This is my favorite restaurant hands down. I moved to the Montrose area last year and this place is where I have been having dinner since then. I am not a practical person but once I tried Aladdin's food I couldn't get enough of it... They have extremely affordable prices and their portions are great. I have a very fast metabolism so I get hungry a few hours after dinner, thanks to their portions I always have a doggy bag to satisfy me when I am at home. The restaurant has a very cozy feeling and really interesting Middle Eastern music playing in the background, if only I could learn how to dance to it. Anyways, the food is spread out on this line that u can choose from, they have a menu on the wall but I stopped looking at it because I like to eat their specials of the day. Oh my god, the sandwiches are to die 4, all of them. They have this thing called a Falafel sandwich and my best friend who is a Vegetarian can't get enough of it, plus they have all these salads that complement each individual dish. I am not gonna lie, they have a lot of cuties working there, especially this one guy with a French accent (or at least I think it is). But seriously, if u don"t want to pay a lot but want a wholesome, healthy meal then u gotta try this place. Oh yeah, they have fresh squeezed juices, I always get the mango and strawberry mixed together, they don't even charge me extra for it. And, don't forget to take advantage of the freshly baked bread. I always take an extra or two and make breakfast with them by just adding some eggs and cheese, they taste like those really good Thanksgiving biscuits, just flatter and bigger. I love Aladdin's... and French guys :)
I been going to Cafe Layal for the past few years. I have never expierenced any problems. I love to go on the weekends thats when there the most crowded its a great atmosphere an a real chill place to relax. I go mostly for the hookah they have a variety of flavors an not expensive like other places on Richmond. They play good music an the people i have encountered are friendly. I have tried the food there its pretty good depending on what you get. Its a great a place to go with friends to have a good time.
I have been looking for a place that has really good gyros close to home. I hate going almost to downtown, but I love gyros and lamb. This little place has the most awesome beef and lamb gyros. You can order them in the greek style, not indian, which I do not care for, even though this is an indian restaurant. I want to try their lamb chops, and maybe some of the traditional indian dishes, if I can ever make myself order something besides the truely wonderful beef and lamb gyros.