Has anyone noticed a place called Aladdins? It must have just opened... but it's in the old Red and White shop location beside the cambie. It says on the sign Lebonese and Italian food.
If you've been there please let us know how it is!
Aladdins, eh? I thought it wasnt there anymore. I ate at a place called Aladdins right by the Cambie on Victoria Crescent there with my mum about .....maybe 10 years ago? I always remembered the awesome deep fried pita bread and Humous. Anyways, last i saw it was out of business and I have never seen it open again. Are the Aladdin signs still out? is it actually back? I wonder if it is the same as im remembering or new?
i think it would be new Auliya... its in a store front that was the Redand White shop for years... and it was empty last time I went past during the summer. Perhaps someone took the old Aladdins idea and reopened?
Hrm, maybe this is the new place opened by Talal and Selma of Dar Lebanon and Casa de Mexico. We were discussing their new place in the thread about The Rendezvous Restaurant.
I just got off the phone to Aladdins......I had to phone and tell them "that was the best food we have had in such a long time". And it was!
- a vegetarian plate - stuffed grape leaves, falafal, pita, hommous,spicy carrots in a tomato sauce
- cheesecake with a raspberry/mango coulis
- baklava - fresh out of the oven
We ordered takeout but it didn't even make it home. We just polished off the cheesecake and are considering going back to get more.
I highly recommend the food. The lamps in the restaurant are to die for too.
Thanks for the tip!
... I just heard about it a couple days ago, and heard that it's quite good, and has, indeed, been opened by 'Talal' (mentioned by riverrat)... we walked by last night, but they were not open after 5 on Sunday.
We actually had a pretty poor experience there.
I had previously enjoyed Aladdin's Cafe for take-out, but a friend and I decided to eat in for a change. We both ordered a wrap and waited. And waited. And then waited some more, even as patrons all around us who had arrived after we ordered were already enjoying their entrees! In total it took more than half an hour for our simple souvlaki wraps to arrive. It was a moderately busy evening, well after 7pm, and not full capacity.
The waitress neither apologized nor mentioned the long wait. She didn't come to check on us at all. The couple sitting at the next table over (well into their full main courses, despite ordering about fifteen minutes after we did) even made the suggestion that we ask where our food was. At that point, however, we were just too hungry and too disappointed to bother. Once the wraps did come, they were soggy. I've had better from Opa! in the shopping mall.
I hope the server appreciated the ironically generous tip we left, just in case our miserable mistake was ordering something off the $8-10 list, rather than the $12-14...?
I was just embarassed for picking the restaurant
Last edited by Odonate; 06-16-2009 at 01:32 PM.
We just ate there tonight and it was delicious. I love the freshness of lemon on my salad, hommous that's so good I eat it by itself, and the seafood fetuccine was huge and wonderful.
We've always had a great experience there. Too bad you had to wait. They may have been busy with take-out orders that wouldn't have been reflected by their capacity. They should have at least apologized though.
We've taken a lot of people there and they've always loved it and returned.
Costco has some good roasted red pepper hummus that I like to keep on hand. Doesn't last long.
What's your recipe fitz??