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Chef Ismail Araj

Chef Ismail has had 30 years’ experience as a chef. He got his start in Jerusalem and since then has worked in best hotels and restaurants in the nation. He has owned his restaurant in Charleston since 2010, His experience has given him the ability to make wonderful food with a great distinctive aftertaste. Come to Ali Baba and you’ll see why his customers agree that Chef Ismail’s cooking cannot be beat!


The Dinning Welcome to Ali Baba

Ali Baba is Charleston, SC based Mediterranean-style restaurant that offers a wide selection of homemade and delicious quality cuisine prepared by owner Chef Ismail Araj.

Come and enjoy our fresh appetizers such as Baba Ganoush, Hummos, and tasty Falafel. We offer a large selection of exotic sandwiches and plates for lunch and dinner such as our Kofta Kabab, Shawirma, Shish Kabab, and Shish Tawook, as well a freshly prepared soups and salads. Ali Baba also offers catering services for events and celebrations.
Bring your family and friends to our Mt. Pleasant location to enjoy our exquisite menu in a comfortable and romantic atmosphere!

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