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“Yummy!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sinbad's Mediterranean Cuisine

Sinbad's Mediterranean Cuisine
Ranked #34 of 1,262 Restaurants in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Newark, New York
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Yummy!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2013

This is a great place to enjoy Mediterranean cuisine for very reasonable prices! Everything on the menu sounds great! Can't wait to go back!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Rochester, New York, United States
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63 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“A park ave favorite.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2013

I'm writing this review after going to Sinbad's more than 5 or 6 times now. I have never been dissatisfied neither have I been blown away.

Nice location on Park Ave if you are craving Mediterranean food. Their indoor seating is sparse but comfortable. Outdoor seating is available and enjoyable when the weather is good but the chairs are uncomfortable and the tables precarious.

Service has been decent when I've been there and food came promptly.

Hummus tastes rich and flavorful and serving size is good. Delivered with triangles of pita bread which you will enjoy dipping in the hummus and they will be happy to bring you more when you want it.

Falafel is dry and flavorless the couple of times I have tried it. Will not order again.

I usually go for the gyro pita or any pita with beef or lamb. The flavor is very good with a nice amount of sauce and meat. The pita is warm and slightly toasted which is how I like it. The size is enough if you are planning to snack or lunch but you might want to order something extra if you are having dinner and have a good appetite.

The big plates/entrees are mostly Greek salad with your choice of meat on top served with a delicious olive oil based dressing. I thought I'd still be hungry after eating a "salad based" dinner but I was wrong. It tasted very good specially with the tender pieces of lamb.

The prices are very reasonable and affordable.

I personally like Sinbad's much better than Alladin's both in terms of food and service. Continues to be one of my most visited restaurants in the Park ave area.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Dr_Sik
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Newmarket, Canada
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169 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem in a Pleasant Neighborhood”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013

This is a popular restaurant in a trendy but older neighbourhood. Around it are other cafes, the Abbott's locally made ice dream store and a bread bakery as well as many service shops. Be careful where you park, best probably on the street in the evening.
In summer the lawn of Sinbad's is covered with tables with many people enjoying the food.
We ate inside for a family relatives' function and were not disappointed. Food is Mediterranean by name and how its prepared and portions are generous. For groups, a good idea is to get different plates and then share them. Service was a bit slow but that was due to the number of people there and outside.
It is the best Mediterranean food we have had in a long time and will return on our next trip to Rochester

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank John B
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Eat here”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

Very very very delicious. Great menu and service. Omg! Warning. Do NOT park in the lot 2 blocks down in the sumerton lot. We got towed. $120.00 to get the car back. Do not do business at any of these businesses. The owner of the plaza got in a fight with the bar owner and the plaza owed said F## it I'm towing the cars. Good food. Bad ending.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Harrishill
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Rochester, New York, United States
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Real Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2013

My wife and I had an amazing diner in Sinbad's. The food is fantastic and staff were really nice too. We had Mashawi and Falafl. The best Mediterranean restaurant in Rochester.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ahmad A
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