Ali Baba - Richardson

4.4
51 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean

About

We are open for Dine-In & To-Go! A reservation is not necessary but please call ahead if you are a group of 5 or more.

We only take reservations through OpenTable for dinner. For reservations during lunch please call the restaurant.

We serve classic & authentic dishes featuring staples of the Mediterranean diet. We pride ourselves on using the highest quality ingredients we get our hands on. We use fresh fruits & vegetables, quality meats & seafood, and authentic international ingredients that give our food flavors others can’t possibly imitate.

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4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMarcyB
Dallas
47 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

It was beyond freezing, the waitress was too busy flirting with her co worker, the food did not taste the same, and they are not practicing proper social distancing.

Very disappointed as this is one of our very favorite places.

Likely it will be a long time until we rerun.

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Stephen
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great service and excellent food, as always.
Tabouli salad and gyro meat with a side of hummus, beef kabobs and the wonderous garlic sauce. Portions big enough to have take-home for lunch tomorrow.
A glass of a nice Lebanese red wine. Wines from the Levant are a welcome change from French and harder to find in the DFW area.

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CindyL
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was awesome as usual! Social distancing and Covid restrictions were in place. My husband and l had a nice relaxing evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Spectacular food. Huge portions. Quick service. Nice people.

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KristiP
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful. I felt very safe social distancing the staff was very professional and happy to go back again soon.

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Bill75034
Dallas
26 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought our friends from out of town to dinner. Food and service were exceptional!!

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vipPepper
Dallas
37 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This is our “go to” restaurant before we go to the Plano Symphony at the Eisemann Center. It is delicious!

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CharlesE
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The ambiance is not great but the food we had was fabulous. My wife had sea bass and I had trout. Both were amazingly good. We also enjoyed an interesting Lebanese white wine for $28.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Very good Mediterranean food and large portions. Waitress was very friendly, efficient and helpful. The dining area is very casual. Come early before the crowds and it is very comfortable.

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Foodluv51
Dallas
38 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was great and the service was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

New Years Eve

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vipJames
Dallas
30 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, great food!

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vipJames
Dallas
30 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, fantastic food!

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TRENAC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Hands down the BEST Mediterranean eats in Dallas! So much value for so much great food as well. Please come if you haven't already.

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NathanA
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration for the daughter. Started with adult beverages, delicious cucumber martini and a nice glass of wine. Appetizer of feta and mixed olives with pita. Main course, hummus and meat combo, chicken kabob and grilled lamb chops. All delicious. Very attentive wait staff. The birthday girl received a nice piece of baklava with a birthday candle. We shared the dessert, which was tasty. Thanks to Ali Baba for a great evening.

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vipMichaelM
Dallas
66 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Have dined here twice for dinner and been very happy both times. The place isn't fancy but it is clean and nice enough. The food is outstanding and the service is very warm and friendly. We love Ali Baba for a really good meal at a reasonable price.

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flavorfoodie
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and service. This is our go to place when we want to eat Mediterranean food. Highly recommend it.
Everything tastes great and they have very generous servings.

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dannyM
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Food& service were great. We went during Friday evening so the ambiance was very much for family

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vipAndrewB
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was very fresh, tasty and reasonably priced.

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TomiJ
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

It was a little less than average. Slow service and we arrived right before the crowd.

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RBruce
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best Mediterranean food around here, by far! Highly recommended - especially for the cauliflower, tabouli and hummus.

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vipTexasFoodie
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All of the Meze we had were great. The gyro was crisp and juicy. Plus, their tsaziki has mint in it which was delicious.

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vipDebbyH
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lots of gluten-free options. This is go to restaurant before attending shows at Eisenmann Center.

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ABINR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

mediterranean food, buffet only in lunch.

overall good

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vipPepper
Dallas
37 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great...wonderful...will definitely make it a regular dining spot

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vipStanleyF
Dallas
57 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this family owned restaurant. For Mediterranean food, it is exceptional. We order Mezza plate. It has everything on it you could possibly want including olives, dolmas (grape leaves), hummus, baba ghanouj, and tabouli. We almost always order this along with chicken kabobs. Chicken is flavorful but not overpowering and moist. Other table mates order lamb chops and the golden chicken. All were tasty. Saffron rice is lightest I have ever had. We have been going to Ali Baba since they were in their first location in Dallas on lower Greenville, more than 20 yrs ago. They are opening another new restaurant at Tollway and Park in Plano next week. Can’t wait to try it.

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ambers
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The saffron chicken was really good and it was called gluten free on their menu but the rice they have had vermicelli in it.... no other rice options on the dinner menu. They did sauté some vegetables for me that were very nice but I wanted rice to complete the gluten free meal.. it’s kinda a big miss on their part.

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vipLarryM
Dallas
77 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Mediterranean food in the world!

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vipStanleyF
Dallas
57 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We have been to Ali Baba since they were on lower Greenville (almost yrs). Food is fabulous. Never had a bad meal. My favorite is the chicken kabob (always moist) and mezzo plate. The Roasted half chicken is nice and crispy (moist too) and is excellent as well. Lamb chops are small but very tasty and you get at least 6. Their saffron rice is so light and flavorful, it almost floats away. Don’t Forget the salad.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and incredible food! This place is great! Highly recommend!

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vipPeterpeter
Kansas City
15 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were visiting from Kansas City, and were more than impressed with the wonderful meal and service! Some of the best middle eastern food we have ever eating, even during our 10 years living in the San Francisco Bay Area! Portions are very large, and we ordered WAY too much food. But it was so good we took all the left overs, purchased a cooler and ice, and drove it all the way back to KC! Thank you SOO much for the amazing food!

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MichaelF
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The saffron chicken is amazing! Love coming here just for that.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed everything. The lamb chops were delicious and the saffron chicken was perfect.

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vipMCSDallas
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, as usual, never disappointed when I dine here. Really authentic food. Friendly, prompt service.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Great food; good price; wonderful waitress. Very enjoyable experience.

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Bryan
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and great meal... best Med food around!

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vipLove2dine
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2017
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Food is pretty good but the atmosphere or lack of makes the dining experience less then

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KateH
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I've been to Ali Baba twice before this evening. I always had the buffet which I highly recommend. This time was dinner and while my dish was tasty it was too salty. My meat of my friend's kabab was also salty. The pita was warm and, as always, delicious. Our service was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and friendly service. Great gluten free menu!

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vipTammieW
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2017
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Was a bit disappointed tonight , love this restaurant and the food, but it just wasn't up to par this night. The waitress was a bit pushy and reached across me a few times to pick up a plate. Finally I had to tell her that I would let her know when I was ready to have my plate picked up. They seemed very rushed when there was hardly any people in there. Not sure if I will return for a while.

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Ali Baba - Richardson is rated 4.4 stars by 51 OpenTable diners.

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