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2243 15th St, Troy, NY 12180
+1 518-273-1170
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Troy, New York
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017

The food is excellent, but the Lavash Bread is the best. Eating bread that looks like a rugby football is so much fun. I always have hummus, grape leaves, etc. with it along with their outstanding lentil soup. Everyone in our groups loves Ali Baba.

Thank Knith
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful food. Beef/chicken durum is an excellent deal, incredible flavor in the meat and freshly made bread/wrap. Prices seem steep for food plates but as a student I eat a beef or chicken durum maybe once a week.

Thank Andreas V
Albany, New York
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342 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

Several years ago we travelled to Turkey and so find this restaurant a great local way to connect with that experience. The food here is very similar to what we ate in Turkey. We've been here before and will do so again and again. The quality, quantity, value and service is excellent.

Thank Bob C
Troy, New York
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68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

We went to Alibaba a few weeks ago for dinner. Good quality-price ratio, but service could be improved.

Thank gloriavallfor
Rutland, Vermont
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

We had the large combo plate with all of the delicious dips. LOVED IT! Each dip was so well balanced and unique. It was so fun to mix and match. Also, it comes with the freshly baked delicious lavash bread. Wait staff was incredibly friendly also.

Thank annieb003
Albany, New York
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76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

Plenty of people rave about the food here. The bread, which is fresh-baked, was definitely inviting. But our meal was a disappointment. The meat was overcooked and very dry, difficult to even chew. We'll probably try again when RPI is back in session and they are busier. Maybe the food was just sitting around too long on a slow day... More 

Thank 12RAS302
Bridgewater, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

We were looking for Turkish food in the area and this place was highly recommended. The service was good and the food was pretty good as well. The huge Lavash bread made it worth it alone. The place was a little dirty though.

Thank Chris S
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110 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

I've been here a number of times and really enjoy the piping hot lavash bread with a choice of dips. The servers, however, offer very little guidance on what things are, and the menu is even less helpful, despite the colored photos that fill it. On my last visit I ordered curry iksander, which I assumed was beef, but learned... More 

Thank Hodork
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

My friend and I visited for a light lunch this time and every bite we had was a nostalgic experience. Actually all we ordered to share was a large Mixed Plate of Mezze (Mediterranean Appetizers) which one chooses from a large selection at the counter. It comes with a huge piping hot Lavash/flat bread and a plate of yogurt sauce... More 

Thank Renate B
Saratoga Springs, New York
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151 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

I frankly felt the food was bland, overlooked and overpriced. Have tried it for lunch and dinner with a friend who raved about it. Service was extremely reluctant and slow. I felt uncomfortable waiting and not worth it to me. Street parking along very busy street. Ordered takeout that took forever and was so bad I never want to order... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2243 15th St, Troy, NY 12180
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Troy
  • Phone Number: +1 518-273-1170

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