Fine Syrian Cuisine


Since 1981 The Aladdin Restaurant has been serving the Lehigh Valley the finest middle eastern cuisine. We truly are a family owned and operated restaurant and we invite you to join us at Aladdin. Come see why we have been successfully in business for over 34 years!

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Our Food

Violette Younes owner and head chef prides herself on serving only the freshest ingredients. She works tirelessly to ensure the best quality and consistency our customers have come to expect over the years. We prepare the freshest shish kabobs. Our grapeleaves are individually handrolled. We make fresh batches of hummus and babaganouj daily. We only use our own homemade dough for our spinach pies and meat pies. Each dish is crafted with passion.

A few Aladdin favorites: Arnabit – fried cauliflower with a tahini drizzle, Kuskus- rice pilaf with ground beef, pine nuts and grilled garlic chicken, Lamb Kabobs, Shawarma- your choice of chicken or steak lathered in a delicious marinade of middle eastern spices then grilled and topped with tahini and veggies, Lamb and Mushroom stew- chunks of lamb and mushrooms slow cooked with garlic onions and a mild curry sauce, & Falafel- our own family recipe chickpeas and spices fried to perfection.

We have many vegetarian/vegan/gluten free options!

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Our Story

Ed and Violette immigrated to America from Syria in the 1970s. They opened Aladdin in 1981 on 2nd street in Allentown with the simple idea of serving fresh authentic middle eastern food that they had in their hometown village Amar. The first 18 years of Aladdin were on 2nd street. Ed, Violette and their family lived on the second floor of the building and ran the restaurant below.

In 1999, they expanded and bought the current location here on Union Blvd. Although Ed passed away in 2000 Violette and her daughters continue to run Aladdin today.  Aladdin Restaurant is proudly family owned and operated for over 30 years and counting. Thank you for being part of our family!

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Your Experience

The Aladdin Restaurant invites you to bring your favorite wine, relax and lounge against plush pillows and dine beneath a starlit sky. We are sure you will feel miles away from Allentown! Let our family take care of yours.

We also have live belly dancing on Saturday nights, and we have a private dining room that fits up to forty people, perfect for your next event!

Contact Us

(610) 437-4023
Address: 651 Union Boulevard Allentown, PA 18109