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Aladdin Mediterranean Cafe

1220 Cleveland Ave, Ste 101, San Diego, CA 92103-3365
+1 619-574-1111
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good41%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“chicken salad” (4 reviews)
“dolma” (2 reviews)
“wraps” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1220 Cleveland Ave, Ste 101, San Diego, CA 92103-3365
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Reviewed 9 December 2017

Amazing Lebanese food with real middle eastern flavors, my personal fav is the baba ghanouj eggplant and the dolma. The only thing missing is the raw Kebeh ! This will me one of my regular restaurants from now on. its very un expensive for what...More

Thank AlbertoMay
Reviewed 24 October 2017

We dined here in a large group. All the food was pretty standard middle eastern fare, and was pretty good, ample portions. The ambiance was casual, service OK. This is not "fine dining," and it does not pretend to be. The main exception that I...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

This place is so cozy and the service is amazing the owner is always there love the original food great place for friends and family

Thank Jack S
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Excelent authentic Lebanese food! Best hommus I've ever had. I come back here every time I'm in San Diego area

Thank Thais L
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We had a gang of 5 with 2 youngsters, and everyone was happy with their lunches. This family owned restaurant caters to lovers of Lebanese/Mediterranean, but they also had pizza for the little ones. Cannot fault them on quality or quantity. Had a lovely time...More

Thank FloridaFelix
Reviewed 27 December 2016

The Aladdin located in busy Hillcrest and facing Vermont St. has indoor and outdoor seating. The dusty unpolished brass display items and heavy brocade drapes contrasts sharply with the light pita rounds, sweet date drink, and fresh ingredients in the babaganou dip. Efficient service goes...More

Thank GlobalGypsy_13
Reviewed 5 December 2016

This was my first visit to this restaurant. I met others for a business matter. I can only speak to my own platter of chicken salad, which was of fine quality. Service was smooth and efficient for a table of ten. Parking in the area...More

Thank myrevue
Reviewed 5 November 2016

This is a correction due to posting at the wrong location. Met a friend for dinner here to reacquaint myself with the LGBT area of Hillcrest. I was in the mood to try something new and different, and Aladdin was recommended to me by a...More

Thank SooperJeenyus
Reviewed 8 October 2016

This pan-Mediterranean cafe is a local favorite. The decor is exotic, and the service is excellent. Parking can be a challenge. The menu offers a wide variety of Mediterranean specialty dishes-- from vegetarian falafel, veggie pizza, to savory chicken or lamb schwarmas and kebabs. My...More

Thank D F
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Finding parking during dinner time took about 20 minutes. It's by a Trader Joe's and a busy strip mall, so plan accordingly. Dinner for four was $80 without tip. Service was very good and the meal was, for the most part - very decent. My...More

Thank Cassandra C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1220 Cleveland Ave, Ste 101, San Diego, CA 92103-3365
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-574-1111
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