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Aladdin Mediterranean Cafe

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5420 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, Ste A, San Diego, CA 92117-2300
858-573-0000
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 5
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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
Always Great and Good Value

We have eaten at this restaurant since 1996 and it is consistently excellent with a varied menu, including the usual Mediterranean appetizers, very good pizzas and salads, and lamb and beef entrees large enough for two or people. It is good for takeout or seated inside. They have a great selection... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 13, 2015
ctz1964
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San Diego
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San Diego
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174 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

We have eaten at this restaurant since 1996 and it is consistently excellent with a varied menu, including the usual Mediterranean appetizers, very good pizzas and salads, and lamb and beef entrees large enough for two or people. It is good for takeout or seated inside. They have a great selection of teas and Baklava for dessert. The prices are... More 

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Thank ctz1964
Santa Barbara, California
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

The owner took my order and was super nice and chatted with my while i waited for my to-go order. Loved the food, good portion with enough for a small lunch the next day.

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Thank kates4638
Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
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71 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Everything--- the Cheese Borak, the BBQ Pizza (which I had never eaten at a Mediterranean cafe), the chicken shawerma and the shish kabobs, as well as the Kunafa (for dessert) was very tasty! Excellent dinner!

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Thank Pam M
San Diego, California, United States
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

I have never left Alladin's feeling anything other than satisfied. The Hummus is probably the best I have ever had. Their Pizza is insanely good made with their soft Pita Bread which is perfect straight out of the wood-fired oven and their Med Chicken salad is almost too good to be true. The lemon dressing has to be one of... More 

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Thank Justin R
Mendocino, California, United States
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

I love this place! The salads are delicious and fresh. The hummus qnd baklava are house made. The greek salad with marinated grilled chicken and lamb are favorites.

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Thank Jenifoofoo
Atlanta, Georgia
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I love this place - I've been coming here since they opened many years ago when the uniforms were Disney-Aladdin-costume themed. I've also had everything on the menu. And now that I'm a vegetarian, I am thrilled to have many options to tempt me back. Best dish: chicken kabob pita sandwich. Sounds boring, right? WRONG. First, this chicken is marinated... More 

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Thank Mimbleganger
Davis, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Tucked-in location about 15 minutes (during light traffic) north of downtown San Diego. The food is amazing. I love Mediterranean foods and I look for it when I travel. I believe I am a good judge and I could taste the ingredients in all the menu items. If you like Falafel, then they add all the greens in the mix... More 

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Thank Anna A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

did not eat much. just sampled their falafel and labne., were OK the staff was friendly and it was right across from our awful hotel dkfj djasd

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Thank Offrah
London
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195 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I was bought by a friend for baklava and Turkish coffee so my review is limited, but based on this I'd guess the food will be great.

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Thank LollypopSunshine
Las Vegas, Nevada
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427 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

My client is from the middle East and he took me there. What a treat. According to him, this is the best Mediterranean restaurant in the area. The service was very good and attentive and the food was very good. The entrees were big. We had chicken kabobs and lamb kabobs combination, which came with, fresh hummus and pita bread.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5420 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, Ste A, San Diego, CA 92117-2300
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: 858-573-0000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 14
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, African, Greek, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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