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5420 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, Ste A, San Diego, CA 92117-2376
+1 858-573-0000
11:30 - 21:30
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Fri - Sat 11:30 - 21:30
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every dish I have tried has become an instant favorite. Chicken and lamb are the best in San Diego. My go to for lunch is the Mediterranean salad with grilled chicken. Bread is made fresh and with the hummus, there is no equal.

Thank SoCalDoc
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place offers all kind of options: vegan, vegetarian, meat lovers, GF, etc. We were a birthday party of over 30 people. The server was quick, and on target, while keeping his humor! For a Friday evening, the place was packed, which is a testament to the high quality of the place.

Thank Pia M
San Diego, California, United States
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food and service were really good. Our waiter (he said it's pronounced "hi thumb") gave us great suggestions. The salad had a hint of mint and was SO good. We will definitely be back!

Thank Cathy B
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89 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

We've had lunch here several times now, food is consistent and so tasty. Hummus is creamy and light, I enjoy chicken shawarma meat with mine. My hubby has the gyro pita with a greek salad.....delicious and we always get a side of tabouli. The portions are generous so we get to take some home. Highly recommend this restaurant!

Thank sunseeker087
San Diego, California
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83 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

What a place we chose for Mothers day, got 2 thumbs up. I was under immense pressure taking Wife out for Lunch on Mothers day, who is picky and can afford very small room of error. But she was blown away by the food. We ordered, Lamb Biriyani, Pita bread with Garlic sauce, Chicken Tika Kabob and Kanafa. Everything was... More 

1 Thank PradeepN61
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Came to Aladdin based on reviews. Excellent food and service. In spite of being a busy Saturday PM our order was delivered to the table quickly. We enjoy Mediterranean food several times a week and being on vacation we sought out a good place to fill in our routine. This was no disappointment. Freshly made Pita and fresh hummus were... More 

Thank Steve E
Box Elder, South Dakota
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

I love Mediterranean food. The food at Aladdin Mediterranean Café is way up there as some of the best I've ever eaten, including in several countries around the Mediterranean Sea itself. I highly recommend this restaurant. The portions are generous as well as delicious. My daughter and I ordered the Meza Platter to share, and still took some home! Another... More 

Thank Nancy M
Denver, Colorado
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Er, or it's just...really, really good. Hummous seems to be a bellweather for Mediterranean restaurants - I got it as an appetizer and it was shining, shimmering, and splendid...I mean it was really tasty. The chicken tika and everything that came with it - rice, garlic sauce, lentil soup - was great. Go - it's a wondrous place for you... More 

Thank Rjjm1
Camarillo, California
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Friends took us here for the first time. Wow! The hummus was very tasty and the texture was the best I've seen in my 55 years eating hummus. The only word I can think of to describe it is "silky." The Baba Gnoush was was also some of the best I've ever had - very tasty. I also ordered Tabouleh,... More 

Thank EastWestMan
Placentia, California
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Always get juicy chicken, rice, hummus (a little on the salty side for me), but the other white sauce, (Tahini? I'm not sure), FANTASTIC! but they do not give enough of that! So tasty... Miss you when I'm back in North OC! Bring your awesomeness up here, please!

Thank nepowers

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$14
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Lebanese, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5420 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, Ste A, San Diego, CA 92117-2376
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 858-573-0000

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