Tracker Pixel for Entry

​A whole new world

All About Food | August 5th, 2015

Cafe Aladdin offers Greek and Middle Eastern cuisine at its finest

When I moved here over 37 years ago, the ethnic food in the area was limited. In 1980, a gentleman by the name of Ahmad Younis and his family moved to the Fargo area because he could not find the work he was looking for. In 1990, he opened a street trailer (the first one in the Fargo-Moorhead area to my knowledge). He and his brother Younis Younis, opened their first restaurant, Aladdin's Market and Deli, in 1994 on Sixth Avenue North in downtown Fargo.

Ahmad describes Cafe Aladdin’s fare as a mixture of Greek and Middle Eastern cuisine.

Whenever I think of Middle Eastern food, gyro and hummus come to mind. Ahmad said another popular item on the menu is the shish kabob. The restaurant also offers a halal gyro by request.

The brothers have done very well for themselves. Cafe Aladdin now has three different locations in the Fargo-Moorhead area. Its most popular stop is located downtown. The other two are housed on 32nd Ave. and 13th Ave.

Cafe Aladdin offers food for everyone. The staff can prepare vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free meals for customers. There are even children-size plates.

It also has a little deli where they sell items such as feta cheese, kalamata olives and baklava, a traditional dessert.

In the times of many different restaurants opening throughout the Fargo-Moorhead area, it's great that these two brothers have not only been able to stay open but also to expand. So with that said, I hope you visit and enjoy their food.

When I asked Ahmad what he would like people to know about his restaurant, he put a big smile on his face and said, “I want people to know that it's family-run and family-served by the owners.”

Here is Cafe Aladdin on my good/bad criteria list for restaurants:

1. Location: Easy to find

2. Parking availability: Lots of availability at each location

3. Variety of menu: Outstanding

4. Wait staff: Great

5. Dining area: Clean

6. Food and presentation: Like perfect artwork

7. Cost: Range from $5.99 to $13.29

8. Bathroom: Clean

9. Would I go back and would I recommend it: Absolutely!

IF YOU GO:

Cafe Aladdin

Three locations:

530 6th Ave N, Fargo

3017 13th Ave S, Fargo

1609 32nd Ave S #2, Fargo

http://cafealaddinfargo.com/

Recently in:

Growing Together Opens New GardenBy Annie Prafckehttps://www.facebook.com/annie.prafcke20 May 2021On April 15th, Growing Together held a groundbreaking for the opening of its newest gardens at Gethsemane Cathedral. The space, which…

By Michael M. Millermichael.miller@ndsu.edu17 June 2021The Lehr Tabernacle near Lehr, N.D., celebrates its 100th Centennial with events on June 18-20, 2021. The Tabernacle, also known as Prairie Bible Camp, was featured in an…

2021 Summer Calendar Toby KeithMay 21, 7pmBismarck Event Center, 315 SOUTH 5TH STREET BISMARCKTickets $25-$175, pre-party starts at 5pm.Heart and Soul May 22, 9pmThe Aquarium, 226 N BroadwayR & B, Smooth Jazz, Funk, Neo-Soul and…

Sabrina Hornungsabrina@hpr1.com15 July 2021Our opinion: Let’s work together instead of against each other.Think of where we are now in comparison to last year. Think of what we’ve learned since and how this is affecting our…

Ed Raymondfargogadfly@gmail.com29 July 2021This Is About the Religious-Rich-QAnon-White Supremacist-Trumplican CultThere are hundreds of thousands of cults in countries and societies around the world that have played or are playing…

To say that this year’s Bartenders Battle was the best display of talent in the six years since its creation would be an understatement and a disservice to not only the bartenders who made it into the competition, but also the…

Sabrina Hornungsabrina@hpr1.com15 July 2021With Grand Forks being a hop skip and a cruise away from Fargo-Moorhead, our neighbors to the north have some great dining options. Whether you’re planning on spending a weekend or…

Sabrina Hornungsabrina@hpr1.com15 July 2021“We have a guy that's been involved with the show for many years as a landlord and knew what it was like in the heydays. So he knows where he wants to take it.” says WE Fest General…

by Greg Carlsongregcarlson1@gmail.com24 June 2021Mariem Perez Riera’s “Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It” Stops in Theaters Before Date with “American Masters”On the heels of criticism for defending…

Alicia Underlee Nelson  alicia@hpr1.comDowntown scored a new mural from The Greetings Tour, a project that aims to create a mural in the style of…

By Kris Gruberperriex1@gmail.comDrag shows, for me, feel like a celebration of artistry, esthetic, music, and camaraderie. With a dash of confetti thrown in.The local drag community is a close-knit family. Giving back to affiliated…

by Kris Gruberperriex1@gmail.comAdam Quesnell's last show at The Cellar beneath the Front Street Taproom in Fargo was in early September of 2018. He was embarking on a seminal move from Minneapolis to LA. As always, his comedy was…

By Kris Gruberperriex1@gmail.comSpring is here (mostly), and our area is buzzing with people eager to get back out and about -- many newly vaccinated and feeling a bit safer. Partnering with Jade Events, Fargo Brewing is just…

by Laurie J Bakeremsdatter@gmail.com Part of modern yoga is participating in the world around us. We live in a time of upheaval in society and nature, and of great suffering in humans of all ages. Most of us perceive this suffering…

By Theresa L. Goodrichsubmit@hpr1.comIt was day ten of our epic southwest road trip and we’d made it to Arizona. After camping in Oklahoma, the Texas Panhandle, and New Mexico, we were exhausted, but fortunately our night in…

by Annie Prafckesubmit@hpr1.com17 June 2021On June 19th, from 12pm to 7pm, nonprofit Faith4Hope Scholarship Fund is hosting their first ever Juneteenth Freedom Celebration at Lindenwood Park in Fargo. It is free and open to the…