Ali Baba - Richardson

4.5
33 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
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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1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

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

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AB
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was very fresh, tasty and reasonably priced.

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TJ
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

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

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PF
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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DH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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AB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

mediterranean food, buffet only in lunch.

overall good

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P
Dallas
26 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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

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SF
Dallas
33 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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a
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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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LM
Dallas
74 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Mediterranean food in the world!

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SF
Dallas
33 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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P
Kansas City
14 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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MF
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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MC
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

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

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B
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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L
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

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

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OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

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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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and friendly service. Great gluten free menu!

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TW
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

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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SF
Dallas
33 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This is best Mediterranean restaurant in the Dallas area. We originally went to first location on lower Greenville many years ago. This location is very nice (much larger). We love their Mezze Plate, Greek salad, Chicken Kabobs, Golden Chicken, Rack of Lamb. Very reasonably priced. They have a bar, plus during the week buffet which seems like it is everything on menu. Honestly, I avoid lunch as too much food! You must try it.

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B
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food, good value, good choice in middle eastern cuisine. We were there for dinner, but we know there is a great lunch buffet available. Definitely worth a try.

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NC
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2017
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 4

Was closed. Early for 4th. We love the restaurant, but your site should notify if closing early.

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent and worth returning in the near future. The noise level was very low that helped to have a very intimate conversation between my wife and I. This is our second time, we have been at Ali Baba and hope to return quite often. The first time was during a business meal just 6 weeks ago.

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I took our 7 kids ages 10 months to 16 years and every one of us left full and happy. Best hummus in town and very family friendly.

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RK
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We really enjoyed the fresh delicious food at Ali Baba.Highly recommend the fried Calimari and the Kababs.Very nice wait staff.Quiet in the evenings but the lunch buffet is always packed.

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Have eaten at Ali Babba for years and it never disappoints! It is always fresh and just an outstanding dining experience. One of my favorite spots in Dallas. Lunch is a buffet and is awesome as you can sample some of the foods you might not try otherwise. Excellent meal every time and service is always great.

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z
New England
22 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service was good. Mezze sampler very tasty and the pita was hot. Our entrees were a gyro plate and baked kibble. Portions were quite large and each were accompanied by a large serving of rice and tzaziki. Baklava was sweet with a hint of lemon. My preference would have been for it to have been made with pistachios instead of walnuts but they offer 2 pieces with pistachio ice cream (we opted to just share one piece).
It appears they offer a buffet at lunch and will definitely be back to try it next time I'm in the area.

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OT
Dallas
64 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food + service was above average for the price. Very clean restaurant. Don't be deceived by the outside appearance...we enjoyed it and look forward to returning.

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DR
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Terrific Mediterranean food. A reliable, reasonable restaurant in the Dallas scene for many years as it was located in "lower Greenville" for many years. And over those years, many of us would line up before they opened to get in for those few tables and some of the best Chicken Kabobs in the city served with vegetables and a wonderful rice. My wife loves their roasted trout and has it almost every time. We suggest their hummus as a starter with a plate of raw vegetables - tomatoes, cucumber, pickles, onions along with the fresh Pita. Go, you will enjoy.

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OT
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It was okay. Just not what we were looking for. Thought their lamb muskaka would have been better. Anyway not bad over all.

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