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“Great food, great view, excellent hygiene, attentive staff”

Ali Baba Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 107 Restaurants in Dahab
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Buffet, Delivery, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Ali Baba Restaurant is set on Dahab’s sea front, overlooking the Red Sea and Masbat Bay. The restaurant offers a range of local fresh seafood, barbeque and steakhouse as well as lighter bites and breakfast. Steaming hot homemade pita bread and mezze comes with every meal. You are welcome to bring your own alcohol; the bottle opener and ice are provided. Ali Baba Restaurant works in compliance with international food and health safety standards as set out by the UK based hygiene management company 'Cristal International'. Ali Baba Restaurant has achieved the ‘Certificate of Excellence’ for exceptionally high standards.
London, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Great food, great view, excellent hygiene, attentive staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2013

We went here Christmas day and even though it was one of their busiest days staff went out of their way to get us a table outside. We were invited out back to choose our seafood and fish, had it weighed in front of us and told the price before the seafood left for the kitchen. People here have complained they don't discount their prices but I think this process is more than fair PLUS, we got Egyptian dips and bread included at no extra charge. The restaurant is immaculate with staff constantly cleaning and ensuring the place is in tip top condition. Everyone was very attentive and keen to make sure everything was exactly how we wanted it. Bathroom facilities are also immaculate. We were so impressed with the food we went back our final night to relive the prawns and fish and they did not disappoint us. Our first time there we chose a platter of prawns, mussels, calamari and a fish all selected by us and cooked by the chef - delicious, with drinks and tips we spent the equivalent of £50 (British pounds), the second time we came back and had a platter of 3 fish and half a dozen monster prawns, about the same price with drinks and tips. If you want an excellent meal with fantastic service that doesn't compromise, you must eat here.

  • Visited December 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fine but better values elsewhere”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2013 via mobile

It is fine. Great presentation but same quality as other restaurants. Price doesn't justify. I'm sure you will end up at least once. Its good just nothing special

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Alexandria, Egypt
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Nice View and amazing sea food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2013

I had with my wife one of the most yummy sea-food meals at Ali Baba restaurant. We had grouper fish, grilled shrimps, and grilled calamari. The location just above the water is fabulous and provides very enjoyable meal. The only negative point was the cats which is a real problem in Dahab as a whole ... you can rarely have a meal in a restaurant there without being surrounded with 2-3 cats at least which is totally annoying specially for me as I'm allergic to cats.

  • Visited December 2013
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Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“beach restaurant”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2013

we stopped at dahab and visited this restaurant for our inclusive meal after the monestary. the restaurant was really nice, with the waves lapping against the side, the down side for me was the cats and poor food. the good point was johnny english the head waiter, he was really polite and helpful. I really wish I could say more nice things about it but am struggling. If i went back I would not go there again.sorry guys

  • Visited November 2013
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Brighton UK
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
“Oceanside view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2013

Simple Egyptian food, great service and they spotlight the sea – we spent an hour watching a lion fish swim round.

Visited November 2013
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