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Aladdin Mediterranean Cafe

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5420 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, Ste A, San Diego, CA 92117-2376
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They have a wide variety of pizza choices and they're all good! Definitely recommend to anyone! They also have lamb, chicken and other things. The service was great and the place is very nice inside!

Thank Darian W
Rancho Bernardo, California
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

I am a Mediterranean cuisine lover. This joint is a head above the rest. I had lamb chops with basmati rice, served with salad and hummus plus pitta bread. Delicious. The portions are good. My eyes were bigger than my stomach. I will be going back soon. Well done guys. Keep up the good work.

Thank tendai2016
San Diego, California
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107 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

We've eaten here a couple of times and the food has been a bit of a hit and miss for us. For example: the hummus, Chicken Shawerma, Curly fries, Kebbeh, Chicken Bryani and Kunafa are all very good. But, their Lamb Borak was very sour (too much pomegranate juice), The lamb in the lamb bryani was very dry, and the... More 

Thank Tarams
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102 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

We really liked our meal in Aladdin. Our friend recommended this place to us. The restaurant interior looked exotic and a little shabby. We ordered Aladdin Meza Platter and Mixed Grill. We were able to try everything and everything was so good. It was our best meal in San Diego!

Thank 649001
San Diego
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160 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

This place was wonderful! I went with colleagues for lunch and we all thoroughly enjoyed the food. We shared some hummus to start and then my one colleague and I shared a combo plate which came with a salad, then the meal came with rice and chicken shawerma. It was delicious! The food is definitely a little on the pricey... More 

Thank littled6607
San Diego, California
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483 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

I had a Greek salad yesterday that was delicious. It was large with a reasonable price. Hot pita bread was served on the side. It was busy, and I can see why.

Thank baltoro
Aspen Hill, Maryland
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

We were staying at a hotel nearby and this place was recommended by the staff as casual dining along with some other nearby places. We were looking for a light meal so tried Aladdin. The atmosphere was very clean and friendly and the staff was super nice. We had gyro sandwiches that came with a side salad all very tasty... More 

Thank Elan H
San Diego
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191 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
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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 

Thank CarrollZahn
Santa Barbara, California
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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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.

Thank kates4638
Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
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91 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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!

Thank Pam M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$14 - $14
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian, Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5420 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, Ste A, San Diego, CA 92117-2376
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: 858-573-0000

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