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Ali Baba

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2103 N Central Expy, Richardson, TX 75080-2708
972 437-1222
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have eaten at Ali Baba Cafes on lower Greenville, Las Colinas, Lakewood, Fort Worth and Allen. As a long term patron of the restaurant, their food is still the best Middle Eastern food I've ever had. The buffet is always furnished with fresh, well-prepared and EXTREMELY consistent food! Made to order items like Golden Chicken, baba ghanouj, tabbouleh, hummus... More 

Thank Jerry G
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170 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On a recent visit to Richardson, we had the pleasure of dining at Alibaba on two separate occasions, both were wonderful, despite an air conditioning problem during the first visit that caused a portion of the ceiling near the entrance to collapse from a water leak. There was some initial excitement when this occurred, but the restaurant management did a... More 

Thank TexasTravel59
Wylie, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten here many times, today we had a party of 8 and the food was very good , some of the food items were not. The baba ganoush and the mersey we're not very good today. This was a buffet today all you can eat some of the people in our party were complaining about other items they... More 

Thank SRA4
Pompano Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

If you're looking for great Mediterranean food-- don't pass up Ali Baba and their amazing lunch buffet. Lamb, grilled chicken, roasted vegetables, grape leaves (stuffed with lamb mixture), greek salad...the list goes on and on. We were pleasantly surprised when we stopped their just by chance for lunch. We've been back several times and the food, quality and selection is... More 

Thank APfenn
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

My wife and I have been to customers at Ali Baba for over 11 years. In fact, it was where we had our first date! That was at a different location, but we have eaten at this location ever since it opened. The buffet has lots of good choices. Far and away our favorite two things there are not real... More 

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West University Place, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

I took my 93 year old mom to dinner here for the 2nd time this month. She had the lamb gyro and I had the lamb burger. Both were great. My mom will be able to make at least 2 more meals out of her leftovers and I can't wait to have another lamb burger [served with feta, arugula, tomato,... More 

Thank TiaJen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Alibaba is simply the best when it comes to mediterranean food! Best falafel, hammus, pita breads in Texas at least. No comparison! We can go here any time! Excellent service and make sure you keep enough time margin when you go for lunch but they manage it really good, you will get place!

Thank vikash S
Lake Forest, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Family wanted to eat a healthy meal and Ali Baba won. Five of us went. Shared some hummus and fresh pita bread. Ordered a couple of different salads for the table and we shared. Then the lamb arrived. It was excellent lamb. Not gamy at all. And it was cooked medium well, which the server said was the best way... More 

Thank BRubin510
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had dinner here for the first time. Everything was very good. The Greek salad was delicious. I had the chicken kebab and she had the gyro. Both were very good. We also had dessert, baklava with ice cream. I'd love to come back for lunch, if I ever get enough time. Happy hour drink prices in... More 

Thank Mikeyveck
Dallas, Texas
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61 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

This place is always crowded during lunch hours . The food is average and expensive, could not understand the popularity of the place .. Quite accessible through 75 and quick lunch buffet

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Greek, Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2103 N Central Expy, Richardson, TX 75080-2708
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Richardson
  • Phone Number: 972 437-1222

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