, it was a tremendous disappointment. How can anyone screw up hummus - ground chick peas, garlic, olive oil, cumin and a bit of lemon? It tasted like paste. My guess is that they scooped... More 

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Thank jim g
Alibaba H, Owner at Ali Baba House Of Kabob, responded to this review

While a complaint about our food is a most unusual occurrence, it is one we treat very seriously. Our enduring mission is to have everyone leaving our restaurant delighted in their selecting us…… particularly due to our food and vowing to not only return but telling their friends. This clearly is not what you experienced and I apologize for your... More 

Orlando
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Ali Baba has been located here for a long time and has changed ownership over the years, but the buffet has been consistently good. Count on it being noisy during he cabaret nights.

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Thank Bizarro7
Alibaba H, Owner at Ali Baba House Of Kabob, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your recent visit and subsequent wonderful praise. Feedback, especially from such well-spoken customers like you, is not only invaluable to those researching businesses like ours, but is also important to us. We greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your comments and feedback with us. Thanks again. More 

Casselberry
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

It is not easy to get really good mediterranean food. The weekly lunch buffet is a wonderful place to get fresh salads, soups, falafel, babaganoush and other salads. The staff is attentive and makes sure the food is turned over and fresh. They offer the choice of a vegetarian side and/or a meat side. The deserts are a nice touch.

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Thank 315marys
Alibaba H, Owner at Ali Baba House Of Kabob, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your recent visit and subsequent wonderful praise. Feedback, especially from such well-spoken customers like you, is not only invaluable to those researching businesses like ours, but is also important to us. We greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your comments and feedback with us. Thanks again. More 

Sanford, Florida
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

Arrived there to enjoy a musical cabaret in their "The Persian Room". . . and the experience was incredibly odd. The Cabaret itself was BRILLIANT - but the people talking, eating, ignoring, and being rude all mixed in with people who came specifically for the cabaret were difficult to deal with. Actually got PUNCHED in the back by a patron... More 

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Thank J D
Alibaba H, Owner at Ali Baba House Of Kabob, responded to this review

I apologize ,I'm so sorry that you had that experience .I just wanted to assure you that we are trying so hard to separate the restaurant reservations from The Persian Room reservations.I hope that we won't disappoint you next time. More 

Orlando, Florida
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

They do a lunch buffet but the food quality is poor at times and good other times. Service is always terrible. The food is very inconsistent and it is overpriced for the selection they offer.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Persian, Mediterranean, Lebanese, Halal
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1155 West State Road 434, Ste 105, Longwood, FL 32750
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Longwood
  • Phone Number: +1 407-637-2890
Description
Ali Baba has been a well known name in the Orlando area over it's 20 year history. Nothing stays the same, however, and we have now become Ali Baba: House of Kabob, coming from a new ownership group emphasizing many bold new flavors, and a different management style. We only use fresh, quality ingredients, and we only expect to provide amazing service. The word Kabob in Farsi translates to Grill in english, and it's no coincidence that this new name change coincides with an emphasis on a great number of dishes cooked fresh on our authentic persian grill using 100% halal meat. When it comes to exotic cuisine, there is no place like Ali Baba House of Kabob. Experience the very best Mediterranean and Middle Eastern style restaurant experiance located within Central Florida. We offer an food that will immerse all your senses with an authentic mix of Lebonese, Persian, Turkish, and even some Indian cuisine elements. Ali Baba offers tantalizing dishes made from fresh and flavorful ingredients that emphasize bold flavor while also offering healthy choices. Our extravaganza dinner buffet and belly dance is unique and the best in Central Florida. All-you-can-eat lunch buffet gives you the freedom to experiment and discover new favorite dishes every day of the week, and a comfortable seated dining experience with a large menu of options to choose from. All dishes are "from scratch" using fresh exotic flavors and detailed preparation. You won't only taste the delicious and exotic food of Ali Baba House of Kabob, but you will also experience our warm hospitality and inviting culture.

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