I have been going to this cafe almost on a daily basis since it openned. It is by far the best food on the island with the best chef I have ever known. I Highly recommend this restaurant for anyone to try and you wont be let down I gurentee that!
Very good restaurant, unpretentious, friendly staff - great food.
Truly wonderful as usual.
WE HAVE BEEN LOYAL CUSTOMER'S FOR YEARS. EVEN IN THE PREVIOUS LOCATION. IT IS BY NO MEANS FANCY AND IT'S IN A SEEDY AREA, BUT THE FOOD IS GREAT. A GROUP OF 7 OF US, INCLUDING 3 CHILDREN UNDER 6, WENT THE OTHER NIGHT FOR SUPPER. IT WAS NOT BUSY, ONLY 1 OTHER TABLE. WE ORDERED OUR DRINKS, WHICH WE NEVER GOT. A WHILE LATER THE WAITRESS COMES BACK AND SAYS SHE'S BEEN TOLD TO TELL US THAT WE ARE NOT THE ONLY ONES IN HERE AND TO BE QUIET. I HAVE NEVER BEEN SPOKEN TO LIKE THAT BEFORE ANYWHERE. I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT, AS THE OTHER TABLE WHICH WAS ALSO A LARGE GROUP WAS JUST AS LOUD. NEEDLESS TO SAY WE WALKED OUT AND WILL NEVER RETURN. TOO BAD AS WE WERE REGULAR CUSTOMERS, IGUESS THEY DON'T NEED OUR BUSINESS. PLENTY OF OTHER RESTAURANTS THAT WILL APPRECIATE OUR BUSINESS.
I do not get to Nanaimo often enough. Every time I go, I make it a point to stop in the see the owners, have some excellent food in their upmost casual environment.
As for those who think their noise should be tollerated, I suggest they go to McDonalds. They like noisy kids. We already know what their food is like.
In contrast, Tallel is, with out doubt, one of the greatest chefs on the planet. You owe it to your body to find out why their food is what it is the BEST!!
Love Alladins Cafe!! Great food, friendly service. The Hummous and Baklava are my favourites