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LoHi’s Ali Baba Grill Finally Opened

The falafel and baklava alone are worth the visit

It has been a long time coming, but the fourth outpost of Ali Baba Grill, a Mediterranean restaurant, is now open in LoHi at  2201 West 32nd Avenue. The 16 year old business is the brainchild of Fiyahd Aoutabach, a native of Syria who spent a decade working as a chef at a large restaurant in Saudi Arabia, and business partner Mahmoud Dukmak, who was born in Lebanon and spent some years living in Syria.

The food at this location of Ali Baba is the same as the other three that have gained a loyal following since the concept was launched in 2000. The menu includes baba ghanouj and hummus and tabbouleh, falafel and chicken, lamb, or beef kabob, but also specialties like the lamb curry, the lamb shank braised in tomato sauce, and the bamya, stewed baby okra slowly cooked with lamb, cilantro, garlic, pomegranate and tomatoes.

Ali Baba Grill is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner.