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jinet12 Apr 1, 2007 07:27 PM

We love "Ali Baba" restaurant...We absolutely love their falafel and hummus...They, unfortunately are moving a bit far away from us...Closer, on Preston, is a restaurant called "Fadi's"...Anybody eaten there? Comparison?

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    oltheimmer Apr 1, 2007 09:04 PM

    Fadi's started here in Houston. Looks like there's more of 'em in Dallas now.


    I went just once. The buffet was not as appetizing looking or tasting to me as Dimassi's, which is one of my favorites locally (from the 'about us' on the website, apparently there's some connection between the two), but some people rave about Fadi's. Sorry I can't comment on Ali Baba, but if you search for Fadi's here on CH, you'll probably pull up some comments from Houstonians, anyway.

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      DFWGuy Apr 2, 2007 06:10 AM

      Which Ali Baba is moving? I know there is one on lower Greenville and another farther north.

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        jinet12 Apr 2, 2007 06:55 AM

        The one off of Preston in Plano

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          mfindfw Apr 2, 2007 07:19 AM

          any idea where they're moving too?

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            jinet12 Apr 2, 2007 07:56 AM

            Near Campbell Rd and Central Expressway

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        gavlist Apr 2, 2007 09:15 AM

        I've been to Fadi's on Central near Knox and really enjoy eating there. I haven't been to Ali Baba, so there's no basis for comparison. But a pretty reasonable price gets you an unreasonably large amount of food with a lot of variety. The salads are all fresh and tasty - I'd recommend giving it a try. Let me know how it compares... maybe I should give Ali Baba a shot.

        1. irodguy Apr 2, 2007 10:44 AM

          Fadis as a whole is quite good, that being said the Preston & Beltline location is not as good as the Preston location in Frisco. Both locations are quite good and their hummus is above average.

          1. kuidaore Apr 3, 2007 12:14 PM

            It depends on what you're looking for. To me Fadi's is a healthy-food-oriented buffet with a Middle Eastern twist, not a real Middle Eastern restaurant, and therefore no comparison to Ali Baba (we don't like Fadi's food). I too love Ali Baba's hummus and while we like their regular restaurants, we enjoy Ali Baba Express (on Campbell in Richardson) for all-you-can-eat hummus! I LOVE hummus and it's a hummus paradise to me :-)

            Is the one in Plano moving to Richardson? Great news to us!

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              jinet12 Apr 4, 2007 07:35 PM

              "All you can eat Hummus?" Wow...What comes with this, and what else is available at this location...Exactly where is this? Yes, the Plano one is moving to Richardson...

            2. SuiteJen Apr 4, 2007 01:15 PM

              Fadi's is delicious. I've only been to the Knox/Henderson one though. Their wedged potatoes are addictive and their chicken schwarma is great too. My only suggestion is not to go there during "off" hours. The food can be kind of cold and disappointing if it isn't a peak time and is certainly better when fresh.

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                Christnp Apr 6, 2007 03:41 PM

                The Fadi's in Knox Henderson is great. Tons of food to chose from , very well executed and fresh. I'm not crazy about the Fadi's on Preton at Beltline. Many fewer options and not as fresh.

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