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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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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good50%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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11:00 - 21:00All 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 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 9 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 6 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
Reviewed 14 September 2015

We are creatures of habit. That's really the only "good" reason I can give for the fact that, though this Aladdin restaurant is closer than the Clairemont Mesa one, this is our first time actually dining here. Well, that and the fact that we were...More

Thank Jessica S
Reviewed 20 August 2015

I've been to this restaurant so many times in the last few years, although my most recent visit was the first in several months. The prices was a little much for what you get, but Camille is out of town and this place went to...More

Thank calinjaxnc
Reviewed 29 April 2015 via mobile

Authentic Mediterranean/ Middle Eastern food! Very friendly staff...our waiter, "Jarir" was a kind helpful man who looked after us very well! Food, Kababs, were fresh, came in large portions and tasted good....all Halal for those interested! Dessert, Kanefe amd Baghlava, was tasty too :) Recommended!

Thank Ash28th
Reviewed 17 March 2015 via mobile

This is one of my favorite spots. Best middle eastern food in San Diego. The food never disappoints. The food is always fresh and delicious. My constant favorites are the garlic spread.... This stuff is like a garlic orgasim in your mouth. LOVE it!! The...More

Thank Danielle C
Reviewed 30 December 2014

What a nice place! This was the best Lebanese style place I can ever remember trying, the hummus was so flavorful! Excellent Greek salad too.

Thank friendlyinsomniac
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
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Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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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