Sharing a meal with friends is an easy way to connect, create memories, and discover which person has been a robot all along. Refuel your posse with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Arabic cuisine, drinks, and hookah at either of Aladdin Jr. Restaurant & Cafe's Pomona locations.
Inspired by vibrant wall murals depicting the restaurant's mythical namesake, friendly servers and skilled chefs grant patrons' wishes for traditional Middle Eastern meals. Begin Near East excursions with a plate of fatayer ($2.99 for two), which bundles lemon-infused spinach, onions, and pine nuts within a crisp pastry shell. Fresh chicken breast lounges in a lemon-garlic marinade before testing its bravery at the chicken kebab's trust-building retreat ($11.99), where it ascends a skewer and falls optimistically onto soft tongues. Pan-seared scallops relaxing on a warm bed of eggplant slices ($15.99) rely on mouths to make the first move.
Complement exotic flavors with something sweet, such as baklava ($2.49), or something smoky—a range of fruity hookah flavors ($12.99–$14.99) enhance meals without overstuffing bellies. Savor selections outdoors on the sunny open-air patio, or indoors amid elegant hanging lamps and live-falafel aquariums.
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.