Aladdin's Eatery + Lounge - OTR

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$30 and under
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Lebanese

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Casual
Good Vegetarian Options
At Aladdin’s Eatery, we take pleasure in serving our guests healthy and flavorful Lebanese-American foods that align with their dietary preferences and requirements.
At Aladdin’s, we are dedicated to providing natural and freshly prepared foods. Our menu is free from sulfites and preservatives and we use imported extra virgin olive oil in our homemade sauces and salad dressings. Our menu includes a wide variety of meals for every palate, with over 40 vegetarian dishes, 30 vegan dishes, 40 gluten-free dishes and 40 meat and chicken dishes (antibiotic-free).
We also offer a variety of smoothies, raw juices, natural herbal teas and a dessert cooler featuring cakes, cheesecakes, truffles and more. With all these options, there’s truly something for everyone at Aladdin’s!
This location has a FULL BAR with outdoor lounge and offers carryout and catering as well.

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r
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We have dined at other Aladdin restaurants in the area. We love the food and we will be back. I was concerned about the quality of service more than the food, based on previous reviews. We did not find that to be a problem at all. We informed our wait staff that we had a deadline, and even though our party did not arrive at the same time, we all got our orders in plenty of time to enjoy the meal and get to our other destination. My only criticism was that there were errors on our checks that should not have happened if either the wait staff or the cashier (whoever was responsible) had reviewed the checks before they were presented to us. Nevertheless, we enjoyed the meal and we will return.

AL
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious

k
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Aladdin's for lunch, good drink selection, and we enjoyed the hot soups with fresh vegetables.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This is not an authentic middle eastern restaurant. The food was ok but do not expect to be served authentic food. This is more like a fast food restaurant with non fast food prices and not very quick service. The service was ok. The atmosphere is nice but we were disappointed with the food. The appetizer plate with hummus, grape leaf was ok. It’s pretty hard to mess it up. The main courses were not great. I would go here for lunch but nothing else.

OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Our server was outstanding. She let me sample both Chardonnay’s before I ordered. The food was good and came quickly. Great ambiance and price. Thanks for a nice evening.

DD
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. We will be back.

J
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casual dining, very kind service and food was incredible! Highly recommend to anyone!

N
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service (Steve) were excellent, great happy hour. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Aladdin‘s

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a large party of 10 and they handled us at lunchtime with ease!

Aladdin's Eatery + Lounge - OTR
Responded on December 4, 2019

Thanks so much! Hope to see you again soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience5

We were there Friday night amd had issues from start to finish unfortunately. I love aladdins but I'm not sure I'll go back to this location again. Our drinks were wrong twice, then I didn't even get my drink until after everyone had finished theirs, we were there you an hour and a half and one of my friends had just recieved their food. They had to remake three of the meals for to mix ups. Nothing was too complicated but they were all wrong. I was late to my own birthday party bc they couldn't get out bills right. I'm sincerely usually pretty patient and we didn't make a fuss but it was really bad even though they were really polite. I had to rush out after paying and then apparently half the people got free meals but the other half had to pay. Overall very very disappointing birthday dinner

Aladdin's Eatery + Lounge - OTR
Responded on December 4, 2019

I'm so sorry to hear about this terrible experience. This is definitely not a normal occurrence at this location or any of our other locations. I'm so very sorry that we let you down. Please feel free to private message us on our facebook page and we would be more than happy to make things right for you. We all strive for excellence but alas we're only humans and mistakes can happy. We will take your feedback and share it with the staff in hopes of correcting these issues immediately.

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AK
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent and the cost was very reasonable. Highly recommend.

JR
Cincinnati
22 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good selection. Food was great. Waitress was very helpful in selections and recommendations.

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Responded on December 4, 2019

So happy you had such an awesome experience. We appreciate you coming in and hope to see you again!

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C
Cincinnati
25 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, tasty, healthy food in a fun atmosphere. You can never go wrong choosing Aladdin’s.

CK
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is outstanding. We were a party of 5 and everyone was very pleased with their entree. Try the baba.

