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1076 Main St, Paterson, NJ 07503-1833
+1 973-433-4300
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible9%
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“falafel” (15 reviews)
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Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
$$ - $$$
1076 Main St, Paterson, NJ 07503-1833
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

We love the hummus and baba ganoush. The texture is amazing. Everything we have had here is delicious. We usually order the meat platter. The service is hit and miss.More

Thank LanaWhite
ammar b, Owner at Al-Basha, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Hello Lana, Thank you so much for providing us with a five-star rating! It makes us very happy to hear how much you have enjoyed our dishes. We are disappointed, however, to learn that you've found our service somewhat lacking. If you'd like, please feel...More

Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

This was my second time at Al-Basha. Both times, there was no wait and the service was great. All the food was super fresh and bursting with flavor. The hummus with foul appetizer is hands down my favorite. The labane with olive oil is a...More

Thank momasig
ammar b, Owner at Al-Basha, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Hello, We cannot thank you enough for this wonderful review! We strive to provide nothing but the best in food and service to our customers, and greatly appreciate your recognition of our efforts! We thank you again for your feedback and look forward to your...More

Reviewed 15 September 2017

My family and I have been to al-Basha 3 or 4 times so far, and sometimes it can be a little hit or miss depending on what time you go there and what you'd like to eat. But there were no misses when it came...More

Thank Talal J
ammar b, Owner at Al-Basha, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Talal, Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. We are so glad to hear of how much you enjoyed our Ramadan buffet! However, we are also sorry to learn that you've experienced some inconsistencies in the service provided to you here. Customer service that...More

Reviewed 2 September 2017

Went Saturday evening, early, 6 of us, it was queuing but they gave us a god table in 5 minutes, good service , very fresh authentic midle eastern food, our party are all Arabic spoken and loved the food from home, we had mixed starter...More

Thank pherbert1
ammar b, Owner at Al-Basha, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Hello, It makes us very happy to learn that you felt your experience here deserved four stars! We strive for perfection, so if you feel there is anything we could improve upon in order to make your next visit even better, please let us know!...More

Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is located in the heart of Main Street. It is traditional Arabic restaurant The food is delicious Prices are fair

Thank Hassan A
Reviewed 7 August 2017

I love this wonderful Palestinian restaurant in gritty Paterson. The later you go in the evening, the more crowded it becomes and you'll have to wait. So go early! The appetizers are so good and so filling, you may not even need a main course....More

Thank Doxibug
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Wonderful Sunday evening. Jam packed but get table in no time. Ordered falafel, meat hummus platter, mixed meat platter and 2 more dishes. Everything was delicious and mouth watering. Bread and salad was very good also Visited after many months and would visit soon again.

Thank ChipMakerChest
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

My family and I have both eaten at this restaurant and ordered take-out from Al-Basha at least 50 times over years. Al-Basha is our go-to comfort food when we want to eat out or take out. The Al-Basha junior platter is our default order because...More

Thank Claudia C
Reviewed 17 July 2017

We ducked into this place for a quick bite and were pleasantly surprised. Its decorated nicely and the service was very good. We got a falafel sandwich and chicken shawarma and the food was fresh and delicious. We will be back.

Thank amitra1
Reviewed 11 July 2017

worst food .. worst service horrible restaurant .. tooo expensive .. late service.. manager is arrogant .. extra service charges

Thank mdmo0580
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1 September 2017|
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Response from Hassan A | Reviewed this property |
I am not the owner neither working at. I just stoped by for food. Best
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1076 Main St, Paterson, NJ 07503-1833
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Paterson
  • Phone Number: +1 973-433-4300
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