Ali Baba's is a short walk from CMU's campus but I've only eaten there a few times. The atmosphere is a bit cramped and dingy but no more so than most Oakland restaurants. I'm not very familiar with middle eastern food which made selecting something from their menu difficult. The food was interesting. The prices are very reasonable. So...if you're a middle eastern food fan or you're up for some adventure, I'd recommend Ali Baba's.