ME
Nashville
12 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Aladdins is my go-to when I want fresh, reliable and healthy food. I generally feel good after a meal at here. I would describe this place as nice, though a little bit of an odd choice for a Friday night evening out with a friend (maybe since I typically go there for lunch). They do have a bar though all we wanted was some of their amazing iced tea... THe service is always great and you would be missing out to not order some hummus to get started. I just wish they would eliminate those silly plastic containers for dressing when serving a salad It takes the experience down to a diner or cafeteria.. not what I'm looking for on most occasions. I also think they could do better presentation with the rolled sandwiches which come wrapped in foil paper on a plain plate...it just looks weird and un appetizing. Other than that...always great.

D
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

huge vegan and veggie menu, very fresh, lamb great

CI
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious Mediterranean food at a good price. Good service. Try the flavor saver.

g
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good Lebanese food in a casual setting. Service was super friendly and efficient.

K
Cincinnati
41 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food, great location and rarely overcrowded, this is a good place in OTR which accepts reservations!

JC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Our overall experience was wonderful at aladdins. I thought the service could have been a little better and the food was just barely cold, but overall - it was great.

I will mention that Paul, who greeted us, was unbelievable! Great energy and positive character.

Thanks for a good food experience!

Aladdin's Eatery + Lounge - OTR
Responded on September 16, 2019

Thank you for your review! We have been hard at work continually training new staff members on our high service standards. We hope on your next visit we can further impress you with our service and food. Hope to see you again soon!

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AS
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We had dinner in the patio. What a great ambiance for a quiet birthday celebration! Our server was attentive, but gave us enough time to enjoy our meal and evening, yea buddy! Oh an Aladdin's elixir was a perfect addition.

JH
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service and cool atmosphere!! Will definitely be coming back!

OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful to dine at any location! The staff are always so kind and go out of their way to make sure it is a good experience.

A
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very nice, modern but cosy interior with hanging iron metalwork, lots of wood and a nice back outdoor seating area.
This restaurant has a health-food focus, and is well-priced.
The fresh green smoothies are excellent, as were the vegetable and lentil soups, which tasted freshly made and packed with flavor. The mains are standard Lebanese-Turkish diishes, many focused around spiced lamb/beef with a variety of salads and rice. Fantastic hummus.
A great place in OTR to sit and hang out and to enjoy healthier offerings than the usual comfort American foods on offer in OTR.

BK
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

It appears the restaurant is short staffed and needs to improve their table service. We were not acknowledged once seated for at least ten minutes and delayed service continued throughout the experience. It resulted in a negative experience, which is unfortunate as the dishes were tasty.

Aladdin's Eatery + Lounge - OTR
Responded on March 6, 2019

Thank you so much for giving us your feedback. We try very hard to ensure that service is perfect every time but alas we fail sometimes as we certainly did for you. We would love to speak to you and get more details (in hopes of retraining the staff members that worked that night) and hopefully get you in to try us again to show you that this isn't normal for us. Please reach out to carlachalkley@gmail

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DL
Cincinnati
17 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great menu, many choices. Very affordable pricing for OTR-- will visit again.

Aladdin's Eatery + Lounge - OTR
Responded on March 6, 2019

Thanks so much! Hope to see you again soon!

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B
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food, low key and fun! Everything we ate was amazing, especially love the Foole and grape leaves. Great wine selection and everything was very affordable. We'll definitely be back!

K
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience4

The place was dirty with lack of pre-bussing tables or sweeping the floor. Our server would repeat our order and still have it wrong each time. Finally after the third attempt he got it right. Our food came out before we ever got our beverages. I also had to ask for flatware. Such a shock since we frequent the one in West Chester and Hyde Park. I lived near one in Lakewood. Thank Goodness the food was good. They have been open long enough in this location to have their act together. If it was a new server issue they need to take him through more training.

Aladdin's Eatery + Lounge - OTR
Responded on February 21, 2019

Kelley I'm so sorry this was your experience with us. We are the same owners of the west chester and hyde park locations and we are from Lakewood! We started working at the aladdin's there 22 years ago. As you know from your previous experiences this is NOT normal for our businesses. I know they have had days were they were left shorthanded and obviously business suffered we will def retrain. Please email me at carlachalkley@gmail I would love to speak to your further about your experience.

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B
Cincinnati
29 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and experience overall. Extensive menu selections.

Will definitely return here.

Aladdin's Eatery + Lounge - OTR
Responded on February 21, 2019

Thank you so much! We look forward to seeing you again!

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OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

The apps were very good but main course rice and lentils was overlooked and not that great. Service was just ok. A little slow and thy were not busy at all.

Aladdin's Eatery + Lounge - OTR
Responded on February 21, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your feedback. We are working hard to get our servers up to par with our service expectations. We are so sorry we failed you. In the future if you dislike any dish please feel free to send it back and we will happily make you something new to try. Our priority is for every guest to leave happy and full of healthy food. Please feel free to reach out to me personally at carlachalkley@gmail as i would love to discuss your visit with you further.

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AF
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great gluten free menu. Good value in OTR. Always delicious!

Aladdin's Eatery + Lounge - OTR
Responded on February 21, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We would love to get some feedback on how we could make your visit a 5 star visit next time.

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OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service. Food was good. Made reservation on Open Table but not needed because restaurant was not crowded. Easy parking on street.

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Responded on February 21, 2019

Thank you for your review! We look forward to seeing you again

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OT
Cincinnati
63 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Ummm....I evidently did not eat at the same place as other reviewers. First, I grew up next to a Lebanese family, so I know how the food should taste. My date and I shared two sampler platters. My date was less familiar with the food and I asked the server to Tell us about the items and accompanying sauces. She make a comment or two and walked off....I’m still not sure if it was just bad service or she had no idea what we were eating. The food was overall bland. I will say the Baba ganoush was yummy and the Tabouli was fresh, but served without lettuce to scoop it all up. The falafel were ok with a good garlic sauce that was served with it. The Kafta were non-descript, as were the grape leaves.
The restaurant is beautifully decorated and should be a great addition to OTR, but there are too many restaurants that put love into their food to waste time on this. Sorry. Wanted to like it. Just seems no one cares here.

Aladdin's Eatery + Lounge - OTR
Responded on February 21, 2019

We are so sorry you had such a bad experience. We the owners are 100% Lebanese and we pride ourselves on making everything with so much love (the way our mother does). As I'm sure you're aware recipes for items change depending on the region you're from in Lebanon and your families recipes that are passed down to you. I'm sorry if our variations of the items weren't to your liking. We would love for you to reach out to us at carlachalkley@gmail so that we can further discuss your visit.

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d
Cincinnati
117 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food as well as the service were great. I would recommend to everyone

OT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolutely fabulous experience from start to end. Wonderful service and food. Can not recommend highly enough

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Responded on February 21, 2019

Thank you so much we are so happy you enjoyed everything and we cannot wait to serve you again.

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KC
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and wonderful, friendly service! Best hummus ever. Fresh, tasty, well-balanced ingredients. Great mix of options for vegetarians. Very happy with our visit here!

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Responded on February 21, 2019

Thank you so much we are so happy you enjoyed everything and we cannot wait to serve you again.

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DR
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great authentic Lebanese food and service. I plan to return.

RW
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience4

So disappointed. The place is so cool inside. Whoever decorated it was a genius. But the food was cold and their pita bread is store bought. And it was cold. It doesn’t compare to Andy’s. I ordered a schwarma pizza without onion. It came with onion and the waitress said it was cucumbers. I picked an onion up with a fork and she finally said she was going to go kill someone in the kitchen. So disappointed. I never complain in restaurants. But it had such potential all to be my new favorite place. Someone asked me about it today and i said try the place acroas the street that was packed.

JD
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Meat was a bit underseasoned. Expected more.

m
Charleston
46 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, Great service, good portions, good prices. What more can you ask for?