Longwood >Food & Dining > Ali Baba House of Kabob
1155 W State Road 434, Longwood, FL | Directions 3275028.697950 -81.366715
Friday & Saturday 11:00 AM-11:00PM
Yummy Dinner & Good Times!! – My husband and I went here for a night out and we were pleasantly surprised with how great it was. I went in with no expectations and left very satisified with our experience.
The wait time was low and the food quality was high.
We both got the buffet and all items were great. We enjoyed the dancing and music.
Overall great experience!
THE WORST FOOD I HAVE EVER HAD!!!!!! – I have been going to Ali baba for maybe 12 years or so and I have always enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. I went in today(7/28/10) for lunch with my husband and 2 kids.We had to wait maybe 10 mins just to get to order a drink from the server then when I went to grab a plate I had to put the first 2 aside because there was old food stuck to them. Some of the buffet items I put on my plate smelled sour and tasted unedible. I was very dissapointed! Then when we were finished we went to pay and I was shocked by how much it cost. For 2 adults and 1 child(age 4) we paid almost $40.00! This is crazy especially for the quality of the food on the buffet! I will never ever eat there again and I will be sure to tell all of my friends and family to not eat there as well. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS FOOD!
Terrific food, UNIQUE and just AWESOME! – We really were impressed with the buffet it even had Baklava for desert on the buffet...I thoroughly enjoyed the entire dinner. The buffet had really exotic dishes that tasted wonderful, fresh, hot and I have to say Ali Baba MMM MMM MMM! This is NOT Indian food but someone told me to try it for INDIAN food. It is PERSIAN and Middle Eastern and better than any Indian food I have ever had, lots of vegetarian dishes as well, but NOT Indian food. Just wonder why I did not try it sooner, it is going to be our favorite!
Wonderful buffet with lots of great food WOW! – Lovely place with great TASTING food, not spicy TASTY! Buffet lets you try new things and even my kids loved it. They have belly dancers on weekend nights but we were there Saturday for the lunch buffet and could not be more pleased. Something different and delicious!
Wonderful food! Belly Dancers A+, Great place for Dinner! – My sister and her boyfriend wanted to take me to dinner for my birthday. We decided on Ali Baba! I have been there before but they had not. It is by FAR the best Middle Eastern Food we have had in a restaurant. The buffet has so many choices it is fun to try new things and the buffet changes so you get to try many Persian dishes. All of the Shish Kabobs were delicious and freshly grilled, the Chicken breast is a real treat! I rather enjoyed all the different side dishes to accompany my kabobs, the mixed rice with raisins, orange zest was WONDERFUL. Ali Baba makes you not want to settle for a NON Middle Eastern Buffet again! Variety, quality food and a good time was had by all. HIGHLY RECOMMEND for a party as the dancers will give the birthday person a special dance if you ask! Ali Baba gets 10*s in my book!
Great experience – Original atmospher ,great service and the best buffet in town.Food is made fresh.Broad choices,food is delicious!!!!!!
Great Place For Night Out!!! Ali Baba in Longwood FL – The night started as a craving for middle eastern food... So we decided to go to Ali Baba a middle eastern restaurant in Longwood, FL. As we entered the service was pleasurable from the first moment we sat down... the food was fresh, and delicious. And the belly dancing was so fabulous... We enjoyed our night at Ali Baba and would recommend for other couples and families as well.
Ali Baba we will see you soon!!! Thanks ;^)))
Most interesting buffet I have seen anywhere! – My family enjoys finding authentic Persian foods, they are rare in the South. This place has terrific stews like my mother made so I always take a quart of each home when we visit. This food is very labor intensive to prepare so I appreciate that they have such a grand buffet of my favorites. The Koubideh Kabob is the best I have ever had and I lived in NY, Boston, and CA where there are lots of Persian choices. Ali Baba is the best I have found in my travels. We eat there several times a month and I bring my relatives for family birthday parties when they have belly dancing. Can not say enough about how good the food is, think I will go for dinner tonight.
Amazing food! – I ate lunch at Ali Baba today 11-11-09 and I can say it is the BEST PERSIAN FOOD around. I have been there no less than 100 times and never have had any sort of problem as I am seeing listed here recently. The place is FANTASTIC for food and atmosphere. Loud, yes on dancing nights. There are various types of dancers from time to time but hey, what is not to love about that? The food is really good. Never can I complain. The service is completely friendly and honest from what I have seen and I am a regular because not even my mother can cook like they do at Ali Baba. This place has been here since the early 1990's. Can not remain in business that long without good food. Even my kids like this food!
Give Me A Break – We entered at 7:30 I asked about the pricing, they were very friendly and said that the buffet was $16.99 my husband ordered the buffet and I ordered off the menu. At no time were we told about entertainment, near the end of our meal a lady came out dancing, great we thought this was different, the waiter came over and tried speaking to us over the loud music, saying something about after 8pm the buffet being $24.99 ok we said, thinking he was informing us for future visits. We than asked for our bill and the waiter said, "oh, we want you to stay and enjoy our show, we have more great dancers coming out". Well we were done and had the clock ticking with the babysitter, So we get the bill and WOW he charged us $24.99 for my husband's buffet and then another $10 for me to watch the show without eating the buffet!I should add I also had a $25 g/c I could see if they told us upfront that if you are in the restaurant at any time after 8pm you will be charged $24.99 for the buffet and if you choose to eat ala carte you will be charged $10 to see some half dressed lady dance around, we would have gone out for a steak/lobster dinner!!! I talked to the manager at the front and he said that in order to take off the charges, he would not accept my gift certifate, I almost flipped, eventually he called out a number of $22.75 I have no idea how he got to that amount, but it was better than the $57 he was trying to get out of me. I wouldn't have been so angry if I hadn't asked all the info up front and presented my gift certificate immediatly upon entering the restaurant, you would think they would list the charges in their menu. We now know why people were shoving food down their throats at 7:59pm they knew their bill would change in one minute, silly us, ordered coffee!!! I wonder how much money they make off us people not knowing what they are in for when the clock stricks 8!!!
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