After much anticipation followed by a few setbacks, Aladdin Mediterranean Cuisine is officially open in the Oak Forest, Garden Oaks area as of July 12.
Owner Ali Nahhas has been looking forward to this opening since the idea first bloomed to expand here. The growth of the neighborhood and the idea of being a part of it and not just in it, is what made Nahhas so excited to finally open the doors at their Revive Development location.
Being a part of a neighborhood means knowing the people who live here, changing to better accommodate the community, and greeting each customer as they come in—and if they’re frequent, greeting them by name.
While Aladdin offers a variety of Mediterranean goods, like shish kabob and freshly baked pita bread, there will be a few changes to the menu to serve the neighborhood better. The new location will feature more kabobs, more appetizers, and be more focused on salads, all to make the menu have more family-friendly options. Aladdin’s is styled like a cafeteria with food options that taste fresh and flavorful.
“It’s good and it’s healthy, yet you still have flavor, and we’re known for our portions. We have vegan and gluten free options, and if you’re a meat lover we have that. The bread is puffy, a little sweet, fresh and hot.” Nahhas said in a previous interview with The Leader. “We’re going to make sure there’s something that everybody likes, so there are going to be some add-ons.”
Other than delicious food, expect great customer service. Nahhas believes that even if the food is good, without quality customer service the business will suffer. He personally takes time to interview every potential employee to assure that they are good people, inside and out.
Aladdin’s also recently won first place in The Leader’s Readers’ Choice Awards for Best Mediterranean. Meaning, most of the neighborhood already knows how good it is! Stop by and welcome them to the community.