Has anyone eaten at Alladin's in Burke?
- BigEats Jul 1, 2007 11:51 AM
Always in search of good Lebanese/Syrian food, and I've tried all the Lebanese Tavernas and Layalina. Wondering if anyone has tried Alladin's in Burke, and if so, how it stacks up to the Lebanese Taverna or Layalina?
I really like Aladdin's, more as an inexpensive, healthy place to eat. They have great hummus, good pita sandwiches, salads, kebabs. Pita, other breads aren't made in house. The desserts look incredible but the ones we've tried haven't been as good as they look. Decent but not great. I haven't been to Lebanese Tavernas or Layalina but from the reviews on this board, I wouldn't say it stacks up. If you're in the area and looking for a quick bite, it's worth trying out. Good service, quiet, nice decor. FWIW, if I'm getting Lebanese in the Burke area, I prefer Cedar Cafe. The decor isn't nearly as nice and you go to the counter to order but the food is better. Of all things, their Lebanese rice and garlic puree are addicting. The other food is very good, too, but something about those two is better than any I've had elsewhere. I love their grilled vegetable platter. Again, though, pita and other breads aren't made in house. Prices might be a little higher than Aladdin's but both are still inexpensive.