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127 S Linden Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080-6410
+1 650-871-2221
10:30 - 20:00
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Mon - Thu 10:30 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 21:00
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Out of all the restaurants in area that serve middleeastern food this one is by far the best. I had the unpleasant experience of going to a middleeastern restaurant about 4 miles away from this restaurant and it was so terrible and unclean.... I was very hesitant to try this restaurant due to that experience but I'm glad I tried... More 

Thank marwah s
San Francisco, California
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74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

The food is amazing- great value, always fresh, delicious, really good service. We get the chicken shawarma sandwich which is awesome. Hummus is so creamy, baba ghanouj is delicious and pickles are perfect. We always get a big tub of the tabouleh to go (usually one of the hummus too!). It's in the middle of an industrial area but don't... More 

Thank Teemul0818
Half Moon Bay, California
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59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2015

I've had lunch several times from Ali Baba. It's in a large industrial area near my office in South San Francisco. It's great to go to an actual restaurant in this area, as SSF is a vast wasteland when it comes to good eating places for lunch. I've had several dishes from Ali Baba and all were great, except the... More 

Thank Rheadabovewater
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2015 via mobile

Beautiful finish out, extremely clean, delicious food, great value, outstanding service, daily specials and vegetarian/vegan options! We would recommend this to anyone and we will be back the next time we are in town!! Love this place!

Thank William M
Winter Springs, Florida
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169 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2015

Luckily this restaurant showed up on a Google search for restaurants a bit south of San Francisco Airport. We wanted to have dinner before driving to our destination but were unfamiliar with the area. For awhile, it looked as though we couldn't be going the right way as we entered a semi-industrial park area, but we trusted the GPS and... More 

1 Thank claireleefl
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1,643 reviews
1,016 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2014

The middle eastern food is great and I felt safe there and not in any kind of danger because the people were warm and the food was delicious and I eated a lot of different items from the menu.

Thank Alzor S
Madrid, Spain
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

Great authentic food at a very reasonable prices. Also, the staff are friendly, however, the service is not the fastest I had.

Thank MoneerK
Hollywood, CA
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170 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014

Wow, words are yet to describe the deliciousness of this place. We found it by accident while repairing our vehicle in the area and were very satisfied with everything! They offer fresh tasting, homemade menu selections. There are also many different varieties to choose from if you are vegan or vegetarian. I believe they even offer delivery within the area.I... More 

Thank Wrldtraveler365
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2013 via mobile

Whenever I'm in South San Francisco, I make sure to stop in and taste the delicious falafel sandwich. The shawarma sandwich is also good.

Thank Gahmad
San Marcos, California
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89 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2012

I've been eating here for years, and have always enjoyed the food, the service and now the atmosphere. They moved to 1429 San Mateo Avenue in South San Francisco maybe over a year ago from their former location on Linden. It's larger, nicely decorated, very clean and the service is friendly. I'm particularly fond of their cucumber yoghurt salad and... More 

Thank M M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Middle Eastern, Lebanese, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 127 S Linden Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080-6410
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  South San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 650-871-2221

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