Aleph Middle Eastern Eatery

4.7
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
35 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
CAN$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Middle Eastern
Unrestricted Middle Eastern cuisine served in a cozy space inspired by a Levantine courtyard. Aleph’s menu draws inspiration from classic Middle Eastern staples to offer a borderless cuisine experience. At Aleph, dishes are cooked with fresh ingredients making use of the excellent Middle Eastern spices, vibrant vegetables and, of course, an abundance of the best olive oil.
What 35 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Filters
JW
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

A fun evening and a great way to experience family style eating.

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love the food! Enoki mushroom shawarma!!!!! This was our second visit: we had to come for dinner after loving our first meal here which was brunch. Super friendly service and very helpful in ordering the right quantity of food for our group. It’s really quite noisy and it was very warm inside.

DL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Yes, I would. Lighting could have added to the ambience. Quite bright later in the dining experience.

OT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Mid East food in Vancouver, consistently, by a long shot. Great every time.

BA
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and cocktails - lots of options for vegetarian. This is my third time and it is very consistent. Love it.

JO
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and very cool atmosphere. Cosy seating and great share plates.

OT
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food. Must try the Silk Road dish!

m
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Great service! Casual atmosphere and has everything you need for a bite and drink out with friends! Will definitely go back!

s
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

just amazing. best middle eastern food in Vancouver

Report
l
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

After hearing rave reviews from friends, I decided to try out Aleph and was disappointed. The selection of options were ok and the food was good, but not phenomenal. What I do really like about Aleph is that they're a great local restaurant started by a husband/wife who had a beautiful vision on their offering. The space is beautiful and quaint and the food was good.

DM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my birthday at Aleph and it was delightful. We arrived before our reservation and they were able to seat us immediately. The staff were very attentive, even as the restaurant filled with the dinner crowd. Though I expected to love the halloumi sandwich most, it was actually the Silk Road appetizer and the flatbread that blew me away. The potatoes were a little underwhelming, but overall it was delicious, fun, and memorable. Dessert was great - especially the olive oil lemon cake with pistachio ice cream. Don't miss that! We will definitely be back.

AD
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Overall our experience was good. I was not too fond of one of the dishes we ordered but the others were tasty.

P
Vancouver
24 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every dish had lots of flavour. Beautiful space and good service.

EC
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing!! I will definitely be back

L
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!

Report
OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was very stylishly presented exquisite food

OT
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 2

Amazing food, terrible service. We had two servers and it seems both of them thought the other was taking care of us and as a result, neither did.

We were never asked how our food was, if we wanted another drink (we did), etc. Food took forever to arrive (frustrating, but we understand great food takes time) and no apologies or explanations were offered. At the end of our meal, we had stacks of plates on our table and were ready to leave but COULD NOT get either server’s attention for our bill, to the point it became comical. It’s a tiny room - how could neither of them see us waving every time they walked by? They weren’t frazzled or crazy busy - it just actually felt like we were being intentionally ignored. It was bizarre.

Ambience - it’s a cute and small room, however we were seated right under a speaker and it was LOUD. Like, we could not hear each other talk and it became frustrating.

The good news is my companion had been there before and said the music was nowhere near that loud and the service was great. So hopefully this was just an off night.

The better news is the food was so spectacular that I still left with an overall positive impression and would even give it another chance. Everything was beautifully prepared, fresh, and delicious.

Rarely would I recommend a restaurant where I’ve had such poor service, but given the amazing meal we had, I’d say give it a shot anyway.

RP
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great service for our anniversary! Thank you!

M
Seattle
30 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Tables around the edge are a little rough to maneuver, but doesn't outweigh the dishes and kind server. We had the shakshuka and savory panckaes - superb!

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's a great little place, highly recommended

CS
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Super flavourful dishes, friendly service, they even accommodated splitting the grilled cheese sandwich 3 ways!

U
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We have already been recommending the place. This is one of my favourite cuisines, and its done exceptionally well. Zhoug my god. Great and diverse cocktails list. Servers were also wonderful, but could have had another one on the shift to handle the volume of guests more attentively. Love chef’s philosophy, and we are sure to return.

L
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ADORE everything about this restaurant, people, food, ambience, heart, food... did I mention the food? Even the drinks are special. The only drawback was the noise level. It was difficult for four people to hear one another speaking -- we had to lean in and speak loudly. Other than that glitch, it's perfection.

RS
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious. So much flavour, such unique combinations, and easy to eat healthy.

L
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We both loved Aleph! We will be back, soon I hope.

EA
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Not great seating but cute place.

SM
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

So, so good. If I lived nearby I would definitely be a regular.

KJ
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious!! Highly recommend for a vegetarian restaurant.

BL
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and I was able to make resos for brunch! Turmeric hollandaise and the shakshuka were so good.

OT
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Flavours were fantastic. Room is quaint but nice. Service was a bit slow but very pleasant. Overall a great experience.

EB
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointing. A healthy, flavourful meal where each dish makes you say "MMMmmMMmmm". My husband and I have been here 4 times and each time have brought different family members and friends with us.

ME
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hi! I went to aleph for my birthday dinner on May 19! My mom called to kindly set it up as a gift for me and she had nothing but good things to say bout how she was handled over the phone! Thanks for the amazing dinner and for being nice to my mom!!!

CS
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is exceptionally tasty and flavourful. Tons of vegetarian options. Service is friendly and attentive. Setting is trendy-casual. Overall highly recommend.

n
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

new age spin on lebanese cuisine. so yummy! would definitely recommend everyone to visit.

s
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Amazing flavours and so many delightful vegan and vegetarian dishes.