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Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Egyptian, Moroccan, Tunisian
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Table Service, BYOB
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Reviewed 14 August 2021

We went to this restaurant a few days back. The food is tasty & the service is fine. We ordered the, - Hummus - Pickle Plate - Chicken Shawarma Sandwich The food was delicious and the service was OK as well. The price point is...as expected. The four stars above (not five) is due to the fact that the waiters did not come back after serving the food. They usually come back and ask if anything else is required and we had to call them again & again. All is all a good restaurant !More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 1 August 2020 via mobile

We had the Kufta and Chicken Shawarma platters, and Hummus app. It was all very good and definitely recommend mixing it all up! This place is easily up there with the best restaurants in the greater Toms River area.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 11 February 2020

I was very pleased with the atmosphere, the food and the staff. Went with my family for dinner everything was perfect Great staff ( thank u Mesho ) amazing food I also booked a table for valentines days they have 2 couple for 60$ 😍

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 5 February 2020

I didn’t know what most of the things on the menu were, but the owner spent as much time as we needed explaining everything. Very good food, decor, and service.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 29 December 2019

We ordered the falafel and hummus platter and gyro platter. I thought they were a bit pricey but the quality and quantity won me over. The falafels were large and crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. The hummus was incredibly creamy. The...chopped salad was crisp and fresh and the gyro meat perfectly seasoned. It was quiet and relaxing. The service is a bit on the slow side but that's because everything is made to order and our waiter was attentive and pleasant. We will definitely go back!More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 21 November 2019

My wife and I have been to Baladina's 3 times now and each time it is a treat. Combine super good middle eastern food with a cool atmosphere and super service and you leave happy every time. The apps are these traditional spreads , dips...and small plates that are so different you probably haven't had anything like it before. For dinner we have have the meat sampler, ouzi, which is like a meat pie, kashari and my latest favorite is the lamb tangine. If you like lamb you can't go wrong with Baladinas. Check it out you'll see what I mean.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 14 November 2019

I love Middle Eastern fare and Baladina does not disappoint! The lamb dishes are delicious, the helpings are generous. We've been there three times and have not only enjoyed the food, but the music and bellydancing adds to the experience. This is BYOB. Great place...to bring the family or enjoy a romantic dinner or a fun night with friends.More

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed 13 October 2019

My husband and I went to Baladina on Sat, Oct 12. The $30 Local Flavor certificate stated you must be seated before 5pm on Fri and Sat. We had a reservation at 4:30pm and arrived and were seated at 4;25pm. After a $65 meal we...presented our certificate and they refused to honor it, stating it was the "1 year anniversary" and would not take it. The restaurant did NOT have any celebration going on, no sign, nothing. I didn't even know they were open for 1 year. The menu and the entire restaurant looked the same as it was the last time we were there. It infuriates me that they sell these certificates (I paid $15) and then refuse to honor them. I did file a complaint with Local Flavor because what they did is against the certificate rules and regulations policy!! I followed the certificate rules. Apparently, they like getting the $15 I paid for the certificate, but don't like honoring it when someone tries to use it. We eat out often, but I will not be giving my business to this establishment again!!More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 1 October 2019 via mobile

What a breathe of fresh air to have this restaurant in our local neighborhood. The decor beautiful, the service is gracious & friendly. The food is very tasty & presented nicely. This trip (our 3rd) we enjoyed the hummus with the warm pita, great. I...had the chicken shawarma my boyfriend the ouzi with lamb. Portions are large & filling. Weekends they have a belly dancer & reservations are recommended. Try something new, you won’t regret it!More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 10 September 2019

We went to this restaurant with a friend who is Egyptian. We loved the food and he proclaimed it even better than the food he can get in New York City! The seasonings are more aromatic than spicy and everything we had including a sampler...plate was delicious. I had never eaten Middle Eastern food and I thought it delightful. We went on a night when they had a belly dancer. What fun! Hubby even got up and gave it a try. The service was excellent as well. Going back next week and bringing more friends.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Baladina Mediterranean Restaurant

Yes, Baladina Mediterranean Restaurant offers takeout services.

Baladina Mediterranean Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5