This Ali Baba — not to be confused with the similarly named deli on Daniel Island — is a sit-down Mediterranean restaurant in Mt. Pleasant’s Village Pointe Shopping Center. Chef Ismail Araj serves an array of Middle Eastern classics varied enough to satisfy 40 thieves. They include savory shish kebab (lamb) and shish tawook (chicken), crisp kibby, and tender, aromatic kofta. Get things started with creamy hummus, lemon-tinged tabouli, and comforting lentil soup, or treat yourself to the Ali Baba Dinner for Two, a sampling of 10 dishes fit for a sheik. For dessert, the sweet pistachio- and cinnamon-laden baklava is perfectly delicate and not to be missed. —Robert Moss Dish (Winter 2013)
Classic Mediterranean fare like shawirma, kababs, mojadara, and lamb shank.
Features: Lunch, Dinner
Hours: Lunch and Dinner (daily)