Some may remember this place as the former East-West; the name and ownership have changed but the menu remains much the same: kebabs and other South Asian items, and, somewhat incongruously, pizzas (presumably owing to a desire to squeeze every possible ounce of use out of the massive stone oven in back). The food is reasonably priced, the portions reasonably sized, and the service reasonably good (although the ambience is a bit on the spare side); this would be a lukewarm review were it not for the fact that the food is in fact quite tasty, and that there isn’t anything like it served in the immediate area. The pleasure of a change of pace trumps the relatively minor complaints about the restaurant itself. And, importantly, Ali Baba is only about four blocks from campus, so even the most reluctant of students can easily manage the trip. There’s really no reason not to visit at least once.