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Hamilton (Mercer County) NJ- New Aladdin's Palace (House of Meat) at 5 Points

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robat345 Jun 15, 2012 07:06 PM

We just returned from the House of Meat Restaurant (no poetry in the name). Former devotees of Aladdin's Palace (on intersection of 33 and I-295), we were devastated when it closed. Imagine our elation at the opening of HMR (House of Meat Restaurant). If you thought AP had ambiance (it didn't) this has less, but that could change. The food is excellent; great Zatar Pie (am I the only one who knows what this is?), terrific shish kebab, babaganoush, chicken shaouk. The rice is pilaf, with tasty raisins and almond slices (mind the cloves!). The falafel was crunchy, hot and inviting; begging for tahini, which was in generous supply. The menu boasts of Halal (all meat is Halal) Chinese food, which we didn't try. I imagine they won't feature double-cooked pork. No matter; we left happy and satisfied for under $30. We'll try the Chinese next time. They also have a goat burger (cheese is extra), meat pie, buffalo wings, grilled chicken salad and desserts. The owner said that he will be bringing in home-baked bread; if you remember Aladdin's bread, you'll be lining up on Quaker Bridge Road. No chopsticks provided.

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  1. kamiosaki Aug 13, 2012 03:31 PM

    Thanks. Are there tables + chairs?

    Takeout?

    How would you compare to the late El Sham?

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      brownie Aug 16, 2012 03:56 AM

      Wait, that awesome bread they used to make back in, say, 2006?? Do you know when that will actually take place? I'll be there--man, that was the best hot fresh pita ever! Thanks for this update!

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        cranrob Dec 12, 2012 09:54 AM

        Gone. Sign now says "Chinese, BBQ, Fried Chicken" (!!)

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