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Ali BABA Restaurant

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2545 E Speedway Blvd Ste 125, Ste 115, Tucson, AZ 85716-3801
+1 520-319-2559
10:00 - 22:00
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Goettingen, Germany
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29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to this restaurant several times and each time I have a great dining experience. One time I went with a friend who is Persian. She thought the food was wonderful. Before we left she was speaking Farsi with the couple who owned the restaurant. What a great adventure! The food here is well prepared. I seek out... More 

Thank Wegmanner
Tucson, Arizona
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195 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Driving past Alibaba you would never know what is inside. It is located in a strip mall and is easy to miss and easy to think it is something different than what it is. The restaurant inside is pleasantly large with comfortable seating. The service was attentive if not warm and fuzzy. For an appetizer we had stuffed grape leaves.... More 

Thank Ira S
Tucson, Arizona
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614 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 738 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We had been driving by this location for years and were tempted by the sign "Vegetarian Paradise" but wary of the low-key strip mall exterior. We finally decided to take a chance and see for ourselves at lunch time on a Sunday. We went early and there was only one other table occupied in the restaurant. We were met at... More 

1 Thank CrankingChick
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61 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Delicious! The food is beautifully flavored and the salads are fresh. The portions are huge, so order accordingly because you may need a take home box if you don't share. Well priced for the portion size. I had the chicken shawarma and my friend had the tandoori chicken plate. I especially like the cardamon-scented tea.

Thank Luckylibrarian13
Benson, Arizona
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I used to come to Tuscon every year and would wait to eat at the restaurant. i didn't come for almost 10 years and they moved. now i live near enough and was able to find them to retry. A nice Family run restaurant. The food was a good as I remembered! The Babaganoush is the best i have had... More 

Thank Keith M
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Good selection of Middle Eastern and a Persian dishes, and our group chose variations of lamb - all were excellent. Plates came nicely dressed with a particularly good hummus, and warm pita bread. Worth a visit for sure. But we have to add a cautionary note as on our visit (a Wednesday evening), the place was fairly busy but there... More 

Thank RogersRover
Tucson, Arizona
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62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We decided to frequent here again for dinner. One table was clean but others still had used dinnerware from previous guests. We found they had different servers but the young ladies still seemed to lack in providing drinks and continuing to keep the glasses filled. Although we really like the sampler plate, we still find that customer service or lack... More 

Thank Nashemir
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Consistently great food. Good location close to University area, Pima College, and downtown. Widely varied menu of Mediterranean standards. Chicken Sharma was the favorite in our group. Fast and friendly service.

Thank Ev F
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

The Middle Eastern tea with mint was delicious. The 5 sampler plate was very good, especially the hummus and baba ganoush. Would definitely go back again. The check came rather slowly, so ask for it well in advance if on a time schedule but definitely go.

Thank Helaine M
Arizona City, Arizona
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109 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I love baklava, falafel and gyros, and this place didn't disappoint. I enjoyed my lunch from this little market that serves all of the above. Not only did I buy my spices and cheese for kanufi, I bought myself delicious baklava and a gyro. The baklava was okay for a dollar, and the gyro and falafel satisfied my appetite. It... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Persian, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2545 E Speedway Blvd Ste 125, Ste 115, Tucson, AZ 85716-3801
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-319-2559

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?