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Is Ali Baba still great in Dallas?

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texnosh Apr 22, 2007 11:15 AM

Haven't eaten there in years, even before they expanded locations. Is is still really good? Which is the best location?

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    texnosh Apr 30, 2007 10:03 AM

    Went to the Preston Rd location in Far N Dallas. Glad to have found it's still excellent. Enjoyed my usual dishes: mezza plate with felafel balls on the side, lamb kabob, roast chicken.

    I think they toned down the sharpness of the garlic sauce that comes with the rotisserie chicken, unfortunately. It was mild. The garlic used to linger on your palate for days, no longer.

    1. jinet12 Apr 28, 2007 08:11 PM

      Also, besides the delicious hummus, Ali Baba has the BEST Baklava that I have ever eaten...including versions that were very delicious and eaten in New York, where this type of food is supreme, in my opinion....

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      1. re: jinet12
        kuidaore Apr 29, 2007 01:51 PM

        Try Backlava at Afrah's (on Belt Line in Richardson). You might change your mind ;-) We buy it by the pound.

        1. re: kuidaore
          jinet12 Apr 29, 2007 08:07 PM

          Thanks! I'll try it! Have you tried the food there as well?

          1. re: jinet12
            kuidaore Apr 30, 2007 12:15 PM

            I'm not big on their food (after all the place started as a bakery), but some people like it.
            http://www.chowhound.com/topics/394982

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        nitlsu Apr 24, 2007 05:06 PM

        Ali Baba has opened another location - this one's in Irving (MacArthur and 114. Same complex as Champs/Bahama Breeze). We went to try their lunch buffet - the food was reasonable (needless to say dishes sitting in buffet trays for a while cannot really match up to a-la-carte).

        1. jinet12 Apr 23, 2007 06:50 PM

          We have eaten at the one on Preston, and it has been consistently delicious...They are or already have moved though....

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          1. re: jinet12
            kuidaore Apr 24, 2007 01:09 PM

            We used to go to the one on Preston, but since Ali Baba Express opened in Richardson, we go to that one for all-you-can-eat hummus. The place is always packed during lunchtime (open only for lunch).

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              mfindfw May 1, 2007 09:41 AM

              Ali Baba on Preston Road is OPEN. Did NOT move. Did NOT close. There is an Ali Baba Express location on Campbell in Richardson (all you can eat buffet) & a new location in Irving in addition to the original on Greenville & the one on Preston. Escellent food at all locations

              1. re: mfindfw
                jinet12 May 1, 2007 02:20 PM

                So GLAD to hear that...Don't know why the manager told me that they were moving...

                1. re: mfindfw
                  jinet12 May 2, 2007 08:35 AM

                  Okay, so went to dinner at the one on Preston last night...Asked the manager if they were still moving and he said not for awhile....

              2. Dallas Alice Apr 23, 2007 08:10 AM

                Yes, indeed, still good. I only eat at the Lower Greenville location; whenever I'm in need for a falafel or hummus fix, that's where I go.

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