Located on the
corner of Eastern Avenue and Pebble Road, this family-fun Lebanese restaurant
is a true jewel. Serving only the finest and freshest ingredients (no cans or
chemicals allowed), Ali Baba has become the only restaurant in Las Vegas to
provide a true essence of authentic Middle Eastern cuisine.
like to come here for a quiet lunch, when the only sounds are soft Arabic-language
music videos playing on one of the restaurant's plasma-screens. It's more rousing
in the evening, thanks to a live band that performs nightly, plus actual belly
dancers. ...... There are more than a dozen other choices, such as makanek,
clove-scented sausages sautéed with tomatoes and onions; or sojouk, a spicier
version; lahim bei ajin, little meat pies studded with pine nuts (they're big
on pine nuts here); or broiled quail, a pair of whole birds redolent of garlic,
lemon juice, olive oil and cilantro, all quite Mediterranean.
dining out - GVH - The Magazine of Green Valley Henderson & Beyond
Chebat, a Lebanese native who is in sync with the cuisine of his heritage,
received his formal culinary education in French and Lebanese gastronomy in
Beirut, and has held chef positions at several 5-star InterContinental Hotels,
worldwide. ...... Lebanese cuisine is internationally popular, rich in history,
and sets the standards for other Middle Eastern cuisine. It is healthful, flavorful,
and combines ingredients from the Mediterranean with herbs and spices from the
In this day and age, where we live in the world of fast food, do yourself and
your taste buds a favor and come to Ali Baba Restaurant. The cuisine is excellent
and apparently, good for your health too, proof that you don’t have to restrict
yourself to salads to eat healthy.
“We pride ourselves in offering the best ingredients of any restaurant at extremely
reasonable prices. There’s no lard, no chemicals, no preservatives. It’s original
Arabic food.” ...... After 7 p.m., there’s live music and belly dancing and
during the lunch hour, Middle Eastern music videos are shown on several television
monitors throughout the restaurant.
The food in this beautiful 240-seat restaurant (colorful murals and handmade
Tiffany lamps) is served in the traditional "mezza-style", a mix of cold and
hot appetizers. Among the more popular offerings are hummus, tabouli, baba ghanouj