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Aladdin Cafe

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1021 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS 66044
(785) 832-1100
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Well-prepared middle-eastern cuisine

So hard to choose from so many wonderful dishes. Have to start with the house special lentil soup. Salads are crispy, falafel is moist and flavorful, cauliflower also a good option as a vegetarian selection. Entrees are good value, with generous portions.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 13, 2015
Erica Z
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Lawrence
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Lawrence
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

So hard to choose from so many wonderful dishes. Have to start with the house special lentil soup. Salads are crispy, falafel is moist and flavorful, cauliflower also a good option as a vegetarian selection. Entrees are good value, with generous portions.

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Thank Erica Z
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

I'd eat here again. It's what you'd expect from a Mediterranean cafe, nothing special. Tea pots,hummus,falafel.

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Thank Anthony R
Lawrence, Kansas
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Aladdin Cafe has delicious Mediterranean specialties, most of which are served with your choice of the amazing lentil soup or very nice Greek salad. I especially enjoy the grilled salmon, served with rice and wonderful grilled veggies. One of my favorite spots in Lawrence!

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Thank bmaig
Lawrence, Kansas
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

If you're looking for a great Mediterranean restaurant in town, this is it! The falafel and kabobs are fantastic. The service is good and I've never had too long of a wait for a table.

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Thank Rachel D
Lawrence, Kansas
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425 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Aladdin has all the classics and they cook them right. The ever present lentil soup is perfect. I like the chicken shawarmah platter, the gyro sandwich, the greek salad (great feta cheese, ask for extra) and the babaghanouj. I really like to go to the Sunday buffet and taste a little bit of everything. There are lots of vegetarian and... More 

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Thank Robert S
Winter Springs, Florida
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198 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I love Mediterranean food and so I usually order some kind of combination platter. Jasmines Vegetarian Combination had hummus, baba ghanoush, dolmas, falafel, olives, feta, spanakopita, and some other things that I didn't recognize. I loved it. My friend enjoyed his Shawarma. We both got rose lemonade, which is quite pungent, but pretty good. The only problem is that we... More 

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Thank lizardtiff
Ozawkie, Kansas
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I really like this restaurant. It reminds me of the cooking of our Lebanese friends we have. The pita is good, the hummus is delicious, and the Aladdin sauce is great! The service has always been very good as well. The servers are quick to explain any of the menu items, and they do a great job at offering suggestions.

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Thank Wesley H
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Have eaten here several times, and find the food to be consistently good. However, it doesn't seem to attract many customers. Perhaps middle Eastern food doesn't have a big fan base here. If you do have an appreciation for this cuisine, the Alladin does a good job.

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Thank Patrick M
Lawrence, Kansas
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33 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great service, great food. Get the appetizer sampler platter - you get a little of everything and it is ALL delicious. Lentil soup, Greek salad - it's always hard to choose which I want with my entree! The gyro platters or sandwiches are fantastic. Lunch buffet on Sundays.

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Thank seeclark
Junction City, Kansas
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We went during the Busker Festival - four adults, two children; we all enjoyed our meals - the soup was excellent. The entrees were good - nothing overly special that I'll make a special trip back for, but next time we are in Lawrence it would be a place we would consider returning to.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1021 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS 66044
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Lawrence
  • Phone Number: (785) 832-1100

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

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 - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?