Nutritionists note that an Arabic diet, low in fat and rich in legume kelpies, is known to lure handsome men and women into its well-spiced clutches. For $10, today’s Groupon gets you $25 worth of traditional Arabic cuisine, drinks, and hookah at Aladdin Jr. Restaurant and Cafe. The family-owned Aladdin Jr.’s Pomona locations on North Garey Avenue and West Second Street serve authentic Arabic cuisine in a casual, lounge-like atmosphere.
The menu heaps herbed and spiced kabobs and gyro sandwiches atop classic Mediterranean salads and lentil, olive oil, and chickpea sides. Start with an order of hommos ($4.49), babaghanouj ($4.99), or a belly-warming cup of Aladdin Jr.'s signature lentil soup ($3.99). A slow-grilled lamb shawarma ($11.99), beef shish kabob ($9.99), or mixed grill combination of juicy meat specialties served with rice and vegetables ($21.99) are superbly seasoned voyages to faraway flavor archipelagoes. Aladdin’s many vegetarian selections include falafel ($7.99), vegetarian kabobs ($9.99), and tabbouley salad ($4.99). The Monday through Friday all-you-can-eat lunch buffet makes mountains out of hommos hills and shawarma-eating-contest fantasies reality. Sweeten things with a pastry from Aladdin’s rotating selection of delectable desserts such as classic baklava ($1.99).
After your meal, infuse your lungs and your friends' lungs with the sweet nectar of fruit-flavored tobacco smoke from one Aladdin’s hookahs ($12.99). The relaxing dining room has indoor and outdoor seating, vivid wall murals, and televisions to facilitate conversations and pleasant contemplations, be they a healthy debate over Batman film rankings or a name for your travelling bluegrass band. Get this Groupon and come to Aladdin hungry, leave unhungry, and savor Arabic cheer marinating upon the savory lamb shank of the evening.
- This restaurant is the best deal in the inland empire. Huge portions of delicious meat, chicken, and fish kabobs served with fragrant basmati rice and grilled vegetables. Start with the salad, which is perfectly dressed and always fresh. The hummus is also worth getting as a starter. – etownse1, TripAdvisor
- Simply the best. Great food, wonderful and relaxing time with the family and friends. I loved the chicken kabob and great hommos. the service was great. yymmm yymmm yymmmm,, I think I am going to become addicted to the food at Aladdin. – tami6666, Yahoo! Local
Aladdin Jr. Restaurant & Cafe
At Aladdin Jr. Restaurant & Cafe, the aroma of Mediterranean and Arabic cuisine mingles with the scent of sweetened tobacco, which wafts from the nearby hookah lounge. Cooks prepare authentic dishes such as falafel, shish kebabs, and shawarma sandwiches. Lush greenery wraps around a covered outdoor patio while wall murals surround the main dining room, depicting scenes from the folktale of Aladdin. Iconic images portray Aladdin flying on a magic carpet and releasing the genie, and lesser-known portraits show Aladdin filing his income taxes.