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“Food was great, but, oh the Service!”
Review of Aladin

Aladin
Ranked #17 of 104 Restaurants in Vevey
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Bakersfield, California
Level 6 Contributor
108 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Food was great, but, oh the Service!”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

We arrived 45 minutes too early for dinner service, but had seen the restaurant before and thought the menu looked interesting, so we decided to return. The food we had WAS delicious: the lentil soup and the Lamb Ourika.

We asked for tap water, they brought it in an open bottle that did not look like the other diners' bottled water. When the bill came, we'd been charged for mineral water. Only one of us ordered wine. They brought a decanter and two glasses, then took one glass away when we told them only one. We were billed for two glasses of wine. When I asked about it, they shook their heads and said I'd drank two portions.

I'm counting the service as poor because they didn't get things right, and then we had to pay extra!

  • Visited October 2012
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Bursins, Switzerland
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Nice food trip”
Reviewed November 28, 2011

We had diner there with Lebanese starters and a Moroccan Couscous as a main dish. All was excellent, the service is very kind and the music and the decoration make you travel a little. The menu also offers local wines and Swiss wines (the Pinot Noir was very good). We had a very nice time!

Visited November 2011
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Thank Smile73
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Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Very disappointed with food and service.”
Reviewed November 6, 2011

We went in and thought we'd try the buffet. The dishes were almost empty but the host said he would replenish them. He did not. When we insisted on some chicken, he brought us two drumsticks. That's it. I was so looking forward to a good middle east restaurant in the area. The search continues ...

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Lausanne, Switzerland
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Decor alone isn't enough”
Reviewed September 19, 2010

Three years ago we had the most wonderful meal here.
This time (2010) it was very different. A very unfriendly welcome. It was bitterly cold inside the place. Was left waiting for ages before being served (the restaurant was almost empty). The waitress made us feel very unwelcome, she was engaged in conversation with several people in the annexe. The food was eventually delivered, Smaller portions, very plain, not a patch on what we had so enjoyed before. Maybe new owner/manager. Great shame. The tables are too, as another reviewer mentioned, close together.

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1 Thank ahmoun
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Neuchâtel
1 review
“expensive and not much to eat”
Reviewed May 30, 2009

The rosé wine was terrible, the meat was old and we were still hungry when we left the restaurant. Plus the prices are very high for this kind of food (it's less expensive in Geneva and much more better). The service is not good and the sits are not confortable. To avoid absolutly.

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