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Ali Baba's Cave

799 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1734
+1 415-863-3054
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good18%
  • Average36%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“falafel” (6 reviews)
“eggplant” (2 reviews)
“tagine” (2 reviews)
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Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Egyptian
$$ - $$$
799 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1734
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Reviewed 1 February 2018

The falafel wraps were excellent. The falafel tasted great and were crispy on the outside. However, the restaurant itself is a bit run down. The bathroom is dirty and disorganized. The restaurant could use a revamp on the inside. But, in spite of that, I...More

Thank tinaNtravel
Reviewed 9 December 2016

When you just have to eat falafel, this is definitely a top choice. The super falafel adds eggplant, in addition to the standard toppings of hummus, tahini salad, onions and potatoes (and a hot sauce that has a nice flavorful kick). Though it is more...More

Thank wanderingourmand
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

What a treat to taste a falafel from someone who brought the recipe from Egypt. The falafel is different from others we have had but was delicious. The additions of eggplant and tahini was delicious, but I am still on the fence with the addition...More

Thank Canada010
Reviewed 10 June 2015

Attended late one evening for a takeout. Between us had a falafel and chicken schwarma sandwich - a flatbread rolled with everything inside. Portions were generous, chicken and falafel well cooked. Flavours a little overwhelming. Helpings were generous, but overloaded the flatbread a little. Certainly...More

Thank Annawaltzerpose
Reviewed 12 March 2015

Great Value, Tasty Food, Super Staff .... this is the best felafel I have had in the bay area (maybe even including northern africa/middle east) ... crazy cheap (super crazy cheap for the Mission), fresh ingredients, made to order and the addition of fried eggplant/potatoes...More

Thank ramonathebus
Reviewed 23 September 2014

We were introduced to the Ali Baba's Cave on a recent food walking tour in Mission. We only sampled a section of a falafel sandwich which was was tasty, freshly made and served promptly, I could have enjoyed a little more. The cave as the...More

1  Thank kpiddy
Reviewed 25 January 2014

I eat here at least twice month and order the Chicken Sharwma with vegetables. The food is always fresh and the owners a very friendly. I usually order takeout but there are seats for people who prefer to dine in. The price is very reasonable...More

Thank cbreeze2011
Reviewed 5 September 2013

The food was okay. It would have gotten at least 1 more star if the phyllo was cooked right on the item I had. It tasted doughy and not flaky at all. There is an area where you can sit pillows and eat at a...More

Thank Tina C
Reviewed 27 May 2013

We had one lamb and one chicken shawarma plate here. The guy allowed my wife to sub out a salad for stuffed grape leaves on her plate, which made her happy. She wasn't thrilled about there being flies inside the restaurant, but the door was...More

Thank SammyNPaul
Reviewed 12 April 2013

Ordered the Shawerma Plate and was giddy happy! Hot roasted lamb was perfectly tender and the yogurt cucumber salad was minty and cool. Rice was delicious and onions were sweet and sliced paper thin. The portion was way more than enough for one super hungry...More

1  Thank Sharron G
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  • Address: 799 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1734
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighbourhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-863-3054
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