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About Ali Baba
Family owned and operated, this hidden gem of South San Francisco offers the most authentic Mediterranean cuisine around. For centuries, the people of the Mediterranean have savored these dishes, and it has allowed them to eat well and live long, healthy lives. Ali Baba’s diners delight in the freshness, healthfulness and variety of our dishes. We offer a comfortable, yet stylish setting, with a combination of modern design and stone, wood and copper accents, adding an authentic vibe. Sink into our cozy banquettes and chat with friends while enjoying succulent meats, delectable sides, and irresistible desserts. There is a large selection of vegetarian dishes as well. Ali Baba is child-friendly and great for groups of all sizes. Catering is available. Don't forget to use our Presto tablets on your next visit!
South San Francisco, CA 94080
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Hours of Operation:
Lunch Monday - Saturday: 10:30am - 5::00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5;00pm - 9:00pm
South Airport Blvd
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Beer, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Takeout
Ali Baba Ratings and Reviews
Ali Baba is a favorite of most or all SSF businesses (life sciences in particular). The food is superb and freshly prepared each day. The service is very good and if you just want to order out online, it's so easy. Mostly, it's great food, great value, great service and a lovely group of people that run the place - high marks all the way around!
This location was difficult to find. It was fairly empty on a Friday night so we had decent service. I do like how we can view the menu and order from these devices on each table - the order goes directly to the kitchen. Staff was friendly and establishment was clean. The tables were a little too close together.
While the food was good. The whole process is not a real sit down place. Order placement via a terminal on the table. Assuming you have the correct one. Service of food is fast but not in the correct order for sit down. No drink refill unless you flag down a server. No dish clearing unless you ask. Too crowded for business lunch.
My husband and I were looking for somewhere to eat on the way to the airport. We stopped here but didn't expect to have such a nice meal. The food was delicious, the environment was comfortable and easy and the table tablets for ordering and games/trivia made it extra fun. Great, fresh falafel too. We would certainly go back again. I wish we could find a low-key and tasty spot like that near where we live!
Group of friends ordered the falafel wrap, garlic potatoes, hummus, and pita chips, and the cheese sticks. The food was good and flavorful and definitely filling. The service could be better though. We had a reservation but were told to order at the counter. The ordering process should of been explained better before we sat down because some of us ordered at the table and that apparently wasn't the "right" thing to do despite the reservation. Otherwise good food, nice place kind of the middle of nowhere but good nevertheless!
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