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“Nice low keyed Middle Eastern Fares”

Aladdins Natural Eatery
Ranked #84 of 268 Restaurants in Ithaca
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean
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Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Nice low keyed Middle Eastern Fares”
Reviewed August 2, 2013

Aladdins was recommended to us by our B&B owner. It's right on the Cornell campus and fits right in the college scene. Prices are good. Two of us spent $35 for an eggplant appetizer, a bowl of chicken chili and a souvlaki combo (chicken & beef) with a glass of sangria. The portions are decent. The ingredients are very fresh. The service was great. The place is modern looking and clean. For people who complained about the service, I'm not sure what they expect. This is a reasonably priced casual place for a quick bite on a college campus. This is not a 5 star restaurant. It's a good value.

  • Visited August 2013
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Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Not nice staff”
Reviewed May 10, 2013 via mobile

Food service was bad app came 4 min before main. Asked to keep hot and this got waitress very upset. At checkout staff literally surrounded us. Very uncomfortable situation would NEVER go there.

  • Visited August 2012
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1 Thank gimmiesnacks
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Ithaca, New York
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Always a good place to eat.”
Reviewed May 5, 2013

Eat here several times a year. Am never disappointed. The food is consistently good and the atmosphere is pleasant.

Visited October 2012
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1 Thank Ithakate
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Ithaca, New York
Level 4 Contributor
48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Change over past year, has gone down hill”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

I reluctantly gave a rating of 3, almost gave 2, used to be a 5. I have been eating here regularly for over 15 years. It used to be one of my favorite restaurants. Something has happened over the past year which has caused the quality and consistency of the restaurant to go down hill. There was a distinct change at one point when much of the long time staff were gone, new "temporary" menus were printed and our favorite menu items began to fluctuate between being poorly made and o.k. Some times I get a particular pasta dish. I've ordered itseveral times since last summer. It used to be fantastic, now it often comes with the pasta overcooked and it a bowl sitting in a pool of water & olive oil, with very little of the toppings its suppose to have, and about half the amount of chicken as before. I've had to ask them to fix it. I kept hoping, but not ordering this again. Other problems now: the pita bread is often hard & dry, the moussaka & chicken veggie soup have become pretty inconsistent, the falafel are sometimes burned. The chicken souvlaki and souvlaki plate are still pretty good. Even when it's not at all busy, the service has become fairly unattentive, & slow. The kitchen staff are often not taking time when plating the food. Overall there just doesn't seem to be good management and pride in providing a good dining experience like they did for the previous 20+ years. What a shame. We don't go very often any more.

  • Visited February 2013
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2 Thank bluetrail
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Ithaca, New York
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great place”
Reviewed December 19, 2012

Nice place to eat for lunch or dinner. The food is healthy and the service is pretty good. Not to forget the waitresses...

Visited December 2012
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