Wednesday, May 27, 2015

CLOSED: Ali's Mediterranean Cafe- A Cafe in the Middle of The Food Court in a Mall

Restaurant: Ali's Mediterranean Cafe
Address: Stonebriar Centre, Frisco, Texas
Buffet or a-la-carte: a-la-carte
Date of visit: 5/25/15

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UPDATER 2/1/17: Per Yelp and Google, this place has closed down

Salam/hey guys, and welcome to my latest review! I am in Dallas for the next three weeks, so I hope to try some new places. The first legitimate review of this trip is a place that is located right in the middle of the food court. My cousins, aunt, and I had driven to Stonebriar Center in Frisco from Allen to do some shopping. We had gotten hungry, so we decided to use the mall directory to find somewhere to eat. My aunt then pointed out that there was a Mediterranean place, which turned out to be this place, and that there was a good chance that it would be halal. I then looked up on and confirmed the halal status of the restaurant. After looking at where it was, we then set off to the place.

Let The Experience Begin!
Ali's Mediterranean is located right in front of the food court. There are other stalls for Dippin Dots and Auntie Anne's and a cupcake place as well. The menu was right in front and was displayed electronically. After waiting in line for 5 minutes, we were ready to order.

Let's Eat!
I ordered the beef kabab plate with rice and garlic potatoes. My sister ordered falafel with rice and fries. My cousin ordered chicken shawarma with rice and fries. Finally, my aunt ordered chicken kabab with rice and hummus.We paid roughly $42 altogether (tax included). The waiting time was 11 minutes for all 4 dishes. While waiting, I sipped on my Sprite and my sister, cousin, and aunt talked about their shopping plans.

Menu: The way to order is that you pick out an entree and then a side. You get rice automatically with the entree. I like how it's displayed. I sure hope that one day that they have a mixed grill, because I would definitely want to try the other kababs that they offer instead of having to pay extra just to try another meat. I also don't like how they charge extra for single pita breads and sauces.

The Menu (click to zoom)

Beef Kabob plate

The Verdict:
Everyone, including me, enjoyed the food! The garlic potatoes were perfectly seasoned and the kabab tasted fresh. The vegetable were also good. I tried a bit of every other thing, and those tasted great. The most wonderful thing was that my cousin and aunt also enjoyed it, since they're usually not fans of anything that isn't Indian/Pakistani. Overall, two thumbs up.
The service was done quickly with a smile on the face. The person was really friendly.

If you are in Frisco and need to do some shopping at Stonebriar, then this place to eat at would be perfect for you! You could easily avoid the long line at the other places and give this place a try! I hope to come back and try other things whenever I shop at Stonebriar again!

Service: 8.5/10
Food: 9/10
Total: 17.5/20 = 87.5% (B)
Pricing: $$ out of $$$$

Restaurant Information:
Ali's Mediterranean Cafe
Stonebriar Centre, Frisco, Texas
Phone: (214) 444-8319
Website: none
Timings: Mon-Sat: 10 AM - 9 PM; Sun: 11 AM - 7 PM
Caters: No

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Zain Mohammed

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