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“Hidden Gem in the Heart of Nanaimo”
Review of Aladdins

Aladdins
Ranked #46 of 323 Restaurants in Nanaimo
Price range: $1 - $15
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed January 5, 2012

This is Middle Eastern food at it's best. I would never have gone in if not for a friend who frequents this place. It was a wonderful surprise. The food was fresh and plentyful and very well prepared. The spicy carrots are the best I have ever tasted.

Small hole-in-the-wall place but worth seeking out.

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Thank TiaHawkins
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Reviewed December 26, 2011

amazing talent and consistence when it comes to this hole in the wall!! my christmas eve could not have been better!!! the service was amazing and descriptions of the food made you drool( not to mention the LARGE size of the portions)...her name is on the tip of my tongue but still can't say...all around perfection...thank you for making my time away so worth while!! and thank for making the best baklava i have ever had!!! thank you for making my town a better place!!

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1  Thank 517mike2222
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Reviewed November 3, 2011

I love the food at this little gem of a restaurant..its all made in house too! The babaganoush is spectacular with a smoky richness. The portions are large and the carrots are deish! The houmus is garlicky goodness and my fave... the housemade baclava!
Its a charming ethnic spot with great value to boot.

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1  Thank catsafrican
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Reviewed August 7, 2011

I return to this place every time I'm passing through Nanaimo. Love the veggie plate of spicy carrots, hummus, baba ganoush, pita bread, rice, tabouleh. It's about $10 and I can never finish it all I am so full! Also, the fresh lemonade is amazingly refreshing. The owners have always been cheerful when I've been there. Yes, the decor could use some work but if you don't care about that then you are in for a real taste-bud treat! It's a tiny, casual spot to grab a filling meal with tastes from the middle east.

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1  Thank kinx81
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Reviewed August 2, 2011

Good food prepared by an authentic Middle Eastern chef makes this a pleasant experience.

The place is small and dated, with cheesy art work and old tables.

But the freshness of the food and staff attitudes make the place worthwhile.

This is not a fancy restaurant by far. But for under $10, you can get a very good meal that is not the usual burger and fries. Overall, a decent restaurant close to downtown.

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Thank Travelsavvy888
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