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“When you want something besides a burger”
Review of Aladdin's Eatery

Aladdin's Eatery
Ranked #3 of 35 Restaurants in Oberlin
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Reviewed June 1, 2013

This place has some unique food and a good location right on Tappan Square downtown Oberlin,Oh. If your in town visiting the kids at college and want something you may not find at home this place has lots of vegetarian choices as well as salads soups wraps, hummous, smoothies and deserts. Get the falaffel and some cold green tea. I never have desert but they look amazing.

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Reviewed May 15, 2013

As far as chain middle-eastern restaurants go, this one is good but nothing special. There are a ton of vegetarian options, though, so a good choice for those who don't eat meat. The cookies are AMAZING. Unfortunately, no beer license.

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Reviewed April 5, 2013

Ate lunch there while visiting the college. The food was decent, reasonably priced, and the service was good. On the downside, there was very little variety - if you don't care for Mediterranean spices or sauces, you will find very little to like here. Lots of hummus, yogurt, garlic with diced tomatoes and onions arranged with pita in some form, sometimes with beef or chicken.

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Reviewed February 24, 2013

This restaurant ranks fourth of twelve for my overall assessment of Oberlin restaurants, but first in terms of frequency with which we dine. First, it's such a dramatic improvement over its predecessor that it gets points for just for being on this crucial corner spot on the town square. Second, the menu has a great variety of mostly healthy foods. Third, the overall atmosphere is very nice--lively but not loud; convivial but possible to have a private conversation. Fourth, they serve wine (maybe beer?). Fifth, they publish detailed nutrition information on the web ("drizzle of olive oil: 14 calories). They also deserve recognition for the dramatic improvement in their service. They wound up comping our meals for perhaps 3 out of the first 5 times we ate there (including when they were at their prior location in Amherst). That hasn't been an issue for at least a couple of years.

On the down side, I will say that the food could be more flavorful. And, while gorgeous, the cakes in the display tray have little flavor other than that of being factory made. But, that makes it easier to resist eating something that few of us probably need to be eating anyway. The traditional desserts are better (e.g. baklava) but homemade rice pudding or apple tart would be a welcome addition to the menu (hint hint!).

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Reviewed December 9, 2012

I have eaten here several times and always find the food to be very good. Recently we dined here with a group of 16 and the service was outstanding. The food arrived quickly. We split the bill up and they calculated everything accurately. It's affordable and in a great location.

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