Just for the record, this is our favorite place to get food and bring it home on a Friday night. After traveling to the Mediterranean, we found that we preferred Ali Baba’s food over the many restaurants we ate at while traveling. They make the world s best hummus! Enjoy your dining experience with people who really care. BTW - we love the beef shawarma and I am not a beef person!
I have never written a review ever! But today's This place forced me. I have had bad food before! but this tops the bunch. Just Bad Taste less BAD BAD ... i mean BAD taste less Food. Too much $$$ for wana be mid eastern food. If there was food police ... this is most wanted BAD food. chicken was boiled and than molested.. to appear tasty. The kabab was chunks of burn raw meat.. the shawarma... looked like the freak show. The rice was sickly looking yellowish color. Sad Sad .. had big hopes with all the reviews this place got. I am frustrated to loose the hard earned money to some yaaaahoooo pretending to know how to cook.... but hey ; i think now i can open a little bit worse place. and make all the money...My review is just for me to get a little bit out of my system... how bad BAAAAD this food was.. but if it helps you save money .. than i got my money BACK.
This place is a Newbury Park favorite, everybody loves it, and for good reasons: great food, very authentic, good vegetarian options too (we have one in our family) but mostly I love the lamb. And the soups. And the hummus. And the sambosaks - but you have to get there early to get those - they sell out.
The walls (a work in progress since they've changed locations, recently) are colorfully painted with scenes from the Middle East and one of the owners is always there, keeping the kitchen running well. They do a lot of take out business - and their family meals can't be beat. I encourage the family on a budget to look at the family meals - I can feed the gang for the same price as cooking those dishes myself, probably less, and -- it would take me all day to make those dishes.
You gotta love the place! Yum!
Ali Baba's is the best Mediterranean food in town! My Fiancé and I had our first date there, we have gone back many times since and are now having them cater our wedding. Wonderful service, delicious spices, and breath of fresh air from all its corprate competition